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Admission Prices   

All prices are subject to change

General Admission

Adults (12-59)


Children (3-11)


Senior (60+) discounted rate


School Groups, Camp,
Daycare Centers & Scouts


Active military personnel are free. Ask about discounts for retired military and immediate families of active military.  


Dare to Care Food Drive & Admission Discount  
(part of Kroger Wild Winter Days)  

The Louisville Zoo is teaming up with Kroger and Dare to Care Food Bank offering a special discounted Zoo admission November 1, 2014 through February 28, 2015 for guests who participate in a canned food drive. For more details, click here.

Safari Ticket

Includes general admission plus UNLIMITED Carousel and Train rides the day of your visit. (Available at the Zoo through October 31 weather permitting; may be unavailable due to regular ride maintenance during the season. Not available online. Excludes "The World's Largest Halloween Party!" presented by Meijer)

Adults (12-59)


Children (3-11)


Senior (60+) discounted rate


Groups (15 or more) 

Discounts are available for groups of 15 or more. Please contact our Group Sales Department at (502) 238-5348 at least 72 hours prior to your visit. For more information click here.

Zoo Membership / Frequent Fun Pass

Your best year-round value is a Zoo Membership (season pass) - pays for itself in just two visits!

Consider the popular Safari Gold Membership -  it includes admission plus everyone covered on the card receives a bracelet each visit valid for unlimited use of the Zoo Train, Carousel and ZooTram shuttle during their operating seasons.

Plus, all Zoo membership include parking during regular Zoo hours. Click here for more Membership Information.

Parking Fee

There is a $5 per vehicle fee for visitors parking in the Zoo lot. The fee is assessed at the ticket windows. Tip: Purchase admission tickets online and add a pre-paid parking ticket for maximum convenience.

Members: If you are planning to purchase a guest ticket for someone who is NOT covered on your membership card, you may want to ride together so your guest can take advantage of your parking benefit. If the guest drives separately, they will be assessed a parking fee at the admission windows with the ticket purchase. See our Frequently Asked Questions for more details. 

Credit Cards

The Louisville Zoo accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover at all Admission Windows, Gift Shops, Membership Office, rides and major attractions and in the African Outpost restaurant.

Guest Information

Stroller and Wheelchair Rental

Stroller rental Located on the front plaza.

During winter season (Nov. thru mid-March), please visit the Front Admission Windows for assistance.

Single Stroller


Double Stroller


Red Wagon


Wheelchair (non-motorized)


Wheelchair (motorized)*


Wheelchair (motorized) Advance Reservation**  $33


*We have a limited number of motorized wheelchairs available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

** Motorized wheelchairs can be reserved on an first-come, first-serve basis for $33. Credit card payment in full is required for reservation. Guest must leave photo I.D. when picking up motorized wheelchair at Train/Tram Station. Guests must be 18 years of age to rent/operate an electric scooter. 24-hour notice required for cancellation and full refund. To reserve, call 502-238-5314.

Smoking - Designated Areas Only

Smoking is prohibited throughout the Zoo. Designated outdoor smoking areas may be found at the South deck of the Islands Cafe, at the African Outpost back deck and behind the Papa John's Splash Park area. See designated areas on your Zoo guide map.  We appreciate your cooperation.

Lost Children

See the receptionist in the Administrative Office or contact any Zoo staff member. Lost Child Bracelet: Pick up a Lost Child Bracelet that can be placed around a child's arm during their Zoo visit and includes a space for parents or guardians to write their name and cell phone number. If a child should become separated from his/her guardian, this will enable Zoo staff to quickly notify you to reunite you with your child quickly. Bracelets are free and can be picked up at any ticket window or ride location.

First Aid Office

Located on the front plaza on the right side of the Restroom Building. Or contact any Zoo staff member for assistance. If you have an emergency situation, please seek immediate assistance from a Zoo staff member. Do not call 9-1-1. Our staff are trained to quickly communicate exact location and entry to emergency personnel to expedite assistance.

Family Restrooms

Designed with families in mind, these special restrooms are located in Gorilla Forest, the Papa John's Splash Park and also in the main restroom building on the front plaza.

Lactation Station

If they choose, nursing mothers can find privacy in the lactation station located next to the first aid office on the front plaza.

Know Before You Go

Click here for a list of tips and safety guidelines to better enjoy your trip.