Bolt Like Bolt at the Cincinnati Zoo’s Cheetah Run 5K – Pre-registration closes August 21. Race is August 28.

21009984392_c39c0bc04b_bCINCINNATI, OH (August 17, 2016)  Whether you’re trying to break a world speed record or just want to walk for a purpose, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Cheetah Run 5K is the place to be on Sunday, August 28th.  Runners and walkers will follow a course that winds in and around the Zoo gardens, providing scenery unlike any other race venue in town.

“You don’t have to be…

Visitor Appreciation Days at Cincinnati Zoo: Half-Price Zoo Admission – August 20 & 21

28371478201_fa236ddbd2_bCINCINNATI, OH (August 13, 2016) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden would like to express its gratitude to Hamilton County residents for their continued support with a much-deserved “Thank You!” Zoo visitors of all ages can enjoy half-price admission during Visitor Appreciation Days, presented by FirstEnergy Solutions, August 20 & 21.

Spend one of the final weekends of summer enjoying the best of the Zoo’s summer lineup with animal…

FC Cincinnati at Cincinnati Zoo


13502875_10154252811002973_6308664919848823080_oCINCINNATI, OH – (August 8, 2016) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and Cincinnati’s professional soccer team, FC Cincinnati, are partnered up to host a fun-filled FC Cincinnati Day at the Zoo on Tuesday, August 9. Visitors are encouraged to sport their best blue & orange FC Cincinnati gear as they spend the day on wild adventures around the Zoo with familiar faces from the field!


Dads get in FREE at the Cincinnati Zoo!

fathersdayCome Celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday, June 19

WHO:             Still looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift?  Take Dad to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden on us!  All dads will receive FREE admission to the Zoo on Sunday, June 19, 2016.

WHAT:          Father’s Day at the Cincinnati Zoo is a great time to enjoy animal shows, keeper chats, take a train ride, see a 4-D show, and so…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Smallest Cheetah Cub Loses Fight to Survive

Five cheetah cubs born March 8 at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden emailFour cheetah cubs remain in the Nursery in critical care                        

CINCINNATI, OH (March 29, 2016) – Sadly, the runt of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s cheetah cub litter passed away last night.  All five cubs had been in critical care since they were born via C-section at the Zoo’s Mast Farm on March 8.  The remaining…

Happy ZOO Year Celebration 12/31


Enjoy a kid-friendly, Early Countdown Before the Ball Drops

WHO: Guests are invited to ring in the New Year at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. “Party Animals” of all ages invited to celebrate the 7th annual Happy ZOO Year powered by Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Honda Dealers. This New Years bash will take place at the Zoo on Thursday, December 31 from 5:00-9:00 p.m.

New Years activities will include shows…

PNC Festival of Lights Tips

PNCFOL-FullColor-StackDue to unseasonably warm weather, and the last week of the event, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is expecting significantly increased visitation for PNC Festival of Lights.

We suggest preparing ahead and timing your arrival to before 4pm or after 7pm to avoid highly congested traffic.

In the past, such weather has created backups on the interstates and surrounding roads. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Show Your Cincinnati Pride – Vote for Cincinnati Zoo!

12065924_10153621467590479_5793306968296715080_nCincinnati Zoo needs votes to be #1 in USA Today’s 10Best Zoo Lights

Updated 12/11/15

CINCINNATI – (November 24, 2015) Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s PNC Festival of Lights has been nominated for USA Today’s 2015 10Best Readers’ Choice Award for Best Zoo Lights. Please help us win top honors by voting (once a day until December 21) for Cincinnati Zoo!!
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