Inspired by a 19th century Appalachian farm, Kids Cove has lots of animals and opportunities to play. Get hands-on with our friendly goats and sheep in the barnyard, or opt to explore the Clayton Cabin and the sand box for old-fashioned fun. Don’t miss the Night Club, where you’ll see nocturnal creatures up and at ‘em, too.

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ANIMALS INCLUDED

Narragansett Turkeys
Guinea Hogs
Beavers
Raccoons
Skunks
Sheep
Goats
Miniature Donkeys
Budgies

EXPERIENCES

Clayton Cabin
Sandbox
Animal interactions
Wading stream (seasonal)

Zoo Knoxville’s Kids’ Cove is not just a fun place to play, it’s also home to some very unique heritage breeds of livestock. You can find our two male Guinea Hogs chilling in the mud or even playing with one of several objects provided for their mental stimulation.

Nestled in the heart of Kids Cove, our Narragansett Turkeys’ home allows our guests to get a close-up view of these unique birds.

Found in Kids Cove, our refuge for native and heritage animals, our beaver habitat boasts beautiful naturalistic features that provides them with plenty of activities. Come face-to-face with one of our beaver family as they rest in their den. Watch them construct their own lodge with “trees” they have felled and shaped themselves.