Zoo Knoxville Memberships includes unlimited visits to the zoo and free parking for an entire year.  

Membership Options

$170 Two Named Adults plus Kids

Includes up to 2 adults and up to 6 children.  Children 2 and under are free.

$125  One Named Adult plus Kids

Includes one named adult and up to 6 children.  Children under 2 are free.

$55  Individual Membership

Includes one named adult ages 13-64.

$45  Senior Membership

Includes one adult age 65 and over.

$30 Student Membership

Includes any college student with a current valid college ID or children under the age of 18.

$50  Add A Guest Upgrade

Add one unnamed guest to any membership.  Guest must be accompanied by the named passholder.  Limit one guest per membership.  Cannot be applied to child membership.

Get a Membership



  • Free admission to “Zoo After Hours” on Thursdays when in season.
  • Discount on admission to more than 130 AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums across the U.S. and Canada.
  • Invitations to exclusive private previews and events
  • 15 % discount on food and concessions
  • 15 % discount at the Zoo Shop
  • Zoo Camp Discount
  • Discounts on special after-hours event tickets
  • $1 off rides on the “Fuzzy-Go-Round” Carousel
  • $50 birthday party discount
  • 15 % discount on facility rentals
  • 15 % discount on guest tickets
  • $5 off admission to Dollywood and Dollywood Splash Country, including unlimited visits and up to four discounted admissions each visit

AAA members and active and retired military members receive $5 off memberships*

*AAA and military discounts available at the Zoo Knoxville membership booth only.

Circle of Friends

Become more connected to Zoo Knoxville and its mission. Our Circle of Friends is the perfect way to show your support of the zoo’s core programs—animal care, education and conservation—and enjoy very unique donor privileges. Circle of Friends memberships begin at $300 and include behind-the-scenes opportunities at $600 and above.


Already a member? Take advantage of our upgrades:


Add one unnamed guest to your annual pass for just $50. The guest may not use the membership and must be accompanied by a primary member listed on the card. Limit one guest per pass.


Gift cards and upgrades are available by contacting our Membership Department at 865-637-5331 ext. 1011 or [email protected].