Zoo Knoxville is Wildly Fun! 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!
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 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.
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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