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Changes to the Daily Schedule

Beginning Sunday, October 1st, the Zoo will move to the Fall schedule. Still open seven days a week, the hours will be from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM with the last entry at 4:00 PM when ticket sales close. Click here to see the schedule changes.




9th Annual BatZ Albino Wallaby3

The 9th annual Boo at the Zoo will be Saturday, October 28th from 10am to 6pm! If you are a vendor interested in space please contact the gift shop at 423-257-1927 ask for Melinda. The Pre-Sale of tickets will begin September 25th and will end October 25th. Boo at the Zoo is family friendly fall time fun! Costume contests, trick or treating, vendors, face painting, cake walks, movies, games, zoofari rides, and much much more ! Mark your calendars for a family event to make memories and score some delicious treats. If you are interested in sponsoring please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 Click the image to go to the Boo at the Zoo page







Bison herd

The Zoofari ride only runs on Saturdays and Sundays. Every weekend (weather permitting) the Zoofari will take guests around the Big Barn to see our herdstock animals. The ride lasts for approximately 15 minutes and runs at 11:30 am and 2:40 pm. A ride pass is $3.00 per guest, and $2.00 per member. 

Our newest herd is the American Bison.

A Reminder to Members

As we enter the new season, members should be mindful of the following:

► Zoo Member card holders must present member pass at the time of entry or admission fees will be required

► Member passes are valid for the person pictured on the card only

► Show Membership card before any purchases to receive member discount

► Zoo Member card is not valid for entry to special events requiring an event ticket like Boo at the Zoo

► Zoo membership is non-transferable, non-refundable, and revocable

► Replacement / Lost Card fee: $5


We can't wait to see you at the Zoo!

Who's New at the Zoo

We have just opened our newest exhibit, the Giant Anteaters.

Giant Anteater 2

What's New at the Zoo? Well while everyone is staying warm this winter lots of fun stuff is underway here at the Zoo. We have a new exhibit waiting to greet everyone in March and we would like to introduce you to the residents, meet Prince , Caspian, and Lyra. They are young African Servals that have a wonderful pouncing nature and loads of fun to watch. Look for more posting on What's New at the zoo!

Caspian Serval



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