RATE CARD (Prices and hours subject to change without notice)
Beginning in 2013, Brights Zoo now offers self-guided tours. We have opened up a large portion of the zoo to allow guests to go through the zoo on their own.
Self-guided Prices and Hours are as follows:
Military w/ ID $15.95
Nectar for feeding lorikeets - $3 per cup
Season passes go on sale March 15th and is valid for an entire season. With a season pass, you receive unlimited admission to the self-guided area of the zoo.
A season pass for a family of four is $160. (Add additional children for $35 per child)
The price for a season pass for a couple is $95.
The price for a season pass for a single individual is $65.95
Please keep in mind:
Season passes are good from April 1st to Dec 31st of each season.
Season Pass Benefits:
• Unlimited general admission zoo visits for the entire season for the guests named on the card.
• 10% discount for special events
• 10% discount on private parties
• 10% discount for Private Safaris
• $1.00 off nectar for feeding the lorikeets.
• Replacement pass cost $5.00 apiece.
Up to 4 people $160
5-9 people $35 per person
10-14 people $30 per person
15 or more $20 per person
Guided Tours- Guided tours are available by reservation only during regular operating hours. We prefer appointments be scheduled at least seven days in advance. Guided tours are led by knowledgeable staff and each tour averages 2 1/2 hours. Due to limited staff, groups that will exceed 60 visitors require approval by the zoo director.
Note: Brights Zoo reserves the right to combine guided tours as needed, depending on available staff. When two or more groups are combined, the tour price will reflect the total number of visitors in the group. If you do not want your tour combined with another, please indicate this choice when reserving the tour, so we can determine if enough guides will be available to cover each tour.
Military w/ ID $11.95
Guided Tour (Reservations required)
All Ages $20.00
One educator at $8. admission for every 15 paid student admissions
One Bus Driver at $8. for every 40 paid student admissions
Additional guests can attend for $17.95 if pre-paid. If additional guests pay at the gate the fee is $17.95 plus tax.
Please keep in mind:
• To qualify for the group rate, there must be 15 or more paid admissions at the gate. Children under 2 years of age are not included in the group total.
• Educational discounts require a one lump sum payment to cover all students and staff booked at the tax exempt rate.
• No other discounts can be applied to the group rate.
• Groups over 60 must be approved by the zoo administrator.
• Lorikeet Landing is closed to groups over 60.
• A confirmation will be sent upon receipt of completed materials. Please allow 24 hours for response.
• Please reserve at least one week in advance.
• Tax-exempt purchases may not be paid with cash, personal check, or personal charge. If you are not a tax-exempt institution, you must pay Tennessee state sales tax.
• If your group is tax exempt, please provide a copy of tax exemption / resale certificate when you register, or pay at the gate.
• Brights Zoo accepts most major debit and credit cards (VISA, MasterCard and Discover).
Our Birthday Package Includes
• Up to 30 guests
• Self-guided tour of the general admission area
• No guided safari!
• Mascot visit to birthday party
• Party coordinator
• Ice on request
• Use of picnic area
• If Party Room reserved, choice of movie on big screen
$358.50 + tax (for up to 30 guests)
Additional adults $15.95 per guest
Additional children $11.95 per guest
Additional senior citizens $13.95 per guest
Additional Military Guests w/ ID $11.95 per guest
Use of Brights Zoo Party Room: $75.00 per hour
Nectar to feed Lorikeets (if paying at the door) $3.00 per guest
Nectar to feed Lorikeets (pre-paid at party booking) $2.00 per guest
Plates, Tablecloths and beverages for 30 people * $30.00
Visit from bottled fed babies or trained animals $20.00 per animal
Party themed gift bags for children Varies (ask at time of booking)
Guided tour of reserve area (15 person min) $3.00/guest
Birthday celebrator's photo on the Brights Zoo digital sign $75.00
Additional photo and/or message $50.00
You are welcome to bring additional food and beverages for your birthday celebration.
No balloons, streamers or confetti please! These items pose a choking risk to our animal friends.
* Tablecloths are for Party Room use only.
Drinks – Juice boxes and 2 liter drinks.
Plates, cups and utensils are non-themed.
Keeper of the Day
$300.00 per person (2 people maximum)
Behind the Scenes Tour
$100.00 per person and groups are limited to 6 people or less.
Gratuity for your guide is included in the Behind the Scenes tour cost.
Private Photo Safari
$100.00 per person