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Avoid the crowds AND
find the perfect gift!

Great Holiday Gift Offers at the Louisville Zoo

Gift Membership Offer


Kroger Wild Winter Days

Now through Feb. 28
Receive a 50% off regular adult and child General Admission when you donate
a canned good for Dare to Care


Animals Depend
On People To Survive

Adopt an animal!

Special Holiday
Adoption Special!


NEW E-Gift Card

Fast and versatile gift
option. Redeemable for a variety of Zoo purchases including memberships!


Pygmy Hippo Naming Contest


Meet Jahari!



E-News! for Zoo Members


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Welcome to the Louisville Zoo


Zoo Hours - Open Daily Year Round


Fall/Winter Hours
September 29, 2014 - March 13, 2015

The Zoo is open daily 10 a.m. ─ 4 p.m.
(stay until 5 p.m.)

Spring and Summer Hours
March 14, 2015
end of September, 2015
Open daily 10 a.m. ─ 5 p.m.
(stay until 6 p.m.)

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Fall/Winter Can be a Fun Time to Visit!!

Visit your favorite animals, of course, participate in the holiday festivities, pick up some great gifts and more.

Special Notifications
(Updated 12/15/2014)

Animal News

  • The Louisville Zoo’s 11 year-old reticulate python, “Thelma” has given birth to six offspring without the benefit of a male snake. Click here for more information and video.
  • The Louisville Zoo is celebrating the birth of Jahari, a male pygmy hippo born on August 28, 2014. For more information, click here.
  • Visit the three new gorillas and learn what's new at     the Zoo!
  • Zoo celebrates 1,000 Black-footed ferret kit born.
    Click here for more information.

Exhibits & Animals

Click here for a list of our exhibits and animals collection.

Admission Rates and Parking Fee

  • Dare to Care Food Drive & Admission Discount  
    (part of Kroger Wild Winter Days)  
    The Louisville Zoo is teaming up with Kroger and Dare to Care Food Bank offering a special discounted Zoo admission November 1, 2014 through February 28, 2015 for guests who participate in a canned food drive. For more details, click here.


The Zoo recommends the following resource for online maps and driving directions: Yahoo! Maps.

Out of Towners

For a list of our hotel partners, click here.

For the Greater Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau, click here!

News Archives


The Louisville Zoo is the state zoo of Kentucky and a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Our collections, which include botanical gardens, are accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), which is building North America’s largest wildlife conservation movement by engaging and inspiring over 175 million visitors and their communities to care about and take action to help protect wildlife.

Pepsi is the official soft drink of the Louisville Zoo