Louisville Zoo

Louisville, KY

Where are we going?

Louisville Zoo
1100 Trevilian Way

502 459 2181

What is there to do?

Enjoy wild adventures year round amongst more than 1,400 exotic animals in beautiful, naturalistic habitats amid an amazing botanical garden on 134 rolling acres at the Louisville Zoo. Behold baby Scotty, the Zoo's first baby African elephant, born March 2007, as he rolls in the mud, swims in the pool and continues to grow.

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.

Escape from the heat at the Calistoga Splash Park at Glacier Run. Enjoy gift shops, indoor and outdoor cafes, a petting zoo, playgrounds and fun rides on an antique carousel, tram and miniature train.

How much does it cost?

Adults: $24.95

Children: $20.95

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.
You may also want to consider utilizing the ZooTram that circles the Zoo and drops visitors off at key stops along the way.


When can we go?

September-February Open: 10am Close: 4pm (exit by 5pm) March-Labor Day Open: 10am Close: 5pm (exit b

Open daily year round. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.


Any top tips?

Stroller and wheelchair rental are available on the front plaza.
Smoking is prohibited throughout the Zoo. Three designated smoking areas are identified by banners.
Enjoy a train, tram or carousel ride at the Zoo!
Full train ride: $2.50
Half train ride: $1.50
Tram: $2 for all day
Carousel: $1.50
Calistoga Splash Park at Glacier Run is open during regular zoo hours from mid-May to mid-September

I’m Hungry!

African Outpost: Full menu including chicken finger baskets, hamburgers, hot dogs, salads and wraps. <br/>Outback Oasis: Ice cream, hot dogs, snacks and pizza. <br/>Islands Cafe Hamburgers, pizza, hot dogs, ice cream and snacks. <br/>Ostrich Stand Soft drinks, ICEES and snacks.

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