2014 RATE CARD (Prices and hours subject to change without notice)
Brights Zoo offers self-guided tours. We have opened up a large portion of the zoo to allow guests to go through the zoo on their own.
Self-guided Prices and Hours are as follows:
Ages 13 -18 $15.95
Ages 2 -12 $12.95
Students $15.95 (with college ID)
Seniors $17.95 (Age 55 and over)
Military w/ ID $15.95 or 10% off total paid admissions
Nectar for feeding lorikeets - $2 per cup
Carrots for feeding giraffes - $1 per carrot
Season passes go on sale March 15th and are valid for the entire season. With a season pass, you receive unlimited admission to the self-guided area of the zoo.
A season pass for a family of four is $160. (Add additional children for $35 per child)
A couple's season pass is $95.
Season pass for a single individual is $65.95
Please keep in mind:
Season passes are good from April 1st to the end of each season. Seasons end based upon weather conditions - generally sometime in November or December.
Season Pass Benefits:
• Unlimited general admission zoo visits for the entire season for the guests named on the card.
• 10% discount for special events
• 10% discount on private parties
• 10% discount for Private Safaris
• $1.00 off nectar for feeding the lorikeets.
• A replacement for a lost or stolen season pass is $5.00.
Ages 13 - 18 $15.00
Ages 2 - 12 $11.95
Seniors $13.95 ( Age 55 and over)
Military w/ ID $11.95
Guided Tour (Reservations required)
All Ages $20.00
One educator admission at $8 for every 15 paid student admissions
One bus driver admission at $8 for every 40 paid student admissions
Additional guests can attend for $17.95 when pre-paid by the education group. If additional guests pay at the gate, then admission is $17.95 plus tax.
One educator admission at $7 for every 15 paid student admissions
One bus driver admission at $7 for every 40 paid student admissions
Additional guests can attend for $15.95 when pre-paid by the education group. If additional guests pay at the gate, then admission is $15.95 plus tax.
Please keep in mind:
• To qualify for the group rate, there must be 15 or more paid admissions at the gate. Children under 2 years of age are not included in the group total.
• Educational discounts require a one lump sum payment to cover all students and staff booked at the tax exempt rate.
• No other discounts can be applied to the group rate.
• Groups over 60 must be approved by the zoo administrator.
• Lorikeet Landing is closed to groups over 60.
• A confirmation will be sent upon receipt of completed materials. Please allow 24 hours for response.
• Please reserve at least one week in advance.
• Tax-exempt purchases may not be paid with cash, personal check, or personal charge. If you are not a tax-exempt institution, you must pay Tennessee state sales tax.
• If your group is tax exempt, please provide a copy of tax exemption / resale certificate when you register, or pay at the gate.
• Brights Zoo accepts most major debit and credit cards (VISA, MasterCard and Discover).
NOTE: The 2015 season will not offer guided education tours at Brights Zoo as part of paid admission. Education groups can add a guide (based on availability) for an additional $50.00, but please request the guide when scheduling your visit.
Our Birthday Package Includes
• Up to 30 guests
• Self-guided tour of the general admission area
• Mascot visit to birthday party
• Party coordinator
• Ice on request
• Use of picnic area or covered breezeway
• If renting Private Party Room, choice of movie on big screen
$380.00 + tax (for up to 30 guests and Private Party Room for one hour)
$310.00 + tax (for up to 30 guests in public picnic area or covered breezeway)
Additional adults $15.95 per guest
Additional children $11.95 per guest
Additional senior citizens $13.95 per guest
Additional Military Guests w/ ID $11.95 per guest
Use of Brights Zoo Private Party Room: $75.00 per hour
Nectar to feed Lorikeets (if paying at the door) $2.00 per guest
Nectar to feed Lorikeets (pre-paid at party booking) $2.00 per guest
Plates, Tablecloths and beverages for 30 people * $30.00
Visit from bottle fed babies or trained animals $20.00 per animal
Party themed gift bags for children Varies (ask at time of booking)
Guided tour of reserve area (15 person min) $3.00/guest
Birthday celebrator's photo on the Brights Zoo digital sign $75.00
Additional photo and/or message $50.00
You are welcome to bring additional food and beverages for your birthday celebration.
No balloons, streamers or confetti please! These items pose a choking risk to our animal friends.
* Tablecloths are for Party Room use only.
Drinks – Juice boxes and 2 liter drinks.
Plates, cups and utensils are non-themed.
Note: Keeper of the Day, Behind the Scenes Tours, and Private Photo Safaris are not available during the month of April
Keeper of the Day
$300.00 per person (2 people maximum)
Behind the Scenes Tour
$100.00 per person and groups are limited to 6 people or less.
Gratuity for your guide is included in the Behind the Scenes tour cost.
Private Photo Safari
$100.00 per person