Family Events

Family Special Events:


Hug-A-Bunny Day

Saturday, April 4, 2015

10:00am-3:00pm

A spring celebration for all ages! Visit the Easter Bunny and see the Zoo’s live rabbits.


Q n' Brew

Saturday, July  18, 2015 

4:30pm-7:00pm

Old and young alike can come and taste the best BBQ the city has to offer while also enjoying the Zoo. Tasty beer and a great bluegrass band will be around to keep folks rocking.


Boo in the Zoo

October  16, 17, 18,  23, 24, & 25th 

5:30pm-8:30pm


A family oriented, non-scary Halloween celebration. The most Spooktacular event of the season! Join us for our annual Boo in the Zoo celebration with some of your most lovable cartoon characters, trick-or-treat stations, costume contests, and more! Admission: $8.95 for adults, $5.95 for children, and ages 2 and under are FREE. Members receive half off admission. Tickets may be purchased online in advance or in the Zoo Gift Shop.


Activities include: bounce houses, pony rides, games, face painting, hay rides, and more! Activity tickets are .25 cents each or unlimited activity wristbands can be purchased for $10 each. Activity tickets and wristbands can be purchased upon arrival to the Zoo. 

 

Family Event Days:

**All Family Event day activities are FREE with regular Zoo admission. 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 19, 2015 9-5pm
Zoo guests will receive 50% off Zoo admission with a donated canned food. All donations will be given to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. 

President's Day 
February 16, 2015 9-5pm
Come to the Zoo and for your favorite PreZOOdential candidate for 2015! All guests who vote in-house on this day only will have a chance to win a free Family Membership! 

FrogWatch USA
February 21, 2015 6-8pm
March 7, 2015 6-8pm
Get connected with nature! This free citizen science program two times a year and will train participants to listen and report the breeding calls of frogs and toads in the greater Chattanooga are. Reservations are required to participate. Please RSVP to rwitmer@chattzoo.org

Spring Zoo Birthday Bash 
March 14, 2015 10-3pm

Join us as we celebrate the birthdays of your favorite furry friends at the Chattanooga Zoo! Guests will enjoy watching the animals open their birthday gifts, sweet treats, gift shop discounts and more! 


Teddy Bear Check Up
March 21, 2015 10-3pm
The "Teddy Bear Clinic" is open for regular check ups! Bring your teddy bear, or any other plush animal, for their yearly check up by a real veterinarian. Guests will have the chance to participate in a real demonstration of physical examinations of animals. If you forget your plush, don't worry! Pick one up in he Zoo Gift Shop for a discounted rate.
 
Earth Day 
April 22, 2015 10-3pm

Come to the Zoo and show your appreciation to our earth and mother nature! Guests will enjoy educational stations, an Animal Adventure Show, and more! Come and learn how to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle!


Enrichment Day 
April 25, 2015 10-3pm
Come to the Chattanooga Zoo to learn all about animal enrichment- why it is important, what it is, how often animals need it. Come and help us create daily animal enrichment and watch our animals enjoy! This is a day that will surely enrich your lives and ours! 



Thank you to our generous sponsor of our 2015 Family Event Days:






Holiday Lights

December 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 18, & 19th

5:30pm-8:00pm

Join the Chattanooga Zoo for our annual Holiday Lights event! Come see the Chattanooga Zoo transformed into a magical winter wonderland, visit the animals and watch them open their gifts, enjoy holiday games and crafts, get your picture made with Santa Claus and more! Our annual Holiday Lights event signifies the holiday season at  the Chattanooga Zoo! 

Holiday Lights admission is $8.95 for adults, $5.95 for children, ages 2 and under are free. Members receive half off admission. Tickets may be purchased in advance online or in the Zoo Gift Shop. Photos with Santa Claus are an additional cost to admission. 

**Note: All animals will be on exhibit during the Holiday Lights event. However, they will have access to their indoor areas and may not always be visible. 

J103 Lights up the Zoo 

December 4, 2015

5:30pm-8:00pm

J103 and the Chattanooga Zoo have partnered together to welcome in the Holiday season! J103 Light Up the Zoo will kick off the Chattanooga Zoo's annual Holiday Lights event with a Christmas village, holiday creafts, carolers, giveaways, and more! Tickets are $8.95 for adults, $5.95 for children, and ages 2 and under are FREE. Members receive half off admission. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. 













Endangered Species Day
May 15, 2015 10-3pm
Join us as we salute all of our lovable endangered species at the Chattanooga Zoo! Guests will enjoy an endangered species tour to learn all the endangered animals we house, our conservation efforts to save these animals, and more! Don't miss our Animal Adventure show and educational stations around the Zoo where you can learn how you can help save these animals in the wild! 

Teddy Bear Check Up
June 20, 2015 10-3pm
The "Teddy Bear Clinic" is open for regular check ups! Bring your teddy bear, or any other plush animal, for their yearly check up by a real veterinarian. Guests will have the chance to participate in a real demonstration of physical examinations of animals. If you forget your plush, don't worry! Pick one up in he Zoo Gift Shop for a discounted rate.

Summer Zoo Birthday Bash 
July 12, 2015 10-3pm

Join us as we celebrate the birthdays of your favorite furry friends at the Chattanooga Zoo! Guests will enjoy watching the animals open their birthday gifts, sweet treats, gift shop discounts and more! 

Teddy Bear Check Up
August 29, 2015 10-3pm
The "Teddy Bear Clinic" is open for regular check ups! Bring your teddy bear, or any other plush animal, for their yearly check up by a real veterinarian. Guests will have the chance to participate in a real demonstration of physical examinations of animals. If you forget your plush, don't worry! Pick one up in he Zoo Gift Shop for a discounted rate.

Fall Zoo Birthday Bash 

September 26, 2015 10-3pm

Join us as we celebrate the birthdays of your favorite furry friends at the Chattanooga Zoo! Guests will enjoy watching the animals open their birthday gifts, sweet treats, gift shop discounts and more! 

Enrichment Day 

November 7, 2015 10-3pm

Come to the Chattanooga Zoo to learn all about animal enrichment- why it is important, what it is, how often animals need it. Come and help us create daily animal enrichment and watch our animals enjoy! This is a day that will surely enrich your lives and ours! 

Winter Zoo Birthday Bash 

November 22, 2015 10-3pm

Join us as we celebrate the birthdays of your favorite furry friends at the Chattanooga Zoo! Guests will enjoy watching the animals open their birthday gifts, sweet treats, gift shop discounts and more! 







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