Visitor Information & Tickets
Knoxville Zoo Hours of Operation:
Weekdays: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday: 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
| Children ages 2-12
| Seniors ages 65 and older
| Children under 2
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At Knoxville Zoo, safety is a top priority. Please review the following to ensure a fun and safe visit!
- All persons visiting the zoo must have a good time!
- Be kind to the animals, this is their home.
- Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Parents and caregivers are responsible for the behavior of their children.
- Please don't feed the animals, they are on special diets.
- Please leave flowers and plants for others to enjoy.
- Leave your pets at home, not in the car.
- Guests with service animals , please check in at the Ranger Station before entering the zoo.
- Please leave radios, glass containers and straws in your car as they are a hazard to the animals.
- For your safety, wear shirts and shoes while in the zoo.
- Please observe the designated smoking areas throughout the zoo.
- No skates, bicycles skateboards or use of roller shoes are permitted.
- Please no alcoholic beverages.
- Firearms are not permitted on zoo grounds.