Family Events

Family Event Days:

**All Family Event day activities are FREE with regular Zoo admission. 
Snow Leopard Appreciation Weekend
January 28 & 29
When: 10am-3pm
Snow Leopards are some of the Zoo’s most popular cats! Come see why and join us for face painting, enrichment, and an opportunity to learn more about the coolest cats on the block!
Splendid Serpents Weekend
February 4th &5th
When: 10am - 3pm
Slither over to the Chattanooga Zoo as we celebrate all of our misunderstood marvels through keeper chats, meet & greets, and more!  
Birthday Bash #1 February 18
Birthday Bash #2 November 18
When: 10:am - 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!

Sensory Safari Days
February 21, May 23, August 8, November 20

In striving to be a place for animal lovers of ALL abilities, the Chattanooga Zoo has created a special Safari time for individuals with sensory processing differences and their families! Sensory Safari will have multiple activities throughout the Zoo where guests will be able to explore primate communication, feel the differences between fur, feathers, and scales at the biofact touch station, smell different animal enrichment items, and learn about the different animals eat! There will also be a quiet space available for any family that may need to utilize an area with lower stimulation

World Wildlife Weekend
March 4 & 5
When: 10:00am-3pm

  We appreciate wildlife here at the Zoo, and we know that you do too! Come learn about native species that live at the Chattanooga Zoo and our Wildlife Rehabilitation program through keeper chats, education carts, meet and greets, and more!

Not so Creepy-Crawlie Weekend
When: March 25 & 26 10am-3pm
Join us as we celebrate even the creepiest and crawliest of our animals! Come learn all about insects and bugs, why they are important, and you can help conserve them in the wild during our Not So Creepy-Crawlie Weekend!  
Earth Day 
When: April 22

Join us as we celebrate planet earth and learn how to better care of it! Through education carts, crafts, and planting stations, Zoo guests will learn the importance of the earth and ways they can help conserve it. Thank you to our 2017 Earth Day Weekend Celebration sponsors: The Hamilton County Master Gardeners.

Thank you to our generous sponsor of our 2017 Family Event Days:

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