Zoo Knoxville celebrates Mother’s Day with their annual tradition of free admission for all moms on Sunday, May 12, 2019.


Families can enjoy a day of zoo activities that include animal encounters and the Bird Show.  Guests can explore the Boyd Family Asian Trek which is home to Gibbon Trails and Langur Landing, voted one of the top animal exhibits in the country by USA TODAY 10Best Reader’s Choice travel awards in 2018.  Visitors can also spend some time with the zoo’s gorilla mothers Hope, Machi, and Kowali and their precocious youngsters Obi, Ubuntu and Andi in Gorilla Valley.


“Bringing families together to enjoy a day at the zoo that they will always remember is very important to us,” said Lisa New, President and CEO of Zoo Knoxville.  “Mother’s Day is a perfect time to celebrate family and why we wanted to treat moms to a day at the zoo.”


Free admission for mothers is valid on Sunday, May 12, 2019, and cannot be combined with any other discount or offer.