Zoo Year's Eve

Not much of a night owl? Join the Chattanooga Zoo for the wildest New Year’s Eve party around as we ring in the New Year with a countdown to noon! We will be celebrating the New Year through games, activities, counting down the clock in different time zones around the world, and more! Guests will have the time of the year while learning how we are working to stop the clock to extinction!


This event is free with regular Zoo admission. 


  • Meet & greets with corresponding animals at each stop
  • Animal enrichment at each stop
  • New Year traditions from different parts of the world



Schedule of Celebrations:

11:00am - South America (Corcovado Jungle) Spider Monkey and Jaguar enrichment distribution

12:00pm - North America (Cougar Express)
- Ball Drop into exhibit- Cougar enrichment - Countdown to Noon
- “Resolution Station”- in front of Administration building

12:00pm - Meet and greet with North American ambassador animal (Education Center)

1:00pm - Asia (Himalayan Passage) enrichment distribution to Red Panda and Snow Leopards

2:00pm - Africa (Inside Gombe Interpretive Center) Chimp enrichment distribution


ticket information

  • Adults: $10.95

  • Children: $7.95

  • Zoo Members & all children ages 2 and under are free.

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