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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  • Food available for purchase:
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  • Handicapped access:
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
August 21, 2017

On August 21st 2017, the first total solar eclipse to track across the United States since 1918 will pass right over Chattanooga! We've partnered with Sunny 92.3 to host a viewing party for this spectacular event! Sunny 92.3 will be distributing...

  • Location: Chattanooga Zoo
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

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 of our more hungry animals like our jaguars and dragons! Come with an appetite...

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 special presentation just for kids by our celebrity guest Jack Hanna, who will later be appearing at the adult-only Banana Ball. Fun includes animal encounters, face painting, sweet treats and more.

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

BOO in the ZOO is a non-scary family event celebrating the Halloween season. For the price of regular Zoo admission (Zoo Members receive 50% off), families are welcome to come and enjoy all that this year’s BOO in the ZOO has to offer. From hay rides...

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.