The 2,800 animals of over 400 species here are cared for in environments as close to their native habitats as possible. From ... More
Memphis Zoo and Aquarium
The 2,800 animals of over 400 species here are cared for in environments as close to their native habitats as possible. From African veldt to Asian temple ruins, Peruvian rain forests or Jamaican caverns, the animals roam free. Young children will enjoy the "Once Upon a Farm" exhibit and the amusement rides. The apes and monkeys in Primate Canyon will amuse the whole family. Do not miss the lions and tigers in Cat Country. Trams make getting around the park easy; wheelchairs and strollers can be rented.
It is alright, but once you go more then once it really starts to get boring. It is pretty clean and most of the people there are nice. Some of the places you have to go thru to get there are not very safe anymore, but if there is at least two adults in the car you will be fine. Just lock your doors and close your windows. Not trying to scare, just want you to be safe. It is called a Zoo and Aquarium, but the Aquarium is pretty sad. It is a few little fish. Nothing big. But then again I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, so you get what I mean. But it is alright. Some cool exhibits. Hope this helps!!
The Memphis Zoo is incredible. Many of the exibits have been renovated to replicate the animals' natrual habitats. The new Northwest Passage exhibit is beautiful and air conditioned - perfect for a hot, humid, Memphis summer day!
We loved the lay-out of the zoo and all of the activities for the kids (ages 1,4,5). The variety of animals, placement of food, snacks, water fountains and shady areas was perfect. We were there on a 100 degree day and were thankful for the shade. Some mist areas wouldhave been nice to cool us off! The kids loved the Farm Train and stepping stones over the "river. The souvenirs were a bit pricey and the aquarium is small and not very clean and exciting, but everything else was perfect for our family.
I recently visited the Memphis Zoo to see the new Northwest Passage exhibit. I was impressed with the zoo overall and the new exhibit is very well done. The Polar Bears are great and there is an underwater viewing area so that you can watch them swim. I spent several hours at the zoo. It was a very enjoyable experience.
The zoo was very large with displays of many types of animals and interesting information about them is provided. I enjoyed my visit, the only thing that concerned me was that this zoo had the smallest enclosures for the animals I had ever seen in an animal park. The alligator only had about 10 square feet to move around in. Otherwise, the zoo was very nice, great place to take a family.
A very nice municipal zoo. Memphis has put lots of money and effort into making this an attraction that the city can be proud of. This zoo has a long history in Memphis, but received a major facelift in the last 10 years or so. One of the better attractions to visit in Memphis.
I liked going because we had groups of four & could go anywhere.It was fun seeing the Chinese part(Japenese,whatever,Asia part!)
I didn't like that I couldn't go to the otter or seal show because there were only 2 showings 10:00A.M.,we weren't there,2:00P.M. we were gone.
The zoo is very fun and almost like an amusement park with it's exhibits. They are all kool and very different looking. The new Northwest passage is awesome. Go on a Tuesday like I did, and get in for free after 2 pm. So worth it. The best zoo in the state for sure.
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