Chattanooga Zoo

  • 301 North Holtzclaw Avenue
  • Chattanooga, TN 37404

Welcome to a more welcoming Zoo! Imagine a Zoo that's specifically designed to bring the animals up close to you. Imagine a zoo where you have time to notice the subtleties of animal behavior, instead of being pushed along by an impatient crowd. Imagine an exciting and diverse zoo that's still easy to navigate with strollers....or little legs. Imagine a zoo that provides worthwhile fun at a price that won't break the bank!

With over 300 animals exhibited, representing over 200 different species, many of which are endangered, the Chattanooga Zoo is committed to engaging and inspiring our community to better understand and preserve wildlife by creating meaningful connections between people and animals. Get face to face with a chimpanzee or jaguar, ride a camel or check out some rare and venomous reptiles. Come by and see why everyone is calling the AZA-accredited Chattanooga Zoo “the Best Little Zoo in America”.

Affordably priced at $9.95 for adults and $6.95 for children and only a mere two miles from downtown, the Chattanooga Zoo is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

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Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Largest Room 300
  • Total Sq. Ft. 3500
  • Reception Capacity 300
  • Banquet Capacity 100
Banquet Hall
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 3500
Education Center
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 3500
  • Classroom Capacity: 300
Event Tent at Entry Plaza (covered)
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1000
  • Reception Capacity: 125
Event Tent at Hyena Exhibit (Covered)
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 500
  • Reception Capacity: 75
Carousel Pavilion (Covered)
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2000
  • Reception Capacity: 150
Gombe Forest Interpretive Area (Indoor)
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1500
  • Reception Capacity: 25
Snow Leopard Trading Post (Covered)
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 750
  • Reception Capacity: 25
Education Classroom
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1000
  • Classroom Capacity: 35
Log Cabin
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1200
  • Reception Capacity: 35
*Overall List of Spaces Available
April 14, 2017 - April 15, 2017

Hug-a-Bunny day is a spring celebration for all ages! Guests will have the chance to get their photo made with the Easter Bunny, enjoy springtime games and crafts, gather Easter eggs, watch as our Zoo animals enjoy their egg hunt enrichment, encounter...

May 13, 2017

Enjoy tasting an unlimited variety of wines, beers, and spirits from around the world while sampling great food from some of Chattanooga’s best local restaurants. Guest will be able to meet many of the Zoo’s residents, enjoy the Zoo after-hours, and...

July 15, 2017

Come be part of our annual BBQ and beer tasting event, Q & Brew at the Zoo! This summer cook out and bluegrass festival is the event of the season! Chattanooga’s old and young alike are invited to come enjoy the best barbecue the city has to offer...

September 9, 2017 - September 10, 2017

The Zoo honors all of our local heroes past and future by granting free admission to those who have served plus three additional family members. Local firefighters, policemen, EMS, military personnel (with proof of ID) or veterans (with proof of...

September 15, 2017

Join the Zoo and our Beasts at Beast Feast 2017! This event will be a night to remember, and our animals will certainly love it! We will be exploring the different ways in which our animals feed, and even have a live feeding demonstration with a...

October 14, 2017

Banana Ball is the single largest fundraiser that contributes to the Zoo’s conservation and education programs and overall operations. Join us for an evening that includes nighttime tours, open bar, food, live music, dancing, a presentation by special...

October 14, 2017

Come and enjoy a sweet banana treat along with a special presentation just for kids by our celebrity guest, Julie Scardina. Tickets can be purchased online in advanced or at the door if not sold out.

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday until October 29, 2017

Join us for the annual family-oriented Halloween celebration with some of the Zoo’s most lovable animals. Children get to hang out with roaming cartoon characters, stop by trick-or-treat stations, enter costume contests, get crazy in bounce houses,...

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday until December 17, 2017

The Chattanooga Zoo is transformed into a magical wonderland where you can view hundreds of lights, visit the animals and watch them open their Christmas presents, get your picture taken with Santa and enjoy fun holiday games & crafts.

Valid: Always

Free Child Admission (with purchase of Adult admission) Limit one coupon per party. Excludes special events.