The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s  Zoo Access for All program is designed to encourage families and individuals of all backgrounds to visit our world class organization to build lifelong and multi-generational memories.

We are committed to inspiring every visitor with wildlife every day, and we believe everyone should have the opportunity to experience and cultivate a positive connection to wildlife and wild places.  We seek to include all members of our community regardless of economic status or other limiting factors.

As the #1 family attraction in Cincinnati, we are excited to expand upon our already offered Living Classroom Education Access Fund to provide similar experiences to families and individuals and we are dedicated to making the Zoo more accessible to low-income, at-risk and/or underserved children and families.

Official sponsor of Diversity and Inclusion:


  • At this time, we are accepting food assistance cards – SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) to purchase tickets or a Membership through the Zoo Access for All program.

  • General Admission Ticket Prices
  • Adults (13-61) $19 – $6
  • Child/Senior (2-12 or 62+) – $13 – $3
  • Parking $10 – $1

  • Membership Pricing
  • Family Standard Membership – $129 – $35


  • You must have a valid SNAP card and photo ID to purchase tickets or apply for a membership.


  • Number of tickets you can purchase with SNAP card – 8

Service Animals

We welcome guests that bring their trained service animals. Pets, emotional support animals, and therapy animals are not permitted in the Zoo. Guests should alert a Visitor Experience staff member at the Zoo’s Main Entrance upon arrival. Service animals entering the Zoo must be in their official roles, remain on a leash or a harness at all times and may not be left unattended. Guests are required to clean-up all defecation from their service animals while at the Zoo.

While your service dog has been socialized for most public settings, touring a zoo – especially for the first time – can be an unusual experience. Please watch for any indications that the Zoo animals are upset. These behaviors may include excessive flying, running or vocalizing. Should you see any of these behaviors, please step away from the distressed animal. The Zoo has the right to remove the service animal from the area if it is endangering itself or others.

Caregiver Information

If a caregiver is required to assist a visitor during their Zoo visit, one caregiver can receive a FREE admission ticket. The visitor requiring a caregiver, and any additional caregivers, will need to purchase an admission ticket to enter the Zoo.

Translation Services

The Cincinnati Zoo website can be viewed in Spanish or English. Click the drop-down menu in the top right corner to select your language.