Youth and Scout Programs

Is your group looking for something different? Zoo Knoxville offers a variety of options to help you learn about wildlife, work towards badge and patch goals, or to just have a wildly fun time!

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WILDLIFE PROGRAMS

This is your chance to have a private adventure for your group at Zoo Knoxville! Great for Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, American Heritage Girls and other groups interested in unique experiences while learning about wildlife and wildlife conservation.

Groups of 10 or more youth participants can schedule their own private workshops with special topics and dates.

  • Advance registration required.
  • Ages Kindergarten and up.
  • 1 to 2 hours depending on age and topic
  • Year-round
  • Daytime: $8 per person, admission to the zoo must be purchased separately and is required to get to your program.
  • Evening: $15 per person, admission to the zoo is not required.
  • Minimum 10 youth participants. One free chaperone registration for every 10 youth participants. Free chaperones must purchase zoo admission separately.
  • See Visitor Info to purchase tickets, or to see zoo admission rates, group admission discounts and annual pass options.

Program Information

Program Requests

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NIGHT SAFARIS

Looking for something a little bit wilder?

Explore the zoo as the sun sets and everyone else heads home for the day. An experienced night owl will take you on a personal adventure through the zoo to see some of your favorite animals as night approaches.

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BEDTIME WITH THE BEASTS

What if two hours just isn’t enough?

With the Bedtime with the Beasts program, your group doesn’t only see the zoo, you get to spend the night up close and personal with our residents.

We can tailor your experience to meet a variety of merit badges and patches (or just for fun), all while adding more time for adventure and exploration at the zoo.

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SERVICE PROJECTS

Service projects for Silver Award, Gold Award and Eagle Scout are available on an individual basis.  Contact [email protected] or 865-637-5331 x1361 for details.

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Contact us today at [email protected] to learn more about these programs or to request a service project.