Knoxville Zoo

3500 Knoxville Zoo Dr
Knoxville TN  37914

Phone: (865) 637-5331

Knoxville Zoo

Fun on the outside, serious about animals on the inside. Zoo Knoxville is committed to being part of the solution to save species from extinction, both locally and globally.

Zoo Knoxville works with other zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) on a collective Species Survival Plan for all animals that live in AZA-accredited zoos in North America. Working together, we can maintain a healthy, genetically diverse population in zoos to ensure we don’t lose animals to extinction when wild populations are in peril.

Zoo Knoxville is also involved with conservation work in the field, with award-winning recognition for our efforts to save East Tennessee’s endangered bog turtle and ongoing research with native hellbender and mudpuppy salamanders. Our staff members travel to far-flung places like the Komodo Islands, Madagascar and Indonesia to study animals in their native habitats.

Every guest that visits Zoo Knoxville also helps save wildlife and wild places. The “Quarters for Conservation” program gives 25 cents of every zoo ticket sold to on-going conservation programs around the globe.

The official Facebook page for Zoo Knoxville! Please visit our web site for more zoo thrills: www.zooknoxville.org

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Categories: Landmark, Sports & Recreation, Tourist Attraction, Zoo, Zoo & Aquarium

Hours

Mon: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tue: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wed: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thu: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fri: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sat: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm



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Events

Great Smoky Mountains Salamander Ball

Great Smoky Mountains Salamander Ball
05:00 pm - 10/05/2018

At Knoxville Zoo

If you’ve ever marveled at the depth, breadth, or beauty of wildlife in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you are invited to one of the region’s premier...

Past Events

Night Safari At The Zoo

Night Safari At The Zoo
07:00 pm - 04/27/2018

At Knoxville Zoo

Join us for a guided night safari at the zoo. I have to send in fees 5 days after confirmation- so fees are $10/person ages 5 and over and due by April 13th. Please...

Party for the Planet

Party for the Planet
10:00 am - 04/21/2018

At Knoxville Zoo

TVA is taking part in Zoo Knoxville’s Party for the Planet. Party for the Planet will include local and regional environmental exhibitors to learn all about the...

Covenant Kids Run Kickoff at Zoo Knoxville

Covenant Kids Run Kickoff at Zoo Knoxville
12:00 pm - 01/27/2018

At Knoxville Zoo

Join us at noon on Saturday, January 27, at Zoo Knoxville for the kickoff for the Covenant Kids Run "Marathon" program! Admission to the zoo on January 27 is free...

Autism Site Knoxville Teens at Zoo Knoxville

Autism Site Knoxville Teens at Zoo Knoxville
02:00 pm - 11/05/2017

At Knoxville Zoo

ASK Teens Meetup! Zoo Knoxville Nov 5, 2pm $15 per participant (age 13 and up only) (That’s a $5 discount) If you have a zoo membership you...

2017 Walk to End Alzheimer's- Knoxville

2017 Walk to End Alzheimer's- Knoxville
08:00 am - 10/28/2017

At Knoxville Zoo

Come join us Saturday, October 28th at Zoo Knoxville to end Alzheimer's! The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to...

BOO! at the Zoo

BOO! at the Zoo
05:30 pm - 10/13/2017

At Knoxville Zoo

Tickets are now on sale for BOO! at the Zoo presented by U.S. Cellular®, Knoxville’s largest Halloween event. BOO! at the Zoo features 12 nights of safe and not-too-...

Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo
05:15 pm - 10/13/2017

At Knoxville Zoo

Join us for Boo at the Zoo on Friday, Oct. 13th! Children’s Ministries is hosting a night filled with fun, fellowship, and fright at the Knoxville Zoo’s...

Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo
04:00 pm - 10/13/2017

At Knoxville Zoo

The whole family is welcome! We will be meeting at the church at 4:00 and then going to Mcdonalds for dinner off lovell rd. We have tickets for the 1st 20 children...

Senior Day presented by Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel

Senior Day presented by Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel
10:00 am - 10/03/2017

At Knoxville Zoo

Seniors aged 65 and up are invited to enjoy free zoo admission and parking on Senior Day at Zoo Knoxville, presented by Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel, on Tuesday,...

Touch a Truck presented by Stowers Machinery Corp.

Touch a Truck presented by Stowers Machinery Corp.
10:00 am - 08/26/2017

At Knoxville Zoo

This Saturday, zoo-goers can get hands-on with big trucks, emergency vehicles, and special equipment that rival the animals for size and speed. Touch a Truck, presented...

Eclipse Weekend at Zoo Knoxville

Eclipse Weekend at Zoo Knoxville
09:00 am - 08/19/2017

At Knoxville Zoo

ZOO KNOXVILLE CELEBRATES ECLIPSE WEEKEND WITH DISCOUNTED ADMISSION Free viewing glasses to first 100 guests on Monday, guests invited to be animal observers. Zoo...

Feast with the Beasts presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union

Feast with the Beasts presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union
07:00 pm - 08/12/2017

At Knoxville Zoo

Zoo Knoxville invites you to do a little grazing, try out some new watering holes and shake their tail feathers at Knoxville’s largest food and drink sampling...

Hogwarts Adventure

Hogwarts Adventure
11:00 am - 07/30/2017

At Knoxville Zoo

INCLUDED WITH YOUR GENERAL ADMISSION Come out for a Hogwarts Adventure at Zoo Knoxville on Sunday July 30th from 11am to 3pm in our NaturePlay area. Enjoy a Qudditch...

Butterfly Brunch at Seven Islands State Birding Park

Butterfly Brunch at Seven Islands State Birding Park
10:00 am - 07/15/2017

At Knoxville Zoo

**** Advance registration required **** Butterfly Brunch Enjoy brunch and conversation as the butterflies wake up at Seven Islands State Birding Park. We'll...

Zoo Knoxville Rocks

Zoo Knoxville Rocks
11:00 am - 06/23/2017

At Knoxville Zoo

Zoo Knoxville Rocks Friday, June 23rd 11a.m. - 3p.m. Programs/activities with a focus on rocks and fossils. We will do some rock painting,...

Free Admission for Dads on Father's Day!

Free Admission for Dads on Father's Day!
09:00 am - 06/18/2017

At Knoxville Zoo

All dads get free zoo admission on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Guests can explore the all new Tiger Forest and take a break to cool off with some water play at the Clayton...

Superhero Saturday

Superhero Saturday
10:00 am - 06/17/2017

At Knoxville Zoo

Marvel Comics favorites Spider-Man and Captain America are coming to Zoo Knoxville for a special appearance at Superhero Saturday presented by Advance Financial...

Ride for the Wild Side presented by ORNL FCU

Ride for the Wild Side presented by ORNL FCU
08:30 am - 05/27/2017

At Knoxville Zoo

Ride for the Wild Side, presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union, is Zoo Knoxville's annual bike ride event. Choose from three different routes (50 miles, 30 miles...

Free Admission for Moms on Mother's Day!

Free Admission for Moms on Mother's Day!
09:30 am - 05/14/2017

At Knoxville Zoo

Zoo Knoxville celebrates Mother’s Day with free admission for all moms on Sunday, May 14, 2017. Guests can celebrate with gorillas Hope, Machi and Kowali, the...

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