Kids at the Glacier Run exhibit pointing to Qannik the polar bear.

Education Overview

Welcome to the MetaZoo! Your home for educational activities, resources and programs. Click below to find out about our new programs and offerings.



All camp groups will have the opportunity to experience the Zoo’s attractions, including the carousel, seasonal exhibits, exclusive experiences and enjoy up-close encounters with our small animal ambassadors!


Programs for Individuals and Families

Check out our programs and events designed to engage children, families and individuals with the Zoo, our animals and staff. Plus, free resources like Toyota’s Backyard Action Hero Guidebook and more!

Programs for Groups

Calling all scout groups, youth groups, homeschool co-ops, or any other group! Check out our virtual programs and events designed to engage youth and adult groups with the Zoo, our animals and staff!

Teacher Resources

Discover education classes and programs, activities and digital downloads for teachers and students.


Community Initiatives

Learn about the special projects your Zoo is working on with our local community members to help “better the bond between people and our planet.”

Peek-a-Zoo presented by PNC Grow Up Great!

Do you like to sing, dance, read stories, count, play and have fun? What if you could do all of that with an animal twist? This series of videos and activities for preschoolers and toddlers teach important skills in a new Zoo way to help kids start school ready to learn.

Wildlife Cameras and Trackers

Track polar bears, peek at some Perigrens or watch wildlife cams from around the world.

Volunteers and Docents

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.

Education FAQ

What to know more? Find a full list of frequently asked questions regarding all our general education programs HERE.

Click HERE for a list of camps frequently asked questions.