See the Sea Lion show at the Memphis Zoo. Photo by Troy Glasgow.Get close with a Grizzly bear at the Memphis Zoo. Photo by Allen Gillespie.Explore the Northwest Passage at the Memphis Zoo. Photo by Allen Gillespie.Memphis Zoo has over 3,500 animals and has been rated as one of the top zoos in the nation. Photo by Allen GillespieFun feeding the giraffes at the Memphis Zoo. Photo by Michael Allen Capture Memphis.Explore the underwater Polar Bear exhibit at the Memphis Zoo. Photo by Troy Glasgow.

Memphis Zoo

Meetings & Venues

At the Memphis Zoo, get nose-to-nose with polar bears and splashed by sea lions in Northwest Passage. Visit giant pandas "Ya Ya" and "Le Le" in CHINA, a breathtaking Asian-inspired exhibit. Take in the sights and sounds of Yellowstone National Park at the Teton Trek exhibit, featuring grizzly bears, elk, timber wolves and trumpeter swans. The Memphis Zoo is an interactive and fun experience for the whole family. 

Don't miss the newest exhibit: Zambezi River Hippo Camp, home to hippos, flamingos, Nile crocodiles and other animals along the 1,600 miles of Africa's Zambezi River. 

Viewing all the exhibits requires a walk of about 2 miles, and visitors should allow three to five hours to see the entire property. Guided tram tours are available for a small fee. The zoo is host to several annual events such as Zoo Boo with its haunted forest, Zoo Lights with over 1 million holiday lights and Zoo Brew.

Memphis Zoo hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. March 1 - October 16 (summer hours) and 9 a.m. - 4 p.m October 17 - February 28 (winter hours).  

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  • Area
    • Midtown
  • Facility Amenities
    • Bus/Motorcoach Parking
    • Handicapped Accessible
    • Tours Available
  • General Information
    • Hours of Operation: March - October* 9 am - 5 pm; No - Feb 28: 9 am - 4 pm *Oct dates vary; check website for details
  • Group Information
    • Group Rates Available
    • Group Reservations Required
    • Minimum Group Size: 20
Meeting Space
  • China Exhibit Area
    • Banquet Capacity: 500
    • Reception Capacity: 500
  • Teton Trek
    • Banquet Capacity: 300
    • Reception Capacity: 1000
  • Zoo Courtyard
    • Banquet Capacity: 200
    • Reception Capacity: 3000
  • Northwest Passage
    • Banquet Capacity: 200
    • Reception Capacity: 1000
  • Cat House Cafe
    • Banquet Capacity: 200
    • Reception Capacity: 500
  • Expo Building (Farm)
    • Banquet Capacity: 100
    • Reception Capacity: 175
2000 Prentiss Pl.
Memphis, TN 38112