One day isn’t enough to celebrate the wonder of our planet and promote the need to protect it — so the Louisville Zoo is hosting a month-long party! This year marks the Zoo’s 30th year of celebrating the Earth since our first celebration in 1990. This April, enjoy weekend activities and cool displays by our eco-partners to learn how you can do your part to help our planet. Plus, there will be ZooPoopyDoo compost sales, weekend recycling programs, fun contests and more.
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Saturday, April 11, 18, 25 (7:30 – 11:30 a.m.)
(April 4 Cancelled)
Get your garden ready for spring with our unique, high-quality ZooPoopyDoo compost. Click here for prices, instructions and details.
Fun Day Mondays
Monday, April 6, 13, 20 & 27
Enjoy $5.25 Zoo admission, courtesy of the LG&E and KU Foundation. There will be special zoo keeper talks and LG&E and KU’s Mini City display plus appearances by Louie the Lightning Bug from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Date Specific Events
Earth Month Kick-Off
Saturday, March 21 at 11 a.m.Postponed: Date TBD
See how local students turn trash into treasure in our annual Trashformation Art Contest. View winning displays and attend the press conference at 11 a.m. when we’ll announce this year’s winners. There will also be a jam session led by Louisville Orchestra Music Director Teddy Abrams for students who entered the musical instrument category.
Saturday, April 4 (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
Postponed: Date TBD
Learn about what is recyclable and what is not! Join WestRock Recycling and Louisville Metro Public Works to discover where your recycling goes in the Louisville area, best practices for recycling and learn more about the Zoo’s innovative wet-dry recycling program.
TreesLouisville Tree Giveaway
Saturday, April 11 (10 a.m. until supplies last)
TreesLouisville will be here giving away trees, on a first-come, first-serve basis and learn more about protecting and expanding Louisville’s urban forest through tree planting, public awareness, education and collaboration.
Water Step Shoe Recycle Sunday
Sunday, April 12, (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
Recycle a pair of gently used shoes at the Zoo! WaterStep’s donated shoe collection helps to provide safe water to developing communities and on average prevents 30,000 pounds of shoe waste from going into landfills.
Backyard Action Hero Day
presented by Toyota Motor Manufacturing/Georgetown, KY
Saturday, April 18 (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
A Backyard Action Hero (BAH) is a super cool person who cares about wildlife and wants to help animals and their habitats! We’ll have 6 stations around the Zoo to teach you about wildlife and the natural world. And pick up your free copy of the current BAH guidebook!
Eco-Cell Recycle Sunday & Gorilla Conservation Day
Sunday, April 19
Drop off your old cell phones at the Zoo. Save $1 off admission while you help save wildlife! In Gorilla Forest, there will be zoo keeper talks, education stations and more!
Earth Day Celebration
Sunday, April 26, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (stay until 6 p.m.)
Celebrate Earth Day with more than 20 community eco-partner displays (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) and $8.25 Zoo admission all day courtesy of the LG&E and KU Foundation — plus FREE parking! Visit LG&E and KU’s Mini City display and Louie the Lightning Bug mascot. Tickets on sale soon!