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Endangered Species Day

Join us and become inspired by amazing animals and learn what you can do to help the endangered species of the world. Experience animal meet and greets, educational activities, and more during Endangered Species day at the Zoo!

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Activities Included With Admission

Animal Shows

Join the Chattanooga Zoo for this season's Animal Shows! Come and enjoy a 30 minute educational presentation from our Zookeepers. Guests will have the opportunity to get closer than before while learning all about these animals and how we work to save them in the wild! Be sure to stick around after the show to meet some of the Zoo's program animals.

  • Offered on Saturdays & Sundays during season
  • Season is April-September
  • Location: Education Center
Keeper Chats

Want to get to know the animals of the Chattanooga Zoo a little better? Learn fun and interesting facts about your favorite animals at the zoo with with Keeper Chats! Chats are scheduled at different exhibits throughout the zoo each day of the week and are 15 minutes long. Keeper chats are complimentary with regular zoo admission.

Family Events

Come to the zoo during a family event and get the chance to get your face painted, celebrate animals' birthdays, explore the ways the animals communicate, and much more! Zoo Family Events are scheduled throughout each month. Check out the family event calendar to see any upcoming events. Family events are complimentary with regular zoo admission.

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Zoo Tales

Zoo Tales is a complimentary story time program offered to all guests each Tuesday morning at 10:30am with regular Zoo admission. Zoo Tales encourages youth to read interactively by combining an engaging animal book with a corresponding animal encounter or educational activity. Come and join us as we get lost in a book and learn about our favorite furry friends! We can’t wait to share our stories with you. For more information about zoo tales, please contact our Education Department at or (423) 697-1319.

Enhance Your Visit

Looking to amp up your visit? Book a wild encounter or zoo tour for a more immersive experience and exciting adventure!


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

Weekends Only For Winter Must be 38” tall to ride unaccompanied

Camel rides are subject to animal health and weather and can be cancelled or postponed at anytime without notice

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


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

zoo choo train

Closed For The Season Not available during inclement weather
  • $2 per person for members $4 per person for non-members