Animal Encounters and Tours

Sloth Experience

Are you ready to meet a sloth?

Sloth experiences at the Louisville Zoo are your chance to get up close and personal with our Linnaeus’s Two-Toed sloth, Sunni in her habitat.

Sold Out through August 2023.
More info coming soon!


Behind-The-Scenes Tours

Regular Behind-The-Scenes Tours for areas including Glacier Run, pygmy hippos and the Giraffe House will return.

Keep checking this site (and our social media channels) to be alerted as soon as they go on sale!

Small Animal Meet & Greet

Private encounter for a group of up to 10 individuals

Cost: $350 (Zoo admission is not included.)
Dates and Hours: For a full list of dates, visit our webstore calendar. Dates must be reserved in advance. Programs are offered Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays each month.

Join us for a private Zoo experience for up to 10 participants. Designed for zoo fans of all ages, this private experience features 1 – 2 thematic activities of your choice, free play time in our Cub House and the opportunity to meet some of our small animal ambassadors. Once you register, Zoo educators will reach out to you and help guide you through program options to curate your best Zoo adventure.

This program is ideal for groups or families with young children. Maximum group size is 10 individuals per session.