An easy guide to planning your next trip
The Louisville Zoo is open daily year-round.
Now thru March 15, 2024*
General Admission Ticket Prices
Purchase in advance for the lowest price. Prices will not decrease. General admission pricing is based on demand, capacity and other factors. Prices update at midnight each day.
A valid military ID is required for all military discounts.
Active duty military personnel receive free general admission. Discounts not valid for ticket packages with rides/attractions or special ticketed events. Tickets must be purchased at the Zoo windows with a valid ID.
Dependents of active military personnel receive 10% off general admission at the Zoo’s ticket windows. Must be accompanied by active military personnel with a valid ID.
Active military receive membership discounts. Please present a valid military ID at the Zoo membership office to discuss options.
For ticket/attraction packages, school field trips, special discounts, strollers/wheelchairs, click for more info…
LOUISVILLE ZOO MEMBERSHIP
|If you plan to visit more than once, consider a Zoo membership: your Frequent Fun Pass to a 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!|
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.
RIDES AND ATTRACTIONS
Activities are seasonal and subject to the cooperation of animals, weather and Zoo maintenance.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
The Louisville Zoo hosts more than 50 special events each year including our annual Halloween party, 5K Race/Walk, Santa event, earth month festivities, movie nights, character appearances and so much more. Check out our calendar and join us for all the fun!
|Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Learn about the importance of the Zoo’s conservation work, how our dedicated keeper staff care for the Zoo’s animals and get VIP access to areas not available to the public.|
Each Backstage Pass Experience is approximately 45-minutes long and includes a guided cart tour with an experienced Zoo staff member, a visit to the Zoo’s Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center, a behind-the-scenes visit to one of the Zoo’s animal areas, and an up-close experience with Zoo animals and their care team.
FOOD AND SHOPPING
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.
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.
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 include party space, Zoo admission, parking and box lunches.
Learn more about group tickets or our FREE Ticket Club program for your employees or members!
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!
|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.”|
|SENSORY INCULSIVE™ CERTIFIED|
The Louisville Zoo is now KultureCity Sensory Inclusive™ Certified to promote an accommodating, positive experience for all guests with a sensory issue who visit the Zoo!
The latest US Census data shows that one in six people have a sensory need or an invisible disability such as autism, dementia, PTSD, or hearing or vision loss. With this in mind, the Louisville Zoo has partnered with KultureCity and are now certified and equipped with special tools to help better serve our guests with sensory needs.
The sensory initiative allows individuals with sensory processing needs the ability to see and experience all the world has to offer, without being overwhelmed by everything going on around them. Special signage has been placed around the Zoo to identify noisy and quiet areas and sensory bags are available for checkout at no cost to the individuals and/or families visiting the Zoo.