See what’s happening at the Zoo today, April 24, 2018

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

Join us for Tunes & Blooms Thursday evenings in April from 6pm-8pm. Admission is FREE, Parking is $10 (free for members).

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  • BB&T Express Train will be open until 5pm today*.
  • Conservation Carousel will be open until 3pm today*.
  • 4-D Special F-X Theater will be closed 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.

  • Check the weather: Temperatures must be 50 degrees or above with sunny skies for hippos to be outside. (This is at the discretion of our animal care staff & could change without notice)
  • Click here for weekend animal encounters!
  • Cheetahs will have access to their behind-the-scenes bedroom space and the Encounter will be a chat today.
  • White lions & White Tiger will have access to their behind-the-scenes bedroom space.
  • Malayan tigers will have access to their behind-the-scenes bedroom space.
  • Indian rhino will have access to the behind-the-scenes bedroom space.
  • Snow leopards will have access to their behind-the-scenes bedroom space and no chat today.
  • Manatee Springs will be closed today and tomorrow while new manatee Daphne gets used to her new home. Read more.

What’s in Bloom

The peak bloom for our over 100,000 tulips is happening now along with plenty of other beauties in bloom!

Gift Shops & Food Locations Open Today

Opening Time Closing Time
Base Camp Café 9am 5pm
Savannah Soft Serve 10am 5pm
Tuskers Closed Closed
Funnel Cake Factory Closed Closed
Watering Hole 9am 5pm
Snack Shack Closed Closed
Dip ‘N Dots Vine Village Closed Closed
LaRosa’s Closed Closed
Graeter’s Closed Closed
Safari Grill Closed Closed
Safari Soft Serve Ice Cream Closed Closed
Smokehouse BBQ Closed Closed
Outpost Closed Closed
The Coop Food Truck Closed Closed
Dip ‘N Dots Safari Camp Closed Closed

Gift Shop Locations Open Today*:

Historic Vine Village Gift Shop* 9am 5pm
4-D Theater Gift Shop 9:30am 3pm

*Weather and attendance dependent 

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