Purchase admission tickets in advance for the lowest price!


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!

eGift Cards

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

   Events and Programs

Draw the Zoo

Turn your observations into art at the Zoo! Participants will turn their observations of animal behaviors, movements, and personalities into personalized art pieces.

Happy Hours

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

Monarchs & 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.

Summer Camps

The Louisville Zoo offers a wide variety of programs for people of all ages. 2022 Spring and Summer Camps now available for registration!

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!

Tickets available August 9, at 11 a.m.

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.