Knoxville Zoo Salutes Veterans and Service Members with Free Admission

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Knoxville Zoo Salutes Veterans and Service Members with Free Admission

Posted: 07/01/2015
Zoo Salute to Service MembersIn honor of Independence Day, Knoxville Zoo celebrates those whose service keeps our community safe.  During the Salute to Service weekend, the zoo is offering free admission to all military veterans, active and reserve military members, and all civilian service members and veterans Friday, July 3rd, Saturday, July 4th and Sunday, July 5th. 

Service personnel eligible for free admission includes active duty and reserve military members, as well as civilian service members such as police officers, fire fighters, and emergency responders.  Military and civilian service veterans will receive free admission as well.  

Valid identification conveying status as an active military or service member or veteran will be required for free admission.  This cannot be combined with any other discount or offer and free admission is only offered July 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2015.  

Knoxville Zoo is Knoxville’s largest year-round attraction.  Located off exit 392 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 p.m. For more information, please call 865-637-5331 ext. 300 or visit