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We're Wildly Fun!

Zoo Knoxville is playful and fun on the outside, and serious about animals on the inside. Sharing our passion for wild things and wild places, Zoo Knoxville is the largest attraction in Knoxville with more than 800 of the Earth’s most fascinating animals.  We’re Wildly Fun!  Seriously, what could be more fun than seeing baby gorillas play, feeding a giraffe, splashing in a splash pad, enjoying a show or riding a camel? Come experience for yourself what makes Zoo Knoxville Wildly Fun!


New Experiences for You to Enjoy!


What's cuter than a baby gorilla?  TWO baby gorillas!  That's right, Zoo Knoxville is home to TWO baby gorillas.  Obi and Ubuntu were born in the spring of 2015 to mothers Hope and Machi gorilla and were the first gorillas born at Zoo Knoxville.  They are adorably cute and wildly fun! 


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 Discover this 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.


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!


Zoo Knoxville - it's Wildly Fun!

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Zoo Knoxville

3500 Knoxville Zoo Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37914

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Admission Rates
Adults $19.95, seniors (65+) $16.95, children (2-12) $16.95, children under 2 admitted free. Parking is $5 per vehicle.
Dates Closed
Christmas Eve and Christmas
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with extended hours during the summer
Discounts Offered
  • Active Military
  • Group Discount
  • Military Discount
  • AAA Discount