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Kroger Wild Winter Days

Dare to Care
Food Drive & Admission Discount     


The Louisville Zoo is teaming up with Kroger and Dare to Care Food Bank offering a special discounted Zoo admission November 1, 2013
through February 28, 2014 if guests participate in a canned food drive.

To date, the Zoo has collected nearly 20,000 pounds of food thanks to the generosity of its visitors. This will be the 5th year of our partnership. 

To receive a $5 discount off regular adult and child General Admission or the Winter Adventure Ticket, visitors must bring one canned good per person and present it at the Zoo’s ticket window. 

For an added bonus, show your Kroger Plus Card and receive a free carousel ride ticket good for Spring 2014. One ticket per card. Please note the Zoo carousel is closed for the season and will reopen around March 20, 2014, weather permitting.

The offer is valid for regular daytime admission and not for Santa’s  Safari, other special fee-based programs, for pre-paid groups of 15 or more or with other discounts unless noted. (No refunds provided on pre-paid advance or online tickets.)

General Admission: valid Nov. 1 - Feb. 28

  • Adults (12-59): $10.95 (regularly $15.95)
  • Seniors (60+): $10.95 (regularly $11.50 - senior rate is already a discounted rate)
  • Children (3-11): $6.50 (regularly $11.50)
  • School Groups: $5 (regularly $7)


Winter Adventure Ticket: valid Nov 3 - Feb. 28

Includes Zoo admission plus a ticket to the 4-D Theater. For details on the 4-D Theater and featured experiences, click here.

  • Adults (12-59): $12.95 (regularly $17.95)
  • Seniors (60+): $12.95 (regularly $13.50 - senior rate is already a discounted rate)
  • Children (3-11): $8.50 (regularly $13.50)


Some of Dare to Care Food Bank’s most needed items are canned meats, which includes tuna, pork and beans, hearty canned soups, chicken and dumplings, ham, beef stew, chili with meat sauce, ravioli with meat sauce, spaghetti with meatballs,  as well as canned vegetables, fruits and fruit juices.

The Zoo is open daily year round. Fall/winter hours continue through mid-March, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (stay until 5 p.m.). The Zoo is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

For more information on Dare to Care, visit www.daretocare.org.


*Multiple cans are appreciated but only one can is required per person for the discount. Additional cans do not provide additional discounts.