November 30, 2011 - Knoxville Zoo becomes the coolest place in
Knoxville to visit during Penguin Discount Days! Beginning
Dec. 1, 2011 and continuing through Feb. 29, 2012, 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 viewing areas.
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 and online at www.knoxvillezoo.org.
Discounted admission tickets must be used by Feb. 29, 2012, and cannot be combined with any other
promotion, discount, or coupon.
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.