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Witches, Wizards, and Fantastic Beasts

Calling all witches, wizards, and muggles. Grab your wand, robes, and broomsticks as you enter the wizarding world at the Chattanooga Zoo. Attend Care of Magical Creatures and learn about all the animals found in the muggle and magical world. Talk a walk down to the Quidditch field and try your hand at being a chaser or keeper. This event is free with membership or regular zoo admission. Guests in Harry Potter attire receive 50% off admission.

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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 Wednesday-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