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. Guests will enjoy games, crafts, Easter eggs, bunny encounters, photos with the Easter bunny and more! All Hug-a-Bunny day activities are free with regular Zoo admission, excluding photos with the Easter Bunny. Photos are an additional $5. 

Thank you to our 2015 

Hug-a-Bunny Sponsors:



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
March 7, 2015 6-8pm
March 28, 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 12-4pm

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! 
** All guests to bring an enrichment item from the Zoo's Enrichment Day Wish List will receive $1 off their Zoo admission per item. CLICK HERE to view the wish list. 

Latino Family Festival 
May 2 & 3, 2015 10-3pm
The Chattanooga Zoo is celebrating all of our South American animals and the Latin culture all weekend! Come for animal enrichment, games, the Rainforest Rescue show, gift shop discounts, and more! 

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! 

Member Appreciation Night

June 18, 2015 6-8pm
Calling all Zoo Members! Come and join us for an after hours VIP Zoo event. We want to show you just how much we appreciate your support of the Chattanooga Zoo. Member Appreciation night will be free and fun for the whole family! This is a members only event. Please RSVP for this event at 423-697-1322 or email info@chattzoo.org.


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. 































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! 

Jaguar Day 
August 8th 10-3pm
The Chattanooga Zoo is proud to celebrate our jaguars and all jaguars around the world! Guests will enjoy jaguar enrichment, keeper chats, gift shop discounts, and the chance to help save jaguars in the wild. Proceeds raised on Jaguar Day will go directly towards the conservation efforts for jaguars in the wild. 

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.

Patriot Day 
September 11, 2015 All Day 
This is a day in which the Zoo honors all of our local heroes past and future by granting free admission to those who have served plus 3 additional family members. Local firefighters, policemen, EMS, and military folks with proof of ID or veteran status are eligible. Helps us honor those who give their lives to serve our country and community through a signature sponsorship of this poignant day. 

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!                    ** All guests to bring an enrichment item from the Zoo's Enrichment Day Wish List will receive $1 off their Zoo admission per item. CLICK HERE to view the wish list. 

Winter Zoo Birthday Bash 

November 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! 

Star Wars Day
November 21, 2015 10-3pm
The Chattanooga Zoo Will offer guests an experience out of this world to come meet and get their photo taken with their favorite Star Wars characters. All guests who dress as a Star Wars character will receive half off Zoo admission. 






















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