The Louisville Zoo updates this page each day by 10 a.m.
All schedules are subject to change for weather and maintenance needs.
SATURDAY, June 23, 2018
Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (stay until 6 p.m.)
Construction continues on our new Snow Leopard Pass & Colobus Crossing (African Primate) exhibits (opening in 2019). See detour signs in the Zoo.
**The path between Gorilla Forest and Tiger Tundra is closed today.**
**The rockhopper penguin exhibit is closed for major renovation**
See our construction map and updates.
March 1, 2018 – Oct 31, 2018
Parking is $5 per vehicle for visitors.
Animal and Exhibit News
The animal exhibit schedules below are updated before the zoo opens at 10 AM each morning, but are not updated throughout the day. These are simply provided as a guide and not a promise, as in the animal care and management staff need the flexibility to change the schedules to maintain the best animal care.
|Young Gorilla Kindi & Surrogate Kweli||Gorilla Forest is a rotational exhibit, so gorillas can move in and out of exhibit spaces throughout the day||ON EXHIBIT|
|Giraffe Kianga||New this season! On rotation inside/outside with giraffes Baridi and Malaika.||ON EXHIBIT|
|Komodo Dragon Romulus||New this season! Located inside the HerpAquarium||ON EXHIBIT|
|Male Lion Siyanda||New this season! Currently on rotation with female lion Kariba.||OFF EXHIBIT|
|Rhino Letterman||New this season! You may catch a glimpse of him on rotation with female Sindi as he acclimates to his new exhibit space.||OFF EXHIBIT|
|Rockhopper Penguins||Exhibit under major renovation. Scheduled open to be determined.||OFF EXHIBIT|
|Little Penguins||Regular schedule 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. unless noted.||ON EXHIBIT|
|Amur Tigers||Currently in the Islands exhibit during construction of the new Snow Leopard Pass (targeted open 2019) but not yet on rotation.||OFF EXHIBIT|
|MetaZoo Discovery Center||Open Weekends only through Aug. 3. MetaZoo building and exhibits inaccessible to the public during Summer Camp hours for the safety of our campers.||CLOSED|
All animal viewing is subject to change without notice. All exhibits areas are subject to closure for weather, maintenance and animal needs. Many of our award-winning exhibits rotate animals within habitats providing them with daily variation, enrichment and rest. Animals in these exhibits have a more unpredictable schedule, so you may or may not see every animal every time you visit.
Click for a list of Louisville Zoo exhibits.
The Louisville Zoo offers daily animal talks, demonstrations and programs throughout the day. These presentations are always subject to change based on Zoo keeper and animal schedules as well as for weather and maintenance needs.
|10:15 a.m.||Islands Mammals Keeper Talk||ON SCHEDULE|
|10:30 a. m.||Seal & Sea Lion Training Demonstrations||ON SCHEDULE|
|10:45 a.m.||Meerkat Enrichment and Keeper Talk||ON SCHEDULE|
|11:00 a.m.||Elephant Keeper Talk||ON SCHEDULE|
|11:15 a.m.||Polar & Grizzly Bear Training Demonstration||ON SCHEDULE|
|11:30 a.m.||Giraffe Feeding (Wednesday – Mondays)||ON SCHEDULE|
|11:45 a.m.||Amur Tiger Keeper Talks||CLOSED|
|Noon||Pygmy Hippo Keeper Talk||ON SCHEDULE|
|12:15 p.m.||HerpAquarium Keeper Talk||ON SCHEDULE|
|1 p.m.||Islands Bird Trail Talk (Saturdays & Sundays Only)||CLOSED|
|2:00 p.m.||Seal and Sea Lion Training Demonstration||ON SCHEDULE|
|2:15 p.m.||Gorilla Forest Food Toss or Keeper Talk||ON SCHEDULE|
|2:30 p.m.||Giraffe Feeding (Wednesday – Mondays)||ON SCHEDULE|
|2:30 p.m.||Herp Aquarium Keeper Talk||ON SCHEDULE|
|2:45 p.m.||Polar and Grizzly Bear Training Demonstration||ON SCHEDULE|
|3 p.m.||Amur Tiger Keeper Talks
(Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday & Thursdays)
|3 p.m.||Maned Wolf Keeper Talk||ON SCHEDULE|
|3:15 p.m.||Meerkat Enrichment and Keeper Talk||ON SCHEDULE|
|3:30 p.m.||Elephant Keeper Talk||ON SCHEDULE|
|3:45 p.m.||Seal and Sea Lion Training Demonstration||ON SCHEDULE|
|4 p.m.||Islands Mammals Keeper talk||ON SCHEDULE|
All attraction areas are subject to closure for weather, maintenance and animal needs. Times are subject to change without notice.
For more information and long-term schedules, please click on the attraction’s title.
|Butterflies n’ Blooms||Special Attraction
May 19 – Sept. 23, 2018. Typically 10 AM to 5 PM daily
|Camel Rides||Typically closed 1-2 PM. Last ticket sold 5 PM||OPEN at 10:30am|
|Lorikeet Feeding||Temperatures must be
above 55 degrees.
|OPENING at 12:30 p.m.|
Art with LEGO® Bricks
April 19 – Sept. 3, 2018. 13 sculptures located throughout the zoo. Included with zoo admission
|Papa John’s Splash Park||Memorial Day – Labor Day. Typically open daily 10 AM to 5:30 PM||OPEN|
|Pony Rides||Typically closed 1-2 pm. Last ticket sold 5 PM||OPEN at 10:30a|
Some concessions are seasonal and dependent on weather and zoo attendance.
This list is subject to change without notice.
|African Outpost||African Zone||OPEN|
|Kentucky Canteen||Main Plaza||OPEN|
|Wild Burger||Australia Zone||OPEN|
|Bomassa Soft Serve||Africa Zone||OPEN|
|Dippin Dots||Main Plaza||OPEN|
|Dippin Dots||Splash Park||OPEN|
|Dippin Dots||Gorilla Forest||CLOSED|
|Kooka Coolers||Australia Zone||OPEN|
|Lakeside Grill||Deck by MetaZoo||OPEN|
|Ostrich Snack Shack||Africa Zone||CLOSED|
Some shopping venues are seasonal and dependent on weather and Zoo attendance.
This list is subject to change without notice.
|Main Plaza Gift Shop||Main Plaza||OPEN|
|Congo Trading Post||Africa||OPEN|
|Glacier Run Shop||Glacier Run||OPEN|
|Splash Park Kiosk||Australia Zone||OPEN|
Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.