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August 2022

WORLD ELEPHANT DAY: BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

August 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
World Elephant Day Sponsored by Kid's Dentistree Banner

(World Elephant Day official day Aug.12;  Fitz's Birthday Official Aug. 2; Mikki's birthday observed Sept. 1) It’s a triple-trunk bash! Join us as we celebrate the birthdays of two of the Zoo’s most beloved ambassadors, Fitz and Mikki, plus learn more about elephants, what makes them so amazing and what it takes to care for them at the Zoo! There will be special birthday enrichment for your favorite tusked pals plus a keeper talk at 11 a.m. Be sure to…

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Great Clips Cinema Safari – A Bug’s Life

August 12, 2022 @ 8:30 pm
A Bug's Life Cinema Safari August 12, 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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Conservation and Conversations (Virtual Discussion Event)

August 24, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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

Join us for our NEW after-hours Zoo event! This special event will highlight our indoor African Outpost and adjacent patio overlooking the Colobus Crossing. There will be special animal encounters and keeper talks featuring some of our amazing animal ambassadors. Tickets include entry, tasty appetizers, and 2 drink tickets redeemable for beer, wine, or a limited release specialty brew from our friends at Mile Wide Beer Co.  Additional food and beverages will available for purchase. This event is for guests…

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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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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 residents like giraffes, rhinos, flamingos, bears and more! All participants receive a free cotton t-shirt (with the opportunity to upgrade to a tech shirt for an additional fee), commemorative finisher’s medal and a ticket to the Zoo so you can return and enjoy your visit at a much…

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