June 11, 2013 - Meet your favorite "Star Wars" characters
without making a trip to a galaxy far, far away. This Saturday,
June 15, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., Knoxville Zoo will
bring the big screen to life with help from the MidSouth
Garrison of the 501st Legion, the preferred costuming
organization of Lucasfilm Ltd., producer of the "Star Wars"
Famous "Star Wars" characters including R2D2, Darth Vadar,
Luke Skywalker, Stormtroopers and Sandtroopers will be
meeting fans and posing for photos in the zoo's East Tennessee
Plaza. Little visitors can even learn how to use "The Force" as
they engage in mock lightsaber maneuvers and learn how to
become Jedi masters.
Visitors are encouraged to don their own "Star Wars" attire to
celebrate the occasion. The opportunity to meet "Star Wars"
characters is included with general zoo admission and free for
Knoxville Zoo members.
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 daily 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 p.m. For more information, please call 865-637-5331 or visit www.knoxvillezoo.org.