Plan Your Visit

An easy guide to planning your next trip


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HOURS

Jaguar at Louisville Zoo

The Louisville Zoo is open daily year-round.
Closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

March 17 to Sept. 23, 2018
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (stay until 6 p.m.)**

Sept. 24, 2018 to March 15, 2019
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (stay until 5 p.m.)

Oct. 4-7, 11-14, 18-21 and 24-28
The Zoo will close early at 3 p.m. (exit by 4 p.m.)
to set-up “The World’s Largest Halloween Party!”

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March 1 – Nov. 30, 2018 (Daily)
Enter Zoo from 8 – 9:15 a.m. (You must exit Zoo by 9:30 a.m.)

ZOO ADMISSION

March 1, 2018 – Oct 31, 2018

AGE General Admission
Adults (12–59)  $16.25 + tax
Children (3–11) $11.75 + tax
Senior (60+) $11.75 + tax
Children (2 and under) FREE

Prices are general Zoo admission and do not apply to select special events. 

Kentucky House Bill 487, effective July 1, 2018, requires us to add a 6% sales tax to Zoo admission, special events, Zoo memberships and other select items. Click here for more details.

Parking Fee: There is a $5 per vehicle fee for visitor parking in the Zoo lot. The fee is assessed at the ticket windows. Tip: Purchase admission tickets online and add a pre-paid parking ticket for maximum convenience.

For ticket/attraction packagesschool field trips, groups of 15+, special discounts, strollers/wheelchairs, click for more info…

EXHIBIT AREAS

African Elephant

Visit Africa (featuring the award-winning Gorilla Forest), Australia, the Islands, the Americas as well as Glacier Run. Don’t forget to stop by the HerpAquarium featuring King Louie the white alligator.

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THINGS TO DO!

Girl on Carousel at the Louisville Zoo

There’s so much to do at the Zoo! Take a spin on our antique carousel. Enjoy a leisurely train tour. Feed a lorikeet. Ride a camel or pony. Cool off at the Splash Park and watch an exciting animal presentation! Don’t forget to check out our limited time attractions like Butterflies n’ Blooms. Experience something NEW every time you visit.

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CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

We’re making progress on the exciting new Snow Leopard Pass & Colobus Crossing exhibits (opening in 2019). As construction continues, watch for detour signs around the Zoo.

Special Notices:

  • The path between Gorilla Forest and Tiger Tundra is closed. Look for directional signs.
  • The rockhopper penguin exhibit is closed for major renovation.

See our construction map and updates.

GROUP TICKETING

Zoo Enterance

Bring your friends, family, coworkers, parishioners, youth groups and all your favorite people for a memorable adventure. Discounted rates for groups of 15 or more. Children age 2 and under are free!

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BIRTHDAY PARTIES

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The Zoo is the ultimate birthday party venue for children ages 3–12. This complete package includes all the elements that you’ll need to host a wild party!  Basic packages start at only $23 per person and include party space, Zoo admission, parking and pizza buffet.

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PRIVATE EVENTS

Wedding Photos at Louisville Zoo

Host your event at the wildest place in town! Whether it’s a company picnic or event, wedding, birthday party, social event, ceremony or just a small cocktail party, the Louisville Zoo is the perfect location and has multiple indoor and outdoor options.

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FOOD AND SHOPPING

Food at Louisville Zoo

Whether you are looking for a special meal created by our Zoo chef or a quick snack while you walk the grounds, the Zoo has you covered. Cap off your trip with a special souvenir that will remind you of your special day for years to come.

All Louisville Zoo members receive 10% OFF on food and beverage and gift shop purchases at all locations. Some restrictions apply.

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SAVE SPECIES

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Only with your help can we succeed in saving wildlife and wild places. Each time you visit your Zoo, you aid in this mission. For every general admission ticket sold, $0.25 is contributed, and for every membership $1 is contributed directly to conservation efforts by our conservation partners, who play an integral role in achieving your Zoo’s mission to “Better the Bond Between People and Our Planet.”

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GUEST SERVICES

Rent a stroller or a wheelchair. Buy a gift card to celebrate an occasion. Did your little one skin his or her knee? Our guest services team is here to help you!

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LOUISVILLE FUN!

There’s lots to do in Louisville. The Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau has ideas, schedules and discounts for lots of attractions while you are in the Derby City.

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