|December 1, 2009 - Knoxville Zoo becomes the coolest place in Knoxville to visit during Penguin
Discount Days! Beginning Dec. 1, 2009 and continuing through Feb. 28, 2010, admission to Knoxville
Zoo is half-off.
Don’t worry, black tie isn’t required; just put on a warm jacket, a pair of
mittens, and come see why winter is a great time to visit the zoo. Many of
the zoo’s animals enjoy the crisp weather and are more active on cooler
days. The zoo’s favorite indoor exhibit, Wee Play Zoo, is a cozy place to
stop and play if you do happen to get a little chilly. And on days when the
temperature drops below 40 degrees, some animals will be moved to their
indoor enclosures, but even on the coldest days of the year visitors can
still see elephants, gorillas, penguins, reptiles, and bears in their indoor
Half-price admission tickets can be purchased at the zoo ticket office
during regular zoo hours. Tickets can also be purchased at all Knoxville
area Kroger stores. Half-price adult tickets are $8.50, tickets for
children between the ages of 2-12 are $6.50, and children under 2 are
free. Parking is $5 per vehicle. Discounted admission tickets must be
used by Feb. 28, 2010, and cannot be combined with any other
promotion, discount, or coupon.
Knoxville Zoo is located off exit 392 from Interstate 40 and is open every day except Christmas Day.
The zoo is nationally accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is committed to
the highest standards in animal care and well-being, ethics, conservation, and education. Currently, the
zoo is open everyday from 9:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Admission and ticket sales stop one-hour before the
zoo closes. Next-day admission is free after 3:00 p.m. For more information, please call 865-637-5331
ext. 300 or visit www.knoxville-zoo.org