Home to over 3,500 animals, Memphis Zoo features more than 500 species spread out through more than 31 hectares (76 acres). Bring good walking shoes, because a full loop of the park's exhibits is a 3.2 km (2 mi) walk. You can visit different habitats and regions of the world and their native animals, like the African Veldt, the Crocodile Cove, the Northwest Passage, and China. Don't miss the Dragon's Lair, an area dedicated entirely to the Komodo Dragon, the world's largest lizard. Before you go, check the zoo's online schedule for information on zookeeper talks, animal encounters, and feeding sessions. To visit Memphis Zoo and other attractions in Memphis, use our Memphis road trip site .
Memphis Zoo Reviews
Great day at the zoo. My daughter (ugh now 50+) loves visiting zoos. We were really impressed with the size and structure of the exhibits as well as the variety of animals. Lots of trees for shade wit... more »
I have been to a lot of zoo’s all over the world and this zoo is great. Never have we fed giraffes for $5 and rode a camel for $5 each and the kids had so much fun seeing the animals and snakes and pl... more »
I truly enjoyed this zoo. I was sad that several exhibits were closed. I also wish parks and zoos wouldn't charge SO MUCH for normal everyday food and drinks. I bought two regular sized bottled water and it was $7 and some change. Ridiculous. Otherwise it was a great day. I did like that they offered group rates and some fees were less because we were with a group. Any staff that I spoke with (not many) were polite and helpful. The Lego Brick display they have this season 2019 is amazing. I am always blown away by these sculptures when I see them! This zoo has a great variety of animals. The Pandas were my favorite.....well the apes and monkeys too.
We love the Memphis Zoo! It has so many awesome exhibits and animals. I really love that even on days where it is very busy, it never feels too crowded walking around in the Zoo. Days where we have nice weather and/or the spring/summer months tend to be the busiest times of the year to go, so plan ahead. We have found that it is always easiest to go as soon as the zoo opens in order to beat the crowds and heat. During the warm months, there are concessions available throughout the zoo. When it is cold and less busy, only the Cat House Cafe is open. I really appreciate that bathrooms with changing tables are readily available everywhere you go. I also really appreciate that the bathrooms are always clean! If we don’t want to wait in the concession lines, we will bring food with us for the kids so they can get a quick bite to eat. I highly recommend a visit to the zoo! It’s one of the top Zoos in the country for a reason! TIP: if you live in Memphis or close by, I would suggest getting a zoo membership. They pay for themselves in just a few visits and the membership entrance lines are ALWAYS shorter than the regular cashier windows. Also, it’s really nice to get member discounts in the zoo shops.
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