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Earth Day Festival

CONTACT: Kyle Shepherd
Direct: 502-238-5331  |  Media Only: 502-744-5639
kyle.shepherd@louisvilleky.gov

Louisville Zoo Celebrates Earth Day April 29 with $8.25 admission powered by LG&E and KU

The Louisville Zoo will celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 29 with $8.25 general admission thanks to our sponsor Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities. The day will also feature activities to celebrate sustainability. Patrons can learn more about the Zoo’s conservation efforts and visit dozens of “eco-themed” exhibitors.

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

Tickets are on sale now online at louisvillezoo.org/event/earth-month-celebration/. Admission for the general public on April 29 is just $8.25 per person, all day, courtesy of LG&E and KU. Parking is also free. (Zoo members and children age 2 and under always receive free admission.)

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:

  • Cabinet for Health and Family Services
  • Evolve KY
  • Falls of the Ohio State Park
  • Greater Louisville Sierra Club
  • Idlewild
  • Jefferson County 4H
  • Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Kentucky Chapter — American Chestnut Foundation
  • Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition
  • Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection
  • Kentucky Science Center
  • Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
  • Kentucky Division of Forestry
  • Kentucky Heartwood, Inc
  • Kentucky Solar Energy Society
  • Lead Safe Louisville
  • Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District
  • Louisville Metro Housing & Community Development
  • River Metals Recycling
  • The Parklands
  • WestRock Recycling

LG&E and KU’s “Mini-City” demonstration will be on site from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Glacier Run classroom foyer to teach children and adults how to be safe around electricity. The Mini-City is a table-top display that uses live current to demonstrate proper safety techniques using outdoor and indoor scenarios. LG&E and KU’s popular “Louie the Lightning Bug” will buzz around the crowd delighting children and adults from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Zoo’s front plaza.

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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 American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

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Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company, part of the PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) family of companies, are regulated utilities that serve nearly 1.3 million customers and have consistently ranked among the best companies for customer service in the United States. LG&E serves 326,000 natural gas and 411,000 electric customers in Louisville and 16 surrounding counties. KU serves 553,000 customers in 77 Kentucky counties and five counties in Virginia. More information is available at www.lge-ku.com and www.pplweb.com.

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