LouisvilleKy’s zoo is going to be busy this month


Louisville, KY., – Looking for something to do this month? Check out the September schedule for the Louisville Zoo: 


Sept. 5

Guinness World Records™ Attempt for the “Largest Display of Origami Elephants” Title

Noon to 4 p.m. 

The Louisville Zoo is joining other Zoo’s across the nation in an attempt to help the organization 96elephants break the Guinness World Records™ for the “Largest Display of Origami Elephants.”  The Zoo will have an elephant origami party where guests will learn about elephant and help be a part of the attempt at the world record by folding origami elephants to send to 96elephants. The group’s goal is to produce 35,000 origami elephants to represent the number of elephants killed every year in Africa for their ivory. The current Guinness record for the largest display of origami elephants is 33,764. Docents will be on hand to help families fold and provide information on 96elephants and the Zoo’s two elephants Mikki and Punch.

 origami elephants 2

Sept. 10

6th Annual WAKY Rock N’ Roll Reunion Concert

1 p.m. in the Oasis Field 

Take a trip back in time with the best of 60s and 70s local bands when they get together for one huge concert.   FREE with Zoo admission or Louisville Zoo membership.  Bring a chair or blanket and make a day of it! Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase.

12:55 National Anthem by The Doo Wop All Stars

1 p.m. The Epics

2 p.m. Wulfe Bros. with Sherry Edwards

4 p.m. Doo Wop All Stars with Barb Polk and Eddie Humphries

5 p.m. Wayne Young and the New Legends

6 p.m. Caribou

WAKY zoo concert 

Sept. 10

Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital Balance Awareness Day

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Flamingo exhibit

Therapists will be on hand to demonstrate and discuss balance awareness and vestibular rehab at the flamingo exhibit. Free giveaways when you stop by their table!

Sept. 16

Great Clips Friday Night Movie Series: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

6 p.m. in the Oasis Field; movie starts at sundown

Enjoy a movie under the stars at the wildest theater in town. Watch your favorite movies on our giant inflatable screen. Members of the 501st Legion will be on hand so you can meet and greet some of your favorite Star Wars characters; be sure to bring your camera. The Zoo Crew will provide free entertainment before the show. Snacks and other refreshments will be available for purchase. Don’t forget to pack your blanket or lawn chairs. Movie nights are FREE to Zoo members and only $5 after 5 p.m. for non-members.


Sept. 17–18 and 24–25

Pokémon Go at the Zoo

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (play until 6 p.m.)

The Zoo is certainly a hotspot in the ‘ville for Pokémon Go-ers with 33 hotspots and 4 gyms. Spend a fall day gathering your assets and collecting the Zoo’s newest species – Pokémon creatures. Show your Pokémon Go app at the admission windows for $3 off admission on these four days.



Don’t Forget Closing for Season

Papa John’s Splash Park Closing for Season Sept. 5

Papa John’s Splash Park will be closing on Labor Day for the season. The nautically-themed water play area features a fishing boat for kids to climb, dump buckets and mini water slides — over 40 ways to get wet — so kids can get as wet as they want. Papa John’s Splash Park is free with Zoo admission or Zoo membership and is open daily weather permitting. It closes 30 minutes before the Zoo closes each evening.


Wings of the World Bird Show Closing for Season Sept. 5

Wings of the World Bird Show will close for the season on Labor Day. Free with Zoo admission, this “free flight” presentation weaves conservation messages with spectacular behaviors and personal stories about the animals. Shows may include condors, cranes, macaws, eagles, hornbills, and even a cassowary! “Wings of the World” is created by Joe Krathwohl “The Birdman®”.

The 30-minute “Wings of the World” bird show will held three times daily and four times on Saturdays at the MetaZoo stage in the center of campus.


Through end of September

Camel Rides

The Zoo’s 12-year-old male dromedary camels Petey and Amos joins 16-year-old male dromedary camel Max to offer a memorable ride and photo opportunity. Like Horses, camels are domesticated animals. Hours are 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 – 5 p.m. Tickets are $5 for members and $6 for non-members.


Sky Trail® Navigator and Sky Tykes™ Ropes Courses Presented by Great Clips

The two-story Sky Trail® Navigator course includes 18 challenging elements where guest can see the Zoo from a whole new perspective from their perch high above the ground. Available for all ages, those under 48 inches tall require a helper. Must fit into the harness. Sky Trail is $9 for members; $10 for non-members and groups of 15 or more are $8. The Sky Tykes™ is for kids under 48 inches and is $4 for members, $5 for non-members, and groups of 15 or more are $3.


Zoo Hours

March 12 to Sept. 25, 2016
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (stay until 6 p.m.)

Sept. 26, 2016 to –March 17, 2017
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (stay until 5 p.m.)


The Louisville Zoo, a nonprofit organization and state zoo of Kentucky, is dedicated to bettering the bond between people and our planet by providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors, and leadership in scientific research and conservation education. The Zoo is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).