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We seek to include all members of our community regardless of economic status or other limiting factors.

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Zoo Access for All program is designed to encourage families and individuals of all backgrounds to visit our world-class organization to build lifelong and multi-generational memories. We are committed to inspiring every visitor with wildlife every day, and we believe everyone should have the opportunity to experience and cultivate a positive connection to wildlife and wild places.

Please see below for our many resources, policies, and tips to make your Zoo visit as fun and comfortable as possible. (Updated 5/3/2023)

General Zoo InformationReserve an Electric Wheelchair for Your Visit
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Official Sponsor of Diversity and Inclusion:
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The Zoo Offers:

  • Access Pass for rides & experiences
  • Zoo Visual Supports and Rules
  • Sensory bags filled with oral motor chewy tubes, fidgets, noise-canceling headphones, sunglasses, etc. (Available for check-out at the Welcome Center)
  • 2 Calming rooms
  • Calm spaces throughout the Zoo (6 total, including the Vine Street Village Calming Room)
  • Kanga’ Klimb Ropes course with ADA-accessible components
  • Financial assistance for schools through the Living Classroom Education Access Fund

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, in partnership with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC), has been working to become the most welcoming, accessible, and inclusive Zoo for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

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Contact Us

For specific questions regarding accessibility, email Annie DeGrood at [email protected]. Please allow up to 2 days to respond.

For general questions or immediate needs, please call the Visitor Experience Team at 513-559-7713 or email us at [email protected].

For Public Safety needs or concerns, please call 513-475-6112.

Thanks to these partners for supporting the Zoo Access for All program: