Wednesday October 18, 2017
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Meijer presents “The World’s Largest Halloween Party!”

October 5–8, 12–15, 19–22, & 26–29, 2017

It’s that time of year when the Louisville Zoo transforms into a storybook land and a photo opportunity is waiting around every corner during the Zoo’s “World’s Largest Halloween Party!” presented by Meijer. This year the Zoo celebrates its 36th year of the popular party on October 5–8, 12–15, 19–22, & 26–29, 2017

Tickets are now on sale.

Children can dress up in their wildest costumes and set off on a magical journey through the Zoo.
The Party features costumed characters for guests to meet and greet in fanciful, larger-than-life storybook scenes. Trick-or-treating is offered for kids 11 and under. In an effort to be “green,” the Zoo requests that children bring their own trick-or-treat bag to the event. The Zoo will not provide bags, but reusable cloth bags will be available for purchase for $2 in the Zoo’s gift shop whiles supplies last.

Louisville pumpkin carving artist Donna O’Bryan will have her beautifully carved artificial pumpkins on display nightly in the Glacier Run Black Cat Crossing area with cutout themes ranging from iconic movie characters to famous stars.

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Zoo Invites Public to Help Name Giant Bugs

Zoo LogoThe Louisville Zoo is inviting the public to help name 13 giant bugs in their new exhibit.  Each Monday and Wednesday through the week of July 21, entries (one per person, per day) can be submitted through the Louisville Zoo’s Facebook page.

Contest winners will receive not just bragging rights, but also a mention on their bug’s signage at the exhibit as well as a special prize:  two free general admission zoo tickets or two free one-day ride passes for Zoo members.  Winners will be chosen by zoo staff and announced on Fridays some time after 12 P.M.  If multiple people submitted the chosen name, a random drawing will determine the winner among them.

The Louisville Zoo, located at 1100 Trevillian Way, is open from 10 A.M. to 8 P.M. in June and July, 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. through September 28 and 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. September 29 through mid-march.  The Zoo is home to more than 1,500 animals, including gorillas and orangutans, lions and tigers, penguins, bears, seals and sea lions, giraffes, hippos, reptiles, hundreds of colorful birds and more