Named the #1 Zoo in the US by Tripadvisor.com in 2008, the Memphis Zoo has been a staple of Overton Park for more than 100 years. The Memphis Zoo was opened in April 1906 and is set on 76 acres.
The Memphis Zoo is home to more than 3500 animals representing over 500 species. The animals reside in three zones with 19 exhibits, such as Once Upon a Farm, Dragon’s Lair and China, which is home to giant pandas Ya Ya and Le Le.
Be sure to visit the newly opened Zambezi River Hippo Camp. The Zambezi River is one of Africa’s rivers of life. Rolling through six countries, spanning 1,600 miles, the Zambezi River counts as its residents some of the most intriguing, powerful and beautiful creatures on Earth. And now Memphis Zoo visitors get to experience it featuring hippos, Nile crocodiles, lesser flamingos, okapi, patas monkeys, various fish and African birds.
The Memphis Zoo sponsors a wide variety of special events throughout the year…. Go on an owl prowl, explore the Zoo at night or even make the animals part of your homeschool curriculum….
Summer 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.
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.
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.
The Zoo also offers opportunities for birthday parties, weddings and private events.
Tickets are currently on sale for the very popular Macy’s Zoo Brew. May 27th enjoy beers from around the world, while listening to our first-class entertainment partners, including G3 and Sensations Band.
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.
General Admission Prices:
Price includes admission to ALL permanent exhibits (including giant pandas). Additional fees may apply for temporary exhibits.
Adults (ages 12-59): $15
Children (ages 2-11): $10
Seniors (age 60+): $14
Click here to plan your visit, watch videos, learn about our events and even buy your tickets before you arrive!
By and Photo credit: memphiszoo.org