Knoxville Zoo

Knoxville, TN

Zoos & Wildlife
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Address: 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914, USA How do we get there? Number: 865-637-5331
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Who is excited to see some ANIMALS! If you are heading to the largest attraction in Knoxville, then you certainly will be having an animal adventure - at Knoxville Zoo!

Knoxville Zoo lets the whole family experience wildlife up close, allowing kids to come face to face with some pretty incredible creatures. Over 800 of them in fact!

Here, you don't have to travel the world to see creatures from Africa, Australia, or Asia - you just have to travel to Tennessee. Pretty amazing!

Kids can experience creatures great and small, from the elephants and giraffes of Africa, to the majestic gorillas, grand lions, and playful river otters. There might even be some creatures you haven't heard of before!

Kids, have you any idea what a Chacoan Peccarie is, or perhaps a yellow-backed Duiker? There is only one way to find out!

What's great about Knoxville Zoo, is that the family can learn about all of the creatures as you walk around, as there is information everywhere.

The zoo also offers great interactive experiences too! Have you ever ridden a camel, or played zookeeper? You can also check out the fun Animals In Action show, or take a fascinating Behind The Scenes tour, to see what really goes on at a zoo.

If that wasn't enough, you can even cool off at Clayton Safari Splash - the largest splash pad in Knox County, with over 5,000 square feet of splishy splashy fun! So what are you waiting for, let’s go to the zoo!

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How much does it cost?






$19.95 (Ages 3 to 12)



Seniors (65+) $19.95, College students $19.95


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2 years


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Knoxville Zoo FAQ’s

The zoo works with other zoos to maintain healthy genetically diverse populations in the zoos, to ensure we don't lose any animals to extinction. They are also involved with conservation work in the field!

There is a nursing room in the Wee Play Zoo exhibit located in the Pilot Traveling Exhibits Building.

Knoxville Zoo features a variety of great things to eat and drink throughout the park from ice cream, cold drinks and snacks to full meals at the Safari Grill.

The animals are most active in the early and later parts of the day. But there are plenty of things to see and ZOO in between! Last entry is an hour before the Zoo closes.

The Zoo Shop is the perfect place to find that special Zoovenir or check out one of our other specialty shops throughout the park! Make sure you bring that pocket money!

Knoxville Zoo offers great deals on field trips, educational programs, outreaches and other eduZOOcational programming. What a great place for kids to learn!

There is a nursing room in the Wee Play Zoo exhibit located in the Pilot Traveling Exhibits Building.

They love helping guests of all ages and abilities enjoy the wildlife! There are accessible facilities throughout most of the park, and they also provide wheelchairs for those who need them

The last admission is one hour before the zoo closes

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