Things to know before your visit:


  • Per CDC guidance, we strongly encourage everyone to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status. For the health and safety of the animals, masks are required for some tours and human/animal interactions.
  • The Cincinnati Zoo is open daily from 10am-5pm. (9am for members.)
  • In an effort to reduce contact points and continue modeling behavior as the Greenest Zoo in America, we have eliminated all paper maps. Instead, a digital version can be accessed via signage throughout the Zoo and a link from your confirmation & pre-visit emails.
  • All ticket sales are final. Exchanges are subject to availability and may result in additional charges.

Please Note: Your transaction is NOT complete until you reach the confirmation page stating that your order is complete with a confirmation number.

Zoo Admission
Tickets are non-refundable.

    *   Per CDC guidance, we strongly encourage everyone to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status. For the health and safety of the animals, masks are required for some tours and human/animal interactions.
    *   Plan-Ahead Pricing! Ticket prices may change daily, based on expected attendance. The price you see today will not be lower on your desired visit date and may increase as that date approaches. Lock in your visit early and save!
    *   Parking is $10 and must be paid at the Zoo at any ticketing window or in the parking lot. Both cash and credit cards are accepted.


    If you have questions - please feel free to reach out to our Visitor Experience Team at info@cincinnatizoo.org. We are happy to help!
Admission + Rides Packages
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Each ticket includes unlimited rides on the train and carousel for the day of your visit. Hours may vary due to inclement weather or maintenance.
Train Hours: 9:30am - 5pm
Carousel Hours: 9:30am - 3pm

Hours may vary due to inclement weather or maintenance.

Please note: Tickets are non-refundable.
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Senior Ride Package Admission
 
Ages 62+
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Child Ride Package Admission
 
Ages 2-12
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Admission
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Please note: Tickets are non-refundable.

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Wild Encounters
Get up close and personal with some of your favorite animals! We’re bringing you close enough to care with these special animal experiences. Book yours today!

Please note: these experiences DO NOT include admission.
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The Tremendous Tour-toise
 
Tickets are per person. Ages 8+ only (Must be at least 15 years of age to attend experience alone).
During this experience one of our animal care staff members will introduce you to our resident Galapagos tortoises and fill you in on everything that goes into taking care of the largest species of tortoise in the world!
Guests will get a hands-on experience while they learn all about the history of these amazing animals, as well as the conservation efforts that the Zoo supports to help preserve their precious native islands.

(This experience is different than the public walkthroughs we offer during the summer. During this experience, you will get one-on-one time with a member from our Reptile Team that will tell you all about the tortoises. Guests will also have the opportunity to touch the tortoise’s legs and feet, and offer the tortoises food. These opportunities are not available during our public encounters.)

•This ticket is only good for this program, and a separate admission ticket is required to enter the zoo.
•Please arrive at the experience 10 minutes before the encounter time.
•This experience is non-refundable and tickets will be forfeited if your party is not present at the start time.
•All participants will be required to wear a mask for this experience
•Attendees without tickets will not be admitted or be able to watch this experience. This includes children in arms or strollers.
•We cannot accommodate strollers or wheelchairs on this experience.
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$50.00
"Van Goat" Painting Experience
 
Tickets are per person. Ages 5+ only (Must be at least 15 years of age to attend experience alone).
Come on down to Blakely’s Barnyard and meet our some of our friends on the farm.
During this experience you’ll hold the canvas as our goats paint you your very own masterpiece.
This new and exciting experience is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the animal-loving child – or adult!
•This ticket is only good for this program, and a separate admission ticket is required to enter the zoo.
•For this experience, please plan to meet the attendant 10 minutes prior to your event time.
•This experience is non-refundable and tickets will be forfeited if your party is not present at the start time.
•All participants will be required to wear a mask for this experience
•Attendees without tickets will not be admitted or be able to watch this experience. This includes children in arms or strollers.
•This experience is ADA accessible.
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$50.00
Little Blue Penguin Experience
 
Tickets are per person. Ages 10+ only (Must be at least 15 years of age to attend experience alone).

Waddle on in to meet the world's smallest penguin! Standing about a foot tall, our Little Blue Penguins are ready to make a big splash with this encounter.

During this semi-private experience, groups will go behind-the-scenes to meet a Little Blue Penguin from our colony. A member from their care team will help guide this experience as you learn all about these pint-sized penguins.

•This ticket is only good for this program, and a separate admission ticket is required to enter the zoo.
•For this experience, please plan to meet the attendant 10 minutes prior to your event time, in the Welcome Center located just inside the main entrance. •This experience is non-refundable and tickets will be forfeited if your party is not present at the start time.
•Only ticket holders will be permitted to attend this experience.
•All participants will be required to wear a mask for this experience. At this time we cannot accommodate any medical exemptions, or face shields.
•Attendees without tickets will not be admitted or be able to watch this experience. This includes children in arms or strollers.
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$50.00
Penguin Point Feeding Experience
 
Tickets are per person. Ages 5+ only (Must be at least 10 years of age to attend experience alone).

Put your fish tossing abilities to the test as you help feed breakfast to the birds at penguin point. African Penguins and Cormorants will dive in to see what you’ve brought to the daily menu.

•This ticket is only good for this program, and a separate admission ticket is required to enter the zoo. Attendees without tickets will not be admitted or be able to watch this experience. This includes children in arms or strollers.
•We cannot accommodate strollers or wheelchairs on this experience.
•This experience is non- refundable, and tickets will be forfeited if your party is not present at the start time.
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$15.00
Porcupine Time
 
Tickets are per person. Ages 5+ only (Must be at least 15 years of age to attend experience alone).

Compare and contrast two species of porcupine while getting an up- close look at our prickly ambassadors Rico, the prehensile tailed porcupine, and Quilliam, the African cape porcupine. Learn about their unique habitats, how they use their bodies for defense, and the challenges they face in their ecosystems.

•This ticket is only good for this program, and a separate admission ticket is required to enter the zoo. Attendees without tickets will not be admitted or be able to watch this experience. This includes children in arms or strollers. As always adimission for children under 2 are free.
•This experience is non-refundable, and tickets will be forfeited if your party is not present at the start time.
•Please plan to arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled experience time.
•This experience will be held rain or shine.
•Nuts may be used during the program
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$75.00
Rentals
Limited rentals now available online for your Zoo visit!
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Single Stroller Rental
 
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$10.00
Double Stroller Rental
 
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$14.00
Manual Wheelchair Rental
 
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$10.00
Electric Wheelchair Rental
 
Must be at least 18 years of age to rent/operate the ECV.
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$30.00
Zoo Bucks
The perfect gift for any Zoo lover! Zoo Bucks never expire and may be spent anywhere at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden from admission to membership or even a bite to eat!

Zoo Bucks are delivered as a PDF attachment via email and may be printed or forwarded to the recipient. Zoo Bucks may not be used on the Zoo website.

All sales are final for Zoo Bucks. Lost Zoo Bucks may not be refunded or replaced.
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$100 Zoo Bucks
 
$100.00

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