Individual and Family Programs


Small Animal Meet & Greet

Private encounter for a group of up to 6 individuals

Cost: $240 for members/ $260 for nonmembers. (Zoo admission is included.)
Dates and Hours: Based on availability.

Join us for a private animal experience in our Snow Leopard Cub House and learn about our animal ambassador program as you meet some of the animals that help us connect with guests of all ages! As a part of the program, your group will learn how our keepers care for our animals and will create an enrichment experience for one of our ambassadors. Each small animal meet-and-greet includes a 30-minute encounter and 30-minute free play in the Cubhouse. This program is ideal for groups or families with young children. Maximum group size is 6 individuals per session.

To book your session, fill out the form here.


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!


Zoo Live Events

Cost: $10 per device. Discover the world without leaving your bed! Zoo Live Events are a great way for your family to cuddle up and explore everything the Zoo has to offer.

Conservation and Conversations virtual events are free. The December session is sponsored through the generosity of Ford Motor Company.

Connect with the Zoo  as we critically explore a variety of environmental and conservation issues. Each month, participants will receive a discussion guide (including book, film, and podcast recommendations!) and access to a 60-minute live virtual discussion with Zoo educators. Join in on the discussion as we engage community members of all ages about conservation topics that are affecting the way we live in Louisville and how people live around the globe. Some sessions will feature guest speakers. View previous discussion guides here

Dec. 22: Biomes
Free for all Zoo fans during November and December thanks to Ford Motor Company.
Biomes are communities of flora and fauna (plants and animals) adapted to a specific climate. They are usually divided into five categories: aquatic, grassland, forest, desert and tundra, but can be split into smaller subcategories like fresh or salt water, temperate forest or taiga. In our December conservation conversation, we will choose a biome to explore in detail, including discussion about the importance of biodiversity in successful ecosystems.

Jan. 26: Field Biology
Free for all Zoo fans.
When we think of jobs in natural science or conservation, we often think of it as portrayed in the media, scientists making a new discovery every week or getting accepted as a member of a primate troop. The reality of work as a field biologist, someone conducting on-site research on the soil, water, air, flora, or fauna of a particular area, is often much less exciting and far more time consuming than we believe. Join us this month as we hear from a biologist about what field work is really like.

There is no obligation to attend or to speak during the discussion and your email will only be used to send you information about the event.


This series of videos and activities for preschoolers and toddlers teaches important skills in a new Zoo way to help kids start school ready to learn.

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Check out an amazing array of free content to use with your kids including videos and digital resources!