THE LOUISVILLE ZOO IS OPEN TODAY. Our Splash Park is closed due to a power outage.

Today at the Zoo

The Zoo is OPEN today!

Enter 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (exit by 6 p.m.)

***These schedules are updated before the Zoo opens at 10 a.m. each morning and are subject to change without notice. Animal viewing is subject to regular Zoo maintenance and the cooperation of weather and animals.

Today’s prices are the same online and at the gate.

Purchase in advance for discounts!

See Today’s Prices

ANIMAL VIEWING SCHEDULE

MetaZoo Discovery CenterThe center is currently closed during construction of an updated immersive space.  CLOSED
ElephantWeather dependentON EXHIBIT
Juvenile Gorilla Kindi & FamilyGorillas are on rotation in the sanctuary and outdoor habitat spaces. Outdoor viewing is weather dependent.ON ROTATION
Pygmy HippoWeather dependent
(must be above 45 degrees).
ON EXHIBIT

 

Komodo DragonRomulus is viewable in the indoor enclosure at the Islands Pavilion.ON EXHIBIT
Aldabra TortoiseON EXHIBIT
Islands MammalsOutdoor viewing areas are weather dependent (must be above 50 degrees).
ON EXHIBIT
Little PenguinsWeather dependent.ON EXHIBIT
CamelsON EXHIBIT
Red PandaON EXHIBIT

The animal viewing schedules are updated before the Zoo opens at 10 a.m. each morning and are subject to change without notice. Animal viewing is subject to regular Zoo maintenance and the cooperation of weather and animals.

RIDES AND ATTRACTIONS STATUS

FREE

Boma Petting Zoo11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
OPEN
Butterflies n’ Blooms10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.OPEN
Lorikeet Landing10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.OPEN
Splash Park10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.CLOSED
Wallaroo Walkabout1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.OPEN

ADDITIONAL COST

Camel Feedings1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.OPEN
(CASH ONLY)
Camel Rides11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.OPEN
(CASH ONLY)
Carousel3:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.OPEN
Giraffe Feedings  11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
(Feeding dependent on giraffe interest & habitat maintenance)
OPEN
(CASH ONLY)
Kaman’s ArtVisit us at the Main Plaza and the Islands exhibit near the little penguins. (Hours may vary depending on staffing and attendance.)OPEN
Lorikeet Feeding10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
(Lorikeets are viewable when the temperature is 50 to 100 degrees) 
OPEN
Ropes Course10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
OPEN

These schedules are updated before the Zoo opens at 10 a.m. each morning and are subject to change without notice. Animal viewing is subject to regular Zoo maintenance and the cooperation of weather and animals.

ANIMAL PRESENTATIONS

All Animal presentations are free.
Please see the Rides & Attractions listings for free and paid exhibits including the Ropes Course and animal feedings.

10:10 a.m.March of the Little Penguins (Islands)ON SCHEDULE
10:20 a.m.Islands Mammal Keeper ChatON SCHEDULE
10:30 a.m.Seal & Sea Lion Training Demonstration (Glacier Run)ON SCHEDULE
10:45 a.m.Meerkat Keeper ChatON SCHEDULE
11:30 a.m.Bear Training Demonstration (Glacier Run)ON SCHEDULE
11:45 a.m.Amur Tiger Keeper Chat (Tiger Taiga)ON SCHEDULE
NoonMacaw Keeper Chat (Islands Pavilion)ON SCHEDULE
12:15 p.m.Komodo Dragon Keeper Chat
Feeding Demo (Saturday Only)
ON SCHEDULE
1:30 p.m.Pelican Keeper Chat (Islands)ON SCHEDULE
1:45 p.m.Elephant Keeper ChatON SCHEDULE
2:00 p.m.Seal & Sea Lion Training Demonstration (Glacier Run)ON SCHEDULE
2:15 p.m.Gorilla Keeper ChatON SCHEDULE
2:45 p.m.Colobus Monkey Keeper ChatON SCHEDULE
3:00 p.m.Red Panda Keeper Chat (Coming Summer 2024)COMING SOON
3:45 p.m.Seal & Sea Lion Training Demonstration (Glacier Run)ON SCHEDULE
4:45 p.m.Islands Mammal Keeper ChatON SCHEDULE

These schedules are updated before the Zoo opens at 10 a.m. each morning and are subject to change without notice. Animal viewing is subject to regular Zoo maintenance and the cooperation of weather and animals.

FOOD & BEVERAGE LOCATIONS

Food from the African Outpost; Pizza, Mac n' Cheese, Burger, Funnel Cake Fries and Chicken Salad.

African OutpostAfrica ZoneOPEN WITH LIMITED MENU (12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)*
Kentucky CanteenMain Plaza
(ONLY bottled drinks available today.)
OPEN (9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)*
Snack ShackAfrica Zone
(ONLY bottled drinks available today.)
OPEN (10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)*
Bomassa Soft ServeAfrica Zone
(ONLY bottled drinks available today.)
OPEN ( 10:30 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.)*
Dippin’ DotsGorilla
(ONLY bottled drinks available today.)
OPEN (10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)*
Kooka Coolers Australia Zone
(ONLY bottled drinks available today.)
OPEN (10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)*
Wild BurgerAustralia ZoneCLOSED*
Lakeside SmokehouseDeck by MetaZoo
(ONLY bottled drinks available today.)
OPEN (10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)*
Dippin’ DotsAustralia Zone
(ONLY bottled drinks available today.)
OPEN (10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)*

*Times may vary based on weather, staffing, maintenance, and attendance.

WILD BURGER RESTAURANT

Banner advertising Wild Burger at the Louisville Zoo. Photo of both the Blazzin' Burger and All American Burger that are part of the Louisville Burger Week program.

Try a classic quick casual burger concept. Frozen wine and beer is available.
Click here to order from Wild Burger online!

AFRICAN OUTPOST RESTAURANT

Food from the African Outpost; Pizza, Mac n' Cheese, Burger, Funnel Cake Fries and Chicken Salad.
Open Year-Round

Located near the elephant exhibit.  Take a break during your journey with a fantastic dining experience. Our delicious entrées include: new artisan flatbread pizzas, hand-breaded chicken tenders can be found among burgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, as well as Kid’s Meals. You can also find a wide variety of snacks, side cups, beverages, hot chocolate and coffee. Visit Outpost on the Edge, our newly expanded deck area, which offers a unique view of the Colobus Crossing exhibit.

Click here to order from African Outpost online!

SHOPPING OPTIONS

Gift Shop at Louisville Zoo

Main Plaza Gift ShopMain PlazaOPEN (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)*
Main Plaza Outdoor Gift ShopMain PlazaOPEN (11:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.)*
Congo Trading PostGorillaCLOSED*

*Times may vary based on weather, staffing, maintenance, and attendance.

Groups Visiting Today

 

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