The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden opens daily at 10am.
Food location hours & animal appearances vary by season. Stop by the Welcome Center at the Zoo’s main entrance to help plan your visit!
January 3 – March 11: 10am – 5pm
March 12 – May 27: 10am – 5pm (early entry at 9am for members & ZAT ticket holders)
May 28 – September 5: 10am – 6pm (early entry at 9am for members & ZAT ticket holders)
September 6 – October 31: 10am – 5pm (early entry at 9am for members & ZAT ticket holders)
November 1 – November 17: 10am – 5pm
November 18– January 1 (PNC Festival of Lights 2017)*: 10am – 9pm; 10am – 10pm (Fridays and Saturdays)
*Festival of Lights closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Zoo is closed Christmas Day.
EARLY ENTRY: Members and Zoo Adventure Ticket (ZAT) ticket holders can enter the Zoo at 9am from March 12 – October 31.
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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.
Visit our FAQ Page for more information or send us an email! [email protected]
Members and Zoo Adventure Ticket (ZAT) ticket holders can enter the Zoo at 9am from March 12 – October 31 (one full hour before the Zoo opens to the public!).
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is located at 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45220.
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