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Oct. 2, 2022
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Right Now at the Zoo

  • 10:00 AM Reptile Chat
  • 10:30 AM Hippo Chat
  • 11:00 AM Panda Keeper Chat
Daily Schedule
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Entrance/Exit
  • 9:00 AM Gates Open
  • 5:00 PM Last Entry
  • 5:30 PM Gates Close
African Veldt
  • 11:00 AM Giraffe Feeding Adventure (Seasonal, March-October)
  • 1:30 PM Giraffe Keeper Chat
  • 2:00 PM Rhino Keeper Chat
  • 2:30 PM Elephant Feeding & Chat
Animals of the Night
  • 1:00 PM Animals of the Night Keeper Chat
Aquarium
  • 3:00 PM Aquarium Keeper Chat
Cat Country
  • 1:30 PM Cat Country Chat
China
  • 11:00 AM Panda Keeper Chat
Dragon's Lair
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Herpetarium
  • 10:00 AM Reptile Chat
Northwest Passage
  • 11:00 AM Sea Lion Show
  • 2:00 PM Polar Bear Chat
  • 3:00 PM Sea Lion Show
Once Upon a Farm
  • No Events found.
Pelican Pool
  • No Events found.
Penguin Rock
  • 3:00 PM Penguin Feeding
Primate Canyon
  • 1:15 PM Primate Keeper Chat
Teton Trek
  • 1:00 PM Bear feeding
Tropical Bird House
  • 2:00 PM Tropical Bird Feeding
Zambezi River Hippo Camp
  • 10:30 AM Hippo Chat
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About Us

Awards & Acclamations

2021

BEST MEMPHIS ATTRACTION
BEST PLACE FOR FAMILY FUN

2020

BEST MEMPHIS ATTRACTION
BEST PLACE FOR FAMILY FUN

2019

BEST MEMPHIS ATTRACTION
BEST FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT VALUE

2016

BEST PLACE TO TAKE A TOURIST
BEST FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT VALUE

2015

BEST PLACE TO TAKE TOURIST
BEST MEMPHIS ATTRACTION

QUARTER CENTURY AWARD

MARKETING EXCELLENCE AWARD 2016

"HOW MANY PEOPLE DOES IT TAKE TO MOVE A HIPPO?"
ZAMBEZI RIVER HIPPO CAMP CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

MARKETING SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2015

FOR REDISCOVER CAMPAIGN

WILLIAM G. CONWAY INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION AWARD - TOP HONORS 2012

NORTH AMERICAN CONSERVATION AWARD 2003

FOR LOUISIANA PINE SNAKES

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

FOR DWARF CROCODILE BREEDING

EDWARD H. BEAN AWARD

FOR DOUC LANGUR BREEDING PROGRAM

1ST PLACE

BEST TOURIST ATTRACTION

1ST PLACE

BEST FIELD TRIP FOR KIDS

2ND PLACE

BEST RECREATIONAL OUTING FOR FAMILIES

3RD PLACE

BEST FREE FAMILY OUTING

3RD PLACE

BEST FAMILY DAY TRIP

2022

TOP 5 BEST ZOO

2019

TOP 8 BEST ZOO

2018

TOP 10 BEST ZOO LIGHTS

2017

TOP 10 BEST ZOO LIGHTS

2015

TOP 6 BEST ZOO LIGHTS

2014

TOP 4 BEST ZOO

2015-2019

BEST FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT

2012

ONE OF AMERICA'S TOP ZOOS

2008

AMERICA'S NUMBER ONE ZOO

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Zoo Staff

Matt Thompson, President & CEO

Mary Ann Beil, Chief Financial Officer

Dr. Steve Reichling, Director of Conservation and Research

Nick Harmeier, Chief Marketing Officer

Clayton Jones, Chief Operations Officer

Christina Dembiec, Director of Education

Michele Correia, Chief Development Officer

Sherry Pearson, Director of Retail Sales

Miracle Gamble Manager of Rides and Exhibitions

To contact a staff member, please email zooinfo@memphiszoo.org