Louisville Zoo front gate

June at the Louisville Zoo: Updated Capacities and Openings (Media Release)

CONTACT: Kyle Shepherd
502-238-5331 (Media Cell 502-744-5639)

Following the new COVID-19 guidelines from the CDC and in alignment with Governor Beshear’s rescinded mandates, the Louisville Zoo is now operating at full capacity for all members and guests.

General admission tickets may be purchased in advance online for the best value or at the Zoo’s admission windows on the day of the visit. Member reservations were discontinued on June 1 and members may attend the Zoo during regular hours by presenting their membership card and ID at the Zoo entry gate.

The Zoo is encouraging guests to follow the mask guidelines from the CDC and Governor Beshear in accordance with their personal health and vaccination status.

The Zoo walkway was reopened for free-flow exploration of the Zoo also on June 1.

The Zoo has reopened all indoor facilities, including the HerpAquarium and Islands Pavilion, as well as its camel rides, ropes courses, playgrounds, and the Conservation Carousel.

The Zoo’s Splash Park will reopen Friday, June 18, 2021.

The Zoo hopes to announce more information about other attractions, such as the Boma Petting Zoo, Wallaroo Walkabout, and daily animal demonstrations in the next several weeks.

Louisville Zoo hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (enjoy until 6 p.m.) through September 19.


The Louisville Zoo, a non-profit organization and state zoo of Kentucky, is dedicated to bettering the bond between people and our planet by providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors, and leadership in scientific research and conservation education. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).