The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden opens daily at 10am.
Early Entry! Members and Total Experience Package (TEP) ticket holders can enter the Zoo at 9am from March 15 - October 31.
January 5 – May 23: 10am – 5pm
March 15 – May 23: 10am – 5pm (early access at 9am for members & TEP ticket holders)
May 24 – September 1: 10am – 6pm (early access at 9am for members & TEP ticket holders)
September 2 – October 31: 10am – 5pm (early access at 9am for members & TEP ticket holders)
November 1 – November 20: 10am – 5pm
November 21 – January 3 (PNC Festival of Lights 2014)*:
10am – 9pm; 10am – 10pm (Fridays and Saturdays)
PNC Festival of Lights is Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Because the park remains open during inclement weather, the Zoo offers no refunds or rainchecks. Because of the varying needs of the animals, some buildings or exhibits may close early. Check the Rides Page for current operating hours for the Train, Carousel and 4D Theater, as these change seasonally.