Zoo After-Hours

Zoo Knoxville’s all-new After Hours are a special way to experience the Zoo on Thursday evenings. These evenings are free for annual pass members or with a general admission ticket.

Featuring special menu items created by the Zoo’s executive chef, a new food truck each week, and of course craft beer, wines and specialty cocktails, it’s a perfect way to wind down each week with friends and family.

Always kid-friendly and always wildly fun! The Splash Pad is open all day and evening!

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AUGUST

ENTERTAINMENT
On August 5th we will have the 5-piece Nashville Cover Band, The Pink Cadillac, perform all evening! Come listen to awesome tunes while you enjoy excellent food, drink, and animals.

August Menu:
• Chicken Quesadilla
• Loaded Pork Fries
• Memphis Dog
• Sweet & Savory Donut
• Kids Chicken Tenders
• Kids Grilled Cheese

August Draft:
• Elst Juicy IPA: A “juicy” IPA featuring citra, mosaic, and amarillo hops that gives the essence of tropical fruit juice in aroma and taste with a slightly sweet
finish from the addition of lactose.

August Drinks:
• Frozen Pineapple Rum Runner
• Frozen Tequila Margarita
• Rosé Can
• Local and Domestic Beers
• High Noon

August Food Trucks:
• August 5: Knox Vittles
• August 12: Oishii Knox
• August 19: Fai Thai
• August 26: Knox Vittles

FAQ
Is it a family-friendly event?
– Yep, After-Hours is open to all ages.

Are food and drink included with my ticket?
– No, all food and beverage are an additional purchase.

If I come earlier in the day, can I come back that evening for After-Hours?
– Yes, you can re-enter the zoo with your same day general admission ticket.

What about weather?
– After-Hours is open rain or shine.