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More Than A Zoo Knoxville Membership

Exclusive Access &
Behind-The-Scenes Experiences.

Join Zoo Knoxville's Circle of Friends today and experience the inside world of Zoo Knoxville like never before.


Circle of Friends includes a two-adult membership to Zoo Knoxville and provides a range of giving opportunities that increase the value of your membership while offering intimate zoo experiences for you and your guests. You’ll receive exclusive opportunities to experience the zoo in ways you’ve never imagined.

Private Access

Circle of Friends lets you venture inside the world of a giraffe, get closer to a river otter, or feed a playful red panda. This one-of-a-kind experience is an exclusive opportunity to experience Zoo Knoxville like never before!


Zoo Knoxville Circle of Friends is a special group of generous, caring, dedicated people who help ensure the vitality and excellence of the zoo’s core programs: animal care, education and conservation.