Thanks for visiting the Louisville Zoo website!
We see you're using Internet Explorer to browse. For the best website navigation and functionality, we recommend switching to another browser, as Internet Explorer is no longer supported by Microsoft.
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.


July 23, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Santa's Summer Safari July 23 & 24 10 am - 2 pm

Santa is on summer vacation and he’s making a stop at your Zoo!

Join us on July 23 – 24 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. for Santa’s Summer Safari Weekend with winter-themed fun including LIVE ice sculpture demonstrations, holiday enrichment for the animals and games for kids. Plus, meet Santa himself!

  • Cool off with water-based games. Do you want to build a snow man? Participate in our special “build a snowman” obstacle course, “elf fishin’ hole” activity and more!
  • Take a break in between the games and head over to our craft station. Build a pipe cleaner palm tree, tissue paper suncatcher and more. Crafts while supplies last.
  • Santa will be on site at the Zoo and available for pictures from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (with periodic breaks, of course — it is his vacation!) Remind Santa how good you’ve been so far this year!
  • There’s more frosty fun with LIVE ice sculpting at Noon on both days with Kentucky sculptor Matt Stoddart. A few of the sculptures will be given to animals for refreshing, icy enrichment.
      • Enrichment Times (subject to change without notice):Saturday, July 23
        11 a.m. elephants
        11:30 a.m. bears
        Noon Live Demo on MetaZoo Stage
        Sunday, July 24
        10:45 a.m. seals and sea lions
        Noon Live Demo on MetaZoo Stage
        1:30 p.m. rhino

Free with Zoo admission!


Craft Instructions

If you picked up one of our craft packages, please use these instructions:


Purchase ZOO Tickets




July 23, 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Event Category: