Zoo Rules
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Zoo Rules


  • Persons ages 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult age 21 or older.
  • The Zoo does not allow coolers, vaporizers, balloons, glass containers, outside alcohol,  bicycles, rollerblades, skates or the popular roller shoes, Heelys, on its property. Children's wagons are welcome.
  • Appropriate dress for a family-friendly institution is required. Attire not permitted includes, but is not limited to, visible underwear and clothing that promotes or displays profanity, violence, drugs or alcohol or criminal activity.
  • Profane language, fighting, or any acts of violence are strictly prohibited.
  • To protect the health and safety of our animals and visitors, the Memphis Zoo is a smoke-free facility.
  • Pets are not allowed inside the Zoo. Please make arrangements to board your animal before visiting. NOTE: Special accommodations will be made for certified service animals. Please call 901.333.6500 or e-mail zooinfo@memphiszoo.org for more information, or click here for the 2018 Accessibility Guide. 
  • No soliciting.