Earth Day 2022 (Media Release)

ZOO CONTACT: Kyle Shepherd
502-238-5331 (Media Cell 502-744-5639)
kyle.shepherd@louisvilleky.gov

Louisville Zoo Celebrates Earth Day April 24
with $8.25 admission powered by LG&E and KU Foundation

The Louisville Zoo will celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 24 with $8.25 general admission plus free parking thanks to our sponsor Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities Foundation. The day will also feature activities to celebrate sustainability. Patrons can learn more about the Zoo’s conservation efforts and visit “eco-themed” exhibitors.

Earth Day 2022 is the highlight of the Zoo’s “Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth” in April.

Tickets are on sale online at louisvillezoo.org/event/earth-day-2022.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., guests can learn about the Zoo’s conservation efforts and visit eco-partner environmental displays at stations throughout the Zoo. Guests will be able to discover ways to connect to the local environment and also make a collective difference in conservation on a national and global level.

Eco-partner exhibitors to date include:

  • Blackacre State Nature Preserve and Historical Homestead
  • Central Creativity
  • Develop LouisvilleGreater
  • Louisville Sierra Club
  • Jefferson County
  • Soil and Water Conservation District
  • KAIRE (Kentuckiana Air Education)
  • Kentucky Conservation Committee
  • Kentucky Division of Forestry
  • Little Dog’s Pawstry Shoppe
  • Louisville Grows
  • Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District
  • Louisville Sustainability Council
  • Passionists Earth and Spirit Center
  • Public Works Solid Waste Dept./ Waste Management District-Recycling
  • River Metals Recycling
  • The Kentucky Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation
  • The Louisville Nature Center
  • WaterStep

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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).

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