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Special Events Calendar

  • Members Night

    Jul 30th, 2016
    6:00pm - 9:00pm

    No outside alcohol is allowed. 

    Come out for fun-filled evening, including a Sea Lion Show at 7 p.m., the Budgie House until 7 p.m. and entertainment in the Courtyard throughout the evening! Don't miss out on special Zambezi Keeper chats!

    Please note the Nile and the reflecting pool will both be closed to swimming and wading due to the replacement of the filtration system. The Teton geyser will be operational. Because of this, we are adding a special magic show at 6:30 and FREE popcicles to this Members Night. 

     Stingray Bay is an additional fee. Last admission to Stingray Bay is 8 p.m. Camel rides are available until dusk for an additional fee. There's a special giraffe feeding at 6 p.m. The giraffe feeding deck is an additional fee. 

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  • Art for Elephants

    Aug 13th, 2016
    10:00am - 2:00pm
    Classrooms
    Join us for this special lecture with world-renowned elephant researcher, Dr. Kate Evans, as she gives us an up-close look at her work with elephants in Bostwana, Africa. Don't miss this opportunity to learn baout elephants in their natural habitat and how you can help save this declining species. There is a silent auction featuring artwork from humans and animals alike!
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  • Breakfast with the Keepers

    Aug 20th, 2016
    8:00am - 9:30am
    Giraffes

    Breakfast with Giraffes
    Saturday, August 20
    8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
    $35/children 5-11
    $40/ages 12+

    Please join us for a special breakfast featuring our giraffe herd and the keepers who care for them. Before sitting down to a delicious breakfast experience a giraffe art session, giraffe enrichment and a private keeper chat.  During breakfast enjoy personal time with several of our Memphis Zoo keepers and put your bid in for a very exclusive item at our silent auction. This breakfast is going to one you definitely won’t want to miss!

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  • Zoo Brew

    Sep 2nd, 2016
    7:00pm - 10:00pm
    It's the last Zoo Brew of the year! Join the Memphis Zoo for a fun-filled evening Friday, September 2, as you Tap Into Your Wild Side. Tickets are $40/Members; $45/Nonmembers. V.I.P. ticket holders have early entry for the V.I.P. Lounge in the Teton Trek Lodge from 6-8 p.m. V.I.P. tickets are $60/Members; $70/Nonmembers.
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  • Members Night

    Sep 4th, 2016
    All-day Event

    No outside alcohol is allowed. 

    Come out for fun-filled evening, including a Sea Lion Show at 7 p.m., the Budgie House until 7 p.m. and entertainment in the Courtyard throughout the evening! Don't miss out on special Zambezi keeper chats! Stingray Bay is an additional fee. Last admission to Stingray Bay is 8 p.m. Camel rides are available until dusk for an additional fee. There's a special giraffe feeding at 6 p.m. The giraffe feeding deck is an additional fee. 

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  • Zoo Rendezvous

    Sep 10th, 2016
    7:00pm - 10:30pm

    Join us for An Evening in Africa. This year's Zoo Rendezvous, the Zoo's largest fundraiser of the year, features Zambezi River Hippo Camp. Sample fare from more than 70 restaurants and bars, as well as entertainment on four stages. Tickets are $200 and can be purchased online. Sponsorships start at $750. Call 901.333.6757 more information on sponsorships. A 21+ event. 

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  • Harvest Fest

    Start: Sep 24, 2016
    9:00am
    End: Sep 25, 2016
    4:00pm

    This fall event celebrates the simple life as we welcome the harvest season. Bring the entire family to learn from local craftsmen, hear folk music and even churn your own butter at the Once Upon A Farm exhibit. Join us Saturday and Sunday, September 24 & 25 for a down-home good time. Included with General Admission. 

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  • Senior Safari

    Oct 5th, 2016
    All-day Event

    Info coming soon.

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  • Zoo Boo

    Start: Oct 21, 2016
    End: Oct 23, 2016

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  • Winter Hours Begin

    Oct 21st, 2016
    All-day Event

    The Zoo switches to Winter Hours (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) on October 21.

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  • Zoo Boo

    Start: Oct 27, 2016
    End: Oct 31, 2016

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  • Seasonal exhibits close

    Oct 30th, 2016
    All-day Event
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  • Zoo Lights Opens

    Nov 18th, 2016
    All-day Event

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