Spring break events for kids in Louisville

They say it takes a village, and Louisville has plenty of activities for kids on spring break.

A bright blue shark scultpure at wild lights

The Louisville Zoo’s Wild Lights is open every night during spring break.

Photo by Louisville Zoo

Many Louisville kids will be on spring break next week, and while Derby City has no shortage of activities for little ones, next week things are turning up a notch.

Wild Lights

Louisville Zoo
Wild Lights is open Thursday-Sunday until May 19, but it’ll be open nightly 7-10 p.m. for spring break April 1-5. The annual zoo fundraiser and light show features dozens of brightly lit animal sculptures, like a coral reef scene, + interactive exhibits. Individual ticket prices vary $16-$26, depending on the day of the week.

Spring Break Nature Discovery Days

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest
Bernheim’s volunteer naturalists will be in and around the visitor center April 1-5 with hands-on nature discoveries, crafts, and short trail explorations. Plus, there’s still some room on select days of Bernheim’s spring break day camps.

Parklands Outdoor Adventure Camp

Parklands of Floyds Fork
Kids can explore a new area of the Parklands each day while building forts, playing games, and conducting science experiments. This day camp runs April 1-5, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and is recommended for students in kindergaren through sixth grade. Registration is $55/day.

Spring Art Camps

Multiple locations
Teens ages 12-15 can learn the basics of warm glass fusion at the Beechmont Community Center, explore fabric arts at the Sun Valley Community Center, or get an overview of different mediums at the Metro Arts Community Center. Younger kids can check out the Youth Camps, also being held at a variety of locations. These camps run April 1-5, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., registration is $25.

Maker Lab Open Hours

South Central Regional Library
The Maker Lab is available to anyone 13+ and contains everything from a Makerbot 3D printer to sewing machines to a Glowforge laser cutter. Maker 101 training is required and will be offered on the spot. The Lab is open on April 5 between 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. The rest of the Louisville Free Public Library system has a plethora of events available for kids of all ages throughout spring break.

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