Here’s the Scoop…12 Delicious Flavors of Graeter’s Ice Cream Now Available at Cincinnati Zoo

Sweet new partnership making Zoo visitors happy!

Two Cincinnati favorites are working together to serve up smiles.  Thanks to a new partnership with Graeter’s Ice Cream, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden visitors can now enjoy Madagascar vanilla bean while looking at lemurs from that remote island!

“We are very excited about adding another hometown brand to the Zoo” said…

Tunes & Blooms is ON for April 20!

Enjoy Comet Bluegrass All-Stars and a Party for the Planet Celebration on April 20

WHO:           Tunes & Blooms FREE concert series, presented by Macy’s, will rock the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden tonight! The Comet Bluegrass All-Stars will perform.

WHAT:          Party for the Planet Earth Day Celebration activities get underway at 4pm and the band starts playing at 6pm.                  

WHEN:          Thursday, April 20:

6p – 8:30p – Comet…

Painted Dog Valley Achieves Living Building Challenge (LBC) Certification

Only Zoo in the world and first project in Ohio to earn this coveted sustainability recognition

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Painted Dog Valley has achieved the International Living Future Institute’s ambitious and optimistic Living Building Challenge petal certification. The Living Building Challenge (LBC) is the world’s most rigorous proven performance standard for buildings and recognizes spaces that give more than they take.

“For the past decade, sustainable design and construction has been a cornerstone of…

Easter Celebration on April 15 – Noon to 5p

Hop over to the Zoo on Saturday, April 15, noon – 5 p.m.

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is hosting its annual Easter Celebration, presented by Midwest Cheer Elite, on Saturday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Perfect for children young and old, this event features treat stations throughout the Zoo, children’s activities, animal egg hunts and…

Tunes & Blooms – Concerts April 12 & April 13, 2017

Enjoy Hickory Robot on April 12 (rescheduled from 4/6) and The Hot Magnolias & Mark Utley & Bulletville on April 13 at the Cincinnati Zoo

WHO:             Tunes & Blooms FREE concert series, presented by Macy’s, rocks the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden every April.  Thanks to rain last week, the first concert of the series has been moved to tomorrow night, Wednesday, April 12.  The second concert will go on as scheduled on Thursday, April 13.

‘National Geographic Photo Ark’ Exhibition to Open May 19 at the Cincinnati Zoo

Outdoor exhibition features stunning animal photos by National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden visitors will see more animals than ever this summer, some through the eyes of National Geographic photographer and Fellow Joel Sartore. Sartore’s photos featuring species from zoos and aquariums around the world will be displayed throughout the Cincinnati…

April 6 Tunes & Blooms Concert Rescheduled

April 6 Tunes & Blooms Concert Rescheduled

Hickory Robot will play next week on Wednesday, April 12


WHO:             Due to inclement weather forecast for tomorrow, the first Tunes & Blooms concert of the year has to be postponed. Hickory Robot will play next Wednesday, April 12 at 6:00 pm.  NOTE: Buffalo Wabs, on the bill for originally-scheduled April 6 concert, will not play.
WHAT:          The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden features FREE concerts every Thursday evening in April…

It’s Bloomin’ Awesome at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Botanical Garden!

CINCINNATI – (March 31, 2017) On April 12, 1987, the Cincinnati Zoological Garden officially changed its name to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden to give equal emphasis to the animals and plants that are part of the Zoo’s landscape.  The garden has grown over the years and now includes a spring display of more…

Baby Takin Arrives Right on Time

Mom and baby are bonding in their behind-the-scenes den

Seven-year-old takin Sally gave birth to a healthy calf on Saturday, March 18, 2017, around 2pm at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Her previous calf, born in 2015, had to be hand-reared due to medical issues, so this is her first real attempt to raise offspring.  Her care staff has observed…

Blakely the Australian Shepherd Filling in as Parent to One-Month-Old Tiger Cubs

Cincinnati Zoo’s canine companion called into action

CINCINNATI, OH  (March 10, 2017) – Three rare Malayan tiger cubs, all female, have been cared for by Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s nursery staff since they were born on February 3, 2017, and ignored by their mother. Their care team now includes the Zoo’s four-legged, resident nursery companion and former