Foot Stompin’ Fun – ZooGrass Festival


Live Bluegrass Music and Lumberjack Show Featured at ZooGrass Festival

CINCINNATI, OH – On Saturday, October 1, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will welcome the autumn foliage with its first ZooGrass Festival!  Guests will enjoy foot-stompin’, hand-clappin’ Bluegrass music from the tri-state’s favorite bands along with Hank Peter’s Lumberjack Show, delicious Fall fare and handmade crafts, all set in the Zoo’s beautiful autumn gardens.

The Wild Carrot and the…

Celebrate HallZOOween at the Cincinnati Zoo!

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HallZOOween, Presented by Frisch’s Big Boy, October 8-9, 15-16 & 22-23


CINCINNATI – Calling all little ghouls and boys, don’t miss HallZOOween, presented by Frisch’s Big Boy, October 8-9, 15-16 & 22-23, from Noon – 5 p.m. at the Cincinnati Zoo & BOO-tanical Garden.  Children (12 and under) are encouraged to dress up in their wildest costumes and fill up their goodie bag as they trick-or-treat through the Zoo. Help the Zoo Go Green and bring your own…

Plant Trials Day at the Cincinnati Zoo


CINCINNATI, OH-  The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Horticulture Department is excited to announce the 1st annual Plant Trials Day at the Zoo! The event, which will take place on Thursday, September 1st, from 8am to 5pm, will invite guests to attend seminars and information sessions hosted by a variety of world-renowned industry professional speakers, followed by a reception from 5pm to 6pm. All those attending will be invited to participate in the discussions as well mingle and bid on…

Run Wild at the Cincinnati Zoo


CINCINNATI –The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden invites guests to Run Wild during the Cheetah Run 5K Run and Walk on Sunday, September 4, at 8 a.m. Guests of all ages are invited to join the fun during the 3.1 mile run and walk through the beautiful Cincinnati Zoo.  The course features the Zoo’s unique gardens and exotic animal exhibits, providing scenery unlike any other venue in town. 

 The 2011 Cheetah run will feature a NEW course…

Visitor Appreciation Days – Half Priced Admission

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Visitor Appreciation Days at the Cincinnati Zoo

Half Priced Admission & Parking

Sponsored By The Goddard School, August 5, 6, & 7

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 5, 6 & 7, sponsored by The Goddard School.

New Cougar Exhibit Opens at Cincinnati Zoo


CINCINNATI  (July 28, 2011) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s newest exhibit featuring Cougars is set to open to the public Thursday, August 4.  The special exhibit, which is located just outside of the Zoo’s new attraction – Night Hunters – will be home to the Zoo’s two young Cougars, “Tecumseh” and “Joseph,” born September 19, 2010.

The new exhibit will allow visitors to see these amazing animals, up close and personal.  The spacious display will depict the rocky…

Reds Day at the Cincinnati Zoo


Meet players, Mr. Redlegs, Rosie Red and Gapper!

WHO: The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is hosting Reds Day at the Zoo Wednesday, July 27! Zoo Guests will be able to enjoy a question and answer session with Cincinnati Reds players as well as Meet & Greet with Reds mascots Mr. Redlegs, Rosie Red and Gapper.

WHAT: Activities Include: • 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Reds Rover • 11 a.m. – Noon – Meet & Greet with Mr. Redlegs…

Go on a Jungle Adventure with Diego and Dora!


CINCINNATI— Dora the Explorer and Diego are coming to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden this Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17, for a special meet and greet with their fans from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The pair will be at the 4-D Special FX Theater alternating every 30 minutes.

After meeting your favorite character, make sure to stop in to the theater to see Dora and Diego in their 4-D Adventure “Catch the Robot Butterfly.” In the…

P&G Pet Care Wildlife Conservation Scholarship


P&G Pet Care Wildlife Conservation Scholarship Program Established for Veterinary Students
In Partnership with Ohio State University and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

CINCINNATI — A new summer scholarship program has been established with the support of P&G Pet Care to provide hands-on scientific training to veterinary students interested in pursuing wildlife conservation research as a possible career focus. In a partnership between the Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and the Cincinnati Zoo’s Center for Conservation and…

Cincinnati Zoo Devastated by Painful Loss


CINCINNATI, OH (July 1, 2011) – It is with great sadness and despair that the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden announces the loss of its three-month-old giraffe, Zuri.  Zoo veterinarians noticed Zuri’s fractured leg had become more unstable earlier this week, which prompted the medical procedure today.  During the examination, vets determined that Zuri had done further damage to the fracture site. As a result of this damage, the fracture was not healing as expected and staff were unfortunately presented with…