Family Events

Family Event Days:

**All Family Event day activities are FREE with regular Zoo admission. 
Naturally Nocturnal
February 20-21st 10am-3pm
Join us as we celebrate those who wonder at night and snooze during the day! Learn all about our nocturnal species through education carts, keeper chats, animal meet & greets and more!
Birthday Bash
October 1st 10am-3pm
Come help us celebrate our Zoo animals’ birthdays and throw the wildest party around! Guests will enjoy watching as our animals open their birthday gifts, creating birthday cards, and tasting a delicious treat!  
 
Member Appreciation Night 
August 12th 6-8pm 

If you missed out on the springtime Member Appreciation Night, be sure to mark your calendars for the last Member Appreciation Night event of the year! Join us for the first Members Appreciation Night for back-to-school fun! We want to show you just how much we appreciate your support and offer you an after-hours VIP event! This is a members only event. Reservations are required. Please RSVP to info@chattzoo.org. We ask that members choose to attend only one of the two nights of fun that is most convenient for them.

FrogWatch USA
March 19th 6-8pm
April 2nd 6-9pm
Get connected with nature and promote the Zoo’s conservation efforts at this year’s FrogWatch USA training. This free citizen science program will train participants to listen and report the breeding calls of frogs and toads in the Chattanooga area. The Chattanooga Zoo will be offering this program on two separate dates for your convenience. Guests are welcome to register for one or both dates. Reservations are required to participate. Please RSVP to rwitmer@chattzoo.org.
 
After Hours with the Animals
April 9th 5-8pm

 The Chattanooga Zoo   is extending its hours so you can visit longer with our animals! After Hours with the Animals will be regular Zoo admission and dinner can be purchased in the Gombe Café.

Earth Day Celebration Weekend
April 22-24th 10am-3pm
Join us as we celebrate planet earth and learn how to better care of it! Through education carts, crafts, and activities, Zoo guests will learn the importance of the earth and ways they   can help conserve it. Be sure to stop by the Hamilton County Master Gardener planting station to plant your own flower!
Save the Species Weekend 
May 21-22nd 10am-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!

School’s Out ($)4 Summer
May 28th All Day

We are celebrating the arrival of summer and all our friends free from school, for a few months! We are offering Zoo admission all day for $4. This admission price is for adults and children. Children ages 2 and under are free.

Dreamnight

June 3rd 5-8pm
The Chattanooga Zoo in partner with The City of Chattanooga’s Therapeutic Recreation department presents Dreamnight to celebrate all abilities. Dreamnight is an open house event for individuals with special needs and their care givers to come and enjoy the Zoo at night. This event offers a VIP zoo experience that includes games, food, animal encounters, and more! Reservations are required. Please RSVP to info@chattzoo.org.


Reptile Round Up Weekend
June 25th 10am-3pm

Join us as we show appreciation to all our scaly friends at the Chattanooga Zoo! Learn about some of our coolest species through education carts, crafts, animal meet & greets, keeper chats, and more!

After Hours with the Animals 

July 8th 5-8pm

The Chattanooga Zoo is extending its hours so you can visit longer with our animals! After Hours with the Animals will be regular Zoo admission and dinner can be purchased in the Gombe Café.

Enrichment Weekend 
July 23-24th 10am-3pm

What is animal enrichment? Come to Enrichment Weekend and find out! Guests will learn what animal enrichment is, why it is important, and even help create some animal enrichment and watch our animals enjoy! This weekend event will surely enrich our animals’ lives and yours!

Jaguar Appreciation Weekend
August 6-7th 10am-3pm
Our playful jungle jags will in the spotlight to celebrate Jaguar Appreciation Weekend! Guest will have the opportunity to get to know our jaguar brothers at the Zoo, experience keeper chats, watch as our jags enjoy enrichment, and learn all about the coolest cats on the block!
 
Member Appreciation Night
March 17th 6-8pm
Calling all members for the first of two Member Appreciation Nights in 2016! This year the Chattanooga Zoo is offering two different nights of fun, March 17th and August 12th! Join us for the first Members Appreciation Night for St. Patrick’s Day fun! We want to show you just how much we appreciate your support and offer you an after-hours VIP event! Don’t forget to wear green! This is a members only event. Reservations are required. Please RSVP to info@chattzoo.org. We ask that members choose to attend only one of the two nights of fun that is most convenient for them.
 
Komodo Kraziness Weekend 

August 27-28th 10am-3pm

Join us as we celebrate the venom breathing dragon, Kadal, the Chattanooga Zoo’s komodo dragon! Guests will learn all out this giant lizard through education carts, keeper chats, animal enrichment, and more!

After Hours with the Animals 

September 16th 5-8pm

The Chattanooga Zoo is extending its hours so you can visit longer with our animals! After Hours with the Animals will be regular Zoo admission and dinner can be purchased in the Gombe Café.

Patriot Day Weekend Celebration 

September 10-11th All Day

To honor our modern-day heroes,  the Chattanooga Zoo is offering FREE admission plus three additional guests to all service men and women all weekend long. All active military, those with veteran status, Policemen, Firemen, and first responders will receive admission for four with their official I.D. Thank you for your dedication to our county and community!  

Monkey Madness Weekend
September 24-25th 10am-3pm
The Chattanooga Zoo is showing appreciation to all of our primates, big and small! Come “monkey around” with us as we learn about all the different species of primates living at the Chattanooga Zoo and how we can save them in the wild.  
 
Birthday Bash
March 5th 10am-3pm
Come help us celebrate our Zoo animals’ birthdays and throw the wildest party around! Guests will enjoy watching as our animals open their birthday gifts, creating birthday cards, and tasting a delicious treat!
After Hours with the Animals
November 5th 5-8pm
The Chattanooga Zoo is extending its hours so you can visit longer with our animals! After Hours with the Animals will be regular Zoo admission and dinner can be purchased in the Gombe Café.  
Star Wars Day
November 12th 10am-3pm
Guests from the galaxy are coming to the Chattanooga Zoo! Join us for Star Wars Day filled with activities, meet-and-greets with storm troopers, and animal enrichment that is out of this world!  
 
Red Panda Party
November 19-20th 10am-3pm
Join us as we share the secrets of the red panda all weekend long. Guests will learn all about these furry creatures though keeper chats, animal enrichment, crafts, and more!  
Zoo Year’s Eve
Zoo Year’s Eve December 31st 10am-3p
Join us for the wildest New Year’s Eve party around! The Chattanooga Zoo is celebrating the New Year through games, activities, counting down the clock in different time zones around the world and more! Guests will have the time of the year while learning how we are working to stop the clock to extinction.  


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