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Package and Ticket Deals

Become a member to get:

  • Discounts on food and retail
  • Discounts in the Zoo’s online store
  • Discounted guest tickets
  • Discounts on education programs
  • Discounted Admission to participating AZA Reciprocal Zoos
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*Please note: discounts must be applied on the date of visit and time of sale. Discounts may not be applied retroactively.

Corporate DiscountsMilitary & First RespondersBest of Family FunAAAReciprocal Membership DiscountsSNAP/EBT Program

More information on our group and corporate discounts can be found here.

Memorial Day

We offer FREE admission to all members of the military on Memorial Day

Discount tickets for guests here


$5 off adults and child admission. Valid military, fire or police ID is required to obtain discount. Tickets can be purchased online here.

All members of the military (both active military and veterans) receive a 10% discount on all Zoo membership levels.  Please bring your military or veteran ID to a Ticketing Window to redeem. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer/deal/discount.

We offer FREE admission to all members of the military on Memorial Day, July 4th and Veteran’s Day. All members of the military — active and retired — will receive FREE admission to the Zoo on Memorial Day, July 4 and Veteran’s Day.  The offer also allows military personnel to purchase up to six (6) discounted admission tickets for members of their immediate family. Military personnel who qualify for the free admission ticket and discount offer for family members include active military, retired military, National Guard, veterans with an honorable or medical discharge and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps with government-issued ID.  Simply present your credentials at the turnstiles on select holidays.  Guests with discounted tickets must enter with military personnel who is eligible for free entry.

Thank you for your service!

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discount cardCincinnati Best of Family Fun available at Kroger

$20-$500 Gift Card

Gift card redeemable at Scene 75, Coney Island, Cincinnati Zoo and Newport Aquarium locations. Load any amount from $20 to $500.

Purchase at any local Kroger location.  Gift card must be used in person at the Cincinnati Zoo, cannot be used towards purchases on the website.

Discounts available through local AAA only. This discount is not available at the Cincinnati Zoo ticketing windows.

Additional Discounts Please note: If you are a member of one of the following zoos and aquariums, you will receive 50% off general admission at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, regardless of your zoo or aquarium’s free/reduced admission policy (this offer cannot be combined with special events or promotions, i.e. Penguin Days). To receive the discount you can purchase your tickets in the “Additional Discounts” link above. Valid proof of membership and matching photo ID must be presented at the turnstiles when you arrive. When you present your Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden membership card, you will receive 50% off admission to the following zoos and aquariums (discount may not be available at all Zoos listed at this time.):

You can use your Cincinnati Zoo membership to receive FREE or discounted admission to over 100 other zoos and aquariums nationwide (including 7 in Ohio). Some popular organizations that are NOT on that list, however, include San Diego Zoo, Bronx Zoo, Indianapolis Zoo, and Newport Aquarium. You can view the most current list below. We strongly recommend you contact the zoo or aquarium you want to visit prior to your trip as the reciprocal list is subject to change without notice. Due to current conditions, some reciprocal Zoos may not be honoring reciprocity at this time.

Reciprocal Zoos

This list is subject to change without notice. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is not responsible for admission fees paid at reciprocal zoos as a result of unexpected changes in reciprocity agreements or other restrictions. Some organizations offer reciprocity to a limited number of individuals per visit, regardless of how many are covered by your Cincinnati Zoo membership. Parking and guest privileges generally do not reciprocate. We recommend you contact the zoos on this list prior to your visit to confirm the current reciprocity status and any restrictions. Updated April 4, 2023

Show your food assistance card – SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) – to receive discounted admission tickets, rides tickets or membership through our Zoo Access for All program. You must have a valid SNAP card and a valid matching photo ID to purchase admission tickets, rides tickets or membership. (Limit of 10 admission tickets and 10 rides tickets purchased per visit with SNAP card. Admission tickets, rides tickets and membership must be purchased in person at the Zoo.)

Access For All Discounts

General Admission Ticket Prices

  • Adults (13-61) – $6
  • Child/Senior (3-12 or 62+) – $3
  • Parking – $1

Rides Ticket Prices

  • Train – $2
  • Carousel – $1
  • Unlimited Rides Package – $4

Membership Pricing

  • Zoo for All (Family Standard) Membership – $50

SNAP cards from any state may be accepted. This is the only membership offered through this program. Discount cannot be applied to previously purchased memberships. Membership must be purchased and renewed in person at the zoo, and can not be purchased or renewed online or over the phone. Email [email protected] with any further questions or concerns. P-EBT, WIC, and Medicaid cards do not qualify for this program.

Hotel + Ticket Packages

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