Zoo Hours & Rates

Here is a video from a few years ago that highlights a trip to our zoo and some of our animal exhibits. Video

Low temperatures mean that primates, tortoises, giraffes and many other animals must be kept inside for their comfort and safety.

Please note that the Zoo may close due to inclement weather or other circumstances without notice. Check Facebook for announcements or call 423-257-1927 when the weather forecast indicates precipitation or temperatures lower than 50°F.

 

SPRING
March to May (Memorial Day)

Monday ~ Saturday 
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Last entry at 4 p.m.

Sunday
12:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m.
Last entry at 4 p.m.


(School groups can enter at 9:00 a.m.)

SUMMER

May (Memorial Day) to September

Monday ~ Saturday
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Last entry at 4:30 p.m.

Sunday
12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Last entry at 4:30 p.m.

 FALL
October to December

Monday ~ Saturday 
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Last entry at 4 p.m.

Sunday
12:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m.
Last entry at 4 p.m.

(School groups can enter at 9:00 a.m.)

WINTER
December to March

CLOSED



Please Note - Brights Zoo is a smoke free environment (this includes vapors). 
No outside food or drinks allowed.

Zoo Admission

Zoo Members: FREE
Adults (18-54): $19.95
Seniors (55+): $17.95
Children (2 & under): 1 FREE w/paid adult
Children (3-12): $12.95
Children (13-17): $15.95
Students (with college ID): $15.95
*Active Military (with military ID):    $12.95
*Veterans (with military ID): $15.95
*First Responder (with ID): $15.95
Parking: FREE

Other Discounts

MSHA (with MSHA photo ID): 10% off general admission
Wellmont (with Wellmont photo ID): 10% off general admission

Special Activities
Animal Feedings are only offered at scheduled times

Activity Price
Lorikeet Feeding: $2 per guest, per feeding
Giraffe Feeding $2 per guest, per feeding
Bongo Feeding $2 per guest, per feeding
Camel Feeding $2 per guest, per feeding

Gemstone and Fossil Mining

Bag Contents Price
Red Small Gemstones $6.50 per bag
Yellow Large Gemstones $7.99 per bag
Blue Fossils and Shark Teeth
$9.99 per bag
Green Emerald and Ruby Gemstones $10.99 per bag
Patriot Red, White, & Blue Gemstones $11.99 per bag
BB+ Gemstones, arrowhead, crystal, pyrite, fossils, plus a big surprise
$23.99 per bag

 

Membership Rates

Zoo Memberships are valid for one year from the date of purchase. With a membership, you receive unlimited admissions to the Zoo and special discounts on food, merchandise, special events and activities. Please note that memberships are not transferable to another person or zoo. For more information on membership, click here.

Family of 4:   $160.00
  Additional Family Member:  $35.00
Couple: $95.00
Single: $69.95

**Group Rates

Zoo Members: FREE
Adults (18-54): $15.95
Seniors (55+): $15.00
Children (2 & under): 1 FREE w/paid adult
Children (3-12): $11.95
Children (13-17): $13.95
Students (with college ID): $15.00
Active Military (with military ID):    $11.95
Veterans (with military ID): $13.95
First Responder (with ID):    $13.95
Parking: FREE


To register your group for a visit, click on one of the links below:

or

*Customers must have one of the valid, government issued ID’s listed below to qualify for a Military or First Responder Discount: 

1. Active Duty Military ID card with a picture.

2. A retired Military ID card with a picture.

3. VA Card (Department of Veterans Affairs) – MUST have the words SERVICE CONNECTED under picture.

4. Active Military and Retired Military ID card for spouse/dependents

5. First Responder photo ID.

(A retired veteran must have qualified and gone through retirement with the Military. Veterans should have a Veteran’s Identification Card (VIC) provided by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. The VIC and your Driver’s License should be sufficient identification to get the Military Discount. The Military Discount applies to the cardholder only.”)

**Requires minimum of 15 paid admissions to qualify for group rates

 

Note: Please do not use Google Maps as your GPS service for directions to Brights Zoo. Google Maps has our location wrong. We recommend using WAZE - click Android,  iPhone, or Windows for the app. 

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