Things to know before your visit:


  • Remember to pack a mask. Masks are required for guests ages six and up. If you don't have a mask, they are available for purchase at the Zoo.
  • Watch for one-way directional signage in some higher-traffic areas of the Zoo. Some indoor animal habitats will not be open at this time.
  • INDOOR restaurants are closed at this time. There are various food options throughout the zoo as well as open air retail offerings.
  • Playgrounds are closed at this time for the health and well-being of all visitors and staff.
  • The Cincinnati Zoo is open daily from 1pm-9pm.
  • The Safari Train and Carousel are open daily from 2:30pm-9pm.
  • 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
During this time, the Zoo is open with limited operations and requires a reservation.

To ensure proper social distancing and to best protect our visitors and staff, please be aware of the following:

    *   Masks are required for entry, and at all times during your visit at the Zoo. There are no exceptions. *   Available time slots are per person. Please be sure you're selecting the same date and time per ticket type.
    *   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 up to $6 per ticket off the full price!
    *   All tickets must be purchased online. Ticket sales will not be conducted on Zoo grounds.
    *  As we receive cancellations or determine that we can accomodate more visitors, spots may become available. Please check back often if your desired date/time are not available.
    *  We have limited walk-up reservations available per half-hour time slot for in person discounts (Hometown Heroes, Reciprocal Zoo Members, SNAP/EBT, military, etc.). Walk-up reservations are first-come/first-served and not guaranteed.


    If you have questions - please feel free to reach out to our Visitor Experience Team. We are happy to help!: info@cincinnatizoo.org.
Admission & Parking
Please select your visit date and entry time below.

Please note: available time slots are for General Admission only. Member availability will vary from what is listed here.

NEW! Add a VIP Animal Experience to your admission. For details, please click here!
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VIP Animal Experiences
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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"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.
•Please arrive at the experience 10 minutes before the encounter time.
•For this experience, please plan to meet attendant 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
•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
Select Date/Time
$50.00
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 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.
•For this experience, please plan to meet attendant 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
•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.
Select Date/Time
$50.00
Kea Encounter
 
Tickets are per person. Ages 5+ only (Must be at least 15 years of age to attend experience alone).
Fly on down to our free flight aviary for an up-close experience with our Kea, the world’s only alpine parrot!
During this experience our keepers will take groups into the aviary for a private interaction with our Kea.
Guests will learn all about the natural history of these beautiful ambassadors as well as the conservation efforts the Zoo is involved with to support these birds.
Each guest will walk away with a premade one-of-a-kind masterpiece painted by our Kea.

•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.
•For this experience, please plan to meet attendant in the front of the free flight aviary located next to the Wings of the World Birdhouse
•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.
•Attendees without tickets will not be admitted or be able to watch this experience. This includes children in arms or strollers.
Select Date/Time
$40.00
The Incredible Insect Encounter
 
Tickets are per person. Ages 5+ only (Must be at least 15 years of age to attend experience alone).
Get up-close-and-personal with some of our residents in the World of Insects.
This encounter allows you to meet some of our planet’s most amazing invertebrates.
You’ll learn all about how our keepers care for these incredible insects.

•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.
•For this experience, please plan to meet attendant 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.
•Attendees without tickets will not be admitted or be able to watch this experience. This includes children in arms or strollers.
Select Date/Time
$30.00
Rentals
Limited rentals now available online for your Zoo visit!
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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
 
Select Date/Time
$30.00
Electric Wheelchair w/ Canopy Rental
 
Select Date/Time
$40.00

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