Getting Around the Zoo

Construction updates:

  • The bottom of Bear Hill by Jungle Trails and Larosa’s is closed off
  • Path from Bald Eagle to Passenger Pigeon will be closed today.-Cat Cayon, Night Hunters, and Gorilla World will be closed due to this construction.
  • The Erkenbrecher Ave pedestrian entrance and bridge will be closed until further notice

Food location hours & animal appearances vary by season. Ask us when you arrive for details on how to make the most of your visit!

Zoo Map

Purchase a Souvenir Zoo Map at the Zoo for $1.


When you’re at the Zoo, find your destination with our interactive mobile app!

Directions

Erkenbrecher Ave. Pedestrian entrance and Bridge will be closed until further notice due to construction.

The main Zoo lot is located at 3427 Vine Street. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is located at 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45220. You can also take Metro routes 1, 46, 38x, 78 or hop on a Red Bike.

Parking

Members will exit the lot by scanning their digital membership or a physical membership card on the top scanner. Any other visitors can purchase a parking ticket by scanning the QR codes posted around the park or by using the parking kiosk at the zoo’s front entry.

The main Zoo lot is located at 3427 Vine St. If this lot is full, you may be directed to park at any of our overflow lots.

Visitors may enter the Zoo using the Pavilion Entry Building from the Main Parking Lot, equipped with stairs & elevators to get to bridge level.

You can charge your electric vehicle at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden! We have 8 charging ports in our main Vine St. parking lot. The charging stations are provided by Electrada and can be used with FLO or ChargePoint apps, and also appear on Plugshare.

Zoo Rides & Attractions

Rides are an included benefit of Platinum and Gold Members. Standard members and non-members may purchase tickets at each respective attraction.

Train

The train is closed for the season.

$4

Train Sponsor: 

Carousel

The Carousel is closed for the season.

$3

Kanga’ Klimb

 

Kanga Klimb is closed for the season.

Giraffe Feedings

Times: Closed for the season.

$4 per food order. Weather and animal dependent.

Sponsored by:

Gift Shops & Food Locations Open Today

Gift Shops

The Vine Village gift shop will be closed 2/6

Historic Vine Village Main Gift Shop*: 10am-5pm

Mai Tai’s Market Gift Shop: 10am-5pm (closed until March)

*For a wider variety of retail items, please shop our online store.


Food

New mobile food ordering allows touchless transactions with food pickup at Base Camp Cafe. From Food Trucks featuring chicken strips, tacos, and burgers to snack stations and Hops, overlooking Roo Valley, the Zoo has something for everyone!

See what is open today!

Historic Vine Street Village
Hops: Closed Closed
S’mores & More: Closed Closed
Africa & Train Station
Base Camp Cafe: 10am 5pm
Candy Cane Cottage: Closed Closed
Tuskers: Closed Closed
Twisted Tracks: Closed Closed
Train Dots: Closed Closed
Jungle Trails & African Veldt
LaRosa’s: Closed Closed
LaRosa’s Dots: Closed Closed
Canopy Canteen: Closed Closed
The Grove
Cup & Cone @ Mai Thai’s Market: Closed Closed
Outpost Cafe @ Mai Thai’s Market: Closed Closed
The Coop: Closed Closed
Wild Burger: Closed Closed
Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen: Closed Closed
Sweet Retreat: Closed Closed
Santa’s Sweets (Santa Village) Closed for the season Closed for the season

Animal Experiences

These are included with Zoo admission

Cheetah Encounter

Closed for the season.

cheetah running

Sponsored by: 

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Barnyard Bonanza

Closed for the season.

barnyard bonanza

Presented by: 

Bird Experience

Closed for the season.

Sponsored by: 

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