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Party for the Planet 2015: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth

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One day isn’t enough to celebrate the wonders of our planet and promote the need to protect it, so the Louisville Zoo is hosting a month-long party.

Click here for a Green Tips Calendar!

Events

Saturdays, April 4, 11, 18 & 25; 7:30 – 11:30 a.m.
ZooPoopyDoo Compost and Mulch Sale

Get your garden ready for spring with our unique, high-quality ZooPoopyDoo compost and hardwood bark mulch. Compost is $40 per scoop. Mulch is $19.50 per scoop, which covers 17.8 cubic feet per scoop.

Saturday, April 4, 10 a.m. 2 p.m.

Eco-Partner: Bernheim Forest 

Join our MetaZoo Education Department along with the Children at Play Initiative at Bernheim Forest as they offer a Free-Play Day with Zoo admission. As part of our April 4th Play Day, we will have local musician Gregory Acker who will likely bring drums and xylophones for music play with our guests. Also, the larger-than-life Squallis Puppeteers will be at the Zoo.

Sunday, April 5, 10 a.m. 2 p.m.
EGGstravaganza

This is one EGGciting weekend. Bring your baskets for the Easter Egg Hunt. Eggs can be redeemed for a prize following the hunt. Also, visit with the Easter Bunny. Bring your camera!

Saturday, April 11, 10 a.m. 2 p.m.

Eco-Partner: KY Herp Society 

Stop by the Zoo’s front plaza and visit with the Kentucky Herp Society and some of their amazing creatures. The KHS promotes conservation and quality care of all wildlife, herpetofauna in particular, in every possible way.
Louisville Bats’ “Buddy Bat” appears Noon – 2 p.m.

Sunday, April 12, 10 a.m. 2 p.m.
Arctic Ambassadors Day

Arctic Ambassadors Day featuring Zoo mascots Tundra and Griswald and bear facts at Glacier Run.

Monday, April 13, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (enjoy the Zoo until 6 p.m.)
Fun Day Monday

Enjoy $5 general admission courtesy of LG&E and KU, with special zoo keeper talks and appearances by LG&E and KU’s “Louie the Lightning Bug.”(Tickets can only be purchased at the Zoo).

Saturday, April 18, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Meta Zoo Docents with educational animals and biofacts will be on hand to help you learn how to do your part to help our planet.

Sunday, April 19, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (enjoy the Zoo until 6 p.m.)
Earth Day Celebration

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Guests can enjoy $8 general Zoo admission all day, courtesy of LG&E and KU, along with free parking and Eco-Partner displays. (Tickets can only be purchased at the Zoo).

Eco-Partner Displays From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Spend the day learning about the Zoo’s conservation efforts and visit environmental displays located throughout the Zoo featuring some of our eco-partners.  (Click for Eco-Partner registration form)

Trashformation Press Conference
We will celebrate the winners of the Zoo’s Trashformation recycling art contest during a press conference at our Earth Day Celebration.

Monday, April 20, 10 a .m. – 5 p.m. (enjoy the Zoo until 6 p.m.)
Fun Day Monday 

Enjoy $5 general admission courtesy of LG&E and KU, with special zoo keeper talks and appearances by LG&E and KU’s “Louie the Lightning Bug.”(Tickets can only be purchased at the Zoo).

Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Eco-Partner: Kentucky Science Center 

Kentucky Science Center staff will be on hand to help you learn how to do your part to help our planet.

Sunday, April 26, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Eco-Partner: Kentucky Science Center & World Penguin Day

Guests can learn about the Zoo’s penguins by visiting hands-on interactive stations and through keeper talks. Perry the Penguin will make a stop at the Louisville Zoo, so bring your camera!

Monday, April 27, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (enjoy the Zoo until 6 p.m.)
Fun Day Monday

Enjoy $5 general admission courtesy of LG&E and KU, with special zoo keeper talks and appearances by LG&E and KU’s “Louie the Lightning Bug.”(Tickets can only be purchased at the Zoo).

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The Louisville Zoo is a member of the The Arts and Cultural Attractions Council (ACA). Join us in a year-long YES! Fest presented by ACA— A Year of Environment and Sustainability. YES! Fest will provide a platform to explore the important topic of the environment and sustainability. For more details on the Yes! Fest, click here.