Chattanooga Zoo

  • 301 North Holtzclaw Ave
  • 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 500 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 $10.95 for adults and $7.95 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
September 21, 2019

A celebration of living life without limitations! On September 21st The Chattanooga Zoo will host the City of Chattanooga’s Annual Go Fest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This FREE event celebrates Chattanooga’s accessibility to everyone, regardless of...

September 28, 2019

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...

Dates vary between October 18, 2019 - October 26, 2019

Our annual Boo in the Zoo is a family friendly celebration filled with some of your most loveable cartoon characters, trick-or-treat stations, costume contests, pony rides, games, inflatables, and much more! This non-scary Halloween event is sure to...

November 8, 2019

Join the Zoo as we learn all about the beastly eating habits of our carnivores! Take this opportunity to watch our animals enjoy dinner a little bit more naturalistic, learn why it is important for their survival, and admire the naturalistic behaviors...

Dates vary between December 13, 2019 - December 21, 2019

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, and get your picture taken with Santa! $12 adults, $8 children. Children 2 and under...

December 31, 2019

Join us for the wildest New Year’s Eve party around. The Chattanooga Zoo is celebrating the New Year through games, activities, counting down the clock in different time zones around the world and more. Guests will have the time of the year while...

Valid: Always

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