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Zoo Prices

General Admission

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.

Regular admission tickets purchased online are valid for 12 months from date of purchase.  Zoo is open year-round, rain or shine. No refunds, rebates, exchanges or rain dates.  Other discount options may be available at the gate.

November 1, 2018  – March 15, 2019

AGE Winter
With Dare to Care Canned
Food Donation
(reg. $16.25)
(reg. $11.75)
(reg. $11.75)
(already discounted off adult price)

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


For field trip admission prices: visit the Education Section 

For Groups of 15+: Discount rates are available. Visit our webstore to purchase online. If you would like to rent a facility for your group, please contact the Group Sales Dept. at (502) 238-5348

Safari Ride bracelet: Includes unlimited train and carousel the day of your visit.

Military discounts

AAA Discount: 10% off with a valid AAA card

Parking Fee

Parking Fee: Effective, Jan 1, 2019, there is a $6 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. 

Members: If you are planning to purchase a guest ticket for someone who is NOT covered on your membership card, you may want to ride together so your guest can take advantage of your parking benefit. If the guest drives separately, they will be assessed a parking fee at the admission windows with the ticket purchase. See our Frequently Asked Questions for more details.

Strollers and Rentals

As of 7/1/18, the Louisville Zoo is required to add 6% KY Sales Tax on rental products.

Single Stroller $8 + tax
Double Stroller $10 + tax
Red Wagon $10 + tax
Wheelchair $10 + tax
Electric Wheelchair* $30 + tax

*You can reserve an Electric Wheelchair for $35 + tax by calling (502) 238-5319
(24-hour cancellation notice required for full refund).

Credit Cards

The Louisville Zoo accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover at all Admission Windows, Gift Shops, Membership Office, rides and major attractions and in the African Outpost restaurant.