Party for the Planet 2021: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth

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 special virtual activities and videos, PLUS there will be special admission discounts thanks to our sponsor, the LG&E and KU Foundation!  

Schedule

April 1
Virtual Kick-Off Event
Join us on social media as we celebrate the exciting kick-off of Earth Month streaming LIVE from the Louisville Zoo! 

April 3
Celebrate-the-Earth Saturdays
Join us for virtual fun on social media! We’ll be sharing a fun video from our eco-partner, WestRock Recycling, to help you get excited about ways you can help protect our planet!

April 3 
ZooPoopyDoo Compost Sale
7:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Get your garden ready for spring with our unique, high-quality ZooPoopyDoo compost.
Compost: $40 per scoop
Click here to see details and options.

April 5
Funday Monday
10 – 5 p.m. ($5.25 general admission)
Enjoy $5.25 Zoo admission, courtesy of our friends at LG&E and KU Foundation. Please note that tickets and parking passes must be purchased in advance online. Capacities are limited to safeguard the health of staff, animals and guests during COVID-19. 

April 10
Celebrate-the-Earth Saturdays
Join us for virtual fun on social media! We’ll be sharing a fun video from our eco-partner, Eco-Cell, to help you get excited about ways you can help protect our planet!

April 10 
ZooPoopyDoo Compost
7:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Get your garden ready for spring with our unique, high-quality ZooPoopyDoo compost.
Compost: $40 per scoop
Click here to see details and options.

April 12
Funday Monday
10 – 5 p.m. ($5.25 general admission)
Enjoy $5.25 Zoo admission, courtesy of our friends at LG&E and KU Foundation. Please note that tickets must be purchased in advance onlineCapacities are limited to safeguard the health of staff, animals and guests during COVID-19. 

April 17 
ZooPoopyDoo Compost
7:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Get your garden ready for spring with our unique, high-quality ZooPoopyDoo compost.
Compost: $40 per scoop
Click here to see details and options.

April 17
Celebrate-the-Earth Saturdays
Join us for virtual fun on social media! We’ll be sharing fun videos from our eco-partners to help you get excited about ways you can help protect our planet!

April 17 
TreesLouisville Giveaway
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Zoo is hosting a tree giveaway with TreesLouisville! The tree giveaway will take place in the Zoo’s bus parking lot. Jefferson County residents can receive up to 2 trees per vehicle. Varieties include sugar maple, redbud, American beech, tulip poplar & a hybrid white/bur oak. First come first served, While supplies last!

April 19
Funday Monday
10 – 5 p.m. ($5.25 general admission)
Enjoy $5.25 Zoo admission, courtesy of our friends at LG&E and KU Foundation. Please note that tickets must be purchased in advance onlineCapacities are limited to safeguard the health of staff, animals and guests during COVID-19. 

April 21 
Conservation and Conservations ($10 per device)
Readings from Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a virtual book club discussion on Greta Thunberg’s book “No One is too Small to Make a Difference” and David Attenborough’s “A Life on Our Planet” about the global experience of climate change and what we can do to mitigate human’s adverse impact on the planet.

Thursday, April 22
Virtual Trashformation Contest Award Ceremony
Join us as we announce the winners of this year’s Trashformation Art Contest. Local celebrities including Louisville Orchestra Music Director Teddy Abrams will present the winners. Click for more information on Trashformation.

April 24
Celebrate-the-Earth Saturdays
Join us for virtual fun on social media! We’ll be sharing fun videos from our eco-partners to help you get excited about ways you can help protect our planet!

April 24 
ZooPoopyDoo Compost
7:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Get your garden ready for spring with our unique, high-quality ZooPoopyDoo compost.
Compost: $40 per scoop
Click here to see details and options.

Sunday, April 25
Earth Day at the Zoo ($8.25 general admission)
Enjoy $8.25 Zoo admission PLUS Free Parking courtesy of our friends at LG&E and KU Foundation. Please note that tickets must be purchased in advance onlineCapacities are limited to safeguard the health of staff, animals and guests during COVID-19. 

April 26
Funday Monday
10 – 5 p.m. ($5.25 general admission)
Enjoy $5.25 Zoo admission, courtesy of our friends at LG&E and KU Foundation. Please note that tickets must be purchased in advance onlineCapacities are limited to safeguard the health of staff, animals and guests during COVID-19. 

 May 1 
ZooPoopyDoo Compost
7:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Get your garden ready for spring with our unique, high-quality ZooPoopyDoo compost.
Compost: $40 per scoop
Click here to see details and options.

May 8 
ZooPoopyDoo Compost
7:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Get your garden ready for spring with our unique, high-quality ZooPoopyDoo compost.
Compost: $40 per scoop
Click here to see details and options.

May 15 
ZooPoopyDoo Compost
7:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Get your garden ready for spring with our unique, high-quality ZooPoopyDoo compost.
Compost: $40 per scoop
Click here to see details and options.

Additional Support by WestRock

WestRock Recycling LogoWestRock Recycling is proud to partner with the Louisville Zoo and Louisville Metro Waste Management District for the wet-dry recycling program at the Zoo. This innovative program maximizes the recovery of recyclable materials, by composting all food waste while dry materials go to WestRock Recycling to be sorted and recycled.