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Zoo Prices

General Admission

The Louisville Zoo admission pricing is based on weather predictions, demand, capacity and other factors. Prices update at midnight each day.  Purchase in advance for the lowest price. Prices will not decrease.

Today’s prices are the same online and at the gate.

Purchase in advance for discounts!

See Today’s Prices

March 18 through Oct. 31, 2023

For the best possible value, purchase tickets online in advance of your visit.  Gate and online prices are the same when purchasing the same day as your visit.

AGE Buy Online 
Adults (12–59) $16.50 – $27.00
Children (3–11) $11.50 – $22.00
Senior (60+) $11.50 – $22.00
Children (2 and under) FREE

Purchase Tickets Here

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.

We offer discounts for groups of 15 or more. Ticket must be purchased online. Discount tickets not available at the gate.

Click here to purchase.

 Zoo is open year-round, rain or shine.  No refunds or rebates. Prices are general Zoo admission and do not apply to select special events. 

Parking Fee

Parking Fee: There is a $7 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. 

Parking passes must be purchased in advance.

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


Single Stroller $8 + tax
Double Stroller $10 + tax
Universal Carrier $10 + tax
Wagon $10 + tax
Wheelchair $10 + tax
Electric Wheelchair (ECV)* $30 (Day Of)
Electric Wheelchair (ECV)** $35 (Advanced Registration)

*ECVs are rented to an individual for all-day (including evening event if applicable) use on a first-come, first-served basis after all reservations are accounted for.  A valid ID must be present and left with our cashier until the return of our ECV.  

**To guarantee an ECV is available for your visit reservations must be made online at least one day in advance. (24-hour cancellation notice required for full refund.)

ECVs rented for the day can be used for the evening’s event at no additional charge. If you would like to reserve an ECV for an evening event only, it will be held for the entire day to ensure it is ready for use in the evening.

Please note: Not all events allow ECV rentals, please check the specific FAQs for the event you will be attending or email to verify.


Read our rental policies and guidelines

Credit Cards

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