Shop for Gifts that Keep Giving at the Cincinnati Zoo!

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 CINCINNATI (November 26, 2013) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is a great place to check unique gifts off your holiday shopping list.  With dozens of Zoonique gift ideas, you can find something for everyone, including gifts that keep giving long after the holiday season is through. 

Gifts that Keep Giving:

  • Annual Zoo Membership –Memberships are a great year-round holiday gift.  Benefits include: year-round admission, discounts on food and gift shops, member-only exhibit previews and events, discount…

PNC Festival of Lights Opens November 23!

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 Open Nightly Beginning November 23

FOLCINCINNATI (November 7, 2013) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will once again be transformed into a “Wild Wonderland” for the 31st annual PNC Festival of Lights! While taking in the beautiful sight of over 2-million LED lights, visitors can watch a Madcap Black-light puppet show, visit with Santa, ride the North Polar Express Train, search…

Giant Rhino Nutcracker Installed at Zoo for PNC Festival of Lights

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30-Foot Tall Statue A Local Holiday Tradition

WHO:             The annual PNC Festival of Lights preparation is well underway, celebrating a 31-year old local holiday tradition.  One of the most iconic displays – a 30-foot-tall Rhino Nutcracker – was installed today at the Cincinnati Zoo.

The giant Nutcracker will stand guard at the Zoo’s Vine Street Village entrance during PNC Festival of Lights, which runs from November 23 through January 4.

WHAT:          This Holiday Season, the…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Foot Race Reduces its Footprint

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Cheetah Run 5K Goes Green

The Cincinnati Zoo held the 34th annual Cheetah Run 5K race in September of this year.  This race is unique for runners and walkers who trek through our spectacular 3.1 mile course which includes our amazing gardens and exotic animal exhibits, providing scenery unlike any other venue in town.  As the “Greenest Zoo in America” we are striving to make all of our events as green as possible and the Cheetah Run…

Taking Root Kicks Off September 26

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WHAT:       Taking Root is kicking off its campaign to address the current and impending loss of the region’s tree canopy. The Tri-State region is confronting a devastating loss of trees due to the emerald ash borer and other insect infestations, new disease, the prevalence of invasive plants, and other threats. Taking Root aims to combat the local tree crisis through education, better management of existing trees, and most of all, by planting trees to help replace those…

HallZOOween – Weekends in October

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HallZOOween, Presented by Frisch’s Big Boy, October 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, & 26-27

CINCINNATI – Trick-or-treating has never been so much fun.  Don’t miss HallZOOween, presented by Frisch’s Big Boy, October 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, and 26-27, from Noon – 5 p.m. at the Cincinnati Zoo & BOO-tanical Garden.  Children (12 and under) can fill up their goodie bags as they trick-or-treat through the Zoo. Help the Zoo Go Green and bring your own goodie bag! Along the way,…

Cincinnati Walks for Kids, September 28 at the Zoo

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The 2013 Cincinnati Walks for Kids benefiting Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has a brand new location this year, but it still supports the same great cause! This year the walk will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

More than a fundraising walk, Cincinnati Walks for Kids is a day of family fun and celebration. Beginning with an opening ceremony to honor the patients, families and caregivers of the medical center, the walk…

Visitor Appreciation Days August 23, 24 & 25

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Half Priced Admission & Parking

NOTE: Discounted tickets are only available at the Zoo. They are not available for advance purchase online.

WHO:             As a “Thank You” to Hamilton County for their continued support, Zoo visitors of all ages can enjoy half price admission and parking to the world famous Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden during Visitor Appreciation Days, August 23, 24 & 25.

Zoo visitors continue to play a crucial…

Cheetah Run 5K is September 1 at 8 a.m.

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Run Wild at the Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI- The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden invites guests of all ages to Run 5kWild during the 34th annual Cheetah Run 5K Run and Walk on Sunday, September 1, at 8 a.m. This year, runners and walkers will be taken through the spectacular 3.1 mile course, which includes unique gardens and exotic animal exhibits, providing scenery unlike any other venue…

Reds at the Zoo June 5

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NOTE: Devin Mesoraco will attend instead of Jack Hannahan.
Join Us for Reds Day at the Zoo!

Player Q & A – 11:30am to 12:30pm in Wings of Wonder Theater.

Get ready to ask closing pitchers JJ Hoover & Logan Ondrusek and catcher Devin Mesoraco questions about baseball, hobbies, other sports, etc… In past years, questions have ranged from “Who’s your best friend on the team?” to “Do you play a musical instrument?” It’s fun to hear the questions and…