Saturday, July 25, 2019
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy Zoo Day 2019. 

We enjoyed seeing everyone and their families and hope you all had a great time. 

We look forward to seeing you next year!

Event Details

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Ticketing and Registration Information

  • A limited number of tickets are available for this event:
    • Heart Institute staff and immediate family members (spouses and children only, please).
    • Heart Institute patients and immediate family members (spouses, parents/guardians and siblings only, please).
  • Those interested in attending this event will need to register online to reserve tickets.
  • To reserve tickets, each staff member and each patient family will register and submit one online entry for their families.
  • Tickets will be reserved on a first-come-first-served basis pending family member guidelines.
  • Submissions will be reviewed to ensure family member guidelines are met.
  • If tickets run out, staff members and patients/patient families are welcome to join us at the zoo but will be responsible for purchasing their own ticket(s) and securing their own food. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the main zoo entrance upon arrival.
  • Please note: No tickets will be mailed.

Day of Event

  • Check in with Heart Institute staff at the Main or Safari entrances to get free zoo tickets and picnic wristbands.
  • Heart Institute check-in will be open from 10am-12pm.
  • Once inside the zoo, you are free to explore at your leisure.
  • Lunch will be served between 11:30am-1pm at Safari Picnic Grove. (view map)
  • You are welcome to eat at the designated shelters in Picnic Grove.
  • There is no formal presentation or schedule so you can continue to enjoy the zoo after lunch.
  • This event will be held, rain or shine.

Check-in will close promptly at 12pm.

  • Free zoo tickets and picnic wristbands will not be handed out after 12pm so our Heart Institute staff may enjoy the picnic with their families. Please allow ample time for travel and parking detours.
  • If you arrive after 12pm, you can still enter the zoo by using your zoo membership or by purchasing tickets. However, only guests who registered in advance and receive wristbands at check-in will be permitted by zoo staff to attend the picnic.


  • Lunch will include burgers and hot dogs as well as other picnic-style food.
    • For any dietary restrictions, you are responsible for providing your own food. Our ability to accommodate special diets is extremely limited at this event. 
  • Drinks will include choice of water, iced tea and lemonade.
  • The cookies available for dessert are pre-packaged and manufactured on shared equipment with peanuts and tree nuts.

Parking and Directions

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
3400 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45220

Parking is included with your zoo ticket. Simply present zoo ticket to the parking attendant when exiting the lot as proof of payment.

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