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Plan Your Visit

An easy guide to planning your next trip

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Jaguar at Louisville Zoo

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

Sept. 23, 2019 to March 20, 2020
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (stay until 5 p.m.)

March 21 to Sept. 20, 2020
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (stay until 6 p.m.)

Louisville Zoo Get Healthy Walking Club Presented by Norton Healthcare
Returns March 1 – Oct. 31, 2020 (Daily)
Enter Zoo from 8 – 9:15 a.m. (You must exit Zoo by 9:30 a.m.)


Ticket Prices (Winter)

March 1 – April 5, 2020 (Weekdays & Weekends)

AGE General Admission Buy Online
Adults (12–59) $15.75 $15.75
Children (3–11) $10.75  $10.75 
Senior (60+) $10.75 $10.75
Children (2 and under) FREE FREE

New Dynamic Pricing Coming in 2020! Information coming soon!

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


If you plan to visit more than once, consider a Zoo membership: your Frequent Fun Pass to full year of unlimited Zoo admission and free parking during regular Zoo hours. Make special memories with your family, meet over 1,000 animals, explore 133 acres of lush settings, enjoy discounts on rides, attractions, food and gift offerings and experience over 50 special event days — all while supporting wildlife conservation!

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Wild Lights! Asian Lantern Festival - Spring 2020
Additional Ticket Required.
See the Zoo in a whole new light at the largest lantern display in the nation.
March 5 – April 25, 2020
(select nights)

  • Enjoy more than 2,000 intricate lanterns in 65 larger-than-life scenes on a 1.4 mile trail.
  • See a 130-foot-long dragon, walk ­through shark tunnel, fairy tree and so much more!
  • Become part of the magic with interactive displays.
  • Share the magic and pose with our wondrous glowing angel wings.
  • And so much more!

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See what’s new at the Zoo and meet our newest additions!

Snow Leopard Pass and Colobus Crossing.
Learn about our new Schmidt’s red-tailed monkeys, colobus monkeys and snow leopard Meru. Read about the new animal ambassadors!

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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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Girl on Carousel at the Louisville Zoo

There’s so much to do at the Zoo! Take a spin on our antique carousel. Feed a lorikeet. Ride a camel or pony. Cool off at the Splash Park and watch an exciting animal presentation! Experience something NEW every time you visit.

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Glacier Run with seals and polar bear
Get the most out of your visit to the Louisville Zoo. We want you to have a fun and safe experience.


California Sea Lion
Our behind-the-scenes program offers your small group exclusive access to exhibit areas rarely seen by the general public. All tours and experiences are led by passionate Zoo staffers and keepers. Create special memories while learning more about your Zoo, animal behavior, enrichment and how to help protect endangered species. Packages include parking and Zoo admission for everyone in your group on the day of your experience.

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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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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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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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The Zoo is the ultimate birthday party venue. 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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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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Black-Footed Ferret
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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Butterfly lands on child in butterfly exhibit

Returns May 16 – Sept. 20, 2020

Presented by Ford Motor Company

Experience hundreds of graceful native butterflies sipping nectar from colorful flowers, basking in the sunlight and flying freely as you wander through our 1,000 sq. ft. outdoor flight house located in the Africa Zone across from the bongo exhibit. FREE with the Zoo admission.

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