Sunday, November 20
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Members: $25 / Non-members: $45 (per session, price includes 1 adult & 1 child)
Single ticket tagalong tickets: $12.50 per person
Children 2 and younger are free.
Capacity: 30 tickets per session (60 individuals)
Enjoy the Zoo at your own pace during this program for Zoo fans with sensory needs. 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. After the walk participants will have the opportunity to participate in fun and educational activities in our MetaZoo Discovery Center which will remain a quiet space for participants throughout the day.
Girl Scout programs are back!
The Zoo is excited to announce a new array of programming for Girl Scouts! Check out our full list of offerings on our website or look for us on the Girl Scout program calendar. All registrations will be made through GSKYANA. We hope to see you there!
GIRL SCOUTS AND GORILLAS
Saturday, Nov. 19 • 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
GIRL SCOUT BREAKFAST WITH THE BEARS
Saturday, Dec 17 • 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
FREE to register! Connect with the Zoo as we critically explore a variety of environmental and conservation issues. 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.
Topic: Ecological Restoration (Virtual Meeting)
Wednesday, Nov. 30; 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
On the path to ecological stewardship, it’s important to build connections with the natural world through research, education, and recreation. These are also key aspects of many organizations working in ecological stewardship — including your Louisville Zoo!
Join us this month as we hear from another great organization. Meet Evan Patrick, Natural Areas Manager at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, to learn about the state’s unique plants and animals as well as the work happening to restore Kentucky’s natural ecology.
Topic: Looking Forward (Virtual Meeting)
Tuesday, Dec. 27; 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Join us as we explore current events in nature conservation! To wrap up 2022, we’ll be using the book Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction by Michelle Nijhuis to springboard into a discussion about conservation news from this year as well as what we hope to see in the field moving forward.
Author Michelle Nijhuis will be joining our virtual chat as a guest speaker!
Nijuis’s book walks the reader through the modern conservation movement, highlighting the contributions of notable figures and little-known contributors alike while exploring challenges like climate change, settler colonialism and more. Reading of the book is encouraged but not required to participate!
RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
Check out an amazing array of free content to use with your kids including videos and digital resources!