Grounds close one hour after last admission. 


9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

*The Zoo is closed during the day on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The Zoo will re-open on Thanksgiving night and Christmas night at 5:30 p.m. for SunTrust Zoo Lights.


Hippo Chat - Everyday at 10:30 a.m.
                      Saturday & Sunday at 10:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.

Crocodile Feeding - Saturday ONLY at 12:30 p.m.


Price includes admission to ALL permanent exhibits (including giant pandas and Zambezi). Additional fees may apply for temporary exhibits.


  • Adults (ages 12-59): $15
  • Children (ages 2-11): $10
  • Seniors (age 60+): $14
  • Parking: $5

Price includes admission to all permanent exhibits (including giant pandas and Zambezi). Additional fees may apply for special exhibits. Click here to view a map of the Zoo.  


Groups of 20 or more will receive a 20% discount on the price of general admission tickets. *Group rates cannot be paid individually. They must be paid with one transaction for the whole group. 

Guest Services and Zoo Amenities

Wheelchair and Stroller Rental 


  • $12 per wheelchair
  • $28 per electric wheelchair

Enjoy your visit with a comfortable wheelchair or easily-operated electric cart– both with storage compartments. A form of I.D. is required. Wheelchairs and electric carts are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.


  • Single $10
  • Double $12 

Children will enjoy our colorful strollers, and adults will love the extra storage capacity with a canopy to block the sun, wheel locks, and easy maneuverability. Strollers are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Zoo Concessions

Have an appetite as big as a tiger? Come to the Cat House Café at the end of the Nile River to feast on great food. And, while you stroll through the Zoo, don’t miss the many concession stands serving food, drinks and snacks. The Cat House Café is open daily. Ray’s Grille, The Outpost, Bamboo Grill and carts and kiosks are all seasonal.

Zoo Gift Shops

The Zoo has three gift shops - the Elephant's Trunk, Bamboo Shop and Trading Post. We offer unique gifts for all ages including toys, plush, apparel, jewelry, art and decorative items. The Elephant's Trunk Zoo Shop is conveniently located just inside the main entrance of the Zoo and paid admission is not required to visit. The Elephant’s Trunk gift shop is closest to Zambezi River Hippo Camp. Gift shops are open during Zoo operating hours. You can call the Elephant's Trunk Gift Shop directly at 901.333.6776.


Discover the Memphis Zoo with your personal smart phone. This intuitive app is available on iTunes Store & Android Marketplace and includes:

  • Daily Schedule & Events
  • Full Geo Accurate Map
  • Fun Photo Frames
  • Full Directory of Animals
Memphis Zoo App