The Memphis Zoo is a fun and exciting place to visit while in Memphis, especially with kids. Over 3,000 animals inhabit this incredible zoo and there are many things to do and throughout the zoo as well such as watch the animal shows, participate in keeper chats and visit the Discovery Center and enjoy the rides. The Memphis Zoo has many facilities and amenities for visitors convenience. The Cat House CafE serves up tasty dishes for hungry zoo-goers.
There are also numerous concession stands throughout
the Memphis Zoo serving cold drinks, snacks and food and
are open seasonally and weather permitting. Trading Post,
Bamboo Shop and Elephant's Trunk are the 3 shops
operating on the Memphis Zoo property and offer unique
and fun gift and souvenirs to remember your trip by. The
Zoo Tram is also available for guided tours of the Memphis
Zoo for a very nominal fee.
The Memphis Zoo and Aquarium has exciting and extremely
well kept exhibits for visitors wanting a closer look
into the wild lives of the animals. The 3 zones of the
Memphis Zoo and Aquarium include East Zone, Central Zone
and West Zone and they all include their own unique exhibits.
East Zone includes the African Veldt, Denizens of the
Deep South, Waterfowl and Northwest Passage. Central Zone
is comprised of the well-loved Primate Canyon, Hippos,
China, Cat Country and Animals of the night. Lastly the
West Zone exhibits include the aquarium, the farm, penguins,
the tropical bird house and more. The Penguins and the
Primates remain favorite among visitors to the Memphis
Zoo and aquarium.
Memphis TN Zoo is only closed 3 days a year on Christmas
Eve and Day and Thanksgiving. From March to October the
zoo is open from 9am to 6pm and from November through
to February the hours are 9am to 5pm with last admission
being one hour before closing. Make sure to check the
daily schedule upon arriving at the Memphis TN Zoo as
there are exciting daily events happening at certain time
throughout the day. The Sea Lion Show, Penguins Rock!
and Wildlife Wonders which includes a variety of animals
of different species.
Other great events during the days at the Memphis TN Zoo are keeper chats from many of the exhibits and Aquarium Feeding Frenzy. Rates for the Memphis TN Zoo begin at a reasonable $8.00 for children 2 to 11 and $13.00 for ages 12 through 59. Seniors discounts are available as well. Make sure to confirm rates before purchasing tickets.
The Memphis TN Zoo is one of the most exhilarating childrens
attractions in Memphis but there are other children's
attraction in Memphis worth taking the kids to. The Children's
Museum of Memphis packed with fun where children "play
to learn" and The Peabody Hotel where kids can see
the famous Peabody Ducks actually take the elevator from
the roof down to the lobby and march out to the fountain
everyday at 11am since 1932.
Mud Island and the Mississippi
River Museum are also great childrens attractions in Memphis
as are the Pink Palace and the Planetarium. Even if the
kids aren't overly interested in the blues there
are plenty of childrens attraction in Memphis to keep
them interested and happy and many are certainly fun and
amusing for adults as well!