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Zoo Membership  



Membership Information

A day at Knoxville Zoo is one of the most fun and affordable ways for families to spend time together.  When you join Knoxville Zoo, your whole family can enjoy wild membership benefits 364 days a year!  Plus, your membership fee helps care for animals, fund research and underwrite conservation efforts at Knoxville Zoo.  So heed the call of the wild and join us today - Just Zoo It!



 

Becoming a Member
Membership Categories and Pricing:

Family Fun Pack


  Includes 2 named adults from the same household, plus your own unmarried dependent children ages 18 and under. Limit 4 children. You may invite unlimited guests to specified members-only events.

Additional benefits include:
  • 2 one-time use guest passes
  • 10 carousel rides
  • Includes Add A Guest
  $165
Best Value

2-Parent Family


  Includes two named adults from the same household, plus your own unmarried dependent children ages 18 and under. Limit four children. You may invite four guests to specified members-only events.
  $109
         

1-Parent Family

  Includes one named adult, plus your unmarried dependent children ages 18 and under. Limit four children. You may invite four guests to specified members-only events.
  $90
         

Grandparent


  Includes two named adults from the same household, plus two of your unmarried grandchildren ages 18 and under. You may invite two guests to specified members-only events.
  $75
         

Dual


  Includes two named adults or one named adult plus one unnamed guest. You may invite two guests to specified members-only events.
  $75
         

Individual

  Includes one named adult. You may invite one guest to specified members-only events.
  $65
         

Patron


  Includes two named adults from the same household, plus your own unmarried dependent children or grandchildren ages 18 and under. You may invite unlimited guests to specified members-only events.

Additional benefits include:
  • 6 one-time use guest passes
  • 20 carousel rides
  • Includes Add A Guest
  $500

Honor Society


  Includes two named adults from the same household, plus your own unmarried dependent children or grandchildren ages 18 and under. You may invite unlimited guests to specified members-only events.

Additional benefits include:
  • 10 one-time use guest passes
  • 50 carousel rides
  • Includes Add A Guest
  $1,000

Membership Additions

Option A
Add A Guest

  You can expand your benefits by adding one unnamed guest to your membership for $25. The guest may not use the membership card and must be accompanied by a primary member listed on the card. Limit one guest per membership.   $25
         

Option B
Add A Child

  You may add additional children to your membership at a rate of $15 per child. Children added to your membership must be your own unmarried dependent children ages 18 and under. Children younger than 2 are free.   $15
per child
         

Option C
Add A Card

  You may request to have one additional membership card. Membership packages are issued with only one card.   $5

Benefits:

All Membership Packages Include:

  • FREE! admission and parking - Enjoy unlimited zoo visits for a whole year!
  • FREE! or reduced admission to more than 130 zoos and aquariums across the U.S. and Canada.  See the Reciprocal Zoo list below for an alphabetic listing by state of participating zoos, museums and aquariums.  A great benefit when you travel!
  • FREE magazine subscription - Receive Wild Wonders, the zoo's quarterly membership magazine, free for one year.
  • $5 Off Admission to Dollywood and Dollywood Splash Country - Save $5.00 off admission on up to four (4) One-Day Admissions each visit.  (Unlimited visits and up to four admissions each visit.)  Offer valid any 2012 operating day.
  • 15% Discount on zoo souvenirs every day in the Zoo Shop.
  • 15% Discount on food at Safari Grill and KC's Canteen.
  • Discounted guest tickets - purchased at time of admission.
  • Carousel Discount - save $1 each time you ride the Carousel at the Clayton Family Kids Cove.
  • Members-Only Events - Be invited to exclusive members-only previews and events.
  • Facility Rental Discount - Save 10% when you reserve zoo facilities for your personal celebrations or corporate events.
  • Birthday Party Discount - Save $30 on wild zoo birthday parties.
  • ZooCamp Discount - Save $10 on ZooCamp fees for your kids.
  • Feast with the Beasts Discount Tickets - Save $5 on tickets to this adults-only after hours event.
  • Boo! at the Zoo Discount Tickets - Save on each member ticket and receive free parking.

Discounts on Zoo Membership

NEW!  Military Discount

Knoxville Zoo offers a $5 discount to both active and retired military members.  Limit one discount per membership. Military ID must be provided.  Not valid with any other discounts.

AAA Members

Save $5 on an membership package with your AAA membership.  Limit one discount per membership.  Not valid with any other discount.  AAA membership number must be provided.

Reciprocal List:

Download the 2014 Reciprocal Zoo and Aquarium list here!  2014 Reciprocal List.pdf 

** Chattanooga Zoo and Nashville Zoo members - please note the reciprocal admission benefit has now been changed and is now 50% off general admission to Knoxville Zoo.
 
 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Click here to answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about zoo memberships!  Membership FAQs


Ready to Join?

Memberships can be purchased four easy ways:

  • Online by clicking here
  • At the Zoo - Purchase your membership during your next visit to the zoo. The membership booth is open 7 days a week from 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The membership booth is located at the front entrance to the zoo on the left. You will receive your membership card the same day. We accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa and checks (made payable to Knoxville Zoo).
  • Phone - Please call (865) 637-5331 ext. 305 Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. Purchases by phone will be accepted with a major credit card or a visa check card. Phone orders are usually processed and mailed within 2-5 days.
  • Download online application by clicking here Membership Application