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May 2021

Wild Lights at the Louisville Zoo

May 29, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 31, 2021

One event on March 30, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 31, 2021 at 6:30 pm

March 19 - May 30, 2021; Wednesday - Sunday The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. In Partnership with Tianyu Arts & Culture Glow wild! Back by popular demand, Wild Lights sponsored by T-Mobile is returning to illuminate the Louisville Zoo! See the Zoo in a whole new light as you enjoy one of the largest lantern festivals in the nation featuring thousands of handcrafted silk-covered lanterns aglow with more than 50,000 LED light bulbs. This year, experience more than 70…

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Wild Lights at the Louisville Zoo

May 30, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 31, 2021

One event on March 30, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 31, 2021 at 6:30 pm

March 19 - May 30, 2021; Wednesday - Sunday The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. In Partnership with Tianyu Arts & Culture Glow wild! Back by popular demand, Wild Lights sponsored by T-Mobile is returning to illuminate the Louisville Zoo! See the Zoo in a whole new light as you enjoy one of the largest lantern festivals in the nation featuring thousands of handcrafted silk-covered lanterns aglow with more than 50,000 LED light bulbs. This year, experience more than 70…

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June 2021

Conservation and Conversations – “Eager: The Surprising Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter” by Ben Goldfarb

June 23, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

A virtual event. Cost: $10 per device.

Where did all the beavers go? Join us in reading “Eager: The Surprising Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter” by environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb to find out what happened to the beavers and why that matters to our ecosystems. Get ready to learn all about trophic cascades and what a keystone species really is. Our book discussion is designed for adults only — but the reading guide included in the program cost will offer media suggestions and discussion questions suitable for children.

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July 2021

Back to Brew Tickets Go on Sale!

July 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am

Back to Brew will be an exclusive event on August 28 from 5 – 9:30 p.m. Enjoy tastings from craft breweries and wineries, accompanied by local restaurant samples and live music.

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Dino Talks with “Dino” Don Lessem

July 10, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on July 10, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Acclaimed dinosaur expert and author “Dino” Don Lessem will be at the Zoo on Saturday, July 10 to talk about the Louisville Zoo’s Dino Quest exhibit and all things dinosaur! Meet Dino Don and ask questions at his two public presentations at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the MetaZoo stage. These “Meet the Expert” sessions are free with Zoo admission or membership

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Dino Talks with “Dino” Don Lessem

July 10, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on July 10, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Acclaimed dinosaur expert and author “Dino” Don Lessem will be at the Zoo on Saturday, July 10 to talk about the Louisville Zoo’s Dino Quest exhibit and all things dinosaur! Meet Dino Don and ask questions at his two public presentations at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the MetaZoo stage. These “Meet the Expert” sessions are free with Zoo admission or membership

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September 2021

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Day

September 4, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Zoo is celebrating its Fourth Annual Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Day with Kentucky Hands & Voices! ASL interpreters will be stationed throughout the Zoo as well as at the Zoo’s front gate for your needs and questions. For more information, contact info@kyhandsandvoices.org *Some keeper talks and training demonstrations are currently on hold, but are scheduled to  resume by late August.

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October 2021

Conservation and Conversations: Green Burial

October 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the conversation sponsored by Ford Motor Company! Connect with ecology and wildlife conservation to critically explore a variety of environmental and conservation issues. Each month, participants will receive a discussion guide (including book, film, and podcast recommendations!) and access to a 60-minute live virtual discussion with Zoo educators. We hope to include community members of all ages in our discussion of conservation topics that are affecting the way we live our lives here in Louisville and how humans live…

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Animal Pumpkin Smash 2021

October 31, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

The animals at the Louisville Zoo will get a delicious and fun treat this Halloween as they receive special pumpkin enrichment during our annual Animal Pumpkin Smash this Sunday, October 31, from 10:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. The hundreds of pumpkins and gourds that previously decorated the grounds for Boo at the Zoo presented by Meijer will be given to the animals for Halloween enrichment. Animal enrichment is an important part of animal husbandry at the Louisville Zoo and promotes…

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November 2021

Conservation and Conversations: Restoration Ecology

November 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

SPECIAL: FREE VIRTUAL EVENT FOR NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER! Join the conversation sponsored by Ford Motor Company! Connect with the Zoo as we critically explore a variety of environmental and conservation issues. Each month, participants will receive a discussion guide (including book, film, and podcast recommendations!) and access to a 60-minute live virtual discussion with Zoo educators. Join in on the discussion as we engages community members of all ages about conservation topics that are affecting the way we live in…

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