The Chattanooga Zoo is open daily from 9am - 5pm!

In order to ensure your visit is safe, enjoyable, and that social distancing guidelines are met or exceeded, we have made a few adjustments to the admissions experience. 

  • Online Only - All non-member ticket purchases must be done online. Tickets will be sent to your email in a PDF attachment. Tickets can be printed off or scanned off your phone. 
  • Zoo Members are not required to reserve tickets online, but please have your membership card or confirmation of membership purchase ready to be scanned.  
  • Face coverings will be strongly recommended to everybody visiting the Zoo. 
  • Quick Scan Zoo Entrance - We will have 2 gates open for quick scanning of your tickets. Please have your Print At Home tickets out facing the attendant. For mobile tickets on your phone, please have your tickets displaying on your phone as you approach the Quick Scan attendant. 
  • The Zoo Choo Train, Carousel, Camel Rides, the Petting Zoo, Nature Play, and most indoor exhibits will remain closed temporarily. 
  • Food & Retail - We will have drinks, snacks, Dippin' Dots, and some retail offerings available as we see appropriate. 
  • Wheelchairs, scooters, and strollers will not be for rent at this time. 
  • All indoor interpretive centers are now open. Entrance and exit doors will be propped open to reduce touch points. Indoor buildings only will have a one-way flow through the use of entrance and exit signs on doors.

Our first priority is your safety. Please note, these precautions are TEMPORARY. As guidelines are updated and relaxed, we will also edit our visitor guidelines. 

Our animals & staff miss you and can't wait for your next visit!