Education at the Louisville Zoo

Education

The Zoo’s Education Department is staffed by professional educators who provide “hands-on”, “minds-on” experiences that are engaging as well as scientifically accurate. Adding an Education Program to your School Field Trip is the best option for your class. These programs are very popular and reservations should be made early.

The Louisville Zoo serves as a living classroom, helping students of all ages develop an appreciation for and sense of responsibility toward the treasure of animal and plant life on our earth. With our new online registration, it’s easy to schedule your field trip to the Louisville Zoo.

Teacher Resources

Click here for Louisville Zoo educational resources for 3rd and 4th grade students.

Public Programs
(Camps, Classes and Scout Programs)

The Louisville Zoo offers a wide variety of programs for people of all ages. Kids as well as adults will enjoy these wildlife adventures that truly make learning fun! These programs require advance registration.

Louisville Zoo Night Safari programs offer the intimate experience of having the Zoo and our education team to yourselves for what will certainly prove to be an exciting night to remember. Night Safaris presented by Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.

Follow the adventures of the MetaZoo Discovery Center on our very own Facebook page.  There’s photos, videos and tons of memories.

Docents (volunteer teachers) assist the Louisville Zoo Education Department in teaching classes to school groups, sharing information with Zoo visitors, reaching out to our community through outreach programs.

A Backyard Action Hero (BAH) is a kid who is really into wildlife and habitats and is ready to take action to help protect them. A BAH cares about the animals and plants in his/her own backyard and in other parts of the world! Each year, the Louisville Zoo produces a colorful and fascinating guidebook to help kids became true Backyard Action Heroes. This 2016-2017 BAH guidebook features City Ecosystems and is presented by Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.