Adventure Hours

Planning an adventure at Navitat Knoxville is easy! You can:

Simply show up during our posted OPEN hours below

  • Adventure start times are on-going throughout each posted OPEN day
  • We will book you and your group on the next available adventure start time when you check in at the Navitat desk located just inside the Ijams Visitor Center
  • Adventure start times are available on a first-come, first-served basis unless reserved in advance.

Reserve an adventure time in advance – book now!

  • Recommended for groups that are eligible for discounts
  • Required during our off-season (winter) and for desired bookings on Mondays through Thursdays during our Spring and Fall seasons.
  • During our posted OPEN hours, reservations are available for any size group, large or small, that simply wants to secure a guaranteed adventure departure time.

SPRING – March 10 through May 18  

  • Fridays and Saturdays: OPEN 10am to 10:30pm – FINAL ADVENTURE CHECK-IN TIME IS 8:00pm [evening hours include Navitat at Night]
  • Sundays: OPEN 10am to 6:30pm – FINAL ADVENTURE CHECK-IN TIME IS 4:00pm
  • Both walk-in guests AND advanced reservations are accommodated Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in the Spring.
  • Mondays through Thursdays: OPEN ONLY BY RESERVATION (both daytime and nighttime adventures) for groups of 8+ when you book a reservation at least 48-hours in advance

Summer Hours – May 19 through September 4

  • Sundays through Thursdays: OPEN from 10am to 8:30pm – FINAL ADVENTURE CHECK-IN TIME IS 6:00pm
  • Fridays and Saturdays: OPEN from 9am to 10:30pm – FINAL ADVENTURE CHECK-IN TIME IS 8:00pm [evening hours include Navitat at Night]
  • Both walk-in guests AND advanced reservations are accommodated 7-days-a-week during our Summer season.



Adventure Rates

Standard rates include a briefing and gear-up followed by 2 hours of adventure time in the park.


Complete the adventure trails as many times as you like within your timeframe!


Our highly trained staff will help you select trails most appropriate to your skill and comfort level.


Ages 7 to 11 – $28

  • An adult must, at minimum, supervise child (monitor from ground) on beginner courses and actively accompany on moderate and difficult courses.

Ages 12+ – $38

  • Choose your own adventure! There are six different adventure trails to conquer: two beginner, three moderate, and one difficult course. How many can YOU complete?


Don’t want to accompany your child? Or simply want a little expertise on your side? Ask about our “Rent a Guide” rates! We can gladly join you in the treetops!


Be sure to review our Participant Requirements prior to booking, or prior to arriving at Ijams Nature Center.


Special Group Rates and Packages also available!


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