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?



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 popup keeper chats and animal meet and greets.

Go behind-the-scenes to feed, interact, and learn even more about our animals like red pandas and fennec foxes 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, camel rides, and zoo tours. Join us for all the fun and become a Zookeeper for A Day at the Chattanooga Zoo!

Daily Offerings with regular Zoo Admission

  • Pop up Keeper Chats: Times and locations vary throughout the day.
  • Pop up Animal Meet & Greets: Times and locations vary throughout the day.

Daily Paid Offerings


  • PPE: Masks are strongly encouraged inside buildings; All WILD Encounter participates will be required to wear masks during their program.
  • Hours: Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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