Please note that the Zoo is a rain or shine venue.

  Daytime Zoo Tickets

General Admission Ticket

Online reservations are not required for members.

Group Tickets

15 or more minimum.



Sign up for a membership to get unlimited free admission!

Gift Cards

Gift Cards can be purchased in person during regular Zoo hours with cash or credit/debit card ONLY. Gift Card purchases made with a card require a matching ID to be processed. No other forms of payment including checks, mobile pay and tap-to-pay options are accepted for Gift Card purchases.

   Events and Programs

Boo at the Zoo

A Louisville tradition for over 40 years, Halloween-time transforms your Zoo into a living storybook, complete with some of your favorite characters brought to life, fun music and a safe place for trick-or-treating for kids 11 and under. This party experience is designed to give you all the merry you love with none of the scary.

Backstage Pass Experiences

Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Learn about the importance of the Zoo’s conservation work, how our dedicated keeper staff care for the Zoo’s animals and get VIP access to areas not available to the public.


Join us year-round for camp adventures! All camps will have the opportunity to experience the Zoo’s attractions, including the carousel, seasonal exhibits, exclusive experiences and enjoy up-close encounters with our small animal ambassadors! 

Breakfast with the Beasts

Wake up with some of your favorite animals in this program that brings a special look into how our animals start the day. Enjoy an exclusive keeper talk, a variety of breakfast treats, activities and plenty of fun as we say “good morning” to the Zoo.

Conservation and Conversations

FREE to register! Connect with the Zoo  as we critically explore a variety of environmental and conservation issues. Participants will receive a discussion guide and access to a 60-minute live virtual discussion with Zoo educators. 

Happy Hours

Join us for an all-new after-hours event at the Zoo. Enjoy exclusive keeper talks and animal interactions.

Monarchs and Mimosas

Start your day with a refreshing cocktail as you learn how to create your own pollinator garden from our experts. This special 21+ class includes guidance on the types of plants that are most beneficial to attracting pollinators, how to identify the best location and type of garden for your space, and how to manage your plants to provide the best habitat year round.

Sensory Friendly Sundays

Enjoy the Zoo at your own pace during this program for Zoo fans with sensory needs. Participants will enter the Zoo an hour before we open to the public and take a guided Zoo walk to orient themselves in our space.

Sippy Cup Strolls

Join us for this program specifically designed for young minds! Enjoy an early morning guided walk followed by exclusive play time in the Cub House presented by PNC.

Book a Group Event

Looking to host a birthday party, wedding, meeting, cocktail party, picnic or other private event? The Louisville Zoo offers a one-of-a-kind setting with lots of options.

Wildlife Photography Basics Class

Join us for a morning of learning the building blocks of great wildlife photography here at the Zoo. Zoo staff will walk you through animal behaviors to look for and times of day / seasons to watch out for different animals to get your best actions shots.


Electric Wheelchair Rentals

All electric wheelchair (scooter, ECV) rentals must be made in advance.
To guarantee an ECV is available for your visit, reservations must be made online at least one day in advance.

Kulture City Sensory Bag Rental

Reserve a sensory bag online to use when you visit the Zoo for a more  accommodating, positive experience for all guests with a sensory issue who visit the Zoo! Learn more about the bags here.



Become a symbolic parent of your favorite animal at the Zoo! Your generous support also allows us to purchase more fun and engaging enrichment items for all of our Zoo residents. 

Support Your Zoo

Give a gift to your Zoo and help support the daily care and enrichment for the threatened, endangered and vulnerable animals that call the Louisville Zoo home.

Give a gift to the Animals

View our animal wish list for products and gift card/certificates that can be purchased online or over the phone and mailed directly to the Zoo.

Dedication Opportunities

Make a lasting contribution and celebrate a friendship, remember a loved one, or commemorate a special event like a wedding, retirement, or birthday.

  Everything Else

Online Shop

Shop online for toys, apparel, mugs, bottles and so much more!

Discount FAQs

Can I use my AZA Reciprocal Zoo discount from another accredited Zoo?

Reciprocal tickets may only be purchased on the day of and at the Louisville Zoo ticket windows.  Online reciprocal ticket sale discounts are not available.

How do I redeem my military discount?

Active duty military personnel receive free general admission (not valid for ticket packages with rides/attractions).  Tickets must be purchased at the Zoo windows with a valid ID.

For additional questions, please use our online contact us form.