Special Fundraisers

Wild at Heart - A Cocktails for Conservation Event

Friday, February 12, 2016

6:00pm-8:00pm

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.

Wild At Heart
Hug a Bunn

Hug A Bunny

March 26, 2016

10:00am-3:00pm

Hug-a-Bunny day is a spring celebration for all ages! Guests will have the chance to get their photo made with the Easter Bunny, enjoy springtime games and crafts, gather Easter eggs, watch as our Zoo animals enjoy their egg hunt enrichment.

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.

Hug a Bunn

Ice Cream Safari

June 11, 2016

3:00- 6:00pm

Join us for the Chattanooga Zoo’s inaugural Ice Cream Safari event where you can get all-you- can-eat ice cream and floats!

Boo in the Zoo

October 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th, 31st

5:30pm-8:30pm

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

Boo In The Zoo

Banana Ball
Saturday, October 10, 2015 
The Zoo's largest annual fundraiser is held each Fall. Proceeds from Banana Ball benefit the Zoo’s Capital Campaign.

Spirits in the Wild

Saturday, May 16, 2015

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.

Spirits in the Wild
Q n'Brew

Q n' Brew

Saturday, July 18, 2015

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 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.  Ticket includes admission to Zoo, live bluegrass music, souvenir cup, 1 free beverage ticket and a tasting punch card.

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