See what’s happening at the Zoo today, October 19, 2017!
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Join us for HallZOOween, Saturdays and Sundays thru October 29th!

Activities begin at 12pm; we encourage visitors to arrive earlier in the day to avoid most delays in entry and traffic.




*Early Entry for Members and Zoo Adventure Ticket holders begins at 9AM.

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  • BB&T Express Train will be open today from 9:30am-5pm.
  • Conservation Carousel will be open today from 9:30am-3pm.
  • 4-D Special F-X Theater will be open today from 9:30am-3pm.

Inclement weather, including excessive heat 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.

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The Zoo has FREE WIFI! Connect during your visit and share your adventure! Don’t forget to tag us on social media: #cincyzoopic


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.

Hippo Cove will be open today but will close tomorrow, Thursday, afternoon so vets can prep Henry for another exam.  He continues to have no appetite and treatment has not improved his condition.  His care team has been working tirelessly to keep him comfortable and help him fight this illness. Please keep Henry in your thoughts and prayers.

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  • Gorilla World is closed due to construction and will remain closed until December.
  • Hippo Cove is CLOSED today.
  • Cat Canyon will be closed until later this afternoon.
  • Wildlife Canyon animals will be on view beginning this afternoon due to yard work.

Gift Shops & Food Locations Open Today

Food Locations Open Today*:

Opening Time Closing Time
Base Camp Café: 9am 5pm
Savannah Soft Serve: 10am 5pm
Tuskers: 10am 4pm
Funnel Cake Factory: Closed Closed
Watering Hole: 9am 5pm
Vine Street Snack Shack: Closed Closed
Dip’n’Dots Vine Village: Closed Closed
LaRosa’s: 10am 3pm
Graeter’s Ice Cream: 10am 4pm
Safari Grill: Closed Closed
Safari Soft Serve Ice Cream: 10am 4pm
Smokehouse BBQ: Closed Closed
Outpost 10am 5pm
Dip’n’Dots in Safari Camp: Closed Closed

Gift Shop Locations Open Today*:

Historic Vine Village Gift Shop 9:00am 5pm
4-D Theater Gift Shop 9:30am 3pm
Hippo Hut (Open Weekends*) Closed Closed

Facepaint and Handimals are available on weekends*

*Weather and attendance dependent 

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