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Upcoming Events


Art Gone Wild!
Friday, September 19
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Knoxville Zoo will feature some of the wildest art you have ever seen at a special after-hours event. Art Gone Wild! is a special show and sale of original pieces created by zoo animals. Patrons will enjoy catered food and beverages while they peruse inspired works available for purchase by some of the zoo's artists in residence.

All proceeds from Art Gone Wild! fund the zoo's enrichment program, which provides stimulating environments that enhance the well-being of the zoo's animals and encourage natural behaviors. Click here for complete details!

To purchase tickets, click here.


Veteran's Day at the Zoo
Tuesday, November 11
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Celebrate Veteran's Day with a $2.00 discount for all military veterans on Tuesday, November 11 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. See over 800 animals that call Knoxville Zoo home and enjoy all of the experiences the zoo has to offer including Wee Play Adventure, Nature Play, Williams Family Giraffe Encounter and much more.


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 n 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 zoo's juvenile make 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....please return soon!