Union: Car Show

Open Car Show: “PRE 2008”

Enjoy our special “Pre 2008” car show by registering your own automobile or admiring others. Union members with a registered car will be entered into a special drawing. Plus, there will also be Dash Plaques, door prizes and 50/50. Awards at 3 p.m.

Registration Rules:

  • Registration 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. or until lot is full
  • Limited to first 250 cars
  • Entry fee $25 (includes 2 admissions to the Zoo, 2 meal tickets)
  • Additional tickets with registered car – $10 per person.
  • All vehicles must be driven in.


Take the Watterson Expressway to Poplar Level Rd. Turn north on Poplar Level Rd. Turn right on Taylor Ave (Wendy’s Restaurant on the corner), turn left on Illinois Ave. The gate is the first gate on your right. You MUST ENTER via Taylor Ave. to line up. (Signage will indicate “Gate 2” — Follow Signs to Car Show.)

Year Round Discounts

Walk on the Wild Side Union Members, just have to show your Union ID to claim these discounts:

  • 10% off child or adult admission (up to 6 persons) to Union members showing their union card at the Zoo’s ticket windows for general admission (not including packages). Not applicable to after-hours special events or special events with surcharges. Valid through August 2018. (Seniors currently receive discounted admissions and are not discounted further). Not valid with other discounts.
  • Buy one adult at regular price and get one admission free during regular hours (limit one per party) Nov. 2019 – March 2020. Does not apply to special events or events with surcharges or ticket packages. Not valid with other discounts.