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

Audience: 2 – 5-year-olds with an adult
Hours: 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Pricing: $45 per adult/child pair (non-member), $25 per adult/child pair (members)

Join us for this program 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 story reading, a craft, free play and age-appropriate activities.

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Zoo Live Events

Cost: $10 per device, free for all Zoo fans during November and December thanks to Ford Motor Company. 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.

Join the conversation! Connect with ecology and wildlife conservation to 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. We hope to include community members of all ages in our discussion of conservation topics that are affecting the way we live our lives here in Louisville and how humans live around the globe. Some topics may include guest speakers!


Oct. 20: Green Burial
Decomposition is an important part of the life cycle of our planet. Join us to learn how human decomposition contributes to the cycle. October’s conversation will focus on green burial and the way our funeral traditions have changed over time to bring us closer to or further away from nature.

Nov. 17: Restoration Ecology
Free for all fans thanks to Ford Motor Company
Restoration ecology is the science of humans repairing the ecosystems that we have disturbed or destroyed. As humans interested in the preservation of our planet and its wildlife, the restoration of habitat and the return of biodiversity is one of our largest responsibilities to the planet. Join us this month to discuss current restoration ecology projects around the world.

Dec. 22: Biomes
Free for all fans 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.


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