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August 2022

Conservation and Conversations (Virtual Discussion Event)

August 24, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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FREE to register. What does it mean for a zoo to be accredited? Join our discussion this month to learn about how accreditation works, past zoo practices and animal care today.

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Early close for Brew at the Zoo and Wine Too

August 27, 2022
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 27, 2022

Louisville Zoo Brew Event

The Zoo is closing early today to get ready for our annual fundraising event Boo at the Zoo and Wine Too! Guests may enter until 2 p.m. (exit by 3 p.m.).

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2022 Brew at the Zoo and Wine Too

August 27, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Brew at the Zoo & Wine Too! August 27, 5:30 - 9:30 pm. VIP Access at 4 pm. This is a 21+ event

Come celebrate Brew at the Zoo & Wine Too and enjoy delicious tastings from craft breweries, wineries, animal encounters, and musical entertainment from the duo Kevin and Lauren. A selection of non-alcoholic products and water will also be provided.

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September 2022

Great Clips Cinema Safari – Encanto

September 9, 2022 @ 8:30 pm
Encanto Cinema Safari September 9, 2022 Presented by Great Clips

Oasis Field opens at 8 p.m.; Movie starts at dusk.
Enjoy a movie under the stars at the wildest theater in town. Watch your favorite movies on our giant inflatable screen. Snacks and other refreshments will be available for purchase. Don’t forget to pack your blanket or lawn chairs!

Enjoy the quiet sights and sounds as the animals settle in for the night, then join us in the field at 8 p.m. for this family-favorite film.

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September Happy Hour: “Butterflies and Brews”

September 14, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Join us for an all-new after-hours event at the Zoo! Relax with a cool beverage and delicious appetizers while enjoying exclusive keeper talks and animal interactions in some of your favorite Zoo exhibit spaces. Additional food and beverages will be available for purchase. Space is limited for these exclusive experiences, reserve your tickets early! September 14 – Butterflies and Brews Enjoy the special limited release of Mile Wide Beer Co’s brew “Reign” supporting monarch butterfly conservation. Tickets are $35 each.…

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Monarchs and Mimosas (Sept. 2022)

September 17, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
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Start your day with a refreshing cocktail as you learn how to create your own pollinator garden from our experts. This special 21+ class includes guidance on the types of plants that are most beneficial to attracting pollinators, how to identify the best location and type of garden for your space, and how to manage your plants to provide the best habitat year round.

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October 2022

Booooooooze Happy Hour

October 12, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for an all-new after-hours event at the Zoo! Relax with a cool beverage and delicious appetizers while enjoying exclusive keeper talks and animal interactions in some of your favorite Zoo exhibit spaces. Additional food and beverages will be available for purchase. Space is limited for these exclusive experiences, reserve your tickets early! October 12 – Booooooooze It’s scary how much Kentucky likes bourbon! Join us for an adult “treat” without any tricks this Halloween season. Costumes not required!…

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November 2022

Veteran’s Day 2022

November 11, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Louisville Zoo, 1100 Trevilian Way
Louisville, KY 40213 United States
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To honor those who are serving and who have served our country in military service, the Louisville Zoo is offering active and retired military and their dependents FREE general admission on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. Those wishing to participate must simply have proof of military service (including but not limited to: U.S Uniformed Services ID Card, U.S. Uniformed Services Retired ID Card, current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), veterans organization card (i.e., American Legion, VFW), photograph of yourself in…

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THROO THE ZOO 5K PRESENTED BY NORTON AUDUBON HOSPITAL

November 12, 2022 @ 8:00 am
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Dash over and join us for the 29th annual Throo the Zoo 5K run/walk. Enjoy the WILDEST 5K in town as you race “Throo” the Zoo alongside some of your favorite Zoo animals! All participants receive a free cotton t-shirt (upgrade to a tech shirt for an additional fee), commemorative finisher medal and a ticket to the Zoo so you can return and enjoy your visit at a much slower pace. Virtual Race Option Unable to make the race on…

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The Louisville Zoo is Closed Thanksgiving Day

November 24, 2022
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day fourth of November, repeating indefinitely

The Louisville Zoo is closed on Thanksgiving Day so that Zoo staff can spend time with their families. Critical staff members will be on grounds tending to our animals' needs. The Zoo is also closed Christmas and New Year's Day. Have a great Thanksgiving and thank you for supporting your Louisville Zoo!

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