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Special Events Calendar

  • Baby Day at the Memphis Zoo

    May 13th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Throughout the Zoo

    Join us Mother's Day Weekend for special Zoo baby keeper chats and education activities throughout the day. Learn more about the babies we have welcomed to the Zoo in recent years from the ones who help care for them. This event FREE, included with General Admission. Stay tuned for an updated schedule!

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  • World Binturong Day

    May 14th, 2017
    10:00am - 4:00pm
    Animals of the Night
    Have you ever wondered what a binturong smells like? Now's your chance to find out! Join us for World Binturong Day, as we celebrate these lovable "bear-cats!" In addition to special enrichment, there will be fun activities for children! This event is FREE, included with your General Admission. 
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  • Zoom Through The Zoo

    May 25th, 2017
    6:30pm - 9:30pm

    Pre-registration 
    $25/4-miler; 
    $20/1-mile fun run 

    Race Day
    $30/4-miler;
    $25/1-mile fun run 

    To register for Zoom Through the Zoo, click here.
    For Zoom Through the Zoo FAQs, click here.
    For the Zoom Through the Zoo map, click here.  

    Join us for our annual four-mile race and one-mile fun run. Participants follow the course through the Zoo and Overton Park. What a great way to get active and support the Zoo! This race is part of the M-Town Race Series, which features the Harbor Town 5K, Gibson 5K and the Stars and Stripes 5K. To register for the series, please click here.  To register for Zoom Through the Zoo, click here

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  • Members Night

    May 28th, 2017
    6:00pm - 9:00pm
    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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  • Eye Spy Day at the Memphis Zoo

    Jun 3rd, 2017
    All-day Event

    This family friendly event features a number of different stations located at different spots throughout the Zoo with activities and games designed to provide children with more information about night vision, 3-D, children’s eye care and how animals’ eyes work.

    This event is FREE with the cost of regular zoo admission. Presented by Southern College of Optometry

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  • Members Night

    Jul 29th, 2017
    6:00pm - 9:00pm
    More information coming soon. 
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  • Zoo Rendezvous

    Sep 9th, 2017
    7:00pm - 10:30pm
    More information coming soon. 
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  • Harvest Fest

    Start: Sep 23, 2017
    End: Sep 24, 2017
    More information coming soon. 
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  • Senior Safari Day

    Oct 4th, 2017
    10:00am - 2:00pm
    More information coming soon. 
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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

    Start: Oct 20, 2017
    End: Oct 22, 2017
    More information coming soon. 
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  • Ready Shelby Day

    Oct 21st, 2017
    All-day Event
    More information coming soon. 
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  • Zoo Boo Weekend 2

    Start: Oct 27, 2017
    End: Oct 31, 2017
    More information coming soon. 
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  • Zoo Lights Opens

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