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Choose Your Adventure!

Adult tickets are for ages 13-61 and child/senior tickets are for ages 2-12 or 62+. Admission portion of tickets are now valid thru 12/31/18, unless stated otherwise. Attractions portion of tickets are valid thru 1/1/18. Looking to give tickets as a gift? We suggest purchasing Zoo Bucks, available below!

All tickets are valid for PNC Festival of Lights

Adults: Online $26 (Gate $28)
Child/Sr:
Online $21 (Gate $22)
Includes: Zoo Admission, a 15-minute Polar Express 4-D Experience and All-Day Rides on the Toyland Express Train and Conservation Carousel!
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Adults: Online $24 (Gate $26)
Child/Sr:
Online $19 (Gate $20)
Includes: Zoo Admission (includes PNC Festival of Lights) with all day rides on the Toyland Express Train and Conservation Carousel.
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Adults: Online $17 (Gate $19)
Child/Sr:
Online $12 (Gate $13)
General Admission to the Zoo (includes PNC Festival of Lights). These tickets are valid until 12/31/18.
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Parking is $10.00 and is purchased at the Zoo. Click here to see discounted Military, Kroger and AAA admission offers.

Click here for more information on Zoo Access for All.


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Zoo Gift Certificates & Memberships make the perfect gift!

Zoo Bucks is the perfect gift for any Zoo lover! Take the guess work out of what tickets to purchase with this Zoo currency that can be spent anywhere at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden!

Zoo Bucks Gift Certificates
Give the gift that keeps giving all year long! Gift Memberships can be given to existing members and either extend the expiration date by 12 months or start when the recipient chooses to redeem it!

Gift Memberships

Special Discounts Available

Groups of 15+

Group discounts are available!
Group Discounts

Affiliate/Corporate Store Codes

Have an affiliate/corporate discount code to access a special ticket store? Click here!
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School Groups

Bring your school group to the Zoo!
School Group


Ticket Disclaimer

Full Ticket Disclaimer

No Rainchecks / No Refunds

Use of this ticket constitutes acceptance of the terms & conditions set forth on this ticket. The person using this ticket grants the Zoological Society of Cincinnati (the “Zoo”) permission to use his or her image, or that of his/her children, in advertising, publicity and other promotions without payment or compensation to holder. By using this ticket, the person using it voluntarily assumes all risk of personal injury (including but not limited to death) and loss of property, by accident or otherwise, incidental to attending the Zoo and using its rides, attractions and facilities, and agrees that the Zoo, its directors, officers, employees, and agents are not responsible for and shall not be liable for any such injuries or losses, no matter how caused. This ticket evidences a revocable license to enter the Zoo’s property, and this license may be revoked (and the holder ejected from the Zoo’s property) at the sole discretion of the Zoo, without refund, if misused or if the holder fails to abide by the policies, rules or regulations of the Zoo. Such policies, among other things, prohibit the possession and/or use of controlled substances and intoxicants on Zoo property. Park hours, prices, policies, and programs are all subject to change without notice. This ticket is non-refundable, non-exchangeable, and non-replaceable if lost or stolen. Unauthorized resale of this ticket is prohibited. Fees for parking, food, merchandise, pay-per-ride attractions, and special concerts and events are not included. Buy tickets…

Zoo Tickets FAQ (See the full Visitor FAQ here)

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Is it better to buy my tickets online, ahead of time?

As a bonus to our visitors who purchase tickets online, we have discounted admission for every ticket on our website. Not only will buying online save time, but it will save you money as well! As an added bonus, don’t waste paper and ink- bring your tickets to the gate on your smartphone and we’ll scan them from there!

What is the Zoo Adventure Ticket?

The Zoo Adventure Ticket is the ultimate adventure for Zoo visitors! Come see over 2.5 million lights, ride the BB&T Express Train and Conservation Carousel, take in one of our amazing, short 4-D experiences (featuring incredible sensory effects such as wind, water, smells, and even snow!) and even receive entry to the Zoo before the crowds at 9am!

I want to buy tickets for later on this year?

Any Day tickets are valid until December 31st of this year. Giving a gift? We suggest purchasing Zoo Bucks, that can be spent anywhere at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

I am a member of another Zoo, can I use my membership to enter the Cincinnati Zoo for free or at a discount?

If your current membership is held with a Zoo that participates in the reciprocal program with the Cincinnati Zoo, you are entitled to a discount on admission. You can check our list of participating reciprocal institutions here. (This discount cannot be combined with other discounts.)

Please note: this discount may only be applied at the Cincinnati Zoo ticketing windows and is NOT available online.

Do you charge for parking?

The current parking fee is $10.00 and can be purchased at the Zoo via the Ticketing window when you enter. Both cash and credit cards are accepted to pay for parking.

Do you offer a military discount?

We offer a military discount for all military personnel and their families. This discount is for $3 off adults and $2 off children. Military ID is required to receive discount and may only be obtained at the Cincinnati Zoo ticketing windows and is NOT available online. A full list of our discounts can be viewed here. (Please note: Discounts may not be combined.)

Is the Zoo closed if it's raining or cold?

The Zoo is open daily, rain or shine, cold or hot! If there is a threat of inclement weather or conditions aren’t ideal (rainy, very cold, very hot), some animals may be pulled off exhibit or given access to their indoor area for their comfort. Visit our Zoo Today page for the latest updates!

I was given a code from my company to obtain tickets. Where do I purchase these?

Corporate Discount Tickets can be purchased here. Please create a new account to proceed. Corporate discounts are not accepted at the Cincinnati Zoo ticketing windows and may only be purchased online.