Night Safaris

Have you ever wondered what happens after everyone leaves the zoo? Just because our guests and staff leave for the night, doesn’t mean things are any less wild.

Explore the zoo with an experienced night owl who knows their way around in the dark. Learn about the adaptations and personalities of our nocturnal and crepuscular critters. Get to see many of your favorite animals prowling and calling in ways you’ve never heard before.

Remember, animals don’t have a bedtime.

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Private Night Safaris

Get a group together and schedule your own private night safari. Great for scouts, schools, clubs and church groups.

  • Advance registration required.
  • All ages
  • Year-round
  • 6:00pm – 8:00pm or 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • $14 per person (no discount for annual passholders)
  • Minimum group size 10 people. Maximum size 75 people.
  • Participants will be walking around much of the zoo and sometimes over uneven surfaces.  Everyone must stay with the group throughout the program.
  • This is a non-smoking program.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Public Night Safaris

  • Advance registration required
  • 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • $14 per person (No discounts for Annual Passholders).
  • Participants will be walking around much of the zoo and sometimes over uneven surfaces.  Everyone must stay with the group throughout the program.
  • This is a non-smoking program.

2021 dates will be announced in January

Frequently Asked Questions

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Contact zkcommunity@zooknoxville.org for more information.