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Support the Zoo

Circle of Friends

Becoming a Circle of Friends member means you are joining a special group of caring, generous and dedicated individuals who help ensure the vitality and excellence of the zoo's core programs: animal care, education and conservation.  Knoxville Zoo's Circle of Friends includes a family membership to Knoxville Zoo and exclusive opportunities to experience the zoo in ways you've never imagined.

Other ways to support the zoo...

ZooFund for Kids

Help kids come to the zoo with ZooFund for Kids.  Each year, over 10,000 students and their chaperones receive need-based free admission to visit the zoo based on Title I status.  Because our income from admission is so important to supporting the zoo's operations, we can only continue to help low-income children in our community if we have community support.  Your gift to ZooFund for Kids makes a field trip possible for a child who wouldn't otherwise get to experience the zoo with their classmate

Donate Online

Click here to make a gift to Knoxville Zoo today.


Memorial Donations
Knoxville Zoo has a Memorial and Honorarium Program for those who would like to remember or honor the life of a family member, friend, or beloved pet.

Planned Giving
Leave your legacy to Knoxville Zoo through our planned giving program.

For more information on making a donation to Knoxville Zoo or for information on a particular campaign,
please call our Development office at (865) 637-5331.