Plan Your Visit

An easy guide to planning your next trip

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The Louisville Zoo is open daily year-round.
Closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Sept. 24, 2018 to March 15, 2019
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (stay until 5 p.m.)

Oct. 4-7, 11-14, 18-21 and 24-28
The Zoo will close early at 3 p.m. (exit by 4 p.m.)
to set-up “The World’s Largest Halloween Party!” presented by Meijer.

March 16 to Sept. 22, 2019
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (stay until 6 p.m.)

Louisville Zoo Walking Club Presented by Norton Healthcare
March 1 – Oct. 31, 2019 (Daily)
Enter Zoo from 8 – 9:15 a.m. (You must exit Zoo by 9:30 a.m.)


November 1, 2018  – March 15, 2019

AGE Winter
With Dare to Care Canned
Food Donation
(reg. $16.25)
(reg. $11.75)
(reg. $11.75)
(already discounted off adult price)

Prices are general Zoo admission and do not apply to select special events. 

For ticket/attraction packagesschool field trips, groups of 15+, special discounts, strollers/wheelchairs, click for more info…


Share, Care and Connect this season.

Spend some quality time with the family at Santa’s Safari. Enjoy special winter admission rates while helping those in need with Dare to Care and Wild Winter Days! Let us help you find a unique, meaningful gift to celebrate your friends and family while nurturing and protecting wildlife.

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African Elephant

Visit Africa (featuring the award-winning Gorilla Forest), Australia, the Islands, the Americas as well as Glacier Run. Don’t forget to stop by the HerpAquarium featuring King Louie the white alligator.

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Girl on Carousel at the Louisville Zoo

There’s so much to do at the Zoo! Take a spin on our antique carousel. Enjoy a leisurely train tour. Feed a lorikeet. Ride a camel or pony. Cool off at the Splash Park and watch an exciting animal presentation! Experience something NEW every time you visit.

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Glacier Run with seals and polar bear
Get the most out of your visit to the Louisville Zoo. We want you to have a fun and safe experience.


Zoo Enterance

Bring your friends, family, coworkers, parishioners, youth groups and all your favorite people for a memorable adventure. Discounted rates for groups of 15 or more. Children age 2 and under are free!

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The Zoo is the ultimate birthday party venue for children ages 3–12. This complete package includes all the elements that you’ll need to host a wild party!  Basic packages start at only $23 per person and include party space, Zoo admission, parking and pizza buffet.

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Wedding Photos at Louisville Zoo

Host your event at the wildest place in town! Whether it’s a company picnic or event, wedding, birthday party, social event, ceremony or just a small cocktail party, the Louisville Zoo is the perfect location and has multiple indoor and outdoor options.

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Food at Louisville Zoo

Whether you are looking for a special meal created by our Zoo chef or a quick snack while you walk the grounds, the Zoo has you covered. Cap off your trip with a special souvenir that will remind you of your special day for years to come.

All Louisville Zoo members receive 10% OFF on food and beverage and gift shop purchases at all locations. Some restrictions apply.

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Only with your help can we succeed in saving wildlife and wild places. Each time you visit your Zoo, you aid in this mission. For every general admission ticket sold, $0.25 is contributed, and for every membership $1 is contributed directly to conservation efforts by our conservation partners, who play an integral role in achieving your Zoo’s mission to “Better the Bond Between People and Our Planet.”

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Rent a stroller or a wheelchair. Buy a gift card to celebrate an occasion. Did your little one skin his or her knee? Our guest services team is here to help you!

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There’s lots to do in Louisville. The Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau has ideas, schedules and discounts for lots of attractions while you are in the Derby City.

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We’re making progress on the exciting new Snow Leopard Pass & Colobus Crossing exhibits (opening in 2019). As construction continues, watch for detour signs around the Zoo.

Special Notices:

  • The path between Gorilla Forest and Tiger Tundra is closed. Look for directional signs.
  • The rockhopper penguin exhibit is closed for major renovation.

See our construction map and updates.