Free Admission to Zoo Oct. 4 for Visitors Age 65 and Up

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Free Admission to Zoo Oct. 4 for Visitors Age 65 and Up

Posted: 09/27/2016
Seniors age 65 and over are invited to enjoy free zoo admission and parking  on Senior Day at Zoo Knoxville, presented by Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory, on Tuesday, October 4, 2016.  Seniors will also receive a 10% discount on concessions and on purchases in the Zoo Shop.

To receive free zoo admission and parking, visitors age 65 and over should check in at the Gentry Griffey tent located at the zoo’s front entrance the day of the event and show proof of age.    

Senior groups are also encouraged to take advantage of Senior Day for an autumn outing.

“A visit to the zoo isn’t just for kids.  The love of animals is ageless,” says Zoo Knoxville CEO and President Lisa New.  “We’re very happy to have this opportunity to invite our senior guests to experience all the exciting things happening at Zoo Knoxville.”    

Zoo Knoxville is a nonprofit entity situated on 53 wooded acres just east of downtown Knoxville. Zoo Knoxville features exhibits of wild animals in natural habitats and is world renowned for its efforts in conservation and species survival. Zoo Knoxville 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. Knoxville’s largest attraction, the zoo is open every day except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  Currently, the zoo is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Admission and ticket sales stop one-hour before the zoo closes. For more information visit