Hours of Operation
The Louisville Zoo is open daily year-round.
Closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Sept. 26, 2016 to March 17, 2017*
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (stay until 5 p.m.)
*October 1–2, 6–9, 13–16, 20–23 & 27–30, 2016
EARLY CLOSING AT 3 P.M. (STAY UNTIL 4 p.m.)
The Louisville Zoo will be closing early to prepare for our annual “World’s Largest Halloween Party!” sponsored by Meijer.
March 18 to Sept. 24, 2017
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (stay until 6 p.m.)
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.)
**The morning Walking Club will not be offered on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 due to a Zoo rental. The Zoo will be open at 10 a.m. for general admission and members.
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.