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Free Admission to Knoxville Zoo This Weekend! November 8 & 9, 2014

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Just a Coupon Calendar reminder!

Visitors to Knoxville Zoo will enjoy free admission and parking during the Knoxville Zoo’s Kroger Free Weekend this Saturday, Nov. 8, and Sunday, Nov. 9, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (Last admissions are one hour before closing at 3:30 p.m.)

Knoxville Zoo hosts Free Weekend to give everyone the opportunity to visit the zoo, say thanks for the community support the zoo receives throughout the year and help other local non-profit organizations. Although a donation is not required for free admission to Knoxville Zoo, Free Weekend visitors are encouraged to donate items to help Mission of Hope and Young-Williams Animal Center of Knoxville.

Mission of Hope is a volunteer organization providing assistance, aid and resources to those living in poverty-stricken areas in rural Appalachia. In order to help meet the increased demand of the holiday season, they are requesting donations of non-perishable food items and new children’s toys.

Young-Williams Animal Center serves the community by providing compassionate care to animals, working to find homes for adoptable pets, providing affordable spaying and neutering services, and educational programs about animal welfare. The center is in need of dry and canned dog, puppy, cat and kitten food and new pet toys.

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Knoxville Zoo Free Weekend November 8th & 9th, 2014

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Mark your Coupon Calendars!!!

Visitors to Knoxville Zoo will enjoy free admission and parking during the Knoxville Zoo’s Kroger Free Weekend on Saturday, Nov. 8, and Sunday, Nov. 9, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (Last admissions are one hour before closing at 3:30 p.m.)

Knoxville Zoo hosts Free Weekend to give everyone the opportunity to visit the zoo, say thanks for the community support the zoo receives throughout the year and help other local non-profit organizations. Although a donation is not required for free admission to Knoxville Zoo, Free Weekend visitors are encouraged to donate items to help Mission of Hope and Young-Williams Animal Center of Knoxville.

Mission of Hope is a volunteer organization providing assistance, aid and resources to those living in poverty-stricken areas in rural Appalachia. In order to help meet the increased demand of the holiday season, they are requesting donations of non-perishable food items and new children’s toys.

Young-Williams Animal Center serves the community by providing compassionate care to animals, working to find homes for adoptable pets, providing affordable spaying and neutering services, and educational programs about animal welfare. The center is in need of dry and canned dog, puppy, cat and kitten food and new pet toys.


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Knoxville BOO! at the ZOO Ticket Giveaway

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This the last weekend for the 2014 Knoxville Zoo BOO! at the Zoo!!

BOO! at the Zoo 2014 presented by U.S. Cellular® celebrates 12 nights of safe and not-too-scary Halloween fun on October 9-12, 16-19, 23-26, 2014 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

BOO! at the Zoo presented by U.S. Cellular®, a Halloween tradition for 28 years, is a family event featuring devilishly good music and games at the Monster Mash tent in The Clayton Family Kids Cove, your favorite costumed characters throughout the zoo, and the only “haunted” carousel in East Tennessee, the Scary-Go-Round. (How can you tell it’s haunted? It goes backwards, of course.)  And best of all, you can trick-or-treat down the BOO! trail for your favorite treats!

Click here to see all of the spooktacular fun at this year’s BOO! at the Zoo presented by U.S. Cellular®!

Click here for a list of BOO! frequently asked questions.

Tickets
$7 per person
Children under 2 are free
Parking is $5
Zoo members receive a $2 discount on BOO! admission and FREE parking.  Not a member?  Click here to become a zoo member today and SAVE! Tickets are available for purchase at Knoxville Zoo or online by clicking here.

Please note – toy guns will not be permitted at Boo at the Zoo. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Knoxville BOO! at the Zoo Ticket Giveaway- Your Second Chance to Win!

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Here is giveaway #2 for the 2014 Knoxville Zoo BOO! at the Zoo!!  My boys will not stop asking when we get to go. They love this event, and all the treats they come home with.

BOO! at the Zoo 2014 presented by U.S. Cellular® celebrates 12 nights of safe and not-too-scary Halloween fun on October 9-12, 16-19, 23-26, 2014 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

BOO! at the Zoo presented by U.S. Cellular®, a Halloween tradition for 28 years, is a family event featuring devilishly good music and games at the Monster Mash tent in The Clayton Family Kids Cove, your favorite costumed characters throughout the zoo, and the only “haunted” carousel in East Tennessee, the Scary-Go-Round. (How can you tell it’s haunted? It goes backwards, of course.)  And best of all, you can trick-or-treat down the BOO! trail for your favorite treats!

Click here to see all of the spooktacular fun at this year’s BOO! at the Zoo presented by U.S. Cellular®!

Click here for a list of BOO! frequently asked questions.

Tickets
$7 per person
Children under 2 are free
Parking is $5
Zoo members receive a $2 discount on BOO! admission and FREE parking.  Not a member?  Click here to become a zoo member today and SAVE! Tickets are available for purchase at Knoxville Zoo or online by clicking here.

Please note – toy guns will not be permitted at Boo at the Zoo. Thank you for your cooperation.

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For the second week, I am excited to be giving away a family 4 pack to a lucky Coupon Katie reader!  Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.

 

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BOO! at the Zoo 2014 Ticket Giveaway

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BOO! at the Zoo is back at the Knoxville Zoo! This has become a yearly tradition for our family. It is always SO fun!

BOO! at the Zoo 2014 presented by U.S. Cellular® celebrates 12 nights of safe and not-too-scary Halloween fun on October 9-12, 16-19, 23-26, 2014 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

BOO! at the Zoo presented by U.S. Cellular®, a Halloween tradition for 28 years, is a family event featuring devilishly good music and games at the Monster Mash tent in The Clayton Family Kids Cove, your favorite costumed characters throughout the zoo, and the only “haunted” carousel in East Tennessee, the Scary-Go-Round. (How can you tell it’s haunted? It goes backwards, of course.)  And best of all, you can trick-or-treat down the BOO! trail for your favorite treats!

Click here to see all of the spooktacular fun at this year’s BOO! at the Zoo presented by U.S. Cellular®!

Click here for a list of BOO! frequently asked questions.

Tickets
$7 per person
Children under 2 are free
Parking is $5
Zoo members receive a $2 discount on BOO! admission and FREE parking.  Not a member?  Click here to become a zoo member today and SAVE! Tickets are available for purchase at Knoxville Zoo or online by clicking here.

Please note – toy guns will not be permitted at Boo at the Zoo. Thank you for your cooperation.

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I am excited to be giving away a family 4 pack to lucky Coupon Katie readers! There will be one winner a week! This giveaway will have to be fast as it is already Friday and the tickets are for Saturday October 11 or Sunday October 12! You have 24 hours to enter, so use the Rafflecopter form below now!

 
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Knoxville Zoo Superhero Saturday: Free Admission for Superhero Kids!

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Superhero Saturday  Saturday, July 26 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Favorites Captain America and Iron Man are making a special appearance at Knoxville Zoo!  Join us for a “Marvel-ous” chance to have a personal introduction to real superheros.  And to make the day more fun, kids aged 12 and under who come dressed as their favorite superhero get free admission with a paid adult admission!

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Knoxville Zoo Wee Play Adventure Opens July 19 & You Want To Go!

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The Knoxville Zoo it is one of our family’s favorite places to spend time. The Wee Play Adventure area is always on the boys’ list to visit so, I was excited to see result of the months of work that has been going on. It is well done, and you are going to love it!  The exhibit is impressively  planned and designed for pre-school through elementary aged kids.  I was happy to see I could bring all four of my boys (aged 2-8) and they would all find something to interest them.

Wee Play Adventure is Knoxville Zoo’s new indoor creative play area with an Inddonesia island theme. The space is large and open, but just like before you can easily see the exits so kids can’t escape move on to explore other parts of the Zoo without you knowing it.

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In the center is a giant Woka tree full of tunnels, a rope bridge and lots of room to climb and explore.  Surrounding the Woka tree is an archaeological dig site where your kids can discover all types of fossils.

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There are also two imagination areas! One is designed as an outpost where adventurers can stock their knapsacks. The other is a research laboratory and animal clinic where they can help save the island’s Komodo dragons.  There is a small area for crawlers, an infant care room and the new Brown Squirrel Parent Refuge. An area with some comfy couches and chairs, free Wi-Fi and a Pilot Flying J coffee bar!

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Of course, I can’t leave out of the best features of the new Wee Play Adventure! The new indoor/outdoor habitat for the zoo’s two Komodo dragons, Khaleesi and Drogo. This habitat is 1,000 square feet and wide open for close up encounters of the two dragons. The habitat also includes a tunnel with a pop-up bubble that takes kids “into” the habitat. Khaleesi used to live up near the snakes and spent a lot of time in her tree so sometimes she was a little hard to see.  Her new home is huge, and open and there is plenty of room for everyone to see her.

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I got to go INSIDE Khaleesi’s habitat while I was previewing new exhibit.  She seems even bigger when there is no glass between you. :)  Here is the pic I snapped from the inside.

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Other new lizard species making their debut in the Wee Play Adventure include:

Madagascar Giant Chameleon
Giant Leaf-tailed Gecko
Caiman Lizard
San Esteban Island Chuckwalla
Desert Spiny Lizard
Desert Grassland Whiptail Lizard
Chinese Crocodile Lizard
Taylor’s Agama
Green Tree Monitor
Red-headed Agama
Mozambique Girdled Lizard
East African Spiny-tailed Lizard

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Are you excited to go see this place!? Wee Play opens July 19 to the public; special previews for zoo members are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 16, 6-8 p.m. July 17 or 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 18.

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