There are lots of worlds to explore at our Zoo, and we hope this site is a helpful tool for you to learn more about the place that more than 4,500 animals call home. While you're here you can plan your visit, watch videos, learn about our events and even buy your tickets before you arrive! Take a look around, and find out why there is always more to Zoo!
Zoo Lights is not open Christmas Eve but is open Christmas night and every other night between now & Dec. 30. Your advance tickets get you in faster on busy nights and can be used ANY night of Zoo Lights.
Saturdays are the busiest nights so expect delays or consider attending another night.
Reminder: Anyone under 17 years of age needs adult supervision.
March 3 - October 14 (summer hours)
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
October 15 - March 2 (winter hours)
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Last admission one hour prior to closing.
Price includes admission to permanent exhibits. Additional fees may apply for temporary exhibits.
Purchasing a membership is an excellent value and supports the care and feeding of our animals here at the Memphis Zoo. Memberships start at $45 and include these benefits and more:
Select Nights from Nov 16- Dec 30
5:30p - 9:30p
SunTrust Zoo Lights
Select Nights from Nov 16 - Dec 30
5:30p - 9:30 p
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Now through 12/31/18.
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Science, Research & Sustainability
The Memphis Zoo is a world leader in conservation science and is helping to connect people to wildlife. Zoo scientists are coordinating field studies for endangered species that will make a difference between survival and extinction.
Everyone Can Use a Little Learning
Field trips are even more fun and educational when teachers add one of our Zoo Classes. Zoo Classes and Homeschool Programs are designed to provide students an up close look at wildlife and conservation while enriching core academic standards. Camps, Zoo Snoozes and different animal celebrations throughout the year round out our exceptional offerings. Experience learning at the Memphis Zoo!
Discover the Memphis Zoo with your personal smart phone. This intuitive app is avalible on iTunes Store & Android Marketplace and includes:
Use this handy map to guide you straight to the Memphis Zoo, nestled inside Overton Park in the heart of midtown Memphis.
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