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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! 

    Scheduled Participants:

     • All About Chickens  • John Deere by Tennessee Tractor – Somerville, TN
     • All Things Bright and Beautiful,
       Jewelry Makers
     • Joyce Hooper, crocheting plastic bags
     • Angela Schneider, Spinning  • Lancer Hospitality
     • Bridgitte Lang, Knitting  • Mallory Key, artist 
     • Chandler Forge, Blacksmithing  • Oleo Acres
     • Cotton Carding and Grading with 
    Memphis Zoo volunteers
     • Rosemark Woodcrafts
     • Covington High School FFA, sheep-shearing  • Shelby County 4-H (Saturday only)
     • Ducks Unlimited (Saturday only)  •Tennessee State Parks –
    Meeman-Shelby Forest (Saturday only)
     • Embroidery Guild  • TN Master Gardeners
     • G&W Honey Farms  • Uncommon Threads Quilt Guild
     • Jean Garny, Leather making  • Wild Birds Unlimited (Saturday only)
     • Joe Oliver and the Train Museum  
     

    Scheduled Entertainment:

     
     Saturday  Sunday 
     (all day) Ghost River Bluegrass Band  (all day) Ghost River Bluegrass Band
     • 11:30 a.m. Red Hot Lindy Hop  • 1:30 p.m. Red Hot Lindy Hop
     • 1:30 p.m. Marti Patchell Folk Music  • 
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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! 

    Scheduled Participants:

     • All About Chickens  • John Deere by Tennessee Tractor – Somerville, TN
     • All Things Bright and Beautiful,
       Jewelry Makers
     • Joyce Hooper, crocheting plastic bags
     • Angela Schneider, Spinning  • Lancer Hospitality
     • Bridgitte Lang, Knitting  • Mallory Key, artist 
     • Chandler Forge, Blacksmithing  • Oleo Acres
     • Cotton Carding and Grading with 
    Memphis Zoo volunteers
     • Rosemark Woodcrafts
     • Covington High School FFA, sheep-shearing  • Shelby County 4-H (Saturday only)
     • Ducks Unlimited (Saturday only)  •Tennessee State Parks –
    Meeman-Shelby Forest (Saturday only)
     • Embroidery Guild  • TN Master Gardeners
     • G&W Honey Farms  • Uncommon Threads Quilt Guild
     • Jean Garny, Leather making  • Wild Birds Unlimited (Saturday only)
     • Joe Oliver and the Train Museum  
     

    Scheduled Entertainment:

     
     Saturday  Sunday 
     (all day) Ghost River Bluegrass Band  (all day) Ghost River Bluegrass Band
     • 11:30 a.m. Red Hot Lindy Hop  • 1:30 p.m. Red Hot Lindy Hop
     • 1:30 p.m. Marti Patchell Folk Music  • 
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  • Senior Safari Day

    Oct 4th, 2017
    9:00am - 2:00pm

    Seniors 55+ admitted free.

    Memphis Zoo is partnering with the Professional Network on Aging to bring you another Senior Safari. Seniors age 55 and up will receive free admission, parking and tram rides to the Zoo with entertainment in the Primate Pavilion and special stations throughout the Zoo! For questions about Senior Safari, please contact the PNA at info@pnamidsouth.org or call 901-730-0528.

    Event Information -

    • Admission, parking and tram rides are free for seniors 55 and up.
    • More than 70 vendors will be on hand providing access to resources for seniors, including healthy living, government services, financial planning, housing, home repair, insurance and much more.
    • Entertainment will take place at the Primate Pavilion. Acts include Donna Wolf, the Peacemakers, Dare & Walley and the Jim Mahannah Band.
    • Presenting Sponsors: The Memphis Zoo, The Professional Network on Aging and Always Best Care; Event Sponsors include United Healthcare, Satellite Healthcare/Wellbound, Genesis Donor Program, Sharp, Robbins & Popwell, LLC, Southland Park Gaming and Racing and The Best Times. 

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  • Lattes for Lorises

    Oct 7th, 2017
    7:00am - 7:00pm
    Tamp and Tap, Downtown (122 Gayoso Ave, Memphis, TN 38103)

    Love lattes? Love lorises? Love lorises a latte?

    Join Memphis AAZK Chapter as they host the all-new Lattes for Lorises event at Tamp and Tap – Downtown location. For every latte sold on Saturday, October 7, a $1 donation (per latte) will be given to Little Fireface Project, a conservation organization educating the public about lorises in the wild. 

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  • Ripleys' Days

    Oct 7th, 2017
    9:00am - 6:00pm
    Memphis Zoo

    Earlier this year, our record-breaking François’ Langur, Tanah, broke records by being the oldest François’ Langur to give birth. To honor this event, Zoo Keepers named Tanah's baby Ripley. To recognize Tanah's incredible feat and Ripley's connection, Ripley's Believe It or Not! is coming to Memphis and teaming up with the Zoo for nine consecutive days. Ripleys' Days will consist of must-see-it-to-believe-it exhibits and fun, interactive Ripley's Believe It or Not! shows in the transformed "Odd-itorium."

    Ripley's Believe It or Not! exhibits will be at the Memphis Zoo beginning Saturday, October 7, 2017 and will conclude on Sunday, October 15, 2017. 

    Show times will for the "Odd-itorium" will be on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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  • Ripleys' Days

    Oct 8th, 2017
    9:00am - 6:00pm
    Memphis Zoo

    Earlier this year, our record-breaking François’ Langur, Tanah, broke records by being the oldest François’ Langur to give birth. To honor this event, Zoo Keepers named Tanah's baby Ripley. To recognize Tanah's incredible feat and Ripley's connection, Ripley's Believe It or Not! is coming to Memphis and teaming up with the Zoo for nine consecutive days. Ripleys' Days will consist of must-see-it-to-believe-it exhibits and fun, interactive Ripley's Believe It or Not! shows in the transformed "Odd-itorium."

    Ripley's Believe It or Not! exhibits will be at the Memphis Zoo beginning Saturday, October 7, 2017 and will conclude on Sunday, October 15, 2017. 

    Show times will for the "Odd-itorium" will be on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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  • Ripleys' Days

    Oct 9th, 2017
    9:00am - 6:00pm
    Memphis Zoo

    Earlier this year, our record-breaking François’ Langur, Tanah, broke records by being the oldest François’ Langur to give birth. To honor this event, Zoo Keepers named Tanah's baby Ripley. To recognize Tanah's incredible feat and Ripley's connection, Ripley's Believe It or Not! is coming to Memphis and teaming up with the Zoo for nine consecutive days. Ripleys' Days will consist of must-see-it-to-believe-it exhibits and fun, interactive Ripley's Believe It or Not! shows in the transformed "Odd-itorium."

    Ripley's Believe It or Not! exhibits will be at the Memphis Zoo beginning Saturday, October 7, 2017 and will conclude on Sunday, October 15, 2017. 

    Show times will for the "Odd-itorium" will be on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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  • Ripleys' Days

    Oct 10th, 2017
    9:00am - 6:00pm
    Memphis Zoo

    Earlier this year, our record-breaking François’ Langur, Tanah, broke records by being the oldest François’ Langur to give birth. To honor this event, Zoo Keepers named Tanah's baby Ripley. To recognize Tanah's incredible feat and Ripley's connection, Ripley's Believe It or Not! is coming to Memphis and teaming up with the Zoo for nine consecutive days. Ripleys' Days will consist of must-see-it-to-believe-it exhibits and fun, interactive Ripley's Believe It or Not! shows in the transformed "Odd-itorium."

    Ripley's Believe It or Not! exhibits will be at the Memphis Zoo beginning Saturday, October 7, 2017 and will conclude on Sunday, October 15, 2017. 

    Show times will for the "Odd-itorium" will be on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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  • Ripleys' Days

    Oct 11th, 2017
    9:00am - 6:00pm
    Memphis Zoo

    Earlier this year, our record-breaking François’ Langur, Tanah, broke records by being the oldest François’ Langur to give birth. To honor this event, Zoo Keepers named Tanah's baby Ripley. To recognize Tanah's incredible feat and Ripley's connection, Ripley's Believe It or Not! is coming to Memphis and teaming up with the Zoo for nine consecutive days. Ripleys' Days will consist of must-see-it-to-believe-it exhibits and fun, interactive Ripley's Believe It or Not! shows in the transformed "Odd-itorium."

    Ripley's Believe It or Not! exhibits will be at the Memphis Zoo beginning Saturday, October 7, 2017 and will conclude on Sunday, October 15, 2017. 

    Show times will for the "Odd-itorium" will be on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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  • Ripleys' Days

    Oct 12th, 2017
    9:00am - 6:00pm
    Memphis Zoo

    Earlier this year, our record-breaking François’ Langur, Tanah, broke records by being the oldest François’ Langur to give birth. To honor this event, Zoo Keepers named Tanah's baby Ripley. To recognize Tanah's incredible feat and Ripley's connection, Ripley's Believe It or Not! is coming to Memphis and teaming up with the Zoo for nine consecutive days. Ripleys' Days will consist of must-see-it-to-believe-it exhibits and fun, interactive Ripley's Believe It or Not! shows in the transformed "Odd-itorium."

    Ripley's Believe It or Not! exhibits will be at the Memphis Zoo beginning Saturday, October 7, 2017 and will conclude on Sunday, October 15, 2017. 

    Show times will for the "Odd-itorium" will be on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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  • Ripleys' Days

    Oct 13th, 2017
    9:00am - 6:00pm
    Memphis Zoo

    Earlier this year, our record-breaking François’ Langur, Tanah, broke records by being the oldest François’ Langur to give birth. To honor this event, Zoo Keepers named Tanah's baby Ripley. To recognize Tanah's incredible feat and Ripley's connection, Ripley's Believe It or Not! is coming to Memphis and teaming up with the Zoo for nine consecutive days. Ripleys' Days will consist of must-see-it-to-believe-it exhibits and fun, interactive Ripley's Believe It or Not! shows in the transformed "Odd-itorium."

    Ripley's Believe It or Not! exhibits will be at the Memphis Zoo beginning Saturday, October 7, 2017 and will conclude on Sunday, October 15, 2017. 

    Show times will for the "Odd-itorium" will be on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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  • Ripleys' Days

    Oct 14th, 2017
    9:00am - 6:00pm
    Memphis Zoo

    Earlier this year, our record-breaking François’ Langur, Tanah, broke records by being the oldest François’ Langur to give birth. To honor this event, Zoo Keepers named Tanah's baby Ripley. To recognize Tanah's incredible feat and Ripley's connection, Ripley's Believe It or Not! is coming to Memphis and teaming up with the Zoo for nine consecutive days. Ripleys' Days will consist of must-see-it-to-believe-it exhibits and fun, interactive Ripley's Believe It or Not! shows in the transformed "Odd-itorium."

    Ripley's Believe It or Not! exhibits will be at the Memphis Zoo beginning Saturday, October 7, 2017 and will conclude on Sunday, October 15, 2017. 

    Show times will for the "Odd-itorium" will be on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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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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  • Le Bonheur Zoo Boo

    Oct 20th, 2017
    All-day Event

    October 20-22
    October 27-31
    5:30-9:30 p.m.

    Advance Price: $10/Member; $13/Nonmember
    Day of Event: $12/Member; $15/Nonmember

    Everyone's favorite SPOOKtacular event is back for EIGHT nights of fright! Join us the last two weekends of October for Le Bonheur Zoo Boo. This event features candy stations and hayrides, straw mazes and magic shows, plus so much more! Zoo Boo is fun for ghosts and goblins of all ages. 

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  • Le Bonheur Zoo Boo

    Oct 21st, 2017
    All-day Event

    October 20-22
    October 27-31
    5:30-9:30 p.m.

    Advance Price: $10/Member; $13/Nonmember
    Day of Event: $12/Member; $15/Nonmember

    Everyone's favorite SPOOKtacular event is back for EIGHT nights of fright! Join us the last two weekends of October for Le Bonheur Zoo Boo. This event features candy stations and hayrides, straw mazes and magic shows, plus so much more! Zoo Boo is fun for ghosts and goblins of all ages. 

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  • Le Bonheur Zoo Boo

    Oct 22nd, 2017
    All-day Event

    October 20-22
    October 27-31
    5:30-9:30 p.m.

    Advance Price: $10/Member; $13/Nonmember
    Day of Event: $12/Member; $15/Nonmember

    Everyone's favorite SPOOKtacular event is back for EIGHT nights of fright! Join us the last two weekends of October for Le Bonheur Zoo Boo. This event features candy stations and hayrides, straw mazes and magic shows, plus so much more! Zoo Boo is fun for ghosts and goblins of all ages. 

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  • Le Bonheur Zoo Boo Weekend 2

    Oct 27th, 2017
    All-day Event

    October 27-31
    5:30-9:30 p.m.

    Advance Price: $10/Member; $13/Nonmember
    Day of Event: $12/Member; $15/Nonmember

    Everyone's favorite SPOOKtacular event is back for EIGHT nights of fright! Join us the last two weekends of October for Le Bonheur Zoo Boo. This event features candy stations and hayrides, straw mazes and magic shows, plus so much more! Zoo Boo is fun for ghosts and goblins of all ages. 

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  • Le Bonheur Zoo Boo Weekend 2

    Oct 28th, 2017
    All-day Event

    October 27-31
    5:30-9:30 p.m.

    Advance Price: $10/Member; $13/Nonmember
    Day of Event: $12/Member; $15/Nonmember

    Everyone's favorite SPOOKtacular event is back for EIGHT nights of fright! Join us the last two weekends of October for Le Bonheur Zoo Boo. This event features candy stations and hayrides, straw mazes and magic shows, plus so much more! Zoo Boo is fun for ghosts and goblins of all ages. 

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  • Le Bonheur Zoo Boo Weekend 2

    Oct 29th, 2017
    All-day Event

    October 27-31
    5:30-9:30 p.m.

    Advance Price: $10/Member; $13/Nonmember
    Day of Event: $12/Member; $15/Nonmember

    Everyone's favorite SPOOKtacular event is back for EIGHT nights of fright! Join us the last two weekends of October for Le Bonheur Zoo Boo. This event features candy stations and hayrides, straw mazes and magic shows, plus so much more! Zoo Boo is fun for ghosts and goblins of all ages. 

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  • Le Bonheur Zoo Boo Weekend 2

    Oct 30th, 2017
    All-day Event

    October 27-31
    5:30-9:30 p.m.

    Advance Price: $10/Member; $13/Nonmember
    Day of Event: $12/Member; $15/Nonmember

    Everyone's favorite SPOOKtacular event is back for EIGHT nights of fright! Join us the last two weekends of October for Le Bonheur Zoo Boo. This event features candy stations and hayrides, straw mazes and magic shows, plus so much more! Zoo Boo is fun for ghosts and goblins of all ages. 

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  • Le Bonheur Zoo Boo Weekend 2

    Oct 31st, 2017
    All-day Event

    October 27-31
    5:30-9:30 p.m.

    Advance Price: $10/Member; $13/Nonmember
    Day of Event: $12/Member; $15/Nonmember

    Everyone's favorite SPOOKtacular event is back for EIGHT nights of fright! Join us the last two weekends of October for Le Bonheur Zoo Boo. This event features candy stations and hayrides, straw mazes and magic shows, plus so much more! Zoo Boo is fun for ghosts and goblins of all ages. 

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  • Zoo Lights Opens

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