Discounted Admission Offers

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krogerKroger – $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.


Military – $3 off adults / $2 off child admission. Valid military ID is required to obtain discount. Tickets must be purchased in person.


We offer FREE admission 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!


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

cincymuseumnationalparkJosh Miller – National Parks Adventure Lecture – Thursday, May 5, 2016

Death is Just the Beginning: Accumulations of Bones and Their Importance for Understanding and Conserving our National Parks and Other Protected Areas – with Dr. Joshua Miller, Fenneman Assistant Research Professor at the University of Cincinnati

May 5, 2016
Tickets: $7 Members, $10 Non-Members
Please use the Discount Code: MILLERINSIGHTS
Click here purchase tickets or call (513) 287-7001.

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Learn about how animal bones can reveal the past and give us insight into our present ecosystems. This lecture is the perfect companion to our National Parks Adventure OMNIMAX® film and will include a meet and greet reception featuring light appetizers and a screening of National Parks Adventure in our OMNIMAX® Theater.

Animal populations worldwide are under pressure due to rapid climate change, habitat loss and over-exploitation. However, the lack of multi-generational studies of biological systems limits our ability to accurately track ecological changes and evaluate the magnitude of recent and potential disturbances. For the majority of animal communities, historical ecological data are patchy at best, limiting our ability to establish conservation and remediation goals that incorporate data from past decades, centuries and even millennia. Bones laying on landscape surfaces, however, faithfully represent past populations of wildlife and provide a critical new source of data for understanding mammal ecology, establishing baselines for evaluating modern wildlife populations and aiding conservation and management planning. Dr. Miller will explain that by revealing these histories we improve understanding of today’s ecosystems while gaining new insight into our shared national heritage.

For a sneak peak at Dr Joshua Miller’s work, check out this video from National Geographic.

5:30 p.m. Meet and greet, Duke Energy Children’s Museum lobby
6:30 p.m. Screening of National Parks Adventure, Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater
7:30 p.m. Lecture, Reakirt Auditorium 

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Help Make Hunger Go Extinct!

Saturday, May 7
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Please bring canned food/non perishable food items to the Zoo on May 7 for St. Vincent de Paul’s Spring Food Drive!  These items will be donated to various food pantries around town. Everything stays in the Cincinnati region.  If you donate three or more food items, you will receive a Buy One Get One offer from the Zoo to visit the Zoo at a later date when our hippos arrive!

They are in most need of tomato products (like pizza/spaghetti sauce, canned tomatoes, diced tomatoes etc.), soups, meals in a can (like ravioli), and personal care items.

MothersDay-TrihealthMother’s Day: Free Admission for Mom

On Sunday, May 8th, celebrate Mother’s Day with the special women in your life and your favorite animal moms! This Mother’s Day is sure to be one to remember. Thanks to TriHealth, every mom that comes to the Zoo on Mother’s Day will get in for FREE. Make the moms in your life feel extra special this Mother’s Day at the Cincinnati Zoo.

cincinnatiusa Packages

Looking for a place to stay in Cincinnati? Check out the Cincinnati Zoo Hotel Packages!

Grand Slam Zoo package

Welcome to Cincinnati! Take advantage of the new Grand Slam Zoo package. This package is valid only for the week of July 7-14. Catch a ball game, explore downtown Cincinnati, and have a wild adventure at the world famous Cincinnati Zoo.

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Zoo Package Details

Pick Your Package

Hotel Stay:

  • 116 hotels to choose from 


Your choice of at least 1 of the following tickets:

  • Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden – General Admission
  • Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden – Total Experience Package

Ride to Roar Packageridetoroar

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

Ride to Roar Details

Hotel Stay:

  • 16 hotels to choose from


  • Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden – General Admission
  • Kings Island – Single Day Pass