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Zoo Knoxville offers discount tickets
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TNStars and Zoo Knoxville are offering kids $5.29 admission to the zoo on Sunday, May 29 to celebrate College Savings Day and raise awareness of the importance of saving early for education.
In celebration of 529 College Savings Day, children ages 4-12 will receive discounted zoo admission of $5.29 on Sunday and new TNStars college savings 529 accounts opened by June 30, will receive an extra $50 from TNStars toward future education.
TNStars College Savings 529 Program is Tennessee’s own 529 program, a program that is designed to make college savings easy. The program offers parents and other relatives a low-cost way to save for children’s college expenses with attractive investment options and special tax advantages.  May 29 has been nationally recognized as 529 College Savings Day, a way to raise awareness of the importance of saving early for college.
New TNStars account holders can refer friends and family to earn an extra $50 for each referral who opens a new account with a minimum $50 contribution by June 30. Current account holders can also earn $50 for each friend they refer who opens a new account with a minimum $50 contribution by June 30. Visit for more information and to open an account and refer friends.  TNStars representatives will be at Zoo Knoxville on May 29 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. to answer questions and provide information about the program.
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 Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Admission and ticket sales stop one-hour before the zoo closes. For more information visit