When are the best times to visit the Zoo?

The busiest days at the Zoo are generally Saturday, Sunday and days when large groups are scheduled.

Can I bring food and beverages

Guests are welcome to bring food and beverages to the Zoo with them. Alcohol is prohibited.

What is the smoking policy at the Zoo?

Smoking is not permitted on Zoo grounds.

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

If your current membership is held with a Zoo that participates in a reciprocal program with the Cincinnati Zoo, you will receive a discounted general admission ticket. You can check our list of reciprocal institutions.

How do I find information on shows and encounters?

Does the Zoo have a Lost and Found?

Yes, our Lost and Found is located at our Guest Relations/Member Services building.

Do you allow pets into the Zoo?

No, for the health and safety reasons for the animals in our collection, pets are not allowed on Zoo grounds. The only exception to this policy is for guide dogs.

Do you charge for parking?

Yes there is a charge for parking. The current parking fee is $9.00.

Do you offer a military discount?

Yes,  it is $3 off adults and $2 off children.  You just need to show your military id.

What animals are out in cold weather?

Get answers to this question + more info on how to make the most of your cold weather visits here – Winter FAQ

Most Frequently Asked Question…
Does the Zoo have stroller and wheelchair rentals?

wheel 1The Zoo has both strollers and wheelchairs for rent at our Welcome Center.  We have a limited inventory and provide these items on a first come, first served basis. No advance registrations available for strollers or manual wheelchairs, however there are a limited number of ECV’s (Electric Convenience Vehicle) that can be reserved each day – reserve an ECV. We recommend arriving early to secure strollers and manual wheelchairs. For all rentals a current ID must be left with Zoo Staff at the rental location.

Rental Fees

Single Stroller Double Stroller Standard Wheelchair ECV (reserve an ECV)
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$10 / $9 for members $14 / $13 for members $10 $30