Reaching Great Heights

The Chattanooga Zoo is proud to announce the newest capital campaign, Reaching Great Heights, to raise $10 million dollars for a new African Expansion. Be a part of the Zoo legacy, make a donation to help fund the African Expansion today.

Expansion Features
  • Multiple exhibits including giraffe and lion, supplemented by smaller African animal exhibits and mixed species holding areas.
  • Multiple view opportunities per exhibit
  • Commanding views of the new exhibits from the front entry of the Zoo
  • Stations for animal feedings and encounters for guests
  • Areas for interactive education encounters, keeper talks, and small group presentations
  • Special Event Plaza holding up to 300 guests
  • Additional concessions building with catering accommodations
Expansion Goals & Mission
  • Create an exhibit that will propel the Zoo to new levels as a leading destination in Chattanooga.
  • Strengthen the Zoo’s business model and create opportunities for increased revenue.
  • Further the Zoo’s conservation and education mission.
  • Establish higher standards of exhibitory, animal viewing, and immersion.
  • Integrate the new development into the overall guest experience.
Opening of The Giraffe Exhibit and Event Plaza
Opening of the Lion Exhibit and Smaller Animal Exhibits

How You Can Help

A project of this magnitude requires widespread support from all Zoo supporters. Your generous support and love for your community Zoo will help us achieve our goals and stay true to our mission. Gifts of all sizes are needed and together we can make this amazing project a reality.

corporate or individual donations

Darde Long

CEO and President (423)551-3918

Liz Crowe

Chief Operating Officer (423)551-3918