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Hours of Admission

Last admission one hour prior to Zoo closing.

March 3 - October 13 (summer hours)

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

October 14 - March 2* (winter hours)

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*The Zoo is closed during the day on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The Zoo will re-open on Thanksgiving night and Christmas night at 5:30 p.m. for SunTrust Zoo Lights.


Accessibility Guide

Click here for the 2018 Accessibility Guide.


Admission Capacity Information

The Memphis Zoo has a capacity of 10,000 people in the facility at one time. Please check this page on the day of your visit for announcements regarding capacity.

Worried about capacity when planning your trip? - The Zoo has reached capacity attendance levels only once during the last twelve months, and it was on our popular Free Tuesday program. The Zoo will forecast exceptionally busy days in this section to let you prepare in the event that we reach capacity.


Parking Information

In order to better accommodate our guests and parking on busy weekends, Memphis Zoo will open a Pedestrian Gate on North Parkway on Saturdays and Sundays between March 3 –June 15 from 10 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Free parking is available along both sides of North Parkway between N. McLean Blvd and University Street.

Should there be inclement weather and parking is not an issue, this gate may not be open.