Animal News

Please note:?While our goal is to provide opportunities for our visitors to see all the animals in our care, there are times when an animal may be off view or given access to their indoor space in order for our team to provide the best care possible.

Today’s Updates

Discovery Forest and Elephant House buildings are closed. All other buildings are now open.

Manatees will be off view.

Roo Valley will be closed today due to the weather.

Black Rhino will go inside at 4:30PM

Otters will have access to their indoor habitat.

Bears will have access to their indoor habitat.

White Lion, Cougars, and Malayan Tigers will be off view.

Painted Dogs and African Lions will have access.

African Savannah animals will be off view.

Hippos will be off view due to the weather.

Cheetahs will have access to their indoor habitat.

Little Blue Penguins will be off view.

African Penguins will have access to their indoor habitat.

Zoo Rides & Attractions

New safety features including plexiglass in between rows will keep riders socially distant and safe!

Girl wearing light up mask


Safari Train: Open from 2:30pm-close
Conservation Carousel: 2:30pm-close

Rides are an included benefit of Platinum and Gold Members. Standard members and non-members may purchase tickets at each respective attraction.

*Hours may vary due to inclement weather, maintenance, and low attendance.

Getting Around the Zoo

Food location hours & animal appearances vary by season. Ask us when you arrive for details on how to make the most of your visit!

Click here to see PDF of map


The Cincinnati Zoo is located at 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45220.

The main Zoo lot is open! Please pay attention to signage in the event this parking lot fills, we will begin directing to the overflow lot on Louis Avenue.

Visitors may enter the Zoo using the Pavilion Entry Building from the Main Parking Lot, equipped with stairs, elevators and escalators to get to bridge level. Our new Erkenbrecher Entrance will also be open as an alternate walk-in entry.

Gift Shops & Food Locations Open Today

Food Locations

Order your food in advance from Hops and Base Camp Cafe by clicking here!

Historic Vine Street Village
Hops: 1pm 9pm
S’mores and More: Closed Closed
Africa & Train Station
Base Camp Cafe: Online Online
Base Camp Almonds: Closed Closed
Tuskers: Closed Closed
Jungle Trails & African Veldt
LaRosa’s: Closed Closed
Polar Expresso Closed Closed
Candy Cane Cottage: 1pm 9pm
The Grove
Cup & Cone @ Mai Tai’s Market: 1pm 9pm
Outpost Cafe @ Mai Tai’s Market: Closed Closed
The Coop: Closed Closed
Wild Burger: 3pm 9pm
Mrs. Clause Kitchen: 4pm 9pm
Sweet Retreat: 4pm 9pm

Gift Shop Locations

Historic Vine Village Main Gift Shop*: 1pm-9pm

Mai Tai’s Marketplace Gift Shop: 1pm-9pm

*For a wider variety of retail items, please shop our online store.