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Zoo Adventure Ticket   Buy Now

best_valueZoo Admission, UNLIMITED Train & Carousel Rides, one 4-D Experience, and Early Entry at 9am!

Online Price
$25 Adult/$20 Child or Senior

Gate Price (at the Zoo)
$27 Adult/$21 Child or Senior

Rides Package  Buy Now

Zoo Admission & UNLIMITED Rides on Train & Carousel. 


Online Price
$23 Adult/$18 Child
 or Senior

Gate Price (at the Zoo)
$25 Adult/$19 Child or Senior

General Admission Buy Now

Basic Zoo Admission.

(Tickets valid for a year from the date of purchase)

Online Price
$16 Adult/$11 Child or Senior

Gate Price (at the Zoo)
$18 Adult/$12 Child or Senior

*Parking is $9.00 can be purchased at the Zoo!

The Zoo’s operating hours can be found here.

Early Entry

Early-Entry-Icon-150x150Zoo Members & Zoo Adventure Ticket (ZAT) holders can experience all the Zoo has to offer before it opens to the public! Early Entry begins at 9am, and the Zoo opens to the public at 10am.

Weather permitting, here are some of the Early Entry perks exclusive to members & ZAT ticket holders: 

Early Entry Exclusives


March 14-May 22nd

Daily Events

9:15am Elephant Bath

9:30am Train

9:30am Carousel

9:30am 4-D Theater

9:30am Giraffe Feeding

9:30am Goat Feeding

9:30am African Animal Encounter

10:00am African Painted Dog

Memorial Day (May 23) – Labor Day (Sept 7)

9:10am Sloth Chat – Education Building (Sun-Thur)

9:15am Elephant Bath (Mon-Sun)

9:15am Good Morning Gorillas (Sat-Mon)

9:30am Train (Mon-Sun)

9:30am Carousel (Mon-Sun)

9:30am 4-D Theater (Mon-Sun)

9:30am Giraffe Feeding (Mon-Sun)

9:30am Goat Feeding (Mon-Sun)

9:45am Macaw Chat (Mon-Sun)

9:45am African Animal Encounter (Mon-Sun)

10:00am African Painted Dog Chat (Mon-Sun)

10:00am Bat Eared Fox Chat (Mon-Sun)

10:00am Tiger Chat (Mon-Sun)

10:00am Hello Bonobo (Sat – Mon)

Sept 8 - Nov 1

9:10am Sloth Chat – Education Building (Sun-Thur)

9:15am Elephant Bath (Mon-Sun)

9:30am Train (Mon-Sun)

9:30am Carousel (Mon-Sun)

9:30am 4-D Theater (Mon-Sun)

9:30am Giraffe Feeding (Mon-Sun)

9:30am Goat Feeding (Mon-Sun)

9:45am African Animal Encounter (Mon-Sun)

10:00am Meerkat Chat (Mon-Sun)

Full Ticket Disclaimer

No Rainchecks / No Refunds

Use of this ticket constitutes acceptance of the terms and 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)

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! Get all-access to the Zoo with Admission, UNLIMITED rides on the Safari Train and Conservation Carousel, and a short 4-D Experience of your choice. This ticket is by far the best value and a great way to have a WILD time… and a great way to save some money too!

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.

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 $9.00 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.

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. Stop by the Welcome Center on your way in to best plan your visit!

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.

Special Rates for Groups & Schools

Groups of 15 or More

Group discounts are available!
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School Groups

Bring your school group to the Zoo or invite us to come to you!
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