Plan Your Visit

Hours of Operation | The Louisville Zoo is open daily year-round.

Closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Sept. 28, 2015 to March 11, 2016
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (stay until 5 p.m.)

October 2 – 4, 8 – 11, 15 – 18, 22 – 25 & 29 – 30, 2015
The Zoo will close at 3 p.m. (stay until 4 p.m.) to prepare for our annual “World’s Largest Halloween Party!” presented by Meijer.

March 12, 2016 to Sept. 30, 2016
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (stay until 6 p.m.)

Norton Healthcare Get Healthy Walking Club
March 1 – October 31, 2015 (Monday – Sunday)
Enter Zoo from 8 – 9:15 a.m. (You must exit Zoo by 9:30 a.m.)
Click here for more information on this program.

Click here for tips on the best times to visit the Zoo!

Exhibit and Animal Training Demonstrations
During your visit, there are a variety of activities such as zookeeper talks, animal demonstrations and other education opportunities to enhance your experience. We hope you enjoy your visit at the Louisville Zoo.

no_smoking_smallSmoking — Designated Areas Only
Smoking (including E-cigarettes) is prohibited throughout the Zoo. Designated outdoor smoking areas may be found next to the MetaZoo, at the African Outpost back deck and behind the Papa John’s Splash Park area. See designated areas on your Zoo guide map. We appreciate your cooperation.