Louisville Zoo Launches Season

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The Louisville Zoo has its own version of March Madness; the staff is gearing up for the spring and summer seasons. Guests will also experience a brand new gift shop and redesigned concession areas.

The season kicks off on Saturday, March 15 when guests can enjoy the Zoo longer. Spring Zoo hours through Labor Day are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and guests can stay in the Zoo until 6 p.m.

The Zoo will also open its new Ropes Course this March which includes a smaller course for little one. Guests can experience fun for the entire family on The Sky Trail Navigator® with its 18 challenging elements two stories off the ground and Sky Tykes™ for guests at least two years old and under 48 inches. The Navigator® course for members is $11, $12 for non-members and $10 for groups of 15 or more and school groups. The Sky Tykes™ course is $5 for members, $6 for non-members and $4 for groups of 15 or more and school groups.

The Zoo’s new amenities vendor, Service Systems Associates (SSA), has redesigned the main gift shop which re-opens March 15. Guests will also notice a new façade for the Kentucky Canteen – the concession area on the Zoo’s front plaza. It is a log cabin and guests will have more options for al fresco dining as well as a covered area for ordering.

SSA has a full new menu at the African Outpost and this spring will start offering new build-your-own ICEE with nine different flavors to choose from for $2.99. In addition, souvenir cup refills are only .99.

In addition to general admission, the Zoo is offering the Safari Ticket, a value package which includes admission and unlimited use of the train and carousel on the day of visit. Prices for the package are $21.95 for ages 12 to 59 and $18.95 for children ages 3 to 11 and seniors ages 60 and older.

With warmer weather the Zoo’s Lorikeet Landing is open more frequently (temperatures must be 55 or above). Enjoy a real nose-to-beak experience as you stroll through the beautiful aviary, surrounded by brilliantly colored, friendly birds that will eat nectar right out of your hand! Nectar may be purchased at the exhibit for $2 per cup.

Kaman’s Art Shoppes also open with our season on March 15 for photos, handimals hand art and the ever-popular face painting.

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About Louisville Zoo, 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 American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

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