Overview Donor Privileges Behind The Scenes Join Today

Have you ever wanted to venture inside the world of an African penguin, get closer to a gorilla, or feed a playful red panda?

A behind-the-scenes animal encounter is an exclusive opportunity to experience Zoo Knoxville like never before. Led by one of our expert keepers, this one-of-a-kind experience includes a rare tour of our “backstage” areas. Have a penguin paint a picture just for you, feed a giraffe or have your picture taken with Al, the zoo’s popular tortoise who’s over 100 years old and weighs 550 pounds! These are just a few of the amazing animal experiences we can offer just for you and your guests.

Behind-the-scenes opportunities are not included with Keeper Level memberships.

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Join Zoo Knoxville’s Circle of Friends today and become an integral part of the Zoo Knoxville family!