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Rides & Attractions

Tickets are available at the Train/Tram Station and at individual rides/attractions in season (through October) or at the front cashier windows off-season (November through mid-March). Tickets are required for guests age 3 and older unless otherwise noted.  All rides and attractions are subject to weather conditions and general maintenance. Rides will not operate if the temperature is below 45 degrees. One ticket is required for each ride/attraction experience. Some restrictions may apply to rides/attractions. Click here for the Louisville Zoo Rider Policy.

For school group information, click here.

Your Best Deal
Safari Ride Bracelet

Includes UNLIMITED Carousel and Train rides the day of your visit (during regular Zoo hours).
Purchase at the Train/Tram Station mid-March - October 31 (Not valid for "The World's Largest Halloween Party! presented by Meijer).

Louisville Zoo Members




Groups 15+



Additional Cost Activities:

All operated weather permitting and subject to regular maintenance.


Two new trains will give families a chance to take a trip around the Zoo. Tickets will be available on the Main Plaza at the Train/Tram Station. Train boards only at Main Train Station. Available thru Oct 31, weather permitting.

Click here for the Train Rider Policy.

Train Ride





Conservation Carousel

(The carousel does not run when temperatures are below 45 degrees.)
Take a ride on this beautiful antique carousel, located near the main plaza. Purchase tickets at the carousel. If the child is too young to ride alone, the child needs a ticket but the parent rides free (when supporting the child). Available thru Oct 31, weather permitting.

Click here for the Carousel Rider Policy.



All Day Pass





Ropes Adventure Courses

(Click above to see prices, details and video)
The Ropes courses are closed for the season and will reopen in the spring of 2015.

The whole family will want to try this exciting new adventure ropes courses at the Zoo! Located near the Zoo lake.

Sky Trail Navigator

Adventurers will see the Zoo from a whole new perspective from their perch up high above the ground. This two-story high course features over 18 challenging elements.

Sky Tykes

Finally, an adventure ropes course for little ones has arrived! The Sky Tykes course is a perfect starting point for beginners or for small children ages 2-7. Maximum height is 48

Open weather permitting.

ZooTram Shuttle

Travel in comfort and in style when you ride the ZooTram Shuttle. It makes several stops along the route for visitors to disembark or re-board. Available thru Oct 31, weather permitting.

ZooTram Shuttle


Receive a wristband that allows you travel for the entire day.

Tram to the Top


Tram service (one ride) from Rainbow Springs Station to the Front Plaza Station.



Lorikeet Landing

(Weather permitting, will not operate below 50 degrees)
Feed nectar to the beautifully-colored Lorikeets located at Lorikeet Landing in the Australian area. Nectar is $2 per cup and is available for purchase at the exhibit.

Kaman's Art Shoppe at the Zoo

(Closed for the Season.  Will reopen in Spring 2015)
Fun photos, wild Handimals hand art, fabulous face painting and more.

Free Activities:

Papa John's Splash Park
(Closed for the season - Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day)

The nautically themed water play area has 42 unique ways for kids to get as wet as they want! It includes a fishing boat to climb on, dump buckets, jelly jet launchers, mini water slides and much more. Designed with safe family fun in mind, it's a really cool place to beat the heat.

Outpost Playground

Parents can relax while kids expend some of their endless energy at this playground with age-appropriate equipment. Located near the African Outpost Restaurant.

Billabong Playabout

Located in the Australian Outback Area near Lorikeet Landing and Wallaroo Walkabout. Kids will love all the age-appropriate fun equipment in the Billabong Playabout.

Boma African Petting Zoo

Located near the African Outpost Restaurant and elephant exhibit. Kids can pet, play and interact with animals with staff members close by and a fun hand washing station.