After being temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Louisville Zoo is reopening to the public. The Zoo announced on Monday that its annual month-long celebration of Earth, “Party for the Planet,” will also be returning this July.
The celebration, typically held in April, starts in July with $5.25 admission on “Fun Day Mondays” for July 6, 13,20, and 27. Admission to the Zoo’s Earth Day Festival on July 26 will cost $8.25.
The student winners of the Trashformation Recycled Art Contest will also be announced June 26 on the Zoo’s social media pages and their website.
“Even though we will be celebrating in an abbreviated fashion this year due to COVID-19, we still believe that the planet we inhabit deserves more than just one day to celebrate,” Louisville Zoo Director John Walczak said. “We are grateful to our partners — LG&E and KU— for helping us make the $5.25 Fun Day Mondays and the Earth Day Festival reduced admission possible.”
Visitors must reserve their tickets online in advance at louisvillezoo.org/tickets. Guests will choose their date and hour of arrival, and tickets will only be valid for that specified time.
The Zoo continues communication with the Mayor’s office and the Louisville Metro Department of Health and Wellness to ensure the safety of guests and that the Zoo operates on the latest COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Safety measures for the Zoo include disinfecting high-touch areas, placing markers to encourage social distancing, and creating a one-way route for visitors walking through the Zoo.