Party for the Planet Hader

Party for the Planet 2017: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth

Purchase Discount Earth Day Tickets Here!

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. During the month of 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 and mulch sales, fun contests and more.

Multi-Day Events

April 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
ZooPoopyDoo Compost and Mulch Sale
Time: 7:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Get your garden ready for spring with our unique, high-quality ZooPoopyDoo compost and hardwood bark mulch.
Compost: $40 per scoop
Mulch: $19.50 per scoop (covers 17.8 cubic feet)

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April 10, 17, & 24
Funday Mondays
10 – 5 p.m. ($5.25 general admission)
10 – 2 p.m. Louie the Lightning Bug and LG&E and KU’s Mini City
Enjoy $5.25 general admission. 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

April 1
Earth Month Kick-Off Press Conference and Trashformation Awards Ceremony
Help us kick off Earth Month! See how local students turn trash into treasure in our annual Trashformation Art Contest. View winning displays and attend the press conference at 10:30 a.m. where we’ll announce this year’s winners. There will also be a Jam session led by Louisville Orchestra Music Director Teddy Abrams for students entering in the new musical instrument category. Click here for more information on Trashformation. Appearances by Louie the Lightning Bug from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

April 2
ZooCycle Sunday featuring Eco-Cell
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
 Help wild gorillas and clean your clutter for spring! Bring an old cell phone to recycle and receive a voucher for $2 off your next visit to the Zoo or $2 off a ride if you are a Zoo member.

April 8
National Zoo Lovers Day featuring Clifford the Big Red Dog
10 a.m. — 2 p.m.
 It’s National Zoo Lovers Day! Visit the Louisville Zoo and show your support for Zoos and the great things they do every day of every year. Join Clifford the Big Red Dog as he enjoys the sights and sounds of the Louisville Zoo. Norton Healthcare will also provide screenings on the Zoo plaza on Saturday, April 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

April 9
ZooCycle Sunday featuring the Louisville Water Company and WaterStep
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Visit with Louisville Water to learn about water quality and the technology behind using the earth as a source for creating safe drinking water.

April 15
Eggstravaganza
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Hunt for eggs and meet the Easter Bunny!

April 16
ZooCycle Sunday featuring Eco-Cell
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
 Help wild gorillas and clean your clutter for spring! Bring an old cell phone to recycle and receive a voucher for $2 off your next visit to the Zoo or $2 off a ride if you are a Zoo member.

April 22
Backyard Action Hero Day
Noon – 4 p.m.
Want to learn how to become a conservation hero? A Backyard Action Hero (BAH) is a kid or adult who is really into wildlife and habitats and is ready to take action to protect them. Pick up the Louisville Zoo’s most recent copy of the Backyard Action Hero Guidebook, learn about city ecosystems and what you can do to keep your local ecosystem balanced and healthy for the good of plants, animals and people!

April 23
ZooCycle Sunday featuring Eco-Cell and Buddy Bat
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
 Help wild gorillas and clean your clutter for spring! Bring an old cell phone to recycle and receive a voucher for $2 off your next visit to the Zoo or $2 off a ride if you are a Zoo member. Appearances by Buddy the Bat from 10 a.m. – Noon.

April 29
Save the Frog Day featuring Froggy
10 a.m. — 2 p.m.
Leap on over to the Zoo to learn more about amphibians and simple things you can do at home to help save  frogs. Special guest Froggy, from the Froggy book series, will hop by for a meet and greet.  Be sure to bring your camera!

April 30
Earth Day Celebration
Special $8.25 Zoo admission and FREE parking courtesy of LG&E and KU. Explore eco-partner displays, visit LG&E and KU’s Mini City display and say hello to Louie the Lightning Bug. Avoid the line and purchase discount tickets online.