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Group Programs

Calling all scouts, youth groups, homeschool co-ops, or any other group! Bring the world of wildlife into your next get together our array of exciting new virtual programming. We can’t wait to connect with you!


Girl Scouts (of all ages) and their families are invited to the Louisville Zoo.

Girl Scouts and Gorillas!

Saturday, September 21, 2024 from 9 – 11 a.m.

  • Cost per participant: $10
  • 30 participants minimum
  • Patch earning possible

Girl Scouts and their families are invited to enter the zoo early and help us celebrate World Gorilla Day! We’ll be celebrating with special gorilla focused activity stations, keeper talks, and a chance to learn about the Gorillas on the Line program, a national conservation action project!

Tickets on sale August 10, 2024

OJ with Orangutans

Saturday, November 23, 2024 from 9 to 11 a.m.

  • Cost per participant $25
  • 40 participant max (30 girls and 10 adults), 20 participant minimum
  • No patch potential

Get excited to start your day with some of humanity’s closest animal relatives. Join us for a morning of fun activities and delicious food as we celebrate Orangutans, their care and conservation here at the Zoo and in their native habitat.

Tickets on sale August 10, 2024

PM Pollinators

Friday, May 16, 2025 from  7 to 9 p.m.

  • Cost per participant $20
  • 40 participant max (30 girls and 10 adults), 20 participant minimum
  • No patch potential

Join us for an evening of education at the zoo, learn all about nocturnal pollinators and take a walk through the zoo to observe some. Participants will engage in pollinator learning stations and end the experience with a night walk through the Zoo’s South America Zone.

Tickets on sale August 10, 2024

Private Experience for Your Troop

Date and cost TBD on an individual basis
If your troop is interested in a day at the zoo reach out to Education Department via email and get connected with an educator who can help you curate a customized 2 hour program! Your program cost will include parking, full-day general admission, a 30-to-60-minute classroom experience, and an animal experience. Your zoo educator will help you design a program that fits your schedule and your goals as a troop. Cost will be determined based on program needs.

More information coming soon!



Conservation Conversations

Dates: Final Wednesday of each month in 2024
Virtual sessions: Check dates for times. Sessions on Google Meet
Recordings available for registered participants upon request.
In-person sessions: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. ET (location: LFPL Branch Meeting Room unless otherwise notified)
Cost: FREE

Free Online Reservation

Connect with the Zoo as we critically explore a variety of environmental and conservation topics. Each month we will meet and discuss a conservation topic that falls under one of two larger environmental education themes, Global Climate Change and Ecology. Participants will receive background information and further learning resources for each topic and are invited to participate in a series of 60-minute discussions with Zoo educators. Each conversation will provide an overview of the topic, share connections with your Louisville Zoo, and give recommendations for further learning on the topic. Some conversations will focus on in-person book discussion related to the topic and others will feature virtual discussions and include guest experts! Join the conversation as we engage community members of all ages about topics that are affecting the way we live in Louisville and how people live around the globe.

Each session is designed to work with the others to increase participants comfort with and knowledge of conservation and natural science topics. Participants can register once and receive regular emails from the program coordinator updating them on meeting times, giving topic overviews, and providing further learning resources. There is no obligation to attend every meeting and participants can opt out of the email list at any time.

Registered participants will receive the opportunity to guide the conversation by sending in questions in advance, suggesting topics, and will receive access to recordings of the virtual sessions.