The Louisville Zoo is a great place to take the JCPS students out of school this week. There are year-round activities including a daily schedule of training and feedings. Plus the zoo is being honored for its Glacier Run exhibit. Jim Maddy, President and CEO of Association of Zoos and Aquariums explains the family-friendly value of the Louisville Zoo. And Zoo director John Walczak tells about the activities

The Louisville Zoo was honored by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums for its Glacier Run exhibit. This award is like the Oscars for the zoo and aquarium industry. The award names Glacier Run as the best new exhibit in North America.

In April 2011, the Louisville Zoo officially opened the Bear Habitat and Town of Glacier Run. Since then, thousands of people have already enjoyed polar bear Arki, and grizzly bears Inga, Otis and Rita as they play and entertain each other in their brand new, state-of-the-art home!

The Louisville Zoo offers daily opportunities to see animals up close.

Daily Animal Program Schedule

(Pending weather conditions. All events and activities are subject to change without notice)

Bear Training Demonstrations at Glacier Run - 11:15 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.

Giraffe Feeding - 11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.

Gorilla Program - 2:30 p.m.

HerpAquarium Program - 11 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.

Islands Program - 10:15 a.m. & 3 p.m.

Lorikeet Feeding - Continuously at Lorikeet Landing when the temperature is 50 degrees or above. Nectar may be purchased at the exhibit for $2 per cup.

Meerkat Enrichment - 3 p.m.

Seal & Sea Lions Training Demonstrations at Glacier Run - 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. & 3:45 p.m.

Pygmy Hippo Program - 11:30 a.m.

Tiger Training at Etscorn Tiger Tundra - 11:45 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.

Louisville Zoo

1100 Trevilian Way

Louisville, KY 40213

(502) 459-2181.