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 Welcome Center. Both cash and credit cards are accepted.
    *   All ticket sales are final. Exchanges are subject to availability and may result in additional charges.
    *   Did you know? – If you loved your Zoo visit, you can apply up to 100% of your ticket purchase to a Zoo membership at the Ticketing Windows or Welcome Center the day of your visit! Some restrictions may apply.
    *   Please Note: Your transaction is NOT complete until you reach the confirmation page stating that your order is complete with a confirmation number.

    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

Please note: Tickets are non-refundable.
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Adult Ride Package Admission
 
Ages 13-61
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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
Hippo Barn Tour
 
Tickets are per person. Ages 7+ only.
Are you Fiona’s biggest fan? Have you ever wanted to know what it takes to be a full-time hippo keeper? Well, now you’re in luck! On the Hippo Barn Tour your group will get a semi-private tour of a world class hippo barn. Chat with a hippo expert as you learn all about, diets, enrichment, and Fiona’s incredible story. Grab some photos with Fiona’s baby bottle and early childhood toys. This tour promises to teach you something new about the world’s most famous hippo.
This experience supports the animals in our care, and also supports VulPro and the Uganda Waterways Project. VulPro supports the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of ill and injured vultures. The Uganda Waterways Project supports the patrols of rivers to prevent poaching of hippos and other African wildlife.
This tour does not include the painting or private feeding included in our Hangin' with the Hippos package.

•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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$40.00
Elephant Bath for 2 This is a private experience for 2 people. You will have the option to add participants after purchasing by contacting our experience team. Ages 5+ only (Ages 15+ to experience without an adult)

During this private experience, groups will enter our historic elephant house to participate in the largest bath of their life! Learn all about how we care for elephants, while by working side-by-side with care staff to bathe the largest land mammal on earth!
(2) VIP Animal Experience
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$200.00
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. *Participants will be required to wear masks, At this time we cannot accomodate any medical exemptions.
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$50.00
Penguin Point Feeding
 
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$15.00
Rentals
Limited rentals now available online for your Zoo visit!
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Single Stroller Rental
 
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$12.00
Double Stroller Rental
 
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$15.00
Manual Wheelchair Rental
 
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$12.00
Electric Wheelchair Rental
 
Must be at least 18 years of age to rent/operate the ECV.
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$35.00
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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$25 Zoo Bucks
 
$25.00
$50 Zoo Bucks
 
$50.00
$75 Zoo Bucks
 
$75.00
$100 Zoo Bucks
 
$100.00

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