More reasons to celebrate Earth Month with the Louisville Zoo

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Annual “Party for the Planet” festivities, powered by LG&E and KU, to offer expanded discount admission options throughout April

This April, The Louisville Zoo will once again celebrate the Earth with its popular annual bash — Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth, powered by Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company.

New this year, in addition to free parking and half-price ($8 per person) general admission during the Zoo’s Earth Day celebration on Sunday, April 19, visitors can also enjoy $5 discounted admission “Fun Day Mondays,” April 13, 20 and 27. The month is rounded out with activities and cool displays by the Zoo’s eco-partners, special character appearances every weekend, special zoo keeper talks and appearances by LG&E and KU’s “Louie the Lightening Bug.”

“Earth Month is a great time for families throughout Kentucky to enjoy all the Louisville Zoo has to offer while learning more about the earth and its many creatures,” said Laura Douglas, LG&E and KU vice president of Corporate Responsibility and Community Affairs. “This year’s expanded discount options offer everyone more opportunities to join in the fun.”

The third annual Trashformation student-recycled art contest will be a part of the Earth Day celebration on April 19. The contest challenges students to create art from recyclable items. Trashformation registration materials are available on the Zoo’s website at

Visit for a complete list of Earth month events.


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).


Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company, part of the PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) family of companies, are regulated utilities that serve a total of 1.2 million customers and have consistently ranked among the best companies for customer service in the United States. LG&E serves 321,000 natural gas and 397,000 electric customers in Louisville and 16 surrounding counties. KU serves 543,000 customers in 77 Kentucky counties and five counties in Virginia. More information is available at and

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