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Party for the Planet 2014:
A Month-Long Celebration
of the Earth

One day isn’t enough to celebrate the wonders of our planet and promote the need to protect it, so the Louisville Zoo is hosting a month-long party.

Saturdays, April 5, 12, 19 and 26; 7:30- 11:30 a.m.

ZooPoopyDoo Compost and Mulch Sale

Get your garden ready for spring with our unique, high-quality ZooPoopyDoo compost and hardwood bark mulch. Compost is $40 per scoop. Mulch is $19.50 per scoop. Mulch must be paid for at ticket window #1. There is 17.8 cubic feet per scoop. These products are now available for pre-purchase online.

Saturday, April 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Eco-Partners: Feed the Dirt and Buddy Bat

Purchase Online Here (limited number of advance tickets available)
Visitors can enjoy community composting and an appearance by Louisville Bats mascot Buddy Bat.

Sunday, April 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Buddy Bat joins Zoo mascots Tundra and Grizwald

Zoo mascots Tundra and Grizwald will be on hand, as well as Louisville Bats mascot Buddy Bat.

Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Eco-Partner: Louisville Water Company

Explore how Louisville Water cleans the water you use every day and how water is used by our Zoo animals.

Sunday, April 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (enjoy the Zoo until 6 p.m.)

$3 admission all day, free parking

Eco-Partner displays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
Celebrate Earth Day at the Louisville Zoo, and enjoy $3 admission courtesy of LG&E and KU. Spend the day learning about the Zoo’s conservation efforts and visit environmental displays located throughout the Zoo featuring some of our eco-partners.  (Click here for Eco-Partner registration form)

Saturday, April 19, and
Sunday, April 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Eggstravaganza Weekend

This is one EGGciting weekend. Bring your baskets for this year’s new Easter Egg Hunt. Eggs can be redeemed for a prize following the hunt. Learn about the Zoo‘s egg-laying animals and visit with the Easter Bunny.

Saturday, April 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Eco-Partner: Green Gypsy Organics and the Kentucky Orchid Society

The Kentucky Orchid Society will display and sell orchids throughout the day. At 1:30 p.m., Carletta DeLonjay, an herbalist of Green Gypsy Organics, will teach a class on the many uses of medicinal herbs, then lead a walk around the Zoo.

Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Eco-Partner: Kentucky Science Center

The Kentucky Science Center will help guests explore the impact humans have on the environment and animal habitats.

Sunday, April 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

World Penguin Day and Tacky the Penguin

Guests can learn about the Zoo’s penguins by visiting hands-on interactive stations and through keeper talks. Tacky the Penguin will also make appearances throughout the day.



The Louisville Zoo and Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities are proud to invite students in preschool through 12th grade to participate in our second annual recycled art contest as part of Party For the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth, powered by LG&E and KU. This unique event encourages students to communicate the importance of recycling and sustainability through art. Using only recycled items, students will make an art project that reflects, interprets, or depicts Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.