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.

  Event Tickets

Wild Lights: Around the World

March 10 – May 21, 2023 (select nights)
Our popular lantern festival is back in a WHOLE NEW WAY! Experience unique locations from around the world as you stroll through the Zoo under the light of enormous, handcrafted, silk-covered lanterns.  Early bird pricing available. More info at LouisvilleZoo.org/wildlights



Sign up for a membership to get unlimited free admission!

eGift Cards

Give the gift of adventure! Zoo memberships are your frequent fun pass.

   Events and Programs

Winter and Spring Camps

Join us 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.

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.

Sloth Experience

Are you ready to meet a sloth? The sloth experience at the Louisville Zoo is your chance to get an up-close encounter with our Linnaeus’s two-toed sloth, Sunni!

Wildlife Photography Basics

Join us for a morning of learning the building blocks of great wildlife photography here at the Zoo with the help of our friends at Murphy’s Camera! 

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.


Electric Wheelchair Rentals

All electric wheelchair rentals must be made 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.