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Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

Cincinnati, OH

Zoos & Wildlife
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Address: 3400 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45220, USA How do we get there? Number: 513-281-4700
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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? 

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Parking is $10.00 and is purchased at the Zoo.

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Adults

$2 to $10 for general admission

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Children

(Ages 2-12): $2 to $8 for general admission

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Discounts if you purchase online

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Free Under

2 years

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Last Updates

2023

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The Zoo is doing its part to conserve natural resources that are critical to saving wildlife and wild places by greening its daily operations and reducing its impact on the environment.

The Zoo's Go Green initiative addresses: green building, energy efficiency, water conservation, storm water management, solid waste management, and land stewardship. They are also plastic bag free!

They have strollers for rent, but you need ID with you

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!

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

The main Zoo Shop, located in Vine Street Village, carries a wide range of items to commemorate your trip to the Zoo and also stocks practical items, such as sunscreen, to make your visit more enjoyable!

Field trips to the Zoo are available year round every day of the week. Admission is discounted per student and all required chaperones (1 per 10 students) are free. School Admission may not be used for Festival of Lights admission. Check out special opportunities just for schools like live animal demonstrations. Visit their site for more details!

They have strollers for rent, but you need ID with you

You can bring your own food or drink into the zoo! Alcohol is prohibited though

Early Entry at 9am for Zoo Members and Zoo Adventure Ticket (ZAT) ticket holders! Also, if the rides aren't included in your admission, they have individual admissions from $3 - $5

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