Louisville Zoological Garden

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Facility:Louisville Zoological Garden
Description:The Louisville Zoo is truly a "living classroom" and the Zoo's Education Department offers exciting "hands-on", "minds-on" experiences for Zoo visitors throughout the year. Learning is fun for everyone at the Zoo so they've developed programs for all ages, from pre-schoolers to adults.

In 1988, the Louisville Zoo was the proud recipient of the prestigious Edward H. Bean Award for its long-term Woolly Monkey Propagation Program. Other accomplishments include the first successful transfer of an embryo from an exotic equine into a domestic horse.

The Zoo's commitment to working with endangered species, specifically with Species Survival Plan (SSP) programs, speaks of its dedication to conservation efforts. It is one of six institutions in the world to house a captive breeding population of Black-footed ferrets, North America's most endangered mammal.
Address 1:1100 Trevilian Way
Address 2:PO Box 37250
Zip Code:40213
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Hours:September - March: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (exit by 5:00 p.m.)
April - Labor Day: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (exit by 6:00 p.m.)

CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's Day
Admission:Adults (12-59) - $10.95; Children (3-11) - $7.95; Children (2 and under) - FREE;
Seniors (60+) Discount Rate - $8.95

Groups (20+): Adults - $9.55; Children - $7.25
Telephone:(502) 459-2181 x603
Website:Visit Website
M. Oyler, Co-op Member
The Louisville Zoo is great. My child loves it. My best friend, who is a teacher, & I take our children there often. Our kids love learning about all the animals. I taught my son all the animal sounds, names, and the alphabet at this zoo and there is still much more for him to learn. The zoo has great programs which switch around throughout the year. They are always open to overnight fieldtrips where they have lessons for the children to complete as well as an up close and personal introduction to some of the zoos friendliest animals. It's well worth your time and money to visit.
Rebecca A., Co-op Member
This is an awesome zoo. We have been to many and this is one of the best on our list. They have wonderful exhibits, spacious and creative homes for their animals. They also have a wonderful splash park for the children in the middle of the zoo. The children always really enjoy that part on these hot summer Kentucky days.
Susie H., Co-op Member
We have visited many zoos, and the Louisville Zoo is perhaps the best. The zoo offers a variety of different animals to view which the children love. The best part is that they feed the tigers who perform tricks at least twice per day. When visiting, check the feeding schedule as you enter and make sure that you don't miss this.
Ellen Marie, Co-op Member
We take our children to the Louisville Zoo frequently. It is not only educational but fun. There are play areas along the way and the entire zoo loop can be completed in a reasonable time. However, often we go and simply visit one area and don't do the entire zoo loop.

This year we started attending the Zoo's monthly homeschool classes for ages K-5. The classes are well done and age appropriate.

In the summertime we take our swim suits and play at the splash park.
Sue Kates, Co-op Member
The Louisville Zoo is an awesome place to visit the exhibits are wonderful,with spacious and creative habitats for their animals. They also have a wonderful splash park for the children in the middle of the zoo. great place to cool down on a hot sunny day.
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