Share the Zoo Experience

Zoo Bucks is the perfect gift for any Zoo lover! This Zoo currency can be spent on anything from admission to a membership or even a bite to eat!

Zoo Bucks Gift Certificates

MembershipGive 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

group picnic at the zooDiscounts available for groups of 15+!
Group Discounts

keeper holding Eurasian eagle owl Use a corporate code.
Affiliate/Corporate Discount Login

kids playing on ropes courseBring your school group to the Zoo!
School Group

Stroller and Wheelchair Rentals

The Zoo has both strollers and wheelchairs for rent at the ticketing window as you check in.

Rental Fees
Single – $10 / $9 for membersstroller for rent
Double  – $14 / $13 for membersstroller for rent
Standard Wheelchair – $10
standard wheelchair for rent

ECV (reserve an ECV) $30 ecv for rent

Ticket Disclaimer & FAQ

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.

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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!

I want to buy tickets for later on this year?

Any Day tickets for 2019 will be on sale later this winter. 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 habitat 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.