Memphis Zoo

Currently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
  • Address: 2000 Prentiss Place, Memphis, TN 38112, 38112, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-9013336500
  • Fax: +1-9017259305
  • Ticket Price: 15 USD
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Zoo, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot, Social, Zoos, Aquariums And Wildlife Sanctuaries

Memphis Zoo - Review

This zoo is situated in the Midtown area of the city and is owned by the Memphis city. The original area of the park and zoo was the Overton Park and this zoo is just a part of it. The zoo boasts of around 3500 animals belonging to over 500 species. Some of the many parts of the zoo that were gradually added are the elephant park, aquarium, botanical garden, tropical bird shelters, monkey island, etc.

The exhibits of the zoo include:

  • Teton Trek: This is a replica of the Old Faithful Geyser of the Yellowstone National Park. The animals you will see here include grizzly bears, elk, gray wolves, trumpeter swans and sandhill cranes.
  • Northwest passage: This is where you will see the polar bears as well as many under water species. This part of the zoo also has a medium sized ampitheatre where sea lion shows are put up. This passage is also the home for the bald eagles and ravens of the zoo.
  • African Veldt: African elephants, giraffes, zebras, Grant’s gazelle, white rhinoceros, ostriches, African cranes, bontebok, oryx are the rare species seen in this part of the zoo.
  • Crocodile cove: As the name suggests this is the croc haven of the zoo with a variety of these. The most remarkable is the Nile Crocodiles.
  • World of Waterfowl: This part has 2 bridges that makes way along a beautiful wetland that is the spot for lovely Chilean flamingos.
  • Birds and Bees: This part boasts of a wide variety of migratory birds as well as honeybee hives.
  • China: This place has a fantastic list of Chinese attractions such as giant pandas, otters, David’s deer, gibbons, langurs, etc. There is also a Chinese pagoda tower here.
  • Primate Canyon- This place is home to species such as Gorillas, Sumatran orangutans and gibbons.
  • Cat country: This is a rare shelter for various species of cats from all over the world.
  • The other parts include shelters for hippos, dragons and reptiles, tropical birds, penguins, marine species, etc. 
  • The ponds, lakes and rocky falls make another pretty picture of the zoo.
  • There are various rare and exotic trees such as sweetgum, sycamore, tulips, oleander and many others.

Memphis Zoo Information

  • The zoo authorities are planning to introduce river camping facilities very soon.
  • There is a bimonthly magazine of the zoo known as Exzoobrance.

Memphis Zoo Ticket Prices

  • $10 for 2- 11 years.
  • $14 for more than 59 years and $5 for parking.

How To reach Memphis Zoo by Public Transport

  • Bus number 56 to University @ North Parkway

Restaurants Near Memphis Zoo

  • Cat house Cafe
  • Outpost Snack Station

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TripHobo Highlights for Memphis Zoo

  • Memphis Zoo Address: 2000 Prentiss Place, Memphis, TN 38112, 38112, United States
  • Memphis Zoo Contact Number: +1-9013336500
  • Memphis Zoo Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Memphis Zoo Price: 15 USD
  • Best time to visit Memphis Zoo(preferred time): 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Memphis Zoo: 04:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Memphis Zoo

  • 46.64% of people who visit Memphis include Memphis Zoo in their plan

  • 77.27% of people start their Memphis Zoo visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Memphis Zoo

Monday, Friday and Sunday

91.67% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Memphis Zoo

People normally club together Gibson Factory and Beale Street while planning their visit to Memphis Zoo.

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  • Always an absolute delight to go here. I've been visiting the Memphis Zoo since I was a child and it's always been a family staple to visit during nice summer days. I take all of my out of town friends there because I know they'll love it just as much as me. Every season they bring in something new and exciting. I love their winter zoo lights, especially. I highly recommend this to people of all ages!

  • I love the Memphis Zoo! I have a family membership and I got a guest added to our passes. The addition of a guest on the membership paid for itself the first time we used it, and we used it multiple times. My toddler loves the big cats, especially the windows where you can get right up next to them where they sleep. We also pet the stingrays and she was absolutely delighted! The stingray area does cost a little extra, but it is well worth it. We wind up going for a few hours in the morning to early afternoon, and always love our trips!

  • Very nice place! It's huge so have on good walking shoes. One thing I noticed and loved that it had indoor attractions in between the outdoor attractions that way you could cool off from time to time. They also have a snack stand every few stops. That was helpful because it was the end of August and very hot. Great family place and children seem to love it!

  • I LOVE the Memphis zoo! We always get a yearly pass & it's absolutely worth it. I especially like that they'll allow you to bring in picnic food. It's always clean, the animals seem to be well taken care of & the staff are friendly. I strongly recommend paying them a visit.

  • I love this zoo. My toddler and I spend so much time here. We love how every time we visit the animals are always out and about and we are able to observe them and even sometimes interact with them. The bush babies in the night animals exhibit love to come up to the glass and say hi and the bonobos are so much fun to watch. Plus there is more to do than just see animals. My son loves playing in the fountains and members nights are always fun. There are also many special events like Zoo Boo and Zoo lights.

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