Splash Park Kids play

Rides & Attractions

The Louisville Zoo Train, ZooTram Shuttle and Ropes Course are currently undergoing seasonal maintenance and will re-open soon.
Click here for a full list of exhibit and animal notices.

Tickets are available at the Train/Tram Station and at individual rides/attractions in season (mid-March through October) or at the front cashier windows off-season (November through mid-March). Tickets are required for guests age 3 and older unless otherwise noted. All rides and attractions are subject to schedule changes due to weather conditions and general maintenance. Rides will not operate if the temperature is below 45 degrees. One ticket is required for each ride/attraction experience. Some restrictions may apply to rides/attractions.

Click for the Louisville Zoo Rider Policy.

For school group information, click here.

Free Activities

Nature Connects®
LEGO® Brick Sculptures

Coming soon!
Revisit childhood from April 10 – July 5, 2015 at the Louisville Zoo, host to 30 whimsical LEGO® brick sculptures inspired by nature and created from over a quarter of a million LEGO bricks, everyone’s favorite toy. Presented by Ford Motor Company.  Free with Zoo admission and membership.

Papa John’s Splash Park

The nautically-themed water play area has 42 unique ways for kids to get as wet as they want! It includes a fishing boat to climb on, dump buckets, jelly jet launchers, mini water slides and much more. Designed with safe family fun in mind, it’s a really cool place to beat the heat. (Seasonal)


Outpost Playground
Parents can relax while kids expend some of their endless energy at this playground with age-appropriate equipment. Located near the African Outpost Restaurant.

Billabong Playabout
Located in the Australian Outback Area near Lorikeet Landing and Wallaroo Walkabout. Kids will love all the age-appropriate fun equipment in the Billabong Playabout.

Boma African Petting Zoo
Located near the African Outpost Restaurant and elephant exhibit. Kids can pet, play and interact with animals under the supervision of staff members. A fun hand washing station is located in the Boma.

Additional Cost Activities

All operated weather permitting and subject to regular maintenance.

Safari Ride Bracelet (Your Best Deal)

Includes UNLIMITED Carousel and Train rides the day of your visit (offered seasonally during regular Zoo hours).


Two colorful trains will give families a chance to take a trip around the Zoo. (Seasonal)

Conservation Carousel

Take a ride on this beautiful antique carousel, located near the main plaza. (Seasonal)

Ropes Adventure Courses

The whole family will want to try these exciting adventure ropes courses at the Zoo! Located near the Zoo lake. (Seasonal)  There are two courses including the two-story high Sky Trail® Navigator and the Sky Tykes for beginners or small children ages 2-7 (maximum height is 48″).

ZooTram Shuttle

Travel in comfort and style when you ride the ZooTram Shuttle. It makes several stops along the route for visitors to disembark or re-board.

Lorikeet Landing

Feed nectar to beautifully-colored Lorikeets located at Lorikeet Landing in the Australian area. (Seasonal)

Kaman’s Art Shoppe at the Zoo

Fun photos, wild Handimals hand art, fabulous face painting and more. (Seasonal)