Getting Around the Zoo

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!


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.


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.

More Info + Electric Vehicle Charging

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. Watch this video for more info. 

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.


Times: 9:30am-5:00pm.



Times: 9:30am-5:00pm.


Sponsored By:

Kanga’ Klimb


Times: 9am-5pm (Ticket sales end at 4pm)

$18 Members

$21 Non-members

Giraffe Feedings

Times: Giraffe Feedings start at 9:3oam and will end once giraffes have consumed their allotment of lettuce.

$4 per food order. Weather and animal dependent.

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Gift Shops & Food Locations Open Today

Gift Shops

Historic Vine Village Main Gift Shop*: 9am-5pm

Mai Tai’s Market Gift Shop: 10am-5pm

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


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: 9am 5pm
Vine Dots: 10am 5pm
Africa & Train Station
Base Camp Cafe: 10am 5pm
Savannah Soft Serve: 10am 5pm
Tuskers: 10am 5pm
Twisted Tracks: Closed Closed
Train Dots: 10am 5pm
Jungle Trails & African Veldt
LaRosa’s: 10am 5pm
LaRosa’s Dots: Closed Closed
Canopy Canteen: 10am 5pm
Cup & Cone @ Mai Thai’s Market: 9am 5pm
Outpost Cafe @ Mai Thai’s Market: 10am 3pm
The Coop: Closed Closed
Wild Burger: 10am 3:30pm
Taco Caja 10am 4pm
Sweet Retreat: 10am 5pm

Wildlife Demonstrations

These are included with Zoo admission

Cheetah Encounter

Friday-Tuesday at 10:30am and 12:00pm.

cheetah running

See cheetahs do what they do best – RUN – during the Kroger Cheetah Encounter.

Sponsored by: 

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Barnyard Bonanza

Thursdays-Mondays at 11:00am and 2:00pm.

barnyard bonanza

The Barnyard Bonanza is a fast-paced, fun, family-friendly demonstration of barnyard animal behaviors in our Children’s Zoo!

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Wings of Wonder

Wednesday-Sundays at 1:00pm and 3:00pm.

Join us for an action-packed free-flight demonstration in the Zoo’s amphitheater.  See, hear, and feel birds fly over your head and marvel at other amazing bird behaviors. More info.

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