Hours of Operation
The Louisville Zoo is open daily year-round.
Closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
March 12 to Sept. 25, 2016
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (stay until 6 p.m.)*
Sept. 26, 2016 to -March 17, 2017
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (stay until 5 p.m.)
*The Zoo will close early at 2 p.m. (stay until 3 p.m.):
Saturday, August 27 for Brew at the Zoo
Norton Healthcare Get Healthy Walking Club
March 1 – November 30, 2016 (Monday – Sunday)
Enter Zoo from 8 – 9:15 a.m. (You must exit Zoo by 9:30 a.m.)
During your visit, there are a variety of activities such as zoo keeper talks, animal demonstrations and other education opportunities to enhance your experience. We hope you enjoy your visit at the Louisville Zoo.
Best Times To Visit
Click here for tips on the best times to visit the Zoo!
Smoking — 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.
Looking for other fun attractions, events plus restaurants and other destinations in Louisville? Be sure to visit the Louisville Convention & Visitor’s Bureau website for great planning ideas.