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Zoo Prices

General Admission

 Zoo is open year-round, rain or shine. Other discount options may be available at the gate. No refunds, rebates, exchanges or rain dates. Prices are general Zoo admission and do not apply to select special events. 

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!

Spring 2020 pricing coming soon!


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

Military discounts

Parking Fee

Parking Fee: There is a $6 per vehicle fee for guest 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.

If you don’t want to bring (or forget) these items, you can rent them at the Zoo. 


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

*You can reserve an Electric Wheelchair for $35 online. Electric wheelchair reservations must be made at least one day in advance of the intended reservation date.
(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.