Memphis Zoo

Memphis Zoo

Zoo and Aquarium
Evergreen Historic District, Memphis
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    Andy G.
    "new Teton Trek area."(2 Tips)
    Lisa D.
    "If you go to Stingray bay...1."(2 Tips)
    K12 Inc
    "... chained to a tree in Overton Park"(2 Tips)
    Kimberly R.
    "See the Teton Trek exhibit and the pandas!"(2 Tips)
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  • Memphis Zoo
    Memphis ZooNovember 29, 2017
    Zoo Lights and the ice rink are back!
  • YI Y.
    YI YangMarch 27, 2015
    A little bit far away from the school. But definitely worth your to go there. Tuesday afternoon is free for local residents. Remember bring your student ID card.
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncAugust 25, 2011
    Did you know? The idea for the zoo began in 1904 as a home for Natch, a Southern black bear who was the mascot of the Memphis Turtles baseball team and was being kept chained to a tree in Overton Park Read more
  • Social News Network
    Social News NetworkNovember 16, 2013
    One of the best zoos in the country! The enclosures are wonderful and spacious. A great array of animals to see - it's also lovely not to see them pacing like at many other zoos.
    Upvoted Mar 2
  • Caterriana F.
    Caterriana FaulknerNovember 12, 2018
    I have been to several zoos over the years with our little sister and cousin. So much easier to see the animals up close in a natural environment visiting from other places be sure to stop by
  • Nathan J.heart icon on user image
    Nathan JonesMay 10, 2016
    Make sure to park along the free street parking and not on the Greensward, it'll save you $5 and the Greensward!
  • Jo H.heart icon on user image
    Jo H.July 24, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Connect with the wildlife and your fellow Memphians by becoming a volunteer! Volunteers are the heart of the Memphis Zoo, and there are so many ways to get involved! Visit memphiszoo.org/volunteer
  • Lekhraj M.
    Lekhraj MaheshwariJuly 29, 2017
    Fashion jewelry has always been an important part of accessorizing in women especially young people because it allows you to be as stylish as you choose without going overboard http://www.epch.in
  • Mike R.heart icon on user image
    Mike RobinsonAugust 8, 2018
    An amazing zoo, definitely worth a visit
  • Memphis Travel
    Memphis TravelJanuary 13, 2012
    They often feed the Grizzly Bears around 1pm at Teton Trek near the pond. It's a great way to see these big bears up close and personal. Check the daily schedule for details.
  • Lisa D.heart icon on user image
    Lisa D.March 18, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    If you go to Stingray bay...1. It's AWESOME!!...2. Take a towel and a change of clothes for the kids! Your gonna get Wet but its worth it! Grab some food for them too for $2
  • KJ M.
    KJ MOOREOctober 17, 2014
    I rarely go to the zoo but this is a special time of the year. My niece and I have a annual tradition to go to zoo boo as our date night :-). If you have never taken your children you should!! #2012 Read more
  • Ashley W.heart icon on user image
    Ashley WrightJune 10, 2017
    This is the best zoo I've ever been to! The animals seem happy and the facility is beautiful and huge!
  • Kim L.
    Kim LambertJuly 9, 2013
    Best zoo I have been to. I like to go during the holidays for hot chocolate & to ice skate. My son likes the reindeer. Cat Country is AWESOME!
  • Rachel S.heart icon on user image
    Rachel StarksMay 27, 2015
    My favorite parts are always the cats and the primates. The zoo has an awesome area for the polar bears & wolves in the back of the zoo in new enclosures.
  • Chris W.heart icon on user image
    Chris WeemsSeptember 30, 2016
    Like legitimately amazing. If you're visiting Memphis the zoo is a must do.
  • Melissa H.heart icon on user image
    Melissa HMay 29, 2014
    Definitely the best, well-kept zoo I have ever been to. Also one of the 4 zoos in the U.S. that have giant pandas!! 🐼
  • Victoria P.
    Victoria PittmanNovember 12, 2018
    It's a great place to go with the family.
  • Scott C.
    Scott CasselApril 6, 2013
    My family enjoyed this zoo very much. Easy to walk around, great exhibits. Be sure to feed the giraffes if you can...very cool.
  • Alyssa M.
    Alyssa McArthurMarch 11, 2013
    The red and giant pandas were my favorite! I loved how the whole zoo was very accessible!!
  • Jacque P.heart icon on user image
    Jacque PApril 5, 2015
    Terrific zoo! Very underrated! First date here wherein my boyfriend and daughter me. Memories. Ice Skating in December under a white tent was so amazing.
  • Andrea G.
    Andrea GonzalezJuly 8, 2014
    I love this place. It's really relaxing and amusing. My favorite spot it's the animals of the night and the pandas 🐼❤
  • Shatara M.
    Shatara MooreJune 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you have little ones, pack swim trunks, bathing suits, and towels in the summer. The geyser at Teton Trek and the fountain at the entrance are faborite places to splash!
  • Candace F.
    Candace F.November 18, 2013
    This zoo will make an animal lover out of anyone. One of the best zoo's i've ever visited. Go see the pandas. Immediately.
  • Huey's Restaurants
    Huey's RestaurantsAugust 24, 2011
    The Memphis Zoo has tons of fun events every year: Zoo Brew, Zoo Rendezvous, Zoo Boo, and much more! They all help fund the animals, so check them out!
  • Jonathan C.heart icon on user image
    Jonathan CMay 21, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    If you're going to see Birds and Bees. They open at 10am and close at 4:45. Best time to go is in the morning when they're hungry.
  • Jay M.
    Jay MartinezAugust 26, 2014
    Great place, great people! Entrance fee is only 15bucks ;)Thumbs up.
  • Bramduff
    BramduffMay 26, 2014
    The pandas are cute, but don't miss the river otters playing right next to them. Adorable.
  • Laura R.heart icon on user image
    Laura RoggSeptember 6, 2016
    Very nice zoo! It feels like a park and there's so much to do and see!
  • Joe S.
    Joe SiebraseMarch 6, 2017
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  • Shatara M.
    Shatara MooreFebruary 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I've been a member since my boys were old enough to walk. We've used this single membership at parks countrywide. Worth it!
  • DIVINE M.
    DIVINE MagazineAugust 21, 2011
    Find Inspiration By Observing The Most Interesting Animals & Creatures On The Planet. All In The Most Beautifully Designed Zoo On This Side Of The Mississippi!
  • Carla J.
    Carla JeanFebruary 25, 2012
    If I Was A Disney Princess I'd Have To Be Jasmine, I Rode A Camel At The Memphis Zoo!! Some Places You Get Smashed Pennies, Here You Get Wax Mold Animals!!
  • Michelle M.
    Michelle McKeeMay 10, 2010
    Creatures of the Night is a must! Along with eating at the Cat House Cafe while looking @ the monkeys out the window. Sweet potato fries are expensive but worth it!
  • HISTORY
    HISTORYJuly 8, 2010
    This zoo was created in April of 1906. It is home to more than 3,500 animals and over 500 different species. The Overton Park has been a major tenant of the zoo for the past 100 years.
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    Rebecca WSeptember 10, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Be sure to get an annual membership. The zoo hosts the best members-only events throughout the year - don't get left out!
  • The Commercial Appeal
    Go see the pandas and monkeys. There are also tons of great family shows throughout the day.
  • Dave L.heart icon on user image
    Dave LewisMay 11, 2018
    Feed the giraffes!
  • Laura A.
    Laura AmoleApril 22, 2012
    The zoo has some impressive exhibits, but I'm still waiting for the Hippo exhibit to get a makeover! I heard it's coming soon!
  • Judy S.heart icon on user image
    Judy SmithMarch 24, 2017
    Well done zoo. Two pandas!!
  • Adrianne H.heart icon on user image
    Adrianne HarrisonJuly 17, 2017
    Love going on Tuesdays when it is free to go for TN residents
  • ᴡ C.heart icon on user image
    ᴡ ClarkJune 4, 2013
    If you go for free day, get there by 1. It gets cray cray
  • Christie H.heart icon on user image
    Christie HolleyMay 6, 2016
    Everything is good!! Great place to take children!
  • Charleye H.heart icon on user image
    Charleye HayesNovember 25, 2019
    Great time with my family
  • Stewy W.
    Stewy WardMay 24, 2012
    Bring snacks since the food is overpriced. (It is frowned upon to have your children play in the water, so do NOT bring bathing suits. That's just dumb.)
  • Allison
    AllisonMarch 27, 2011
    I've been to zoos all over the country and Memphis has one of the biggest varieties for big cats.
  • Ginny G.heart icon on user image
    Ginny GaffordJanuary 29, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Buy a membership. It pays for itself after 3-4 visits! It's the best gift we get each year!!!
  • Hellen B.
    Hellen BryneJuly 1, 2022
    Just keep smiling
  • Ben K.
    Ben KeslerJanuary 20, 2013
    To quickly get to the Pandas walk through the primate exhibit. No need to spend money on the tram.
  • The Commercial Appeal
    Rated the best zoo in the country. Visit the new Teton Trek exhibit.
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