Let’s go to the ZOO! Experience wildlife up close at Knoxville’s largest attraction as you come face to face with more than 800 of the Earth’s most fascinating animals. See giraffe, elephants, gorillas, chimpanzees, lions and more as you travel through Grasslands Africa and the African Forest. See red pandas, rhinos, reptiles, river otters, and so much more! Ride a camel, encounter animals up close and see a fantastic new show at the News Sentinel Amphitheater's Forest Theater!
New Experiences for You to Enjoy!
Nature Play is real outdoor fun and we mean REAL fun! No apps to download, no earbuds required - just real natural fun! Check out the vine tunnel to a secret garden, build a teepee or make a fort, climb through tunnels and over rocks, play in the dirt and so much more. You'll even have the opportunity to meet an animal friend or two in this all new natural play area. It's a magical, tree-huggin' playground for playtime unplugged!
Wee Play Adventure brought to you by Pilot Flying J - COMING SOON!
Discover this brand new adventure-fueled play space that will spark curiosity, invigorate imaginations, and actively involve kids in experiential learning. This indoor play experience will take you on an adventure to an island inhabitated by dragons and a wide array of exotic lizards. Wee Play Adventure will send little explorers on expedition in search of dragons with stops for "provisions", "research" and of course play along the way.
Flock to Budgie Landing! Gone Troppo you say? It means “gone wild” in Aussie and we’re celebrating a wild new experience in Kids Cove this season. It’s fun on a stick with budgies at Budgie Landing, where you can offer seed sticks to these brightly colored Australian birds now on exhibit in the Kids Cove Aviary.
Get creative at the LEGO® Play Lodge. While visiting Kids Cove checking out the all new Budgie Landing, be sure to stop by another new experience – the LEGO® Play Lodge. Let your imagination run wild with LEGOs®, DUPLOs® and more at the Play Lodge. Build your own zoo animal and then purchase what you build! Create something wild at the LEGO® Play Lodge and take it home today!
Experience the Williams Family Giraffe Encounter where you will come face to face with these gentle giants and even have the opportunity to feed them a treat. Our new treetop platform brings this experience to new heights!
Get your splash on at the coolest place in town – Clayton Safari Splash, Knoxville’s largest splash pad with over 5,000 square feet of splishy splashy fun!
So, let’s go to the ZOO!
Tennessee Vacation eGuide
The 2015 eGuide gives you instant access to Tennessee’s irresistible attractions and destinations. Peruse venues online, then put in your order to get a free guide delivered to your doorstep.
Adults $19.95, seniors (65+) $16.95, children (2-12) $16.95, children under 2 admitted free. Parking is $5 per vehicle.
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Christmas Eve and Christmas
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