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Upcoming Events

Sunday Fundays is a way for Knoxville Zoo to highlight different animal species coinciding with their National Animal Days. We have already celebrated pigs, turtles and tortoises and giraffes. Next on the agenda is tigers, elephants, red pandas, rhinos, penguins and gibbons. Each Sunday Funday will offer games and crafts for the kids, special Adopt-an-Animal promotions, keeper chats and special members-only drawings.

Join us for our next Sunday Funday on July 12th from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. as we celebrate all things Tiger!

Tentative dates for our remaining Sunday Fundays:

August 9: Elephants
September 13: Red Pandas and Rhinos
October 11: Penguins
November: Gibbons (to be determined)
* Please keep in mind these dates could change due to unforeseen circumstances. We will keep this site updated.



Knoxville Zoo Salute to Service                               
July 3rd – 5th, 2015

To celebrate the Independence Day holiday, Knoxville Zoo salutes military and civilian service members and veterans with free admission to the zoo Friday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 5th.   Active service personnel eligible for free admission includes active duty military and members of the National Guard, as well as police, fire, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics.  Military and civilian service veterans will receive free admission as well.  (Free admission is for active service personnel and veterans only, and valid identification conveying their status as an active military or service member or veteran will be required for entry.)






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!