Party for the Planet 2022: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth

 

April 24th, 2022 attendance – 8,457

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, LG&E and KU Foundation!  

Schedule

March 26 at 11 a.m.
In-Person Press Conference
Join us as we celebrate the exciting kick off of Earth Month.  As a special treat, at this event we will be announcing the winners of our Trashformation: A Trash-to-Treasure Art Contest powered by LG&E and KU Foundation. For more information, please visit the Trashformation site.

April 2
Celebrate-the-Earth Saturdays
Join us for virtual fun on social media! We’ll be sharing a fun video from our eco-partners to help you get excited about ways you can help protect our planet!

April 2 
ZooPoopyDoo Compost Sale
7:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Get your garden ready for spring with our unique, high-quality ZooPoopyDoo compost.

Get your garden ready with high-quality ZooPoopyDoo compost. 

Note: We will not be offering mulch for sale in 2022.

Sale Dates
April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
May 7 & 14
Time: 7:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Cost:  $40 per scoop

Scoop Guidelines:
•   17.8 cubic feet per scoop
•   Small pick-up truck (Ford Ranger): 1 – 2 scoops
•   Full size pick-up (Ford F-150): 2 – 4 scoops
•   Trailer: depends on size (4×8 is typically 1 scoop; 6×12 is typically 2 scoops)

Additional Information:
•   You can purchase ZooPoopyDoo online and bring receipt to Zoo (print out or on phone)
•   Products will be loaded into your vehicle in the Zoo’s Bus parking lot.
•   Only open-top trucks beds and trailers will be loaded.

Click to order online

Part of Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth Powered by the LG&E and KU Foundation

April 2 
Trees Louisville Tree Giveaway (While Supplies Last)
9:30 a.m.
Join Trees Louisville at the Louisville Zoo’s front entrance to receive a free one gallon native tree while supplies last! Representatives of Trees Louisville will be on hand to provide tree planting advice and education about Louisville’s tree canopy and their services.

April 9
Celebrate-the-Earth Saturdays
Join us for virtual fun on social media! We’ll be sharing a fun video from one of our eco-partners, to help you get excited about ways you can help protect our planet!

April 9 
ZooPoopyDoo Compost
7:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Get your garden ready for spring with our unique, high-quality ZooPoopyDoo compost.

Get your garden ready with high-quality ZooPoopyDoo compost. 

Note: We will not be offering mulch for sale in 2022.

Sale Dates
April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
May 7 & 14
Time: 7:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Cost:  $40 per scoop

Scoop Guidelines:
•   17.8 cubic feet per scoop
•   Small pick-up truck (Ford Ranger): 1 – 2 scoops
•   Full size pick-up (Ford F-150): 2 – 4 scoops
•   Trailer: depends on size (4×8 is typically 1 scoop; 6×12 is typically 2 scoops)

Additional Information:
•   You can purchase ZooPoopyDoo online and bring receipt to Zoo (print out or on phone)
•   Products will be loaded into your vehicle in the Zoo’s Bus parking lot.
•   Only open-top trucks beds and trailers will be loaded.

Click to order online

Part of Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth Powered by the LG&E and KU Foundation

April 11
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.  (Tickets available starting Feb. 12)

April 16 
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
Details and options coming soon!

April 16
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 18
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.  (Tickets available starting Feb. 19)

April 23 
ZooPoopyDoo Compost
7:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Get your garden ready for spring with our unique, high-quality ZooPoopyDoo compost.

Get your garden ready with high-quality ZooPoopyDoo compost. 

Note: We will not be offering mulch for sale in 2022.

Sale Dates
April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
May 7 & 14
Time: 7:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Cost:  $40 per scoop

Scoop Guidelines:
•   17.8 cubic feet per scoop
•   Small pick-up truck (Ford Ranger): 1 – 2 scoops
•   Full size pick-up (Ford F-150): 2 – 4 scoops
•   Trailer: depends on size (4×8 is typically 1 scoop; 6×12 is typically 2 scoops)

Additional Information:
•   You can purchase ZooPoopyDoo online and bring receipt to Zoo (print out or on phone)
•   Products will be loaded into your vehicle in the Zoo’s Bus parking lot.
•   Only open-top trucks beds and trailers will be loaded.

Click to order online

Part of Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth Powered by the LG&E and KU Foundation

April 23
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!

Sunday, April 24
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. There will be community eco partner displays. Come join the fun and learn what you can do to help save our planet! (Tickets available starting Feb. 25)

Thank you for your interest in participating in the Earth Day Celebration at the Louisville Zoo. This festival is a culmination of the many conservation, recycling, and education events celebrated during Earth Month, presented by LG&E and KU Foundation.

Please read the event description and participation guidelines before completing the application.

Exhibitor Guidelines:

  • All set up must be complete before 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 24. Exhibitors may begin setting up at 9 a.m.. If additional time is required, arrangements must be made in advance by calling (502) 238-5619.
  • Please plan to transport your own materials from the parking lot to your booth. No vehicles will be permitted on Zoo grounds. If you are unable to transport all of your materials to your booth and require assistance, arrangements must be made in advance by calling (502) 238-5619. Due to the number of exhibitors, we are unfortunately not able to accommodate all transportation requests.
  • Booth locations are assigned in advance, and cannot be relocated the morning of the event.
  • Exhibitors are responsible for providing their own extension cords.
  • Exhibitors may not attach any materials to any permanent Zoo buildings, trees, fences, lights, etc. Exceptions may be made for organizational banners, hung using twine.
  • Food and beverages are available for purchase at Zoo concession stands throughout the day. You are welcome to bring your own cooler and beverages. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted.
  • Signs and banners at your booth or table should reflect the spirit of Earth Day.
  • Exhibitors should strive to be as trash free as possible and are responsible for disposing of/or removing their own trash. The Zoo utilizes a Wet/Dry recycling program, there’s no need to search out special recycling bins!
  • In the spirit of Earth Day, we discourage excessive paper giveaways. The Louisville Zoo must approve in advance of the event any item that you plan to distribute during the Earth Day Celebration. Please provide a description of any item you wish to give away with your application.
  • No retail sales or collection of donations will be permitted.
  • Please note: NO BALLOONS are permitted on Zoo premises.
  • Click here to see a full list of Zoo Rules

Exhibitor Application:

Earth Day 2022 Exhibitor Application

April 25
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.  (Tickets available starting Feb. 26)

April 27
Conservation and Conservations
7 – 8 p.m.
A panel discussion with KY Natural Land Trust and West Rock Recycling on sustainability best practices.

April 30
ZooPoopyDoo Compost
7:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Get your garden ready for spring with our unique, high-quality ZooPoopyDoo compost.

Get your garden ready with high-quality ZooPoopyDoo compost. 

Note: We will not be offering mulch for sale in 2022.

Sale Dates
April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
May 7 & 14
Time: 7:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Cost:  $40 per scoop

Scoop Guidelines:
•   17.8 cubic feet per scoop
•   Small pick-up truck (Ford Ranger): 1 – 2 scoops
•   Full size pick-up (Ford F-150): 2 – 4 scoops
•   Trailer: depends on size (4×8 is typically 1 scoop; 6×12 is typically 2 scoops)

Additional Information:
•   You can purchase ZooPoopyDoo online and bring receipt to Zoo (print out or on phone)
•   Products will be loaded into your vehicle in the Zoo’s Bus parking lot.
•   Only open-top trucks beds and trailers will be loaded.

Click to order online

Part of Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth Powered by the LG&E and KU Foundation

April 30
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!

May 7
ZooPoopyDoo Compost
7:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Get your garden ready for spring with our unique, high-quality ZooPoopyDoo compost.

Get your garden ready with high-quality ZooPoopyDoo compost. 

Note: We will not be offering mulch for sale in 2022.

Sale Dates
April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
May 7 & 14
Time: 7:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Cost:  $40 per scoop

Scoop Guidelines:
•   17.8 cubic feet per scoop
•   Small pick-up truck (Ford Ranger): 1 – 2 scoops
•   Full size pick-up (Ford F-150): 2 – 4 scoops
•   Trailer: depends on size (4×8 is typically 1 scoop; 6×12 is typically 2 scoops)

Additional Information:
•   You can purchase ZooPoopyDoo online and bring receipt to Zoo (print out or on phone)
•   Products will be loaded into your vehicle in the Zoo’s Bus parking lot.
•   Only open-top trucks beds and trailers will be loaded.

Click to order online

Part of Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth Powered by the LG&E and KU Foundation

May 14
ZooPoopyDoo Compost
7:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Get your garden ready for spring with our unique, high-quality ZooPoopyDoo compost.

Get your garden ready with high-quality ZooPoopyDoo compost. 

Note: We will not be offering mulch for sale in 2022.

Sale Dates
April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
May 7 & 14
Time: 7:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Cost:  $40 per scoop

Scoop Guidelines:
•   17.8 cubic feet per scoop
•   Small pick-up truck (Ford Ranger): 1 – 2 scoops
•   Full size pick-up (Ford F-150): 2 – 4 scoops
•   Trailer: depends on size (4×8 is typically 1 scoop; 6×12 is typically 2 scoops)

Additional Information:
•   You can purchase ZooPoopyDoo online and bring receipt to Zoo (print out or on phone)
•   Products will be loaded into your vehicle in the Zoo’s Bus parking lot.
•   Only open-top trucks beds and trailers will be loaded.

Click to order online

Part of Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth Powered by the LG&E and KU Foundation

 

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT BY WESTROCK

WestRock 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.