Today at the Zoo!

The Louisville Zoo updates this page each day by 10 a.m.
All schedules are subject to change for weather and maintenance needs.

Click Here for the Zoo Map.

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

AGE General Admission
Adults (12–59)  $16.25
Children (3–11) $11.75
Senior (60+) $11.75

Parking is $5 per vehicle for visitors.

Click for more information on groups, discounts and parking.

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)
CLOSED
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.

Boma African
Petting Zoo
OPEN
Butterflies n’ Blooms Special Attraction
May 19 – Sept. 23, 2018.  Typically 10 AM to 5 PM daily
OPEN
Camel Rides Typically closed 1-2 PM. Last ticket sold 5 PM OPEN at 10:30am
Carousel Open
Lorikeet Feeding Temperatures must be
above 55 degrees.
OPENING at 12:30 p.m.
Nature Connects®:
Art with LEGO® Bricks
Special Attraction
April 19 – Sept. 3, 2018.  13 sculptures located throughout the zoo. Included with zoo admission
OPEN
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
Ropes Course OPEN
Train OPEN

We’ve got an amazing year in store!

Click for our Events Calendar

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.