Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

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Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

Opened in 1875, the Cincinnati Zoo is the second-oldest zoo in the nation and a National Historic Landmark that is consistently ranked as one of the top zoos in the country.

Feed a giraffe or meet a new animal friend during an Animal Encounter at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Africa exhibit. Take the kids for a ride on the Safari Train or for a spin on the Conservation Carousel. Or send your senses into overdrive at the 4-D Theater featuring a cinematic experience that combines high-definition 3-D high projection with thrilling sensory effects.

The Zoo’s 75 acres house more than 580 animal species and 3,000 plant varieties making it one of the largest zoo collections in the U.S. This not-for-profit entity is internationally known for its success in the protection and propagation of endangered animals and plants and engages in research and conservation projects around the world.


Open daily 
January 5 – May 23: 10am – 5pm
May 23 – September 7: 10am – 6pm
September 8 – November 19: 10am – 5pm
November 20 – January 2 (PNC Festival of Lights 2015)*: 10am – 9pm; 10am – 10pm (Fridays and Saturdays)
*Festival of Lights closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve. Zoo is closed Christmas Day.


Purchased online:
$16 Adults
$11 Children (ages 2-12) & Seniors (ages 62 and up)
Purchased at the Zoo:
$18 Adults
$12 Children (ages 2-12) & Seniors (ages 62 and up)



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