Chattanooga Zoo

Go wild at the Chattanooga Zoo

Go wild at the Chattanooga Zoo

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Spring Break Safari: Chattanooga Zoo

What if you could. . .
. . . be a Zookeeper at the Chattanooga Zoo and learn about how to take care of animals and their habitats?


Friday, March 8 - Sunday, April 7, 2024 Zookeeper-Header

Come observe and learn all about the world around us and the wildest creatures that inhabit it. As you explore the Chattanooga Zoo, you will encounter chimpanzees, giraffes, jaguars, Komodo dragons, meerkats, and more! 

Discover what it takes to become a zookeeper through our daily activities and offerings! Learn all about how our zookeepers care for our animals and their habitats through our daily pop-up keeper chats and animal meet and greets. 

Go behind the scenes to feed, interact, and learn even more about our animals, like red pandas through our WILD Encounters program. Get closer and find out what it’s like to observe some of the most exotic animals in the world face-to-face through our giraffe feedings, train rides, and zoo tours. Join us for all the fun and become a Zookeeper at the Chattanooga Zoo!  


  • Spring Break Safari Exclusive: From March 8 to April 7, post a picture of your Zoo visit with #ChattanoogaZooSBS and tag @ChattanoogaZoo for a chance to win a family Zoo membership. Zoo personnel will vote on their favorite picture, so get creative! The winner will be announced by the Chattanooga Zoo on social media after April 7. 

  • Hours: Daily, 9 am-5pm 

  • Tickets: Purchase tickets in advance online here.  

  • Cost: Adults $12.95-$16.95, Children $9.95-$13.95, Ages 2 and under are free.   

  • Additional Information: Pop-up Keeper Chats and animal meet-n-greets are included with regular zoo admission. Times and locations vary throughout the day.  

  • Extras: WILD Encounters, Giraffe Feedings, and Zoo Choo Train Rides offered for an additional cost. Times and locations vary throughout the day. Plan your day here.  

Details subject to change. Check the website for the most current information and all Chattanooga Zoo spring happenings! 

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