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Visitor Information & Tickets

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In order to transform Wee Play Adventure into a winter wonderland, it will be closed the following dates:

Friday, November 20th - Thursday, November 26 and Monday, November 30 - Wednesday, December 2nd. 

It will be open Thanksgiving weekend (Friday, November  27 - Sunday, November 29th) to enjoy with your family. Thank You for your understanding.

Knoxville Zoo Hours of Operation:

10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Everyday

General Admission Tickets:

Adults     $19.95

Children ages 2-12     $16.95

Seniors over age 65     $16.95

Under 2    Free!

Parking     $5 per vehicle


Single Stroller    $9.00 + tax

Double Stroller    $10.00 + tax

Wheelchair    $11.00 + tax

ECV(Electronic Scooter)  $30.00 + tax

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Zoo Rules


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.