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What's new at the Memphis Zoo?

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The Memphis Zoo has more than animal exhibits nowadays! Witness interactive live animal shows, get up close and personal in the Australian Outback, drink wine with rhinos, or join the biggest zoo party of the year. Check out all the latest events the Memphis zoo has to offer.
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September 11th: 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Everyone's favorite Memphis Zoo event is back, and it's gearing up to be better than ever! To celebrate its 37th year, the Zoo Rendezvous is taking the party back to the 80's. There will be live entertainment and yummy tapas served up by some of the best chefs and local restaurants in the Memphis area! Each culinary creation will be paired with specially crafted cocktails, so you must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets are $225 for members and $250 for nonmembers, which includes food, drink and entertainment. Don't miss your chance to experience this Memphis tradition! See the Memphis Zoo's official website for all the details and to buy tickets.


September 24th: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Wine down at the Memphis Zoo and help raise money for rhino conservation! At the Wine for Rhinos event, you'll explore the African Veldt as you sip on wine. The unique wine samples are inspired by each of the five rhino species, as well as signature cocktails and appetizers. You'll also hear from the zoo's expert rhino caretakers on the importance of rhino conservation. In addition, they'll be a cash bar and silent auction. Tickets are $100 for non-members and $90 for members. All funds raised through this event will go directly towards rhino conservation. For full details and to buy tickets, see here.


March 20th - October 31st

In this interactive show, birds from around the world will soar over your head in full flight! There are two shows daily at 12:00pm and 3:00pm in the Flock Together Amphitheater behind the pelican pool. Don't miss your chance to see this incredible show, Flock Together will only be showing until October 31st.


March 20th - October 31st

At Just Roo It, you'll take a journey into the Australian Outback and get up close and personal with adorable Red Kangaroos. For an extra special experience, take a Twilight Tour and meet even more of Australia's unique array of furry critters! The Just Roo It experience only lasts until October 31st, so take advantage of it while you can!

Do you have a Memphis Zoo Membership?

If not, now is the perfect time to join! Each month, the zoo offers a special membership promotion. If you join in August, you'll get two for one admission to the Kangazoo Experience.

A Memphis Zoo membership offers discounts on all special events, exclusive member only nights, as well as many other perks! Here's a breakdown of the best membership benefits.

  • Free admission and parking
  • Discounts on special events and exhibits
  • 15% discount on food and beverages
  • 15% discount in all zoo gift shops
  • 20% discount on ride punch cards
  • 50% discount on admission to 150 reciprocal zoos across the country
  • Member-only events
  • Subscription to Exzooberance, the zoo's bi-montlhy magazine
  • Coupons for half-off admission for guests

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