Star Wars at Knoxville Zoo

Knoxville Zoo is giving children ages 12 and under who come dressed as their favorite Star Wars character free admission on Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Star Wars characters will be meeting fans and posing for photos. The day will also feature a Jedi Training Camp for aspiring Padawans that includes light saber training and special instructions on how to use The Force, allowing each child to leave a certified Jedi Knight.

Visitors are encouraged to wear their own “Star Wars” attire to celebrate the occasion. Children ages 12 and under who come dressed as their favorite Star Wars character will receive free admission with a paid adult admission (limit one free child admission per adult admission). The opportunity to meet “Star Wars” characters is included with general zoo admission.

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Knoxville Zoo will bring the big screen to life March 19 with help from the MidSouth Garrison of the 501st Legion, the preferred costuming organization of Lucasfilm Ltd., producer of the Star Wars film. Zoo Knoxville is a nonprofit entity situated on 53 wooded acres just east of downtown Knoxville.  Photo submitted.

Knoxville Zoo is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Admission and ticket sales stop one-hour before the zoo closes. For more information visit zooknoxville.org.