Kids Get $5.29 Admission To Zoo Knoxville Sunday, May 29


Just in time for the beginning of summer break and Memorial Day weekend, TNStars and Zoo Knoxville are offering kids, ages 4-12, $5.29 admission to the zoo on Sunday, May 29, 2016, to celebrate College Savings Day and raise awareness of the importance of saving early for education.

Representatives from the TNStars program will be at the zoo from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. to answer questions and provide more information.


Zoo Knoxville Magical Make Believe Day Saturday, April 9: Free Child Admission & Lots of Extra Fun!


Zoo Knoxville brings fairy tales to life during a day of Magical Make-Believe, presented by JK Mouse Travel – Tarah Wilson, on Saturday , April 9, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.


This enchanted day will feature Neverland and Company princesses Rapunzel, The Little Mermaid and the Scottish Princess, who will be meeting guests and posing for photos. The day also includes real magic with performances by Magic Man Entertainment and interactive bubble shows by Pan Walker. Aspiring princesses can complete their charmed look with complimentary hair painting done by Tennessee School.

To make the day even more spellbinding, children ages 12 and under who come to the zoo dressed as a fairy tale character will receive free admission with a paid adult ticket (one free child admission per adult).

All Magical Make-believe activities included with general zoo admission. Special thanks to WIVK 107.7 FM and News Talk 98.7 FM for their support of the event.

Zoo Knoxville: Star Wars Day March 19th, Free Admission for Children


Meet your favorite “Star Wars” characters without making a trip to a galaxy far, far away. On Saturday, March 19, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., “Star Wars” characters will be meeting fans and posing for photos at Knoxville Zoo.

The day will also feature a “Jedi Training Camp” for aspiring Padawans that includes light saber training and special instructions on how to use The Force, allowing each child to leave a certified Jedi knight.

Visitors are encouraged to wear their own “Star Wars” attire to celebrate the occasion. Children ages 12 and under who come dressed as their favorite Star Wars character will receive free admission with a paid adult admission (limit one free child admission per adult admission). The opportunity to meet “Star Wars” characters is included with general zoo admission.

Knoxville Zoo will bring the big screen to life with help from the MidSouth Garrison of the 501st Legion, the preferred costuming organization of Lucasfilm Ltd., producer of the “Star Wars” film series.

Knoxville Zoo Job Fair Feb. 6th- More Than 150 Positions Available


The Knoxville Zoo is hosting a Job Fair this Saturday, February 6, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The zoo will be hiring more than 150 seasonal employees who share their core values of care, respect, service, integrity, education and fun.

Positions are available in the Guest Services, Operations and Administration departments. Positions will work a variable number of hours up to 30 hours a week with staggered starting dates in the late winter and early spring. Anyone 16 years of age or older is encouraged to apply.

Prospective candidates can fill out an application online in advance at or in person at the Job Fair. Interviews will be conducted at Saturday’s Job Fair for all attendees. Knoxville Zoo is an equal-opportunity employer and a Tennessee Drug-Free Workplace. Knoxville Zoo will conduct a drug screening and background check as conditions of employment.

Buy One Get One Free Knoxville Zoo Admission + Warm Weekend Weather= Frugal Family Fun


Looks like the weekend weather is going to be warm!


If you are tired of being cooped up after all the snow and cold weather you may want to head to the zoo! The Knoxville Zoo is offering “Buy One, Get One Free” admission tickets  through Feb. 29, 2016, during Kroger BOGO Days. Plus, kids under four are Free!

“It may come as a bit of a surprise to our guests, but winter is a great time to visit the zoo,” said Lisa New, President and CEO of Knoxville Zoo.  “We’re lucky to have many days of mild weather, and most of our animals enjoy being out and active on those days.  Our red pandas and river otters are especially lively this time of year.”

On days when the temperature drops below 40 degrees, some animals will be moved indoors, but visitors can still see many favorites, including elephants, gorillas, penguins, chimpanzees and reptiles, in their indoor viewing areas.

Half-price admission tickets can be purchased at the zoo ticket window during regular zoo hours and online here.  Discounted admission tickets must be used by Feb. 29, 2016, and cannot be combined with any other promotion, discount, or coupon.

Knoxville Zoo Wonderfully Winter Princess Event Dec. 28 &29th (+ BOGO Tickets)


Knoxville Zoo is celebrating the holiday break with a special visit from a Snow Queen and Snow Princess. The zoo’s Wonderfully Winter Princesses event will take place on Monday, Dec.28 and Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. each day.

Celebrate with the Snow Queen and the Snow Princess, along with their royal friends, in the zoo’s cozy Winter Village in the Pilot Flying J Wee Play Adventure building. The regal visitors will be available for photos and to meet their majestic guests, who are encouraged to dress as their favorite fairy tale characters.

The Wonderfully Winter Princesses event is included with general zoo admission and for Knoxville Zoo members. Knoxville Zoo is currently offering buy one, get one free tickets during Kroger BOGO Days through Feb. 29, 2016.

Knoxville Zoo Hosts a Star Wars Holiday Event + Buy One Get One Free Admission!



The Force can be with you this holiday season because Knoxville Zoo is hosting an out-of-this world Star Wars event.  Star Wars characters will be meeting guests and posing for holiday photos on Saturday, Dec. 19, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the festively decorated Pilot Flying J Wee Play Adventure building.

Don’t forget, if you don’t have a Knoxville Zoo pass you can get Buy One Get One Free Knoxville Zoo Admission!