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Knoxville Zoo Hosting Touch A Truck Event Saturday August 22

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This Saturday, August 22nd,  Knoxville Zoo is hosting its ever-popular Touch A Truck event, presented by Meade Tractor.  Zoo-goers can get hands-on with big trucks, emergency vehicles, race cars and special equipment that rival the animals for size and speed.

Touch A Truck, presented by Meade Tractor, will take place this Saturday, August 22rd, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. To make the day even more fun, the first 500 children age 12 and under to arrive will receive a free child’s-sized construction hat.

 

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Knoxville Zoo Partners with MEDIC Regional Blood Center to Encourage Donors & Give Free Zoo Admission

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Knoxville Zoo is encouraging donors to give blood to the MEDIC Regional Blood Center during the month of August.  To kick-off the month-long push, MEDIC and Knoxville Zoo will offer a free admission ticket to Knoxville Zoo for anyone who donates blood at any of MEDIC’s area locations on Thursday, August 6th, 2015.

Donors can also help support Knoxville Zoo’s animal conservation programs.  During the month of August, for every donor who opts not to take a blood-drive t-shirt, MEDIC will donate the cost of the shirt to the zoo to support important conservation work, such as the zoo’s world-renowned red panda breeding program and the first Western lowland gorillas ever born in Knoxville.

 

Locations and hours are:

MEDIC Downtown Donor Center, 1601 Ailor Avenue, 8am-6:30
MEDIC Farragut Donor Center, 11000 Kingston Pike, 7:30am-7:00pm
Food City in Powell, 7350 Clinton Highway Noon-7pm*
* Knoxville Zoo ambassador animals at this location from noon until 2:00 p.m.
Food City in Jefferson City, 1507 Odell Drive, Noon-7pm
Fazolli’s Lafollette, 2449 Jacksboro Pike, Noon -7pm
First United Methodist Church, 3316 Kingston Pike, Noon-7pm
Norris Community Center, 20 Chestnut Drive, 9am-3pm
First Tennessee Bank Call Center, 6522 Chapman Highway, 8am-5pm

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Knoxville Zoo Recruiting Volunteers This Saturday

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Ever wanted to volunteer at the Knoxville Zoo?!

Knoxville Zoo is recruiting volunteers who are interested in supporting the zoo’s mission of conservation and education. This Saturday, July 11th, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., people interested in being a part of Knoxville Zoo’s team of volunteers are invited to come by the zoo to learn how they can contribute their time and talent.

Those interested in volunteering can talk to current Knoxville Zoo volunteers and zoo staff to learn more about the variety of ways to get involved. Zoo volunteers assist the zoo with programs and events throughout the zoo year-round, including animal education programs for zoo visitors and assisting with special fundraisers like BOO! at the Zoo. The zoo has a variety of ways adult and youth volunteers can be involved, from high-profile interaction with guests as well as behind-the-scenes.

Knoxville Zoo invests in their volunteers with specialized training to prepare them to be well-informed ambassadors. Zoo volunteers are required to work a minimum of 50 hours and attend six monthly meetings each year. The sign-up cost to cover uniforms and training materials is $75.00 for adults over 18 and $125.00 for ages 13 to 17. New volunteers must also be a Knoxville Zoo member to enter the program. Zoo volunteers can earn credit toward their annual zoo membership based on the number of hours they participate.

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FREE Knoxville Zoo Admission For Veterans, Military and Civilian Service Members July 3rd-5th, 2015

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To celebrate the Independence Day holiday, Knoxville Zoo salutes military and civilian service members and veterans with free admission to the zoo Friday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 5th. Active service personnel eligible for free admission includes active duty military and members of the National Guard, as well as police, fire, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics. Military and civilian service veterans will receive free admission as well. (Free admission is for active service personnel and veterans only, and valid identification conveying their status as an active military or service member or veteran will be required for entry.)

AND, you  can see the sweet new baby gorillas!

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Knoxville Zoo Superhero Saturday- Free Admission for Superheroes 12 & Under

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Marvel Comics favorites Captain America and Spider-Man are coming to Knoxville Zoo for a special appearance at Superhero Saturday presented by Costco Wholesale, on June 20th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. To make the event even more marvelous, kids ages 12 and under who come dressed as their favorite super hero get free admission with a paid adult Superpowers are not required to meet Spider-Man and Captain America.

Fans of all ages are invited to come by for a personal introduction and to pose for photos. Other special activities include the “Superhero Training Academy”, where little good guys can learn how to use their Hulk-like strength to show some muscle or practice using Superman’s heat vision for heroic rescues.

Superhero Saturday featuring Captain America and Spider-Man is included with paid zoo admission. One free child’s admission offered per adult paid admission, please, and this offer cannot be combined with any other coupon or discount. Valid on Saturday, June 20, 2015 only.

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Knoxville Zoo: How to Get $10 Admission May 26th-31st!

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Thinking about heading to the Knoxville Zoo? They are running a social media promotion that can get your and everyone you’re paying for $10 admission!!

If you are on Facebook head to the Knoxville Zoo Facebook Page and look for this status:

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It’s summer, school’s out…it’s time to zoo it! First, share this pic on YOUR page. Then, come to the zoo Tuesday, May 26, through Sunday, May 31, to get in for just $10!

(Discounted admission is good for everyone that you’re paying for, too! Show your phone or tablet at the ticket booth.)

Thank you for following us on social media! Stay tuned for news, fun facts and of course, adorable animal pics!

That’s right just share the Knoxville Zoo’s  Facebook, Twitter  or Instagram offer and then show your share at the ticket counter for $10 admission!

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Knoxville Zoo Hosts a Day of Magical Make-Believe This Saturday: Free Admission for Kids 12 & Under

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This weekend, Knoxville Zoo has planned a day of storybook adventure with favorite children’s characters Clifford the Big Red Dog and Peter Cottontail at the zoo’s Magical Makebelieve event taking place this Saturday, April 11th, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

To make the day even more fun, Knoxville Zoo is offering free admission for children ages 12-and-under who come to the event dressed as their favorite make-believe or storybook character with one accompanying paid adult admission.

Clifford the Big Red Dog, Peter Cottontail and other surprise storybook characters will be meeting guests and posing for photos during the event.  Activities also include story readings with the characters, magic shows by magician Gary Murray and giant bubble productions with artist Pan Walker, as well as games and activities.

 

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