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  • Solar Eclipse Day at Memphis Zoo

    Aug 21st, 2017
    11:00am - 3:00pm

    A total solar eclipse is occurring for the first time in 99 years. How will animals respond? Memphis Zoo is hosting a Solar Eclipse Day to find out! This event is included with general admission. 

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    Animal experts around the globe are predicting that animals will react differently than normal during the eclipse timeline. While Memphis is not in the path of totality, it will be dark for a couple of hours. Memphis Zoo will feature four observation stations for visitors to observe any changes in animal behavior. The four observation stations will be in front of:

    Penguin Rock

    Lion habitat

    Elephant yard

    African Veldt hoofstock animal yard, including bongos, Grant’s gazelles and ostriches
     

    Memphis Zoo guests are encouraged to use the hashtag #MZSolarEclipse to share their observations and findings on social media. Photos and videos are also welcome! The Zoo’s official social media accounts will also share observations during this time
     

    NASA’s Megacast Solar Eclipse Event will also be livestreamed on the two large screens in Teton Lodge. Solar Eclipse Day is included with General Admission.
     

    In addition to observation stations, Memphis Zoo will provide 1,000 free solar eclipse glasses to guests, provided by American Paper Optics.  

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  • Members Night

    Sep 3rd, 2017
    6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Throughout the Zoo
    Members, don't miss out on this exclusive Members-only party! We'll have a special sea lion show at 7 p.m., The Budgie House is open until 7 p.m. and the Giraffe Feeding Adventure is open at 6 p.m. Don't forget about entertainment in the Courtyard, FREE kiddie rides, Camel Excursion (open until dusk) and Stingray Bay (open until 8 p.m.). Don't miss this night of family fun at the Memphis Zoo. Please note that Stingray Bay, Camel Rides and the Giraffe Feeding Adventure are additional fees. 
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  • Zoo Rendezvous

    Sep 9th, 2017
    7:00pm - 10:30pm

    Ages 21 and up.
    Tickets are $200. Sponsorships start at $750.
    Click here to purchase your tickets. Tickets purchased after 9/1/2017 will be held in Will Call.

    You won't want to miss this year's Zoo Rendezvous: A Night at the R.I.T.Z. (Rendezvous in the Zoo) – the Zoo's largest single-night fundraiser of the year. Zoo Rendezvous features fare from more than 80 Mid-South restaurants and bars, as well as entertainment on four stages. Call 901.333.6757 or click here to purchase your tickets. 

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  • Harvest Fest

    Sep 23rd, 2017
    All-day Event

    Included with General Admission. 

    This family-friendly fall event celebrates the simple life, as we welcome in the harvest season. Bring the entire family to learn from local craftsmen, hear folk music, churn your own butter and even stamp your own leather at the Once Upon A Farm exhibit. Join us for a down-home good time at Harvest Fest! 

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  • Harvest Fest

    Sep 24th, 2017
    All-day Event

    Included with General Admission. 

    This family-friendly fall event celebrates the simple life, as we welcome in the harvest season. Bring the entire family to learn from local craftsmen, hear folk music, churn your own butter and even stamp your own leather at the Once Upon A Farm exhibit. Join us for a down-home good time at Harvest Fest! 

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  • Senior Safari Day

    Oct 4th, 2017
    10:00am - 2:00pm
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  • Winter Hours Begin

    Oct 17th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Our winter hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with gates closing at 4 p.m.
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  • Zoo Boo

    Oct 20th, 2017
    All-day Event
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  • Zoo Boo

    Oct 21st, 2017
    All-day Event
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  • Ready Shelby Day

    Oct 21st, 2017
    All-day Event
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  • Zoo Boo

    Oct 22nd, 2017
    All-day Event
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  • Zoo Boo Weekend 2

    Oct 27th, 2017
    All-day Event
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  • Zoo Boo Weekend 2

    Oct 28th, 2017
    All-day Event
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  • Zoo Boo Weekend 2

    Oct 29th, 2017
    All-day Event
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  • Zoo Boo Weekend 2

    Oct 30th, 2017
    All-day Event
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  • Zoo Boo Weekend 2

    Oct 31st, 2017
    All-day Event
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  • Zoo Lights Opens

    Nov 17th, 2017
    5:30pm - 9:30pm
    More information coming soon. 
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