Plan Your Visit

Hours of Operation

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

March 12 to Sept. 25, 2016
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (stay until 6 p.m.)

Sept. 26, 2016 to March 17, 2017*
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (stay until 5 p.m.)

*October 1–2, 6–9, 13–16, 20–23 & 27–30, 2016
EARLY CLOSING AT 3 P.M. (STAY UNTIL 4 p.m.)
The Louisville Zoo will be closing early to prepare for our annual “World’s Largest Halloween Party!” sponsored by Meijer.

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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 zoo keeper 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

Click here for tips on the best times to visit the Zoo!

no_smoking_smallSmoking — 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.

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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.