Things to Do!

Activities are seasonal and subject to the cooperation of animals, weather and Zoo maintenance.

MEET GORILLA KINDI

Gorilla Kindi looking into camera

KINDI is OFF exhibit today.

Western lowland gorilla Kindi was born on March 14, 2016. She weighed only 3 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 14 inches tall. Kindi continues to grow and is currently living with her surrogate mother Kweli.

Learn about Kindi’s Journey.

EXHIBIT AREAS

African Elephant

Visit Africa (featuring the award-winning Gorilla Forest), Australia, the Islands, the Americas as well as Glacier Run. Don’t forget to stop by the HerpAquarium featuring King Louie the white alligator.

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SANTA’S SAFARI

     December 8 – 9 & 15 –16
     Sessions at 10 a.m., Noon and 2 p.m.

Special Ticket Required. Santa is making a special stop by the Louisville Zoo and he’s bringing some of his North Pole friends along too. Meet Santa, Mrs. Claus and Frosty the Snowman. Create a wonderful holiday craft. Enjoy Mrs. Claus’s holiday treats and beverages.

Each child will receive a complimentary photo with Santa to take home.

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RIDES AND ATTRACTIONS

Girl on Carousel at the Louisville Zoo

There’s plenty to do at the Zoo including riding the conservation carousel and miniature train, climbing the adventure ropes course and visiting playgrounds, our petting zoo and more.

Activities are seasonal and subject to the cooperation of animals, weather and Zoo maintenance.

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ANIMAL CONTACT

Girl with lorikeet
Get an up-close interaction with wildlife!  There are a wide variety of opportunities at the Zoo including camel & pony rides, the Boma African Petting Zoo and Lorikeet Landing. Some activities do require an extra fee.

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ANIMAL PRESENTATIONS

Glacier Run with seals and polar bear

The Louisville Zoo offers daily animal talks, demonstrations and programs throughout the day.  Activities are seasonal and subject to the cooperation of animals, weather and Zoo maintenance.

10:15 a.m. Islands Mammals Keeper Talk ON SCHEDULE
10:30 a. m. Seal & Sea Lion Training Demonstrations ON SCHEDULE
10:45 a.m. Meerkat Enrichment and Keeper Talk ON SCHEDULE
11:00 a.m. Elephant Keeper Talk ON SCHEDULE
11:15 a.m. Polar & Grizzly Bear Training Demonstration ON SCHEDULE
11:30 a.m. Giraffe Feeding (Closed for the Season) CLOSED
11:45 a.m. Amur Tiger Keeper Talks CLOSED
Noon Pygmy Hippo Keeper Talk (Closed for the Season) CLOSED
12:15 p.m. HerpAquarium Keeper Talk ON SCHEDULE
1 p.m. Islands Bird Trail Talk (Saturdays & Sundays Only) ON SCHEDULE
2:00 p.m. Seal and Sea Lion Training Demonstration ON SCHEDULE
2:15 p.m. Gorilla Forest Food Toss or Keeper Talk ON SCHEDULE
2:30 p.m. Giraffe Feeding (Closed for the Season) CLOSED
2:30 p.m. HerpAquarium Keeper Talk ON SCHEDULE
2:45 p.m. Polar and Grizzly Bear Training Demonstration ON SCHEDULE
3 p.m. Amur Tiger Keeper Talks
(Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday & Thursdays)
CLOSED
3 p.m. Maned Wolf Keeper Talk ON SCHEDULE
3:15 p.m. Meerkat Enrichment and Keeper Talk ON SCHEDULE
 3:30 p.m. Elephant Keeper Talk ON SCHEDULE
 3:45 p.m. Seal and Sea Lion Training Demonstration ON SCHEDULE
 4 p.m. Islands Mammals Keeper talk ON SCHEDULE

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The Louisville Zoo hosts more than 50 special events each year including our annual Halloween party, 5K Race/Walk, Santa event, earth month festivities, movie nights, character appearances and so much more. Check out our calendar and join us for all the fun!

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BIRTHDAY PARTIES

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The Zoo is the ultimate birthday party venue for children ages 3–12. This complete package includes all the elements that you’ll need to host a wild party!  Basic packages start at only $23 per person and include party space, Zoo admission, parking and pizza buffet.

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PRIVATE EVENTS

Wedding Photos at Louisville Zoo

Host your event at the wildest place in town! Whether it’s a company picnic or event, wedding, birthday party, social event, ceremony or just a small cocktail party, the Louisville Zoo is the perfect location and has multiple indoor and outdoor options.

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BEHIND-THE-SCENES TOURS

California Sea Lion
Our behind-the-scenes program offers your small group exclusive access to exhibit areas rarely seen by the general public. All tours and experiences are led by passionate Zoo staffers and keepers. Create special memories while learning more about your Zoo, animal behavior, enrichment and how to help protect endangered species. Packages include parking and Zoo admission for everyone in your group on the day of your experience.

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SPLASH PARK

Closed for the Season.
Reopening Memorial Day Weekend 2019.

The nautically-themed water play area has 42 unique ways for kids to get as wet as they want! It includes a fishing boat to climb on, dump buckets, jelly jet launchers, mini water slides and much more. Designed with safe family fun in mind, it’s a really cool place to beat the heat.

Subject to the cooperation of weather and Zoo maintenance.

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