CINCINNATI, OH (March 7, 2016) – Spring is the time for fair-weathered friends to head over to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden! Starting March 12, visitors can enjoy carousel rides, BB&T Express Train rides and movies in 4-D. Early Entry, a favorite perk that allows members and Zoo Adventure Ticket (ZAT) holders to enter the Zoo at 9am, also resumes March 12. The Zoo opens to the public at 10am. Rides & Theater (open March 12) Multisensory effects, such as wind, water, scents and special lighting, in the Zoo’s 4-D Special FX Theater immerse viewers in the action. The spring movie options will be Coastal Predators: A 4-D Experience, Dino Island II and Extreme Log Ride. Cheetahs, zebras, lions, and more! Our Conservation Carousel is stocked with some of the coolest animals around! Whether it’s riding on a giraffe or a critically endangered Sumatran rhino – this is FUN you can’t pass up! Coming in July… The much-anticipated opening of Cincinnati Zoo’s hippo exhibit is only a few months away! Visitors will experience nose-to-nostril underwater viewing with one of the largest and most dangerous mammals on Earth! The exhibit’s scenic overlook will offer a view of the Zoo’s hippos in their new, 70,000-gallon pool home, and an interactive play area will allow children young and old to learn to explore and learn more about these giant and amazing animals. Purchase tickets online here and SAVE. Plus, join the Zoo in March and receive 10% off your membership. With hippos and more of your favorite animals, you don’t want to miss out on everything new at the Zoo in 2016! # # # The world famous Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden opened to the public 140 years ago! It’s been rated the #1 attraction locally and one of the top zoos in the nation by Zagat Survey. It has also been recognized by Child Magazine as one of “The 10 Best Zoos for Kids.” Over 1.5 million people visit the Zoo’s award-winning exhibits, and more than 500 animal and 3000 plant species annually. The Zoo is an accredited member of the American Zoo & Aquarium Association (AZA) and the American Public Gardens Association (APGA), is internationally known for its success in the protection and propagation of endangered animals and plants, and engages in research and conservation projects worldwide.