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 Weekday Early Entry
Weekdays in June & July: Enter at 9:30 a.m.
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.)
Click here to view the latest updates for animal presentations, ride maintenance, attractions schedules, and viewing of Kindi, our one-year-old gorilla. We hope you enjoy your visit at the Louisville Zoo.
Zoo Tips: When to Visit
Click here for tips on less busy 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.
The Louisville Zoo’s agency
of record is PriceWeber.