Special Fundraisers

Run Wild

Saturday, April 30, 2016


The Chattanooga Zoo presents Run Wild! This 5K and 1 mile event is designed to be fun for all ages and fitness levels.

Run Wild
Hug a Bunn

Spirits in the Wild

Saturday, May 14, 2016


Enjoy tasting an unlimited variety of wines, beers and spirits from around the world while sampling great food from some of the best local restaurants. Guests will be able to meet many of the zoo's residents, enjoy the zoo after-hours and groove to live music - all while supporting the zoo! This annual spring fundraiser benefits the Zoo's Capital Campaign.


Ice Cream Safari

June 11, 2016 

Join us on June 11th for our inaugural Ice Cream Safari to enjoy sweet treats around the world! Guests will have the chance to sample sweet treats from all vendors, enjoy bouncing in a bounce house, get their faces painted, encounter animals, enjoy the Zoo a little bit later, and more!

Ales and Tails

Ales & Tails

June 23, July 28, August 25, September 22


Join us for Chattanooga’s WILDEST happy hour event. At the Chattanooga Zoo’s Ales & Tails events, guests will enjoy a cash bar, hors d’oeuvres, animal encounters, and more all while supporting the Chattanooga Zoo. Each event night will highlight a specific area of animals in the Zoo and give guests the opportunity to adopt an animal and learn more! Come mix and mingle at the wildest venue in Chattanooga!

Q n'Brew

Saturday, July 16, 2016

5:00- 8:00pm

Looking for something fun and different to do during this hot summer heat? Then look no further as you are invited to join the Chattanooga Zoo at our annual BBQ tasting and contest. Chattanoogans old and young alike can come and enjoy the best BBQ the city has to offer while also enjoying the Zoo. Tasty beer, cold sodas,  and a great country music band will be around to keep folks rocking! 

Q n'Brew
Boo In The Zoo

Boo in the Zoo

October 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, & 30th, 2016


Celebrate Halloween with the Chattanooga Zoo at the most SPOOKtacular event of the year!

Banana Ball

Saturday, October 15, 2016 

The Zoo's largest annual fundraiser is held each Fall. Proceeds from Banana Ball benefit the Zoo’s Capital Campaign.

Wild At Heart

Wild At Heart - A Cocktails For Conservation Event

Friday, February 12, 2016

On Friday, February 12th, woo your Valentine with the wild side of love at Wild at Heart, a Cocktails for Conservation event. This Valentine’s Day event is for sweethearts and singles to come sip on a delicious signature cocktail while learning about the conservation efforts of the Chattanooga Zoo and how zoo animals do the “wild thing.” The evening includes an open bar, passed hors d'oeuvres, tours of the “Love Shack”, and an intimate look at the mating habits of the animals at the Chattanooga Zoo. This fun and relaxed cocktail party is ages 21 and older only.

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