Purchase Online In Advance & Save! Expand for Tickets FAQ What is Plan Ahead Pricing? New this year, Plan-ahead Pricing allows visitors to save by purchasing tickets for select dates online in advance. Prices for traditionally lower traffic days, such as Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, will be as much as half less than those purchased for the most popular days. Prices will go up based on demand for certain days, so buy early to get the best rate. 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 are now available! 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. Choose Your Adventure Adult tickets are for ages 13-61 and child/senior tickets are for ages 2-12 or 62+. Prices online are $2 less than at the gate and change by day, so purchase NOW to lock in the BEST price! Penguin Days Enjoy cool savings January 5th thru March 13th during Penguin Days! Buy tickets in advance and save the most with some days as much as half-off the regular gate pricing. (Please note: This offer cannot be combined with any other discounts.) General Admission Includes: Specific-date General Admission to the Zoo from March 14, 2020 thru January 2, 2021. *Available beginning mid-February. Zoo Any Day Tickets Includes: General Admission to the Zoo valid any one day, during regular operating hours from March 14, 2020 – January 2, 2021. Buy Tickets Here Parking is $10.00 and is purchased at the Zoo.