What's New At The Zoo

Thursday, June 25, 2020

The Chattanooga Zoo has made a few updates to its policies and are taking steps to resume offering zoo rides and experiences. It is still taking precautions and following the guidance of the Office of the Governor and the Hamilton County Health Department.

The Zoo Choo train is back to chugging along with train rides available Wednesday - Sunday with weather permitting. The cost is $2 per member or $4 per non-member. 

Guests now have the chance to give the giraffe a tasty treat. Giraffe feedings are now offered Friday - Sunday starting at 11 a.m.. Tickets go on sale at 10:30 a.m. and are first come, first served with a  limited amount available. The cost is $4 per member or $5 per non-member.

Camel rides have resumed and are available Friday - Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Rides are subject to animal health and weather. The cost is $5 per member or $6 per non-member. 

The Chattanooga Zoo is now booking and hosting birthday parties. 

The petting zoo goat yard and NaturePlay area will open soon. 

The Zoo has starting stamping passports again and is now giving out stamps for March - June. It will keep giving out stamps for these months until the end of August. 

The Zoo is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 


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The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau has been issuing storm debris burn permits free of charge for residents in Hamilton County who were directly impacted by the tornado. This permit is for the unincorporated areas of Hamilton County that do not have access to brush pickup services. "We are not accepting applications from residents within city limits," officials ... (click for more)

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