The grounds and trails are open every day from 8:00 am until dusk.

The Visitor Center, including exhibits, gift shop, offices and restrooms are open during the following times:

Fall Visitor Center hours:

Monday – Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm

Sunday:  11 am to 5 pm

Holiday hours and closings:

Our Visitor Center will be closed: December 24th, 25th and 26th and January 1, 2017.

For operating hours of the Ijams Canopy Experience, check out the Navitat website.

Admission: Free. However, we will gladly accept and be grateful for cash donations, especially in U.S. currency. Seriously though, Ijams is a nonprofit organization, supported in part by the City of Knoxville, grants, program fees and the generosity of its members and visitors. If you enjoy your visit please support us.

Ijams is Dog Friendly!  By all means bring your favorite pooch. There is even a Pet Welcome Station near the Visitor Center, including leash holders and a doggy water fountain. For everyone’s enjoyment, we just ask that all pets keep their owners leashed at all times. Due to state and federal regulations that allow us to care for our exhibit hall creatures, pets are not allowed in the Visitor Center.

Please Pick Up After Your Pooch! Please ensure everyone has a pleasant experience by picking up after your pooch does its business. Poop bag stations can be found near the Visitor Center and pet waste bags are for sale in the gift shop. Thank you for helping to keep our park clean!

Restrooms: Restrooms are available in the Ijams Visitor Center during normal operating hours and at the Ijams Homesite and the quarry from 8:00 am until park closure.

Beer Garden Hours: Our beer garden that is located at Mead’s Quarry is now closed for the 2017 season. We will reopen in Spring 2018!