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Need some help with environmental, nature or animal based Badge or Patch requirements?  Perhaps you would just like to have a fun and educational troop meeting here at the Zoo. We offer an array of programs and activities for Scouts of all ages. Program opportunities vary according to age, individual needs and size of the group.

Call (502) 238-5344 or email Wanda.Peck@louisvilleky.gov for more information or to schedule a program for your troop. If you want to bring your troop to the Zoo for a Field Trip without any special programs, see Field Trip guidelines and instructions by clicking here.

Parking: Scout groups, daycares and all MetaZoo program participants who are not Louisville Zoo members will be assessed a $5 parking fee per vehicle.

Girl scouts winter days at the Louisville Zoo

Despite the cold, the Louisville Zoo remains open throughout the winter. Many of the animals are quite active especially the snow leopard and polar bears. During our Girl Scout Winter Days program, troops can not only discover what winter days at the Zoo are like, but will also learn about animals’ winter habits and habitats. Girl Scouts will receive a participation patch. No tag-alongs, please.

To register or check availability for Daisies, Brownies or Juniors, contact Karen Maynard at 502-238-5382 or Karen.Maynard@louisvilleky.gov.

Daisies (K/1st)

Saturday, January 17, 2015, 12:30–2:30 p.m.

Cost: $12/girl, $10/adult

Brownies (2nd/3rd)

Saturday, January 24, 2015, 12:30–2:30 p.m.

Cost: $12/girl, $10/adult

Juniors (4th/5th)

Saturday, January 31, 2015, 12:30–3:30 p.m.

Cost: $15/girl, $10/adult


Zoo Careers and Animal Conservation
(Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors)

Saturday February 7, 2015 or Saturday, March 14, 2015

9 a.m. – Noon

Have you ever thought about working at a zoo? Zoos play very important roles in our modern world, and many careers are required to operate an accredited zoo like our Louisville Zoo. Join us as we explore how zoos are leaders in conservation, and the professions that our employees are so passionate about! You will get an inside look at what we do, meet employees, and learn how you can be a leader in conservation as well! You will also receive a participation patch.

To register or check availability for Zoo Careers and Animal Conservation, contact Kathleen Johnson at 502- 238-5342 or Kathleen.Johnson@louisvilleky.gov.

Cost: $15/Girl and $10/Adult


To register or check availability for Daisies, Brownies or Juniors, contact Karen Maynard at 502-238-5382 or Karen.Maynard@louisvilleky.gov.


  1. Individuals who wish to cancel their registration in any class must notify the Education Department, in writing, no less than one week prior to the actual date of the class. We will refund 80% of the class fee upon receipt of a written or email (danita.robbins@louisvilleky.gov) cancellation.
    There will be no refunds for cancellations made less than one week prior to class date.
  2. The Education Department reserves the right to cancel classes with insufficient registration.
  3. There will be a $10 service charge for any changes in the original registration.
  4. Pre-registration is required for all classes.

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