Zoo Knoxville and Navitat Canopy Adventures are partnering to make Knoxville even more wildly fun!  

To kick-off the partnership and encourage locals to take advantage of the adventures they can have at Zoo Knoxville and Navitat, all new and renewing zoo members will receive a gift card for 50% off a Navitat tour for up to four of their friends and family if purchased through Nov. 15, 2016.  The 50% off gift card can be redeemed through May, 2017.

Zoo Knoxville members now receive $5 off Navitat treetop tours at Ijams Nature Center, which include more than 60 adventure elements including ziplines, bridges, swings, nets and elevated tunnels.  Tours are offered during the day and night, when the treetops are transformed by twinkling lights.  

“Zoo members live in the Knoxville area and use their membership to have an adventure with us every time they visit,” said Lisa New, CEO and President of Zoo Knoxville.  “We are excited to have the opportunity to offer our members another unique experience in Knoxville by partnering with Navitat.  Like us, they are wildly fun and share our commitment to environmental education and stewardship.”

Future plans include a combination ticket for Zoo Knoxville and Navitat that can be purchased at the Visit Knoxville Center on Gay Street, Zoo Knoxville and Navitat’s Ijams Nature Center location that will be targeted to Knoxville’s tourists.  

“We are thrilled to partner with our friends at Zoo Knoxville,” said Mapsy Powers, Navitat Knoxville General Manager. “The wildly fun experience Zoo Knoxville delivers to its guests is an incredible asset in our community, and has been so for years. We’re excited to embark on a long-standing partnership that will work to further showcase Knoxville as a truly excellent visitor destination."

About Zoo Knoxville
Zoo Knoxville is a nonprofit entity situated on 53 wooded acres just east of downtown Knoxville. Zoo Knoxville features exhibits of wild animals in natural habitats and is world renowned for its efforts in conservation and species survival. Zoo Knoxville is nationally accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is committed to the highest standards in animal care and well-being, ethics, conservation, and education. Knoxville’s largest attraction, the zoo is open every day except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  Currently, the zoo is open from 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. daily.  Admission and ticket sales stop one-hour before the zoo closes. For more information visit zooknoxville.org.

About Navitat Knoxville
The Navitat Knoxville treetop zipline adventure park at Ijams Nature Center is open to guests ages seven and older. The park features more than 60 fun and challenging elements, including ziplines, across six different tree-based “adventure trails.” Rates, which include an equipment briefing and gear-up followed by two hours of adventure time in the park, are $28 for ages 7 to 11 and $38 for ages 12 and up. For up to date information including current hours, special offers and upcoming events, visit www.navitat.com/knoxville or call 855-NAVITAT (855-628-4828) for details. Navitat’s welcome desk is located just within the Visitor Center building at Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue, in Knoxville.