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Ford Motor Company presents


Extended through October!


Animal Depend
On People To Survive


Fun Gift Opportunity
thru Oct. 31


IHOP presents

Santa's Safari

Dec 6-7 & 13-14, 2014

Tickets Now on Sale!


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

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 is a Great Time to Visit!!

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

Special Notifications
(Updated 10/31/2014)

  • Please check the following items for schedules: Rides and Attractions, Pricing, Dining, Shopping.
  • Tickets for Santa's Safari presented by IHOP are now on sale! Hurry. They go fast!
  • The Louisville Zoo is hosting a costume contest for the final nights of the "World's Largest Halloween Party!" presented by Meijer. For more information click here.
  • This Ropes courses are now closed for the season.  They will reopen in the spring of 2015

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


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