See what's going on at the zoo and plan your visit today! Create an itinerary by adding activities to your day and print it out before you come to get the most out of your fun filled day at the zoo.

For information on AZA reciprocity between member institutions, read our pdf to review discounted or free admission benefits. Members will be required to show proof of zoo or aquarium membership. Please call each individual zoo or aquarium BEFORE your visit to confirm details and restrictions!

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Brew Lights 2019

Join us for the 2nd annual Brew Lights at the Chattanooga Zoo on Saturday, December 7th from 7-10PM! This event is 21+ ONLY!

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Activities Included With Admission

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.

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Zoo Tales

Zoo Tales is a complimentary storytime program offered to all guests each Friday afternoon at 2:00pm 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

Open Friday-Sunday 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


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

zoo choo train

Open daily Not available during inclement weather
  • $2 per person for members $4 per person for non-members