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See the fun results of our bug naming contest!


Exotic Travel

Polar Bear Adventure

Oct. 28 - Nov. 3, 2014

Space is limited!


Rose Classes


Final Class: Sept.  21


New Ropes Courses


Sky Tykes &
Sky Trail® Navigator


Papa John's Splash Park

Closed for the season.



E-News! for Zoo Members

Are you signed up for important updates coming this Summer?

Alert: Insightbb.com emails.


Trunkline Magazine





Welcome to the Louisville Zoo


Zoo Hours - Open Daily Year Round


Now through September 28
Open daily 10 a.m. ─ 5 p.m.
(stay until 6 p.m.)

Fall/Winter Hours:
September 29, 2014 ─ mid-March, 2015
The Zoo is open daily 10 a.m. ─ 4 p.m.
(stay until 5 p.m.)

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

School is Back in Session
There's Still Time to Play!

Cool off at the the Papa John's Splash Park, play on the Ropes Course, and visit your favorite animals...

Special Notifications
(Updated 9/1/2014)

Animal News

  • 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


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!

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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