|April 13, 2011 - Knoxville Zoo is planning an
evening of fun for the entire family this Saturday!
Zoo To Do, an after-hours event featuring familyfriendly
food and entertainment, will be held on
Saturday, April 16, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
at Knoxville Zoo.
Modeled after the zoo's extremely popular grown-up event Feast with the Beasts, this all-ages party will
feature samplings of food and treats from Buddy's BBQ, Captain D's Seafood, Jason's Deli, Krispy
Kreme, McAlister's Deli, Papa Murphy's Pizza, Rita's Italian Ice, Smoothie King, Sweet Manna
Catering, U.T. Culinary Institute, Coca-Cola, Cruze Dairy Farms, Juice Plus+, Salsarita's Fresh Cantina
and Brixx Pizza.
Street theatre performers One World Circus will entertain event-goers along with Broadway Academy of
Performing Arts and Bounce USA. Tuatha Dea Drum Nation will provide a special drum experience for
event-goers, too. The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and their mascot Rufus
will be teaching how to prevent dog bites and attendees will enjoy special treats from Simon Kidgits Club
at Knoxville Center, Wendy's, Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, Gray Fossil Museum ORNL Federal
Credit Union and Zuma Fun Center. The evening's excitement doesn't stop there; jugglers, face-painters
and belly dancers will be keeping things lively throughout the event.
Tickets for Zoo To Do are $15 each and can be purchased online at www.knoxvillezoo.org, by phone at
(865) 637-5331 ext. 300 or at the zoo's ticket window during regular zoo hours. Zoo members receive a
$3 discount on tickets, and children under two are free.
Knoxville Zoo is Knoxville's largest year-round attraction. Located off exit 392A from Interstate 40, the zoo is
open every day except Christmas Day. Knoxville 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 Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and from 9:30
a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission and ticket sales stop one-hour before the zoo closes. Nextday
admission is free after 3 p.m. For more information, please call 865-637-5331 ext. 300 or visit www.knoxvillezoo.org.