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The Louisville Zoo’s job shadow experience is offered to high school students who need to complete an assignment required by his/her school and 8th grade students needing to fulfill a Practical Living Core Content (PL -08-4.1.5) assignment.

Before being considered for the program, the following things need to be sent to Louisville Zoo Job Shadow, C/O Diane Moon, PO Box 37250, Louisville, KY 40233:

  • a payment of $15 (check written out to the Louisville Zoo)
  • Job shadow information form
  • Waiver

Requests must be made a month in advance.

These forms are available below.

It is important to be explicit about the purpose of the assignment.  Participants will be notified what arrangements have been made by phone or email.

The program takes place between 8 a.m. and noon.  Individuals need to report to the Receptionist in the Administration building next to the ticket window. 

Appropriate attire is important since students will be spending quite a bit of time outdoors.  The program will take place rain or shine.  Tennis shoes or boots must be worn. Purses and backpacks should be left behind.

If you have any further questions contact Diane Moon at (502) 238-5341 or by email diane.moon@louisvilleky.gov



Job Shadow Application

Job Shadow Waiver