Zoo Hosts Unique Evening of Family Fun

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Zoo Hosts Unique Evening of Family Fun

Posted: 06/26/2012
Knoxville Zoo is hosting a very special evening of family geared fun this Saturday. Zoo To Do, an after-hours event featuring kid-friendly food and entertainment, will be held this Saturday, June 30, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Knoxville Zoo.

Modeled after the zoo's extremely popular grown-up event Feast with the Beasts, this all-ages party will feature samplings of food and treats from popular eateries Buddy's Bar-B-Q, Bonefish Grill, Chandler's Deli, Earth Fare, Godiva Chocolate, Krispy Kreme, Papa Murphy's and Salsaritas.

In addition to lots of great food, there will be plenty of fun activities to take part in, including creative crafting by Brunetti Confetti Art, rides through the zoo on the Barrel Train, inflatable fun from The Zone, face painting by Spirited Art and games by the Knoxville Police Department Safety City. There will also be lots of entertainment to enjoy, including live music by Sam Hatmaker, storytelling by Danny Tepper, roaming master juggler Doug McCaughan, the Discovery Center plasma ball and dance performances by Broadway Dance Academy. Little guests won't leave empty-handed either, with giveaways from Discovery Toys, the Imagination Library, Knoxville Parties and More magazine and What's Happening George part of the evening's lineup. Event-goers can also register to win four tickets to the"Super WHY Live: You've Got The Power!" show, compliments of the Tennessee Theatre.

Tickets for Zoo To Do are $15 each and can be purchased online at www.knoxvillezoo.org, by phone at (865) 637-5331 ext. 300 or at the zoo's ticket window during regular zoo hours. Zoo members receive a $3 discount on tickets, and children under two are free.

Knoxville Zoo is Knoxville's largest year-round attraction. Located off exit 392A from Interstate 40, the zoo is open every day except Christmas Day. Knoxville Zoo is nationally accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is committed to the highest standards in animal care and well-being, ethics, conservation, and education. Currently, the zoo is open daily from 9:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Admission and ticket sales stop one-hour before the zoo closes. Next-day admission is free after 3:00 p.m. For more information, please call 865-637-5331 or visit www.knoxvillezoo.org