ZOO CONTACT: Kyle Shepherd
502-238-5331 (Media Cell 502-744-5639)
Presented by Ford Motor Company
Dads get free admission to the Louisville Zoo on Ford’s Father’s Day, June 19, 2022. Families can bring their dad out to see the Zoo’s newest dads: Hartmann’s mountain zebra Gibbs, harbor seal Oscar, and soon-to-be father Masai giraffe Baridi.
Any father may simply inform the attendant at the gate as they enter for free admission. The Zoo encourages others visiting with dad to purchase tickets and parking in advance online for quick entry.
The Zoo is open daily year-round. Current hours through September 18, 2022 are 10 a.m. ─ 5 p.m. (exit by 6 p.m.) The Zoo is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
About the Louisville Zoo
Since 2011, under Mayor Fischer’s administration, the Louisville Zoo celebrated its 50th anniversary, opened nine new exhibits and attractions, and won national awards for Glacier Run and School at the Zoo. Considered Kentucky’s most popular not-for-profit paid attraction, the Zoo welcomed nearly 9 million guests in the last decade. In 2021, the Zoo was voted “Best Place to Take Kids in Summer,” by LEO Weekly, “Best Kid-Friendly Attraction” by Kentucky Living Magazine and Boo at the Zoo made the Top 10 Halloween Festivals list by thetravel.com. Community Access Memberships, deep-discount days, the Future Healers Got Zoo Buddies partnership and the accessible playground are among prime efforts to make Louisville Zoo even safer, more engaging, and more inclusive. Among the Louisville Zoo’s most successful conservation programs, the black-footed ferret breeding effort produced 1,100 kits and repatriated more than 800 of these most highly endangered, American mammals to the wild.
The Louisville Zoo, a non-profit organization and state Zoo of Kentucky, is dedicated to bettering the bond between people and our planet by providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors, and leadership in scientific research and conservation education. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).