Knoxville Zoo, Knoxville Tennessee.
“Knoxville Zoo Rated as one of the top ten zoos in the USA”
It’s only natural for visitors of Knoxville Zoo in East Tennessee to feel they have left the hustle and bustle of the city and are walking into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park when entering the zoo’s front gate. After all, the zoo planned it that way. The East Tennessee feeling is revealed as visitors approach the zoo along Knoxville Zoo Drive off Interstate 40. As they arrive, it grows more natural with more than 200 trees and shrubs native to East Tennessee along the roads and in the parking area.
That Smoky Mountain feeling continues inside the zoo’s plaza at Black Bear Falls. The exhibit was recreated from a setting in the Smoky Mountains. It highlights East Tennessee’s most recognized animal, the black bear.
The zoo is currently open:
Everyday: 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m
2015 Admission Prices:
Children 2-12: $16.95
Children under 2: Free
Senior Citizens over the age of 65: $16.95
Visit there website here for full details www.knoxville-zoo.org
Memphis Zoo, Memphis Tennessee.
Don’t miss all the fun and excitement this summer at the Memphis, Tennessee Zoo! Explore Cat Country, Primate Canyon, Animals of the Night, Once Upon a Farm, Dragon’s Lair, Tropical Bird House, Herpetarium, Aquarium and more. At the Memphis Zoo you can venture into the world of over 3,000 animal residents, as well as keeper chats, animal shows, Memphis Zoo shop, Discovery Center and rides.
It all began in 1906 with a black bear named Natch – a retired baseball mascot. Today, the Memphis Zoo spans 70 acres and is home to more than 3,500 animals, representing over 500 different species.
March 1 – October 16 (summer hours)
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
October 17 – February 28 (winter hours)
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Grounds close one hour after last admission.
Adults (ages 12-59): $15
Children (ages 2-11): $10
Seniors (age 60+): $14
Visit there website here for full details www.memphiszoo.org
Nashville Zoo and Wildlife Park, Nashville Tennessee
Nashville Zoo offers many animal species found around the world. These beautiful creatures can be found in equally beautiful habitats like Lorikeet Landing, Gibbon Islands, The Unseen New World and Bamboo Trail as well as the Hyacinth Macaw, Meerkat and Bongo exhibits. The Zoo also offers the Wild Animal Carousel, the Grassmere Historic Farm, Critter Encounters petting area and exciting animal shows and programs.
Nashville Zoo at Grassmere is open every day except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Inclement weather may cause an unannounced closing for the safety of our guests and our animals.
HOURS OF OPERATION 2015:
March 14 – October 14 | 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
October 15 – December 31 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Adults and Teens $15.00
Seniors (65+) $13.00
Children (2 – 12) $10.00
Children Under 2 Free
Visit there website here for full details www.nashvillezoo.org
The Tennessee Aquarium’s River Journey and Ocean Journey buildings are home to more than 12,000 animals including fish, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, birds, butterflies and more. Discover a secret reef where you can gaze into the watery world of 10-foot sharks, fierce barracuda and silvery schools of fish. Journey to the sea floor where stingrays, eels and exotic fish dart around a magnificent coral reef. Encounter a lush tropical beach with 100 feet of “shoreline” where you can touch bamboo sharks and stingrays.
Child: 3-12 $14.95
This Aquarium has several attractions and price structures,
Visit there website here for full details www.tnaqua.org
The Chattanooga Zoo at Warner Park
This Zoo is a 13-acre zoological park located in Warner Park in Chattanooga, The Chattanooga Zoo is one of the best family values in town. Don’t miss it!
Open daily 9:00am – 5:00pm.
Open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
Seniors: 65+ $6.95
Ages 3-12 $5.95
Ages 2 & Under FREE
Visit there website here for full details www.chattzoo.org