Knoxville Zoo Salutes Service Members With Free Admission
To celebrate the Independence Day holiday, Knoxville Zoo salutes military and civilian service members and veterans with free admission to the zoo Friday, July 4th through Sunday, July 6th.
Active service personnel eligible for free admission includes active duty military and members of the National Guard, as well as police, fire, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics. Military and civilian service veterans will receive free admission as well.
Free admission is for active service personnel and veterans only, and valid identification conveying their status as an active military or service member or veteran will be required for entry.
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 p.m. For more information, please call 865.637.5331 ext. 300 or visit