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Exploration Station

Explore science with our brand-new exploration stations! Staffed by knowledgeable docent volunteers, our exploration stations will give Zoo visitors of all ages the chance to probe a little further into natural science. Use all your senses to examine biofacts, flex your creativity, and learn all about wildlife here in Kentucky and around the world!


Wild Lights: Around the World (2023)

Experience Wild Lights: Around the World – with NEW lanterns at the Louisville Zoo! Our popular lantern festival is back in a WHOLE NEW WAY! Experience unique locations from around the world as you stroll through the Zoo under the light of enormous, handcrafted, silk-covered lanterns. Don’t miss the thrilling sights of the region’s largest lantern festival with thousands of lanterns aglow with more than 50,000 LED light bulbs.