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Upcoming Events


Frog Watch Volunteer Training
Saturday, May 2

Does someone you know enjoy listening to frogs calling at night? They can help scientists study changes in frog activity and range while being serenaded by their aquatic neighbors by learning how to identify frog calls. The Knoxville Zoo FrogWatch USA Chapter will have a volunteer training on Saturday, May 2, 2015. 

Click here for complete information.

Ride for the Wild Side benefiting Knoxville Zoo! 
Saturday, May 9
8:30 a.m. at Knoxville Zoo

Ride for the Wild Side is Knoxville Zoo's first bike ride event. Choose from two different routes (50 miles or 30 miles) that travel from the zoo and continue through historic East Tennessee. Knoxville Zoo is a 501(c)(3) charitable, non-profit organization that relies heavily on the generosity and support of our quests and donors such as yourself. Ride for the Wild Side will raise money for the zoo's education, conservation and animal care programs. your participation in this even is a valued contribution toward the zoo's success!

Click here to register online

Entry fees and registration:

Early: $32.00 by April 5th
Middle: $37.50 by April 28th
Late: $42.00 by May 8th
Day of Ride: $50.00 on May 9th


Registration fee includes:

Entry into the zoo and parking
Event giveaway
After party with food and beverages*  (must be 21 years of age with valid photo ID)


Packet Pick-Up:

May 6-8 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Fountain City Pedaler
4620 Old Broadway Street, Ste. 120
Knoxville, TN 37918


Wee Play Adventure 
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Knoxville Zoo has a new experience designed to inspire preschool and elementary - aged visitors to take an imagination fueled adventure! Located in the Pilot Flying J building. Wee Play Adventure involved extensive construction to create a jungle island that gives kids the chance to immerse themselves in an exotic expedition, just like real animal researchers in the field.

Visitors of all ages can get an intimate view of the zoo's female Komodo dragon, Khaleesi, in a new 1,000 square foot indoor / outdoor habitat, and the zoo's juvenile male Komodo dragon, Drogo, in his new home where he has plenty of room to grow. Guests will also have the opportunity to see one of the best giant lizard habitats in the country.  Wee Play Adventure is the perfect place to encourage creative play and physical activity year round!


Events and times are subject to change without notice. Please call (865) 637-5331 ext. 300 for more information.

More to come soon!