Banana Ball

Interested in being a sponsor for this year's event? For more information call 423.697.1322 x 5703 or email 

Banana Ball 

Saturday, October 10th

6:30pm to 11:00pm

Special Guest:

Jack Hanna


The Michel Jons Band

Catering Provided by:

Lee Towery Catering
Safari Chic 

Banana Ball Timeline

  • 2:00 - 4:00 pm
    Banana Split Children’s Event with Jack Hanna
  • 5:30 - 6:30 pm
    VIP Meet n’ Greet with Jack Hanna
  • 6:30 - 11:00 pm
    Banana Ball
  • 7:00 - 7:45 pm
    Special Presentation by Jack Hanna
  • 8:00 - 11:00 pm
    Performance by The Voltage Brothers
** Please Note: Banana Ball is a 21 and older event ONLY.  Those under 21 are welcome to attend the Banana Split event earlier in the day.


VIP Backstage Pass

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Ticket Price: $150

Interested in spending some quality time with Jack Hanna? Then come by for a special VIP backstage pass starting at 5:30 pm. Meet and mingle with Jack and some of his favorite animal friends. Tickets are $150 per person and include:

  • VIP 'mix n' mingle' with Jack Hanna
  • Admission to Banana Ball
  • Open bar
  • Light hors d'oeuvres
  • Preferred Parking

The Banana Ball

6:30pm to 11:00pm

 Ticket Price: $75

    Join the Chattanooga Zoo for our annual Banana Ball! Come see our special  guest, Jack Hanna and all his friends while enjoying  great food, drinks, music and all your favorite Zoo animals.Tickets  are $75 per person. 

Admission includes:
  • A presentation by Jack Hanna
  • Access to the Zoo 
  • Open bar
  • Food
  • Cigar bar
  • Live entertainment and dancing by the Michel Jons Band
  • And “up close” animal encounters
  • Opportunities to "Adopt" your favorite animals

The Banana Split

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Ticket Price: 
Adults: $20
Children: $20
Hey Kids! Join us for our 4th annual Banana Split at the Chattanooga Zoo! Come for animal encounters, face painting, sweet treats, and more fun! At 3pm, Jack Hanna will be hosting a special presentation just for kids! Tickets are $20 per seat and include a special banana treat! Be sure to buy your tickets before we sell out! Children ages 2 and under are free. 

**Note: All guests (adults and children) must purchase a ticket. 



Special Events

Copyright © 2009 - 2014 Chattanooga Zoo