Knoxville Zoological Gardens

The mission of Knoxville Zoological Gardens is to celebrate the wonders of the natural world. Through education, conservation, exhibition, research and recreation, the zoo tells the stories of the animals, the plants and the people who make up the communities of the earth. The zoo develops positive attitudes and actions about nature and about conservation as a local and global issue. Knoxville Zoological Gardens offers an entertaining and unique educational experience for the entire family. The zoo is situated on 53 rolling acres on the east side of Knoxville with more than 220 different species of animals. Annual attendance is approximately 400,000 people.

Charity Navigator Ratings

Overall Rating

(3/4)|85.52 Score


(3/4)|82.73 Score

Accountability & Transparency

(3/4)|89 Score



Headquarter Address

3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive
Knoxville, TN 37914