Zoo Knoxville members enjoy a variety of benefits, all while supporting our mission to save animals from extinction.

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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.



  • FREE admission and parking 362 days a year!
  • Discounts on Seasonal After Hours Events like Boo! at the Zoo.
  • Special Invitations to exclusive events and private previews.
  • Reduced or Free Admission to over 130 AZA zoos and aquariums. (For more information on the program, Click Here.)
  • Free Admission to “Zoo After Hours” on Thursdays, when in season.
  • 15% Discount on general admission guest tickets and daily Zoo-it-All wristbands.
  • Zoo Shop and Restaurant Discounts: Save 15% at all retail and food stand locations.
  • Zoo Camp Discount: Save on Zoo Camp registration – you can also register early.
  • Birthday Party Discount: Save $50 on zoo birthday parties.
  • Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies: Enjoy a 15% discount to all Ripley’s attractions in Tennessee.
  • Tennessee Aquarium: Save $5 on adult tickets and $3 on child tickets.
  • Be the First to Know Breaking Zoo News with exclusive member emails!

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].