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 outside food and beverages, 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.
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