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Roo Valley is a part of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden's “More Home to Roam” master plan, which is outlining new experiences and habitats while transforming existing buildings. The Roo Valley expansion project will include the Wildlife Canyon adventure course, Roo Valley’s kangaroo walkabout, a Beer Garden and a new habitat for the Little Blue Penguins.

  • Wildlife Canyon – Wildlife Canyon will be transformed to include a two-level ropes adventure course that sits 25 feet high in the treetops and features 60 activities. There will be options for people of all abilities,  including an ADA accessible section of the course.  
  • Roo Valley – Beneath the trees, guests will share space with the kangaroos in a 11,500-square-foot kangaroo walkabout.  
  • Beer Garden – Located behind the Watering Hole, guests will be able to relax and enjoy the view of Roo Valley from a new, multi-tiered Beer Garden. 
  • Little Blue Penguins – The Zoo’s little blue penguin colony will have a new home with an underwater viewing area in Roo Valley

Check out our 2018 Annual Review story to learn how we're using technology to help donors and the community envision the many parts and pieces of these exciting projects. 

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Greg Gates Architects LLC
Project Location
Cincinnati, Ohio