Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

Cincinnati, OH

Where are we going?

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
3400 Vine St
OH 45220


What is there to do?

Did you know that Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has been voted the #1 zoo in the country? In fact, it also won the award for the GREENEST zoo in the country with the work it's doing for the environment. How call is that? Now YOU can visit and see why it's so great!

Cincinnati Zoo is home to over 500 animal and 3,000 plant species. There are animals from ALL over the world. Kids can see their favorites such as the grand African lion, and the charming Masai giraffe.

There are snap happy animals including the American alligator and crocodile, and simply adorable creatures such as the Arctic fox and sand cat.

Kids can also learn the invaluable lesson on conservation as they meet animals who are rare or endangered in the wild, including the snow leopard.

Birds, mammals, and reptiles are all covered at the Cincinnati Zoo. You might even meet some species you have never heard of before! Have you ever seen a snew, or know what white-faced saki is?

There are playful primates, beautiful big cats, slithering snakes and even some domestic animals too.

Also at the zoo are rides & attractions including a 4D theater experience, a carousel and a train. There's a children's zoo with friendly animal interactions, amazing animal programs, as well as opportunities to go behind the scenes!

We haven't even begun to tell you about the botanical gardens either, with their beautiful native and exotic plants and flowers.

It's a nature and wildlife filled family day out in Ohio's capital city. Are you ready to get WILD? 

How much does it cost?

Adults: General Admission $19, including rides $26, including 4D experience $28

Children: (Ages 2-12): General Admission $13, including rides $20, including 4D experience $22

Discount: Discounts if you purchase online

Free Under: 2 years


When can we go?

10am - 5pm. (6pm close late May to early Sept)

The Zoo is closed on December 25 only.


Any top tips?

When you arrive, check out any programs or feedings happening that day so you can plan your schedule around what you want to see!

I’m Hungry!

There are a number of delicious food outlets to grab something to eat and drink! The Watering Hole - In Historic Vine Street Village offers six types of beer, soft drinks, snacks, french fries, chicken tenders & pub fried pretzels! There are burgers and hotdogs at Safari Grill, plus numerous other outlets offering hand-dipped ice cream, sundaes, pretzels and shakes!

Healthy Eating

You can bring your own food or drink into the zoo! Alcohol is prohibited though - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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