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ZooFund for Kids

Teaming up to bring underprivileged kids to Knoxville Zoo!

Nabisco, Rivalry Thursdays, and Knoxville Zoo are teaming up to bring underprivileged kids to Knoxville Zoo! 

Donations to the ZooFund for Kids helps bring thousands of students come to the zoo who otherwise could not afford to attend.  Each year over 10,000 students and their chaperones receive need-based free admission to visit the zoo based on Title I status.  Because income from admission is so important in supporting the zoo's operations, the generous support of community members like you helps low-income children in our region have their own wonderful zoo experiences.

Your gift to ZooFund for Kids pays for:

  • $8 for one child's admission
  • $180 for one average-size class admission
The zoo's education programs serve the entire East Tennessee region, as well as educators in Georgia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia who bring their classes on field trips to the zoo.  Over 42,000 students, preschoolers and chaperones visit the zoo on class field trips annually.

Make a gift to Knoxville Zoo today, and help us to continue our efforts in celebrating the natural world through education, conservation and recreation.


A great big special thank you to our friends at Nabisco, Mark Packer and all of the staff at WVLT and Rivalry Thursday for making this possible.