Trunkline Magazine (Louisville Zoo) Trunkline Magazine: September 2017 | Page 21

FAMILY EVENTS AND OVERNIGHT SLEEPOVERS Not-So-Spooky Family Sleepover at the Louisville Zoo Saturday, Oct. 7 Louisville loves our "World’s Largest Halloween Party!" presented by Meijer, and this year the Louisville Zoo is making it even more special with our Not-So-Spooky Sleepover experi- ence. Your evening will begin with an animal encounter in the Louisville Zoo MetaZoo. Later, enjoy a pizza dinner sponsored by Papa John’s before you go “boo!” at the Zoo with our delightful, not frightful costumed characters on the trick-or-treat route. Afterwards, slip on your pajamas for a creepy crawly craft and a family-friendly movie before lights out. In the morning, wake up to a continental breakfast sponsored by Krispy Kreme doughnuts and take a morning guided tour with our staff. Next day admission is not included with this event. Ages: 5 & up (All children must be accompanied by a paying adult chaperone). Cost: $40 per person Hours: 5 p.m. – 8:30 a.m. From Mayor Greg Fischer As summer winds down and we head into a new school year, I am reminded of the Louis- ville Zoo’s mission “to better the bond between people and our planet.” For so many of us — students and adults alike — the Zoo is a liv- ing classroom where that bond is forged. With animals and exhibits that delight us and encourage our curiosity, the Zoo pushes us to consider how our actions have Girl Scout Night Safari and Wetlands Walk Saturday, Nov. 4 Daisies, Brownies & Juniors are invited to this overnight experience that will focus on native Kentucky wildlife. Enjoy a hot dog roast around a fire pit (weather permit- ting) and a nature walk through the Louisville Zoo’s Wet- lands Trail. After dark, take a guided stroll through the Zoo and meet some native animal ambassadors up close. In the morning enjoy a continental breakfast sponsored by Krispy Kreme doughnuts and a morning tour. The experience ends at 10 a.m. or you may choose to stay the next day as next day admission is included. Ages: 5 & up* Cost: $40 per person Hours: 6:30 p.m. – 10 a.m. Cookies and Cocoa with the Bears: Twilight Program Friday, Dec. 8 Families can join us for cookies, cocoa and educational fun from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The evening will include hands-on animal contact with MetaZoo animal ambassadors, activities, a craft and fun. Ages: 3 & up* Cost: $15 per person Hours: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. * These are not a drop-off program. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult chaperone. impact across the globe and in our own community — on wildlife, our environment and our own future. The need for that kind of con- sideration is why Louisville Metro Government works to create a culture of sustainability in our city government and our city at large. We believe that the health of our environment and the health of our citizens are one and the same. And a visit to the Louisville Zoo — where we can see and interact with our fellow creatures — is the perfect place to see and live that connection. It is a perfect way to start our children on the path to considering their individu- al role in our community and our planet, and to strive for compas- sion for all living things. So we welcome the busloads of children who’ll soon be visiting on field trips this school year— learn- ing, I hope, that we all have a role in ensuring a sustainable future. None of us can do that on our own, but working together, we can achieve anything. Louisville Zoo Trunkline • Fall 2017 • 21