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.

Active Fire & Police Personnel Days at the Zoo


Thane Maynard with Cincinnati Police Officers who saved a gosling.

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is honoring those who protect our community September 12-18 by offering free admission to all active fire and police personnel.


A valid fire and 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.

Fire and police 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. 

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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!

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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.


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

First come, first served: Advance screening of Disney’s PETE’S DRAGON – ALL TICKETS HAVE BEEN CLAIMED

140343CM01A_Trp_Email_LR.pdfHere’s your chance to receive a family four pack of passes to a special advance screening of Disney’s PETE’S DRAGON on Thursday, August 4 at 7 p.m. – Kenwood Theatre (7815 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH).

Get the Pete’s Dragon activity packet here.

More info

No purchase necessary.  Limit one (admit-four) pass per person.  Passes and seating are available on a first come, first served basis.  Passes available while supplies last.  Please arrive early.  Must be 13 years of age to receive passes.  Film is rated PG.  © 2016 Disney 

PETE’S DRAGON opens nationwide August 12th

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For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest.  To his daughter, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are a little more than tall tales…until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley).  Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliot.  And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliot seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories.  With the help of Natalie (Oona Laurence), an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack (Wes Bentley) owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.  Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon” opens in U.S. theaters on August 12, 2016. Packages

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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

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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 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!

Ride and Roar Details

Hotel Stay:

  • 16 hotels to choose from


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