Banana Ball

Banana Ball is the Zoo's single largest fundraising event with all proceeds going to support our mission of Reaching Great Heights. As Chattanooga's premier gala, we invite guests to take a walk on the wild side with musical entertainment, dancing, hors d'oeuvres, interactive animal encounters and more. We also welcome back renowned wildlife conservationist, Jack Hanna, as he shares some wild adventures & introduces us to his ambassador animals!

If you would like to make a reservation for a table of 8, please click HERE


Check out this year's live entertainment, Surround Sound Band, in the video below!


Note: The Zoo will close at 4pm on September 28th in preparation for Banana Ball.

Admission includes
  • A very special presentation by Wildlife Conservationist Jack Hanna
  • Live music entertainment by Surround Sound Band
  • Hors d'oeuvres provided by Lee Towery Catering
  • Interactive animal encounters
  • Opportunities to sponsor your favorite Zoo animals
  • Complimentary beverages at our open bars
  • Access to the Zoo - all animals on exhibit
  • Exclusive cigar bar located on our terrace
 Event Timeline:
  • 6pm - Gates open 
  • 6:30pm - Dinner is served and animal adoptions open
  • 7pm - Presentation by Jack Hanna
  • 8pm - Live music begins 
  • 11pm - Evening concludes 

ticket information

  •  $100 member ticket

  • $120 non-member ticket 
  • $1,000 for table of 8 reservation

  • This event is 21+ only. I.D. will be checked upon entry.

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