Great Holiday Opportunities at the Louisville Zoo

Reminder: The Zoo is open daily. We are only closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day!

Share, Care and Connect This Season.

The winter season brings a season of caring to our community. We all want to show those around us that we appreciate them in unique and memorable ways. Let us help you find a meaningful gift to celebrate your friends and family while nurturing and protecting wildlife. Every purchase at the Zoo supports our mission to better the bond between people and our planet and reinforces your role in bringing that mission to life.



Zoo Membership ─
Creating Special Moments

Connect with your loved ones and with nature. Provide a special gift to those people in your life you care most about. A Zoo Membership provides year-round opportunities to share lots of fun — it’s your Frequent Fun Pass that enables you to partner with us to protect and care for wildlife.

SPECIAL HOLIDAY OFFER. Get $5.00 off when you purchase a Gift Membership before Dec. 31, 2019. Plus, the first 1,500 recipients will receive a voucher for a FREE plush elephant. Details…

Very Special & Unique Gifts

We all have very special people in our lives that deserve an extra special gift of recognition.

A Time of Togetherness

The Louisville Zoo Gift Shop can take you and your loved ones on an incredible wildlife adventure this holiday season. Our toys, books, plush and unique fair-trade gift items will introduce your friends, family and little ones to a world as remarkable as they are.

Present your Zoo Membership to receive 10 percent off all regular price purchases. The Main Plaza Gift Shop is open daily, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Christmas and New Year’s Day). Admission to the Zoo is not required to shop. Our friendly staff provides a relaxing environment to help you find the best way to brighten up someone’s holiday.

A Gift for the Animals

From addax to zebra, all the animals at the Louisville Zoo need specialized care, enrichment and nutrition. The Louisville Zoo food budget is over half a million dollars. Animal care staff prepare the highest quality meat, produce, fish and seafood as well as safe and engaging items for the animals to explore and interact with. Funds from the ADOPTS (Animals Depend on People to Survive) program go toward the care of over 1,000 animals at the Zoo. ADOPT an animal here.

Share the Fun

Family members, scouts, coworkers and more can join forces to give a gift to our precious animal ambassadors and help enrich their lives by providing items that engage them in stimulating activities. The local chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) has created an Animal Enrichment Tree. Grab a wish item from the tree to fulfill. See our full list of requested items.

NEW Winter Admission Rates

Through February 29, 2019, Louisville Zoo visitors will enjoy new winter admission rates: $9.95 for adults (12+), $6.95 for children (3-11) & seniors (60+) when purchased online and $10.95 for adults (12+), $7.95 for children (3-11) & seniors (60+) at the gate. As a part of Kroger Wild Winter Days, if you bring in a canned food item to donate to Dare to Care, you can receive an additional $1 off already discounted adult or child winter gate admission only. Details

 Have a wonderful holiday season!