Louisville Zoo’s Popular “Happy Hour” Events Return (Media Release)

Contact:  Kyle Shepherd
(O) 502-238-5331 (C) 502-744-5639  

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 24, 2024) – Get ready to experience the Louisville Zoo like never before. The Zoo’s popular “Hump Day Happy Hour” is returning this spring and summer, offering unique after-hours experiences exclusively for guests aged 21 and over. With special animal encounters, delicious food and a relaxed atmosphere, it’s the perfect way to unwind mid-week.

Hump Day Happy Hour is set for Wednesday, May 8 and Wednesday, July 10, 2024, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 each, which includes Zoo entry, appetizers, and two drink tickets valid for beer, wine, or a specialty cocktail. Additional food and beverages will be available for purchase.

The May 8 Happy Hour, “Puuurfect Pairings,” will highlight the Zoo’s coolest cats at the Tiger Taiga and Snow Leopard Pass exhibits. The July 10 Happy Hour, “Sunset Safari,” will showcase a variety of fascinating animals.

Attendees should bring a valid ID. This event is for guests 21 and older. No one under 21 will be admitted to the event.  Tickets are non-refundable, with no rainchecks or discounts available. For more information, visit louisvillezoo.org/happyhours.


The Zoo is open daily year-round. Spring/summer hours are 10 a.m. ─ 5 p.m. (stay until 6 p.m.). The Zoo is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Visit louisvillezoo.org for more info.

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The Louisville Zoo, the State Zoo of Kentucky, is the top, non-profit, paid attraction in the state. The Zoo 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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