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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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.
•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
Elephant Bath for 2 Attendees
 
This is a private experience for 2 people. You will have the option to add participants after purchasing by contacting our experience team. Ages 10+ 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!  

•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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$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.
•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. 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
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 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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