Louisville Zoo

Louisville, KY

Where are we going?

Louisville Zoo
1100 Trevilian Way
KY 40213

502 459 2181

What is there to do?

Enjoy wild adventures year round at Louisville Zoo, home to more than 1,400 exotic animals that YOU can meet face to face!

The animals that call this popular zoo home spend their time in beautiful, naturalistic habitats amid an amazing botanical garden on 134 rolling acres.

Species from all over the world can be found at Louisville Zoo, from the weird, the wonderful, the beautiful and the rare.

Be immersed in the middle of gorillas "in the round" at award-winning Gorilla Forest with Western lowland gorillas and patas monkeys. 

At Lorikeet Landing you can get nose-to-beak with colorful Australian parrots as they land on you in the open walk-through aviary. Louie, the rare white alligator, offers a unique look at an animal that would not survive in the wild. 

The Islands exhibit features orangutans, baby siamangs, tapirs, Sumatran tigers, babirusa and a glorious array of rare island birds. 

Experience a special encounter with wallaroos and wallabies at Wallaroo Walkabout and watch Amur tigers being trained up-close at Tiger Tundra without a special behind-the-scenes tour.

Did you ever think you would find a Splash Park at a zoo? You can here! Escape from the heat at the Calistoga Splash Park at Glacier Run, before immersing yourselves in the sights and sounds of an imaginary gold mining town on the edge of the Arctic wilderness. See polar and grizzly bears, seals and sea lions, and even snowy owls!

Enjoy gift shops, indoor and outdoor cafes, a petting zoo, playgrounds and fun rides on an antique carousel, tram and miniature train too. It's a WILD day out in Louisville Zoo, with so much more than just educational experiences!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $24.95

Children: $20.95

Discount: Cheaper admissions in winter

Free Under: 12 months.


Need a little extra help?

The Louisville Zoo is accessible to those with limited mobility and wheelchairs. A limited number of motorized and non-motorized wheelchairs are available for rental in the front plaza.


When can we go?

Mid-March to late Sept: 10am - 5pm. (4pm close rest of year).

Closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year’s Day.


Any top tips?

There is an additional fee for the extra activities including the carousel, train and tram so take some change

I’m Hungry!

You certainly won't be going hungry at Louisville Zoo! The year round African Outpost offers sandwiches, chicken tenders, burgers, hot dogs, pizza and more! The seasonal Lakeside Smokehouse offers delicious BBQ chicken or pork, Wild Burger is burgers galore and Kentucky Canteen is treats and coffee! With snacks, dippin dots, and so much more, get ready to stop those rumbling tummies!

Healthy Eating

There are deli-sandwiches and salads at the African Outpost.

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