Hours of Operation
The Louisville Zoo is open daily year-round.
Closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day
March 18 to Sept. 24, 2017
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (stay until 6 p.m.)
Members DAILY Early Entry
Weekdays in June & July: Enter at 9:30 a.m.
On Saturday, June 10, 2017, the Zoo will close at 2 p.m. (stay until 3 p.m.) for our annual Zoofari! fund raiser.
On Saturday, August 26, 2017 the Zoo will close at 2 p.m. (stay until 3 p.m.) for our annual Brew at the Zoo fund raiser.
Sept. 25, 2017 to March 16, 2018
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Stay until 5 p.m.)
Norton Healthcare Get Healthy Walking Club
March 1 – November 30, 2017 (Monday – Sunday)
Enter Zoo from 8 – 9:15 a.m. (You must exit Zoo by 9:30 a.m.)
(Excludes Saturday, May 13, 2017 for Throo the Zoo 5K Run/Walk.)
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.