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.

Sippy Cup Stroll:Join us for the return of Sippy Cup Stroll! This program is specifically designed for young minds! Enjoy an early morning guided walk through the Zoo while looking at animals related to the week’s theme, followed by playtime in the Cub House presented by PNC. This event includes a craft, free play, and age-appropriate activities. Check back later for specific dates, prices, and themes!

Winter Camps (In Person) 

Ramped up the fun for winter 2021! With smaller class sizes, enhanced zoo experiences and safety measures our new, in-person camp programs are the perfect choice for families who want to give their child a fun, safe, camp experience this winter.

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 Large 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!

Programs for Teachers and Classes

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

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 education programs HERE.