Open daily excluding Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.


As a non-profit organization, the Zoo relies on the support of the community through ticket sales, zoo visits, memberships, education program fees, and donations. Unfortunately, with the decision to close to the public, we will be losing a key piece of our revenue which can have a significant impact on our overall operating budget. Your support is more critical now than ever.

**Purchase admission tickets during our closing to use on a later date to support the zoo and our animals during this time. All admission tickets purchased during our closing will not expired until two years from the purchase date. We look forward to seeing you when we reopen! 

admission prices

  • Adults

  • Seniors


    Ages 65+

  • Children


    Ages 3-12

  • Infants & Toddlers


    Ages 2 & under

  • Military & Veterans

    All those with military or veteran ID receive free admission, plus half off admission up to three dependants

Hours & Weather

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group rates

Bring your extended family, church, or civic group to the Chattanooga Zoo! Daily group admissions are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To make a group reservation, please call 423.697.1319

Please note, outside food or beverages are not permitted in the Zoo.

Qualifications for Group Rates
  • Your group must have 15+ people
  • At least one adult chaperone to every 10 children.
  • Pay together at the same time to receive a discounted rate
  • Groups must make a reservation at least 3 days in advance


  • Adults

  • Seniors


    Ages 65+

  • Children


    Ages 3-12

School Groups

  • Students

  • NSLP Students

  • Adults


    Must register in advance with your school group. Adults that pay on arrival pay full price.

Zoo Rules & Policies

  • No smoking in buildings or enclosed areas. Smoking is only allowed in designated smoking areas.
  • Kids under 15 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Do not feed the animals, tap on the glass, make excessive noise or throw objects into the animal exhibits.
  • Do not reach into the exhibits or lift children over safety fences and barriers
  • Outside food and drink are not permitted. Food offerings are located within the Zoo.
  • Please respect and leave plants and native wildlife untouched.
  • Deposit trash in designated receptacles
  • No bicycles, skates, skateboards, etc.
  • Weapons of any kind are prohibited
  • Pets are not allowed on Zoo grounds. Service dogs and service miniature horses are allowed with proper identification.
  • Shoes and appropriate clothing is required while visiting.
  • As the zoo is a family friendly enviroment, vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate clothing, actions, or communications are prohibitted. 

Zoo Management reserves the right to escort from Zoo grounds any individuals or groups who are acting in ways deemed harmful to the animals, or the park, or that infringe upon the enjoyment of the facility by other guests.

Additional information

Please note that picnic facilities are no longer available inside the zoo and outside food and drink is not permitted. However, there are picnic areas right outside of the Zoo in the larger Warner Park. There are food offerings at the Zoo's Wild Burger located inside the Zoo.

Shoes and appropriate clothing are required while visiting the Chattanooga Zoo.

Daily zoo admission is honored for the entire day it is purchased during normal operating hours. With their receipt of purchase, guests may enter and exit zoo grounds as they wish at no additional charge on the day of their admission purchase only.

Become a member

Join the zoo and receive the benefits of a zoo membership including admission year round and discounts on special events and zoo shop purchases.



Zoo Rides are not included in Regular Zoo Admission. Zoo ride times and prices are subject to change without notice. For more information on Zoo Rides, please contact Visitor Services via email or call 423.697.1322.


Camel Rides

Open Friday-Sunday Must be 38” tall to ride unaccompanied

Camel rides are subject to animal health and weather and can be canceled or postponed at any time without notice

  • $5 per person for members $6 per person for non-members


Closed for renovation
Must be 12 years of age to ride unaccompanied
  • $1 per person for members $2 per person for non-member

zoo choo train

Currently closed for maintenance Not available during inclement weather
  • $2 per person for members $4 per person for non-members