See what’s happening at the Zoo today, August 22, 2017!
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*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-6pm.
  • Conservation Carousel will be open today from 9:30am-6pm.
  • 4-D Special F-X Theater will be open today from 9:30am-6pm.

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.

Fiona is making short visits to her outside pool and is still not on a set schedule. #TeamFiona

  • Click here for daily animal encounters!
  • Black Rhino calf, Kendi, and his mom, Seyia, are making short visits to their outdoor habitat, so visitors may get a peak at them throughout the day!
  • Snow leopards may not be on view due to yard work today.
  • Tiger cubs will be on view later today.
  • There will be no Keeper Chat at Manatee Springs today.
  • Cheetah Encounter will be a Keeper Chat with no run due to the high heat index forecast for today.

Gift Shops & Food Locations Open Today

Food Locations Open Today*:

Opening Time Closing Time
Base Camp Café: 9am 6pm
Savannah Soft Serve: 10am 6pm
Tuskers: 10am 6pm
Funnel Cake Factory: CLOSED CLOSED
Watering Hole: 9am 6pm
Vine Street Snack Shack: CLOSED CLOSED
Dip’n’Dots Vine Village: CLOSED CLOSED
LaRosa’s: 10am 4pm
Graeter’s Ice Cream: 10am 6pm
Safari Soft Serve Ice Cream: 10am 6pm
Outpost 10am 6pm
Dip’n’Dots in Safari Camp: 10am 4pm

Gift Shop Locations Open Today*:

Historic Vine Village Gift Shop 9am 6pm
4-D Theater Gift Shop 9:30am 6pm

*Weather and attendance dependent 

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