Discounted Admission Offers

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Military & First Responders  $3 off adults / $2 off child admission. Valid military, fire or police ID is required to obtain discount. Tickets must be purchased in person.

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We offer FREE admission to all members of the military on Memorial Day, July 4th and Veteran’s Day.

All members of the military — active and retired — will receive FREE admission to the Zoo on Memorial Day, July 4 and Veteran’s Day.  The offer also allows military personnel to purchase up to six (6) half-price admission tickets for members of their immediate family.

Military personnel who qualify for the free admission ticket and discount offer for family members include active military, retired military, National Guard, veterans with honorable or medical discharge and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps with government issued ID.

Thank you for your service!

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Kroger – $2 off adult / $1 off child admission. Purchase discounted tickets in local Kroger stores only. Sign up to support the Cincinnati Zoo through Kroger’s Community Rewards Program.


AAA – Discounts available through local AAA only. This discount is not available at the Cincinnati Zoo ticketing windows.

Group/Corporate Discounts

Group/Corporate Discounts – These discounts are offered online only and can be accessed here.

Reciprocal Membership Discounts

Reciprocal Membership Discounts – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden welcomes members of Zoos and Aquariums across the country! Members of participating institutions may enjoy half off the standard general admission price or half off the standard general admission portion of packages. Offer is valid for anyone on the visiting membership and must be presented in person with matching ID at the ticketing window to receive offer. A full list of participating institutions can be found here.

*Please note: discounts must be applied on the date of visit and time of sale. Discounts may not be applied retroactively.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Trans-Siberain Orchestra tickets go on sale September 15 at 10a.m.  Once again, $1 from every ticket sold to the 4 p.m. show on December 21 will benefit the Cincinnati Zoo!

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Cincinnati Zoo is honoring first responders September 11 – 17

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is honoring those who protect our community by offering free admission to all active fire and police personnel September 11-17.

Personnel who qualify for free admission include firefighters, EMTs, uniformed police officers, state troopers, border patrol agents, investigators, evidence technicians, firearms examiners, crime lab technicians, 911 dispatchers, correction officers, hand writing examiners, intelligence analysts and investigative assistants. The offer also allows fire and police personnel to purchase admission tickets at 50% off for up to six family members. A valid fire or police photo ID must be presented at the Cincinnati Zoo to take advantage of this offer. Fire and police badges and identification cards are accepted only if accompanied by photo ID. As all ID must reference specific fire or police duty, government-only IDs will not be accepted.

Regular discount: First responders receive $3 off adult tickets and $2 off child/senior tickets 364 days a year. Package

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Ride and Roar Package

Looking for fun and affordable vacation packages in Ohio? Your search ends here. Warren County offers a wide range of getaway packages that fit travelers of all ages and easy access to Ohio’s Largest Playground and all Cincinnati has to offer.

Ride and Roar Package is perfect for the family who loves fun & thrills! Click here for full details & to purchase!

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