Zoo Visit Add-Ons
Add-Ons to enhance your Zoo experience!
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
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$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.
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$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.
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$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.
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$30.00
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
 
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$30.00
Electric Wheelchair w/ Canopy Rental
 
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$40.00
Zoo Keys
Zoo Keys, presented by KeyBank, are back at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. The plastic, animal-shaped keys that were wildly popular at the Zoo four decades ago have returned and work about the same way they did in the past! Just insert and turn your key in one of the 20 solar-powered boxes stationed throughout the Zoo, and you will hear a story about a plant or animal that’s nearby!
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Zoo Key
 
$4.00
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 Web Store.

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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