(865) 637-5331

Upcoming Events


Art Gone Wild
VIP Reception
Friday, July 31
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
at Gourmet's Market


Patrons can enjoy wine, beer and heavy hors d'oeuvres as they peruse inspired works available for purchase by some of Knoxville Zoo's artists in residence. Tickets can be purchased at Gourmet's Market or Knoxville Zoo during regular business hours or by phone at 865-637-5331, ext. 1441. Private party attendees get the first look and opportunity to purchase these one of a kind art pieces. General public is welcome from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Part of the ticket proceeds from this event help support the enrichment program at Knoxville Zoo.



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 August 9th from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. as we celebrate all things Elephants!

Tentative dates for our remaining Sunday Fundays:

 August 9
 September 13
Red pandas and Rhinos
 October 11
African Penguins
 White handed Gibbons (date TBD)

* Please keep in mind these dates could change due to unforeseen circumstances. We will keep this site updated.

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!