Support the Zoo
Knoxville Zoo is committed to our critically
important conservation and education programs
as well as providing the highest standard of care
for the animals entrusted to us.
As a non-profit organization, Knoxville Zoo relies on admissions,
concessions, memberships, special events and philanthropic donations to
sustain our daily operations, which cost just over $22,400 per day.
With your help, we can continue to provide the best care possible for
the more than 800 animals that call Knoxville Zoo home as well as remain
committed to our mission of conservation and education. A gift in any
amount helps us accomplish our goal of celebrating the wonders of the
Does your company have a matching gift program? It's often overlooked,
but many local businesses generously match any charitable contribution
made by their employees and sometimes by retirees and/or spouses. Your
Human Resources representative should know if your company has a matching
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
Your gift to ZooFund for Kids pays for:
- $6 pays for one child's admission
- $180 pays for one average-size class admission
The zoo's education programs serve the entire East Tennessee region, as
well as for educators in Georgia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia,
and West Virginia who bring their classes on field trips to the zoo.
Over 42,000 students, preschoolers and chaperones visit the zoo on class
field trips annually.
Make a gift to Knoxville Zoo today, and help us to continue our efforts
in celebrating the natural world through education, conservation and
Ways to Give
Click here to make a gift to Knoxville Zoo today.
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
Learn more about the future of Knoxville Zoo's capital improvement projects.
Leave your legacy to Knoxville Zoo through our planned giving program.
Adopt a Carousel Animal.
Click here for a list of much needed items
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.