See what’s happening at the Zoo today, June 18th, 2018

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*Early Entry is at 9am for Members and Zoo Adventure Ticket holders

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  • BB&T Express Train will be open until 6PM today*.
  • Conservation Carousel will be open until 6PM today*.
  • 4-D Special F-X Theater will be open until 6pm today*.

*Inclement weather, including excessive heat, cold, and/or rain and storms may cause the early closure some habitats, attractions, food/retail locations, etc. 


Food location hours & animal appearances vary by season. Ask us when you arrive for details on how to make the most of your visit!

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The Cincinnati Zoo is located at 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45220. The main parking lot & entrance is on Vine Street. Click here for a parking map.


Upcoming Events

The Zoo season is packed with special events and Animal Encounters that will delight the entire family. Click here to see upcoming events!


Animal News

Please note: While our goal is to provide opportunities for our visitors to see all the animals in our care, there are times where an animal may be off view or given access to their indoor space in order for our team to provide the best care possible.

  • Due to extreme heat over the next several days- many animals may be given access to their bedroom area, be kept off view, or are on view- but in a shady place to keep cool.
  • Click here for weekend animal encounters!
  • Takins will have access to their indoor areas today due to extreme heat.
  • Bears will have access to their indoor areas today due to extreme heat.
  • Black rhino female and calf will not be on view due to habitat construction.
  • Cheetah Encounter will be a chat instead, due to extreme heat.

Gift Shops & Food Locations Open Today

Looking for nutritional information and menu options? Please click here or a location name below!

 Food Locations*
Opening Time
Closing Time
Base Camp Café 9am 6pm
Savannah Soft Serve Ice Cream 10am 6pm
Tuskers 10am 6pm
Funnel Cake Factory 10am 6pm
Dip ‘N Dots by Train 10am 6pm
Watering Hole 9am 6pm
Snack Shack 10am 6pm
LaRosa’s Pizza Food Truck 10am 6pm
Dip ‘N Dots in Vine Village 10am 6pm
LaRosa’s Pizza 10am 6pm
Graeter’s Ice Cream 10am 6pm
Dip ‘N Dots @ LaRosa’s 10am 6pm
Safari Grill** Closed Closed
Smokehouse BBQ** Closed Closed
Safari Soft Serve** Closed Closed
Outpost 10am 6pm
The Coop Food Truck 10am 6pm
Dip ‘N Dots Safari Camp 10am 6pm
Gift Shop Locations*
Opening Time
Closing Time
Historic Vine Village Gift Shop 9am 6pm
4-D Theater Gift Shop 9:30am 6pm
Exploration Station 10am 6pm

*Weather and attendance dependent 

**Smokehouse BBQ, Safari Grill, and Safari Soft Serve are closed due to fire damage and will not reopen this summer.  The Coop and Outpost are open. Be on the lookout for new food offerings, coming soon!

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