Splash Park Kids play

Rides & Attractions

Click HERE for a full list of special attraction, exhibit and animal notices.

Tickets are available at the Train/Tram Station and at individual rides/attractions in season (mid-March through October) or at the front cashier windows off-season (November through mid-March). Tickets are required for guests age 3 and older unless otherwise noted. All rides and attractions are subject to schedule changes due to weather conditions and general maintenance. Rides will not operate if the temperature is below 45 degrees. One ticket is required for each ride/attraction experience. Some restrictions may apply to rides/attractions.
– Click for the Louisville Zoo Rider Policy.
– For school group information, click here.

Free Activities:

Papa John’s Splash Park

*Reopens May 28
The nautically-themed water play area has 42 unique ways for kids to get as wet as they want! It includes a fishing boat to climb on, dump buckets, jelly jet launchers, mini water slides and much more. Designed with safe family fun in mind, it’s a really cool place to beat the heat. 

Boma African Petting Zoo

Located near the African Outpost Restaurant and elephant exhibit. Kids can pet, play and interact with animals under the supervision of staff members. A fun hand washing station is located in the Boma.


Outpost Playground
Parents can relax while kids expend some of their endless energy at this playground with age-appropriate equipment. Located near the African Outpost Restaurant.

Billabong Playabout
Located in the Australian Outback Area near Lorikeet Landing and Wallaroo Walkabout. Kids will love all the age-appropriate fun equipment in the Billabong Playabout.

NEW Wings of the World Bird Show

Opens May 21
presented by Ford Motor Company

All operated weather permitting and subject to regular maintenance.


Safari Ride Bracelet (Your Best Deal)

Includes UNLIMITED Carousel and Train rides the day of your visit (offered seasonally during regular Zoo hours).


Open weather-permitting
Two colorful trains will give families a chance to take a trip around the Zoo.

ZooTram Shuttle

Travel in comfort and style when you ride the ZooTram Shuttle. It makes several stops along the route for visitors to disembark or re-board.

Conservation Carousel

Open weather-permitting
Take a ride on this beautiful antique carousel, located near the main plaza.

Ropes Adventure Courses

Open Weekends, weather-permitting
presented by Great Clips
The whole family will want to try these exciting adventure ropes courses at the Zoo! Located near the Zoo lake. (Seasonal)  There are two courses including the two-story high Sky Trail® Navigator and the Sky Tykes for beginners or small children ages 2-7 (maximum height is 48″). 

Camel Rides

Take a sail on the “ship of the desert.” Ramp up your Zoo adventures with a camel ride – a ride of a lifetime.

Giraffe Feeding

Enjoy a true nose-to-nose encounter as you feed giraffes right out of your hand! Keepers will talk with guests about giraffes and answer questions.

Lorikeet Landing

Open temperatures 55 degrees and above, weather-permitting
Feed nectar to beautifully-colored Lorikeets located at Lorikeet Landing in the Australian area.

Kaman’s Art Shoppe at the Zoo

Fun photos, wild Handimals hand art, fabulous face painting and more.
New Fun Foto!+ Season Pass Photo Club for Zoo members exclusively grants Club members access to their own unique website for the 2015 season, from which they can view, email, download or post their photos directly to Facebook. A Fun Foto! Day Pass Program is also available. (Seasonal)