Also known as the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, the zoo was founded in 1873 and it was the second zoo to open in the United States. The zoo has had a very successful breeding program and has therefore has become known as "The Sexiest Zoo in America".
The Cincinnati Zoo has been rated the number one attraction locally, one of the top zoos in the United States by Zagat Survey and a number seven by Parents Magazine on the Top 10 Best Zoos for Kids.
It has over 500 animals and 3,000 plant species. Some of the zoo’s mammals are the American Black Bear, Screaming Hairy Armadillo, Black-footed Cat, Babydoll Sheep, Takins, California Sea Lion and Red Panda.
Some of the exhibits at this Ohio zoo include the Gibbon Islands, Lords of the Artic, Cheetah Encounter and a Flamingo exhibit. A new exhibit, African Savannah, is being built in four phases. When completed, it will be the largest animal exhibit in zoo history.
Where to Find Cincinnati Zoo Coupons and Discounts?
Tickets can be purchased for half price during Penguin Days. In 2013, Penguin days is being held from Jan. 2 to Feb. 28.
In 2011, Moms got FREE zoo admission on Mother's Day. Look for that special again this year. No word on 2013 yet.
Groups of 15 or more can save $3-$4 a ticket.
With a military ID, guests can save $3 off adult tickets and $2 off children.
A Senior general admission rate of $10 is offered for the regular Cincinnati Zoo admission ticket to those 62 and older.
In 2013, Visitor Appreciation Days will be held August 23, 24 & 25. On these days, you will receive 1/2 price zoo tickets and parking.
The local Krogers grocery stores sell discount Cincinnati Zoo tickets. This can save you $2 off adult and $1 off children's zoo tickets.
AAA members can receive zoo discount tickets at the local AAA office or online. There are a variety of tickets to choose from and can save you from $1 to $2.25.
Buying your tickets online at their website can save you $1 per ticket.
The 2013 Discover Book has a Cincinnati Zoo coupon for a FREE child's ticket when an adult ticket is purchased.
The 2013 Entertainment Book has two coupons for the Cincinnati Zoo. The first one is for a discount off of the regular admission and the second one is a discount coupon for the Total Experience Package.
The zoo offers a combo ticket that includes the rides and theater along with the zoo. Other combo tickets offer the rides and the zoo or the theater and the zoo. These can offer a savings from buying everything separately. In addition, a small discount is offered when you purchase the Total Experience Package online.
The Cincinnati Zoo also offers a rewards program. Zoo member are automatically enrolled in the rewards program. Non-members can also enroll and receive discounts at food and gift locations, exclusive zoo promotions and can also earn Zoo Bucks for zoo purchases. Enrollment is FREE.
Coupons can sometimes be found on coupon websites like Retailmenot.com and CouponCabin.com.
You can sign up for the zoo's e-newsletter on their website. Click on the little envelop on the bottom of the page under Connect. This will show you up-to-date zoo deals and events.
If you are a member of another zoo or aquarium, you may qualify for half-price or FREE admission.
If you go to the zoo at least two or three times during the year, it is good to look at the membership prices. It includes free year-round admission to the zoo, free admission to PNC Festival of Lights, free or discounted admission to over 100 other zoos, discount on all retail and food service location and more. There are many different types of memberships.
Local hotels such as the Embassy Suites and Marriott often offer a room and zoo package.
Zoo coupons, discounts, specials and deals usually have a limited time and an expiration date.
The King penguin are able to walk outside their exhibit until the end of February at the Cincinnati Zoo.