Memphis Zoo Memphis
Where are we going today?
Did you know that Memphis Zoo was created all the way back in 1906? Imagine all the family fun that has been had since then....and now it's YOUR turn to be part of it!
Memphis Zoo is home to over 3,500 creatures. These represent over 500 species from all across the world, so there is a LOT to be experienced, explored, and importantly - learned!
If you just love animals, then Memphis Zoo is your kind of place!
You can take a journey to Cat County, where African Lions, cougars, red pandas and tigers all await you to come face to face with them! Penguin Rock is where you will find those cheek little penguins, and creatures of the water all join together to give you an amazing experience. We don't mean fish either - we mean hippos, Nile crocodile, flamingos, and even Okapi.
If you don't know what they are, kids, then all the more reason to visit so you can find out!
Those scaly creatures are represented too, with the American Alligator, dart frog, turtles and python. There are some pretty weird and wonderful creatures on our planet!
Memphis Zoo even have a sweet domestic farm where you can get close to ducks, donkeys, horses and chickens.
Don't forget about the daily events that Memphis Zoo hold! These are great for kids to learn that little bit more about the animals, and ask questions. There are "Wild Encounters", panda keeper chats, sea lion shows, giraffe feeding, and even polar bear chats.
There are also special events, such as fundraisers, members nights and celebrations for harvest, so keep an eye out - you won't want to miss out!
Animal fun all around at Memphis Zoo! You'll have a ROARing time!
How much does it cost?
- Adults$15 (over 12)
- Children$10 (Ages 2 to 11)
- Free Under: 2 years
When can we go?
9am - 5pm summer. 4pm close in winter.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day.
They offer group rates so why not give them a call to see how they can work with you on a great day for your students! .
If you have an appetite just as big as those lions, then head to the Cat House Cafe! There are also concession stands throughout the zoo. .
Any Top Tips?
When you first arrive, check what's on during the day and schedule into your time so you don't miss out on something fun!.
Doing our bit
They really do look after the animals, and work with conservation. They also want to give you a great time, which is why they offer tram rides, and carousel rides for the kids! .
Need a little extra help?
The zoo is accessible, and wheelchairs are available to rent for $12..
Strollers are available to rent on a first come basis for $10 single and $12 double.
Can I get one of those?
There are three gift shops so you might want to take that pocket money! Toys, plush, art, apparel, and merchandise are all there ready to be take home!.
The zoo opens at 5:30pm Thanksgiving and Christmas nights for SunTrust lights! .
What people are saying?
by Latoya Jackson
Well its better and less expensive than Nashville grassmere zoo, you guys have a better zoo you should be glad. Grassmere in Nashville is like a farm and you are gona spend way more on admission and you pay to park on the grass.
by Eddie Burrough
Wow, so overpriced. We spent almost $150. Beware that there are hidden costs such as additional fees to see some of the attractions. $14 for senior citizens? Adult prices for kids 12 and up? This is a major ripoff. Been to zoos in San Diego, St. Louis and Atlanta and all three are much better values. And this place was somewhat dirty and most of the vending machines were broken. After reading some of the reviews on here, it is evident they were written by zoo people or even the same person. Don't waste your time at this place!
by Brett G
Took the family and had an amazing day. It was so much fun and we enjoyed feeding the birds and stingrays.
by Wendy Barger
Zoo is showing it's age. Many areas are run down and many habits seem too small for the animals. Pandas were adorable but habit could use some repairs. Gift shop staff was very friendly, the rest of the staff acted like they rather not be there so don't bother them. Not worth the 4 hour drive to get there.
by Cherylee Googins
Absolutely love this place! The landscaping is beautiful. The animals seem healthy and happy. The workers are always smiling. I can't wait to go back in May.