About the Zoo | Employment | Volunteer | Press



Presented by
Ford Motor Company

Extended through October!


Meijer presents

"The World's Largest Halloween Party!"

Oct. 3-5, 9-12, 16-19,
       23-26 & 30, 2014

Tickets on sale online


Help us name our latest addition!

Pygmy Hippo Naming Contest

Sept. 29 - October 10, 2014


Exotic Travel

Polar Bear Adventure

Oct. 28 - Nov. 3, 2014

Space is limited!


New Ropes Courses


Sky Tykes &
Sky Trail® Navigator

Open thru October


Animal Depend
On People To Survive


Fun Gift Opportunity


E-News! for Zoo Members

Are you signed up for important updates coming this Summer?

Alert: Insightbb.com emails.


Trunkline Magazine





Welcome to the Louisville Zoo


Zoo Hours - Open Daily Year Round


Now through September 28
Open daily 10 a.m. ─ 5 p.m.
(stay until 6 p.m.)

Fall/Winter Hours:
September 29, 2014 ─ mid-March, 2015
The Zoo is open daily 10 a.m. ─ 4 p.m.
(stay until 5 p.m.)

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Fall is here!
There's Still Time to Play!

Play on the Ropes Course, ride the train, get some yummy treats or fun gifts and visit your favorite animals, of course.

Special Notifications
(Updated 9/22/2014)

Animal News

  • The Louisville Zoo is celebrating the birth of a male pygmy hippo born on August 28, 2014. Help us name the baby by clicking here.
  • Visit the three new gorillas and learn what's new at the Zoo!
  • Zoo celebrates 1,000 Black-footed ferret kit born. Click here for more information.

Exhibits & Animals

Click here for a list of our exhibits and animals collection.

Admission Rates and Parking Fee


The Zoo recommends the following resource for online maps and driving directions: Yahoo! Maps.

Out of Towners

For a list of our hotel partners, click here.
For the Greater Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau, click here!

News Archives












The Louisville Zoo is the state zoo of Kentucky and a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Our collections, which include botanical gardens, are accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), which is building North America’s largest wildlife conservation movement by engaging and inspiring over 175 million visitors and their communities to care about and take action to help protect wildlife.

Pepsi is the official soft drink of the Louisville Zoo