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  • Welcome to the Memphis Zoo!

    Welcome to the Memphis Zoo - our home page that is. There are lots of worlds to explore at our Zoo, and we hope this site is a helpful tool for you to learn more about the place that more than 3,500 animals call home. While you're here you can plan your visit, watch videos, learn about our events and even buy your tickets before you arrive! Take a look around, and find out why there is always more to Zoo!
  • Admission

    Hours of Admission:

    March 1 - October 16 (summer hours)

    9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    October 17 - February 28 (winter hours)

    9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Grounds close one hour after last admission. *The Zoo is closed during the day on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

    General Admission Prices:

    Price includes admission to ALL permanent exhibits (including giant pandas). Additional fees may apply for temporary exhibits.

    Current Prices: (updated 1/1/10)
    Adults (ages 12-59): $15 Children (ages 2-11): $10 Seniors (age 60+): $14 Parking: $5
  • Today at the Zoo

    Plan your visit using this schedule so you don't miss a thing!

    Daily Event Feed

    special events calendar
  • Getting Here

    Use this handy map to guide you straight to the Memphis Zoo, nestled inside Overton Park in the heart of midtown Memphis. If you're using your own GPS, use the following address.
    2000 Prentiss Place Memphis, TN 38112

    (901) 333-6500 | Email Memphis Zoo | Facebook | Twitter

  • Mobile App

    Discover the Memphis Zoo with your personal smart phone. This intuitive app is avalible on iTunes Store & Android Marketplace and includes:

    Daily Schedule & Events Full Geo Accurate Map Fun Photo Frames Full Directory of Animals

Welcome

Welcome to the Memphis Zoo!

Welcome to the Memphis Zoo - our home page that is. There are lots of worlds to explore at our Zoo, and we hope this site is a helpful tool for you to learn more about the place that more than 3,500 animals call home. While you're here you can plan your visit, watch videos, learn about our events and even buy your tickets before you arrive! Take a look around, and find out why there is always more to Zoo!

Admission

Hours of Admission:
March 1 - October 16 (summer hours)

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

October 17 - February 28 (winter hours)

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Grounds close one hour after last admission. *The Zoo is closed during the day on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


General Admission Prices:

Price includes admission to ALL permanent exhibits (including giant pandas). Additional fees may apply for temporary exhibits.

Current Prices: (updated 1/1/10)
Adults (ages 12-59): $15 Children (ages 2-11): $10 Seniors (age 60+): $14 Parking: $5
Additional info:
Group rates Military personnel Tennessee Tuesday program Capacity information

Today at the Zoo

Plan your visit using this schedule so you don't miss a thing!

Getting Here

Use this handy map to guide you straight to the Memphis Zoo,
nestled inside Overton Park in the heart of midtown Memphis. If you're using your own GPS, use the following address: 2000 Prentiss Place Memphis, TN 38112

(901) 333-6500 | Email Memphis Zoo | Facebook | Twitter

Mobile App

Discover the Memphis Zoo with your personal smart phone. This intuitive app is avalible on iTunes Store & Android Marketplace and includes:

Daily Schedule & Events Full Geo Accurate Map Fun Photo Frames Full Directory of Animals

There's More to Zoo!

zoo brew

Memphis' favorite ice skating rink is back! Our 5,400 square foot rink opens daily November 19. You can also skate during SunTrust Zoo Lights nights. Regular admission applies, plus $6 skate rental fee.

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Zoom through the Zoo

SunTrust Zoo Lights was named one of the Top 10 Zoo lighting displays by USA Today last year. Be sure to visit us select nights beginning November 18 to see "The Brightest Lights Of All" for yourself.

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orangutan

Join us January 9-13 for this week-long educational program that will provide exciting and interactive ways for students to learn about science. Each class includes animal visits, tours of exhibits, chats with keepers, and more.

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Education - Everyone can use a little learnin’

School Trips

We are combining learning with fun by creating a classroom in the wild animal kingdom! When you take a field trip to the Zoo, you’ll get up close and personal with some of the world’s most exotic creatures while also applying important initiatives in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) curriculum. Book your Zoo trip today.

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Education Events

Go on an owl prowl, explore the Zoo at night during a Snooze or even make the animals part of your homeschool curriculum. While the Zoo hosts lots of classes throughout the year, there are also many ways you can take advantage of fun, educational happenings that will help you and your little ones think outside the cage.

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Spring Break Camp 2016

Send your wild child to the wildest camp around: ZOO CAMP. Campers will explore the fascinating world of animals while participating in fun games, crafts, tours, keeper chats, live animal visits, and more. Parents must provide a non-refrigerated, non-microwavable lunch. Beforecare and Aftercare will be available. Registration coming soon.

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Zoo Snoozes

Ever wonder what happens when the Zoo closes its gates? Where do the animals go? Who puts them to bed? Do Zoo animals have a bedtime, too? Find out when you book a Zoo Snooze. This special program gives the unique opportunity for you and your child to spend the night at the Zoo and learn all about what happens when the rest of the world goes to sleep.

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Watch the Pandemonium Live

Conservation - Science, Research & Sustainability

Conservation Science

The Memphis Zoo is a world leader in conservation science and is helping to connect people to wildlife. Saving plants and animals in their native habitat requires a careful understanding of their ecology and biology. Zoo scientists are coordinating field studies for endangered species that will make a difference between survival and extinction.

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Research Programs

While you are visiting the animals at the Zoo, you may not realize there is a whole team of researchers working hard behind the scenes to learn more about their physiology, nutrition, reproduction and behavioral activities. These studies have had a significant impact on breeding, welfare, management and reintroduction programs.

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Make a Difference

Many of us want to make a difference for wildlife, but we aren't sure if one person can really change the world. With more than 16,000 plants and animals on the endangered species list, it can seem a bit daunting. We believe one person can impact the world around them and become a wildlife champion.

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Go Green

Despite what they say, being green is easier than you think! We are working on sustainability initiatives to help reduce the Zoo’s carbon footprint. Many of the green practices we are adopting at the Zoo can be done in your own home. Find out how easy it is to be green and support wildlife in your own backyard.

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