Get Healthy Walking Club at the Louisville Zoo

Louisville Zoo Get Healthy Walking Club Presented by Norton Healthcare Kicks Off the Walking Season March 1 (Media Release)

ZOO CONTACT: Kyle Shepherd
502-238-5331 (Media Cell 502-744-5639)

The Louisville Zoo Get Healthy Walking Club presented by Norton Healthcare returns March 1 and launches the Zoo’s walking season, which runs through Oct. 31, 2022.

The Walking Club is now accepting new enrollment and is free to join. Club membership offers free entry into the Zoo from 8 to 9:15 a.m. (walkers can enjoy the Zoo until 9:30 a.m.).

The Zoo walker’s loop at the Louisville Zoo is a hard-surface 1.1-mile walk where visitors may enjoy both flat areas and hilly terrain along with the sights and sounds of the Zoo. Directional signs keep walkers on track and provide special health tips along the way. Walkers enter at the front gate and MUST present the Norton Healthcare Get Healthy ID to the attendant.

Guests can register for free at

Membership to the Zoo is not required to enroll in the Walking Club. Zoo exhibits, concessions, rentals, etc., are not opening during the Walking Club hours. If walkers would like to visit the Zoo exhibits, they must re-enter the Zoo via the front gate at 10 a.m. with a paid receipt or Zoo membership.

Along with our Walking Club, Norton Healthcare is also assisting Zoo guests in taking further steps to good health with tips to stay healthy featured at the Zoo’s two smoking areas.

Throo the Zoo — Save the Date!

Walkers and runners will want to save the date for the wildest 5K in town — Throo the Zoo presented by Norton Audubon Hospital — now a fall run favorite occurring Nov. 12, 2022. Registration begins June 7, 2022. Please check the Zoo’s website at for updates.

The Zoo is open daily year-round. Fall/winter hours continue through March 18, 2022, 10 a.m. ─ 4 p.m. (stay until 5 p.m.). Zoo entry hours from March 19 ─ Sept. 18, 2022 are 10 a.m. ─ 5 p.m. (enjoy the Zoo until 6 p.m.) The Zoo is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.


The Louisville Zoo, a non-profit organization and state Zoo of Kentucky, is dedicated to bettering the bond between people and our planet by providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors, and leadership in scientific research and conservation education. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).


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