Hours of Operation | The Louisville Zoo is open daily year-round.
Closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Sept. 28, 2015 to March 11, 2016
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (stay until 5 p.m.)
March 12 to Sept. 25, 2016
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (stay until 6 p.m.)
June and July “Twilight Hours”
Thursday, Friday and Saturday*
Enter Zoo from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. (You must exit Zoo by 8 p.m.)
*The Zoo will close early at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 4 to prepare for our annual Zoofari! fundraiser.
Members-Only Mornings June & July 2016
Enter Zoo at 9:30 a.m.
Members-Only Papa John’s Splash Park until 11 a.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.)
During your visit, there are a variety of activities such as zookeeper 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
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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.