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Zoo Prices

Prices | General Admission  (November 1, 2017 – February 28, 2018)
Online tickets valid for 12 months from date of purchase.
Winter pricing and other discount options available at the gate only.

With Dare to Care
Canned Food Donation OR Kroger Plus Card
Adults (12–59) $9.95 (reg. $16.25) $8.95
Children (3–11) $6.95 (reg. $11.75) $5.95
Senior (60+) $6.95 (reg. $11.75) n/a (already discounted off adult price)

KrogerThe Louisville Zoo is teaming up with Kroger for our Wild Winter Days program.

Visitors who bring in one canned good item (per person) OR show your Kroger Plus Card will receive an additional $1.00 off adult or child admission winter pricing. 

If you bring in a canned food item AND show your Kroger Plus Card, you will also receive a FREE carousel ride ticket redeemable spring through Sept. 25, 2018. One ticket per card. Please note the Zoo carousel is closed for the winter season and will reopen in spring of 2018, weather permitting.

The offer is valid for regular daytime admission and not for Santa’s Safari, other special fee-based programs, for prepaid groups of 15 or more, school field trips or with other discounts unless noted. No refunds provided on prepaid advance or online tickets. Multiple cans are appreciated but only one can is required per person for the discount. Additional cans do not provide additional discounts.

For field trip admission prices: visit the Education Section 

For Groups of 15+: Discount rates are available; contact the Group Sales Dept. at least 72 hours in advance at (502)238-5348 or visit our webstore to purchase online.

Military discounts: Click here

Parking Fee

There is a $5 per vehicle fee for visitors 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.

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.

Gift Cards

The Zoo offers gift cards that you can redeem at the Zoo for membership, tickets, education programs, ADOPTS, gift shop items, rides and concessions. Click for more details.

Stroller & Wheelchair Rentals

Stroller rental located on the front plaza.
During winter season (through March 13), please visit the Front Admission Windows for assistance.

Single Stroller $8.00
Double Stroller $10.00
Red Wagon $10.00
Wheelchair (non-motorized)* $10.00
Wheelchair (motorized)* $30.00
Wheelchair (motorized) Advance Reservation** $35.00

Motorized Wheelchairs are not available during
“The World’s Largest Halloween Party!” presented by Meijer.

*We have a limited number of wheelchairs available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

** Advanced reservations must be completed 24 hours in advance of your visit. Motorized wheelchairs can be reserved on an first-come, first-serve basis for $35. Credit card payment in full is required for reservation. Guest must leave photo I.D. when picking up motorized wheelchair at Train/Tram Station. Guests must be 18 years of age to rent/operate an electric scooter. 24-hour notice required for cancellation and full refund. To reserve, call 502-238-5319.