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Things to Do in Louisville: 'Party for the Planet' at the Lousiville Zoo

If you are looking for things to do in Louisville the Louisville Zoo is one of the premier destinations to visit during the spring season. The weather is immaculate and provides a great opportunity to get outdoors and experience nature with your family. From comparing the size of your hand to that of a gorilla in Gorilla Forest to observing the magnificence of polar bears and sea lions at the award-winning Glacier Run, a day at the zoo offers an endless amount of entertainment at a very affordable price.

An incentive to head to the zoo in April is to celebrate ‘Party for the Planet’, which is a celebration of the planet Earth. During the month of April the Louisville Zoo will be hosting special events, discounted admission prices, and many more fun opportunities! Here is a calendar of events for the month of April at the Louisville Zoo:

                Saturday, April 5- Eco-Partners: Feed the Dirty with Louisville Bats’ mascot Buddy Bat

                Sunday, April 6- Buddy Bat joins zoo mascots Tundra and Grizwald

                Saturday, April 12- Eco-Partner: Louisville Water Company

                *Sunday, April 13- Earth Day Celebration ($3 admission)*

                Saturday and Sunday, April 19-20- Eggstravaganza Weekend (Easter Egg Hunt)

                Saturday, April 19- Eco-Partners: Green Gypsy Organics and the Kentucky Orchid Society

                Saturday, April 26- Eco-Partner: Kentucky Science Center

                Sunday, April 27- World Penguin Day

Also making a return for the second consecutive year is Trashformation, an art contest for students ranging from preschool to 12th grade. The contest challenges students to create a unique project using only recycled items. Grades will be split into 7 divisions to determine 7 individual winners. In a brand new division to the festivities there will also be a FRIDGE challenge, which encourages students in grades 9-12 to create and decorate a sealed refrigerator shell.

The ‘Party for the Planet’ festivities in April provide amazing opportunities to learn how to help the Earth (including composting and recycling), how to act upon what you learn, and how to have fun in the process. For more information on the festivities, Trashformation, or the FRIDGE challenge visit the Louisville Zoo website.

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