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Ice Cream Safari

Join us for the Chattanooga Zoo’s inaugural Ice Cream Safari event where you can enjoy sweet treats from around the world! Guests will have the chance to sample sweet treats from all vendors, enjoy bouncing in a bounce house, get their faces painted, encounter animals, enjoy the Zoo a little bit later, and more!

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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.

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 45 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 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 education@chattzoo.org 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!

Rides

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

Wed - Sun 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

Carousel

Open Daily Must be 12 years of age to ride unaccompanied
  • $1 per person
  • $5 all day pass

zoo choo train

Open Daily Not available during inclement weather
  • $3 per person