Knoxville’s Newest Light Spectacular, Zoo Lights by Chick-fil-A Knoxville will return for a second year! Light up your nights this winter when you experience the outdoor lantern light-up at Zoo Knoxville!

See a variety of colorful animal lanterns, tree lights, and more. Enjoy this unforgettable holiday tradition!

Zoo Lights presented by Chick-fil-a Knoxville is an all-new light extravaganza featuring colorful animal lanterns, tree lights, and festive food and drinks. Zoo Lights opens on Friday, Nov. 26 and continues through Jan. 2, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. each evening.

Watch for more details!



BOO! at the Zoo is Knoxville’s largest Halloween event featuring several nights of not-too-scary Halloween fun perfect for preschool and elementary-aged children. A Halloween tradition, BOO! at the Zoo is a family event featuring trick-or-treating along the BOO! Trail, where little trick-or-treaters can fill their bag with goodies as they make their way through the zoo.



Presented by Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Seniors ages 65 & over receive free admission and parking for our Senior Sunrise event.  Stay tuned for more details!

Presented by Stowers Machinery Corporation

Zoo-goers can go on a wildly fun hunt for big trucks, emergency vehicles and special equipment that rival the animals for size and speed. Zoo Knoxville’s Touch a Truck, presented by Stowers Machinery Corporation, will be held in August. All activities are included with general zoo admission. Watch for more information!


For sponsorship information contact Kaitlyn Barnhill at:
(865) 224-7132 direct
(865) 824-7682 mobile

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Zoofari Committee Live Auction Preview Zoofari 2020

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Coming in Spring and Summer 2021!

Evening Hours will feature special themed food and beverage offerings on evenings when the zoo has extended hours. Details coming soon!

Celebrate Spring at Zoo Knoxville on Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 at the Big Egg Hunt! Check back for complete details!