Earth Month is in Full Bloom.
One day isn't enough to celebrate the wonders of our planet, so LG&E and KU are hosting a month-long celebration of the Earth at two destinations — The Louisville Zoo and The Arboretum State Botanical Garden in downtown Lexington.
Both venues are offering special activities, discounts and freebies throughout April. Costume characters, exhibitors, animal presentations, a day-camp for kids, native tree walk, plant sales, tree seedling give-a-ways and a "trashformation" student art contest are just some of the many happenings at both locations.
Check out the zoo's events page and the arboretum's events calendar for details.
The Zoo — April 21 — $2 Admission
Be sure to visit the zoo on April 21, which is the special Earth Day celebration. Admission is just $2 and parking is free courtesy of LG&E and KU.
The arboretum — April 27 — Arbor Day
The arboretum will host Arbor Day on April 27, the best attended event of its kind in Kentucky. Check out more than 40 exhibitors, a proclamation by mayor Jim Gray and plenty of activities for children. Admission to the Kentucky Children's Garden will be free to public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., courtesy of KU.