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.

Group transportation to the zoo is available through a variety of charter bus providers, including GOGO Charters, National Charter Bus, and Shofur.


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


Do you recieve SNAP/EBT benefits? Ask about discounted rides on our train and carousel!

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Times: 9:30am-5:00pm


Do you recieve SNAP/EBT benefits? Ask about discounted rides on our train and carousel!

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Kanga’ Klimb


Kanga’ Klimb is open Friday-Monday & closes November 12

Times: Closed

$18 Members

$21 Non-members

Giraffe Feedings

Times: Giraffe Feedings will be 9:30am-11:30am and 12:30pm-2:30pm.

$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*: 9:00am-5:00pm

Mai Tai’s Market Gift Shop: 10:00am-5:00pm

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

Wildlife Demonstrations

These are included with Zoo admission

Cheetah Encounter

cheetah running

See cheetahs do what they do best – RUN – during the Kroger Cheetah Encounter, through October 31st. See the schedule above.

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Barnyard Bonanza

barnyard bonanza

The Barnyard Bonanza is a fast-paced, fun, family-friendly demonstration of barnyard animal behaviors in our Children’s Zoo through October 31. See the schedule above.

Presented by: 

Wings of Wonder

Closed for the season.

More info Coloring and Activity Page

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