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May 2016

McDonald’s® Mother’s Day

May 8, 2016
Louisville Zoo,
1100 Trevilian Way
Louisville, KY 40213 United States
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The Louisville Zoo is celebrating mothers of all kinds with FREE Zoo admission for moms courtesy of McDonald’s® Restaurants of Kentuckiana. Relive those Sunday afternoons you spent holding mom’s hand while looking at elephants and giraffes. Enjoy Zookeeper talks featuring our animal moms, like Morena, a Hartmann’s mountain Zebra who gave birth to Annette last year! Find out what human and animal moms have in common. Participate in a fun scavenger hunt. The first 500 Moms through the gate receive…

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Penguin Cove, Little Penguin Conservation Center Paul Ogle Foundation, Inc. Opens

May 14, 2016
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New "little" penguin exhibit opens — located in the Islands area of the Zoo. Little Penguins are the smallest of all penguins. This species stands about a foot tall and weighs around two pounds. It lives in colonies along the southern coast of Australia, around the nearby island of Tasmania, and the entire coastline of New Zealand... Learn more about the new exhibit.

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Throo the Zoo 5K Run/Walk

May 14, 2016 @ 8:00 am
Louisville Zoo,
1100 Trevilian Way
Louisville, KY 40213 United States
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Presented by McDonald’s® Restaurants of Kentuckiana and Norton Audubon Hospital. Dash on over to the Zoo to take part in Louisville’s only road race that doesn’t just go around the Zoo but actually “Throo” the Zoo. Enjoy an early morning adventure where you watch as the Zoo wakes up! All of the proceeds from the Throo the Zoo 5K help to fund Zoo education and animal care programs.

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Wings of the World Bird Show Presented By Ford Motor Company Opens

May 21, 2016
Louisville Zoo,
1100 Trevilian Way
Louisville, KY 40213 United States
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This “free flight” presentation weaves conservation messages with spectacular behaviors and personal stories about the animals. Shows may include condors, cranes, macaws, eagles, hornbills, talking parrots and even a cassowary! Wings of the World is created by Joe Krathwohl “The Birdman”®. Click here for more information.

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Storybook Character Day

May 21, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Louisville Zoo,
1100 Trevilian Way
Louisville, KY 40213 United States
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Imagination comes to life as kids of all ages can meet characters from some of their favorite storybooks. Featuring Olivia, Clifford, Huckle Cat, Curious George, Paddington Bear, Llama Llama and McDonaldland Characters: Birdie, Grimace and Hamburglar. Part of May at the Zoo presented by McDonald’s® Restaurants of Kentuckiana

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Papa John’s Splash Park Opens

May 28, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Louisville Zoo,
1100 Trevilian Way
Louisville, KY 40213 United States
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The Papa John’s Splash Park is open daily during regular Zoo hours from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. It closes 30 minutes before the Zoo closes each evening. FREE with paid Zoo admission or membership Click here for more information.

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June 2016

Zoofari 2016! One Wild Night

June 4, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Dinner & Sponsor Guests: 6 – 11:00 p.m. Mix & Mingle Guests: 7:30 – 11 p.m. TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE NOW! The Friends of the Louisville Zoo is proud to host their 36th annual Zoofari! event on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Louisville Zoo. As the largest annual fund-raising event benefiting the Zoo, guests can again expect the opportunity to be up close and personal with the Zoo’s animals while also enjoying hors d’oeuvres, a gourmet sit-down dinner, themed cocktails,…

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Great Clips Friday Night Movie Series: The Avengers

June 17, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Louisville Zoo,
1100 Trevilian Way
Louisville, KY 40213 United States
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  Field opens at 6 p.m.; movie starts at sundown Enjoy a movie under the stars at the wildest theater in town. Watch your favorite movies on our giant inflatable screen. The Zoo Crew will provide free entertainment before the show. Snacks and other refreshments will be available for purchase. Don’t forget to pack your blanket or lawn chairs. Bring your camera! NEW THIS YEAR! Arrive early for special drawings and fun giveaways courtesy of Great Clips staff. You’ll have a GREAT time! Movie nights are FREE…

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Ford Father’s Day

June 19, 2016
Louisville Zoo,
1100 Trevilian Way
Louisville, KY 40213 United States
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Celebrate Dad by treating him to Father’s Day at the Zoo! FREE Zoo admission for dads courtesy of Ford Motor Company of Kentuckiana. The entire family will enjoy zookeeper talks about animal fathers in the wild. Part of June at the Zoo presented by Ford

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July 2016

Kindergarten Countdown at the Louisville Zoo

July 8, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Louisville Zoo,
1100 Trevilian Way
Louisville, KY 40213 United States
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Kindergarten Countdown is a partnership between Metro United Way, Louisville Metro, LFPL, JCPS, and PNC Bank with support from cultural and educational institutions throughout the county.  The goal of Kindergarten Countdown is to support children’s transitions into kindergarten. Kindergarten Countdown begins June 1, for all children entering kindergarten this fall. Here’s How to Participate: Visit any Louisville Free Public Library Branch and get a FREE Kindergarten Countdown t-shirt and a FREE BOOK for your child starting June 1, 2016. *Child must…

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