Individual and Family Programs


Join us for the wildest camps in town! 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! Learn more.

Dates:  September 10, October 22, November 12, December 3
Walk: 9 a.m. – Noon.
Members: Adult — $10 / Child — $7
Non- Members: Adult — $20 / Child — $15  (Includes general Zoo admission)
Age 2 and Under: $0
Intended Audience: Great for families that need an exclusive, self-paced program with fewer stimuli and additional places for quiet time!

Advance purchase required.

Enjoy the Zoo at your own pace during this program for Zoo fans that want a quiet, exclusive experience. Participants will enter the Zoo an hour before we open to the public and take a guided Zoo Walk to orient themselves in our space.

Guided Zoo Walks will include animal information provided by Zoo docents and staff about our monthly theme and call attention to sensory stops on Zoo grounds like our accessible playground or the Snow Leopard Cub House presented by PNC. Program participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and see all their favorite animals as the group moves through the zoo ahead of the crowds.

The Zoo is certified Sensory Inclusive by KultureCity and offers FREE accommodations for all guests with sensory issues during regular hours. Sensory Bags are available for families to checkout free of charge the day of their visit.  Learn more here.


Session & Themes:

  • Sunday, September 10: Explore from the Forest Floor to the Canopy
  • Sunday, October 22: Living Dinosaurs
  • Sunday, November 12: Animal Giants
  • Sunday, December 3: Pollinators

Great Clips


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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Dates: 4th Wednesday of each month
Times: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE (Virtual Event)

Connect with the Zoo as we critically explore a variety of environmental and conservation issues. Each month we will meet and discuss a conservation topic that falls under one of three larger conservation education topics, Field Science, Global Climate Change, and Modern Zoos. Participants will receive a discussion guide for each topic and are invited to participate in a series of 60-minute live virtual discussions with Zoo Educators. Each topic series will provide an overview of the topic, share connections with your Louisville Zoo, and provide recommendations for further learning on the topic. Some topics will include recommendations for books or movies that we can discuss as a group and others will feature guest speakers! 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 your comfort and knowledge of conservation and natural science topics. The sessions can be enjoyed as a one-time opportunity or as a full topic experience. Registered participants will receive the opportunity to guide the conversation by sending in questions in advance and suggesting topics. Recordings of the virtual sessions are available upon request.

Topics:September 27: What is Accreditation and Why Do We Want It? October 25: Green Burial November 15: Active Restoration


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