Zoo Access for All 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. We seek to include all members of our community regardless of economic status or other limiting factors. Please see below for our many resources, policies, and tips to make your Zoo visit as fun and comfortable as possible. (Updated 12/21/2022) Please visit the FAQ page for general Zoo policies and information. To reserve an electric wheelchair for your visit, please click here. 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. The Zoo has made great progress toward this goal since the effort, funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), began in 2017. The Zoo offers: Adult changing tables Sensory-friendly restrooms Sensory maps Zoo adventure planning map Zoo adventure planning choices A rides access pass Going to the Zoo Social Narrative Going to the Zoo Video Narrative Roo Valley Social Narrative Roo Valley Video Social Narrative Giraffe Feeding Social Narrative Giraffe Feeding Video Social Narrative Blakely’s Barnyard Bonanza Social Narrative Cheetah Encounter Social Narrative 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 – 1 in Vine Street Village & 1 in Mai Thai’s Market Calm Spaces throughout the zoo (6 in 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 *Note: the Calm Spaces around Swan Lake may not be accessible/may not be quiet due to ongoing construction.