Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Admission to Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden ranges from $7-18. Parking is about $10.

  • Open:  Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. Early Entry at 9 a.m. is available for members and Zoo Adventure Ticket (ZAT) holders. June thru August closing is at 6 p.m. December Fest of Lights open until 9 p.m. on weekdays and 10 p.m. on weekends.
  • Location:  (Map It) 3400 Vine Street in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Phone:  513-281-4700
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The world-famous Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden opened to the public 140 years ago and was rated the #1 attraction locally and one of the top zoos in the nation by Zagat Survey.  It has also been recognized by Child Magazine as one of “The 10 Best Zoos for Kids.”  The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden was listed as a Top Ten Winner in the Animal Attractions category by FamilyFun magazine in 2015! Over 1.5 million people visit the Zoo’s award-winning exhibits, and more than 500 animal and 3000 plant species annually. The Zoo is an accredited member of the American Zoo & Aquarium Association (AZA) and the American Public Gardens Association (APGA), is internationally known for its success in the protection and propagation of endangered animals and plants, and engages in research and conservation projects worldwide.

Kids will love the train rides as well as the Zoo’s Carousel and Children’s Zoo. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is the number one family attraction in town.  Don’t miss it!