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Visit the NEW Nature Play 

Nature Play is a creative play area that encourages little visitors to have some fun outdoors with imagination-inspiring elements. Tipis made of vines, green tunnels, chalk walls for impromptu outside art, stump hopping, rope-swinging, a place to see how vegetables grow and a fairy garden are ready for an active playtime filled with discovery. Nature play will also be a place to meet some of the zoo's ambassador animals for a personal introduction and be hands-on with animal "bio-facts" such as tusks, teeth, horns and bones.

Knoxville Zoo is also bringing a touch of nostalgia back to the zoo with the thoroughly modern "Zoo Choo Train", offering rides through our Nature Play garden for little guests. Rides on the Zoo Choo Train will be available daily beginning May 24th.

Visit Nature Play today!