The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Visit our world-class zoo, voted #1 in the country by USA Today!

The Zoological Society of Cincinnati was founded in 1873 and officially opened its doors in 1875, making the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden the second oldest Zoo in the United States. Starting out with a humble collection of creatures, our zoo has grown to include over 400 different species of animals and 3,000 plant species - sitting on an 80-acre campus.

Zoo favorites include a collection of exotic felines (from tigers and snow leopards to sand cats and lions), to manatees, penguins and even kangaroos! Explore over 21 different habitats, hop on the train and enjoy a peaceful ride, get your face painted and try out a local brew. There's something for everyone. 

With inspiring animal habitats, engaging attractions, beautiful botanical gardens and the most famous hippo bloat in the world, the Cincinnati Zoo is one of the best places to explore your wild side. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is dedicated to creating adventure, conveying knowledge, conserving nature, and serving the community. 

Check out our Insider's Guide!