Temperatures play a big part on what animals are on exhibit on a particular day. On days when the temperature does not reach 50 degrees, several animals must remain in heated areas and cannot be displayed, and on these days no animal feedings will be offered. On those days Brights Zoo will offer a 25% discount on general admission tickets.
Tortoises will only be out if temperatures reach 80 degrees.
If raining, please call 423-257-1927 or check Facebook before coming out to the zoo. The zoo will close on bad weather days.
See the "Downloads" section to the lower right to view the current events now going on at the zoo.
We love to see you at the zoo!
October the 26 was Boo at the Zoo, where there were trick or treating, games, vendors, costume contests and more. Our animal residents were out for a fun, fall family day.
Brights Zoo was recently featured on Daytime Tri-cities with Amy Lynn and Morgan King. Check out Amy and Morgan’s exploration of the zoo. It was a lot of fun. You can watch Daytime Tri-cities Monday through Friday at 10:00 am on WJHL TV. Their website is www.daytimetricities.com or catch them on facebook .
We are pleased to announce that you can now walk around the entire Brights Zoo facility. Except for occasional maintenance or safety closing, the full site is now available as a self guided walking tour.
You can download a walking tour guide map here. So now you can view giraffes and other back lot animals any time during general admission hours.
General admission hours change monthly and are weather dependent, so we encourage you to check the HOURS tab here on this site and our Facebook page at www.facebook/BrightsZoo for any weather closings before you head out to the zoo. Heavy precipitation or temperatures below 50 degrees force us to send some of our animal residents to shelter.
Does this mean that we can no longer book a scheduled Guided Tour?
Of course not! We are now offering a larger choice of options for your visit. Brights Zoo will continue to offer the same guided experience that has set up apart from all other zoos. If it’s an educational, closer access, guided tour that you are seeking, our signature GUIDED TOURS are still available. Call us today for a booking. Private tours are not scheduled on Sundays.
Look for our Animal Encounter experiences, now scheduled twice daily in the mornings and late evenings.
Welcome to Brights Zoo!
We added 1 pound of live minnows and 1 pound of live shiners to their pond so they could hunt.
Hands on, up close and personal, Brights Zoo lets you connect with a loving animal or gets you as close as you dare with exhibition snakes, reptiles and much more. The animal encounter program is as close as it gets!
Animal encounters happen on a daily schedule at Brights Zoo. Ask for more details on the day of your visit.
Hopefully, you've noticed a few changes around here - from new animals, new pricing and self-guided options - to name a few.
In our endeavor to keep you informed about what’s happening here at the zoo, we are proud to announce we have a new sign. Installed just in time for the 2013 season, you can’t miss seeing the Brights Zoo sign as you near the zoo.
Now you have three sources to stay informed about special events and seasonal changes; this website, Facebook by finding “BrightsZoo”, and now our new sign at the entrance of the zoo at 3425 Hwy 11-E in Limestone, Tennessee.
Come see what’s new at the zoo!
Congratulations to Lion Country Safari on their new White Rhino baby.