Adventure Hours

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

Simply WALK IN 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

  • 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  

  • OPEN Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for both walk-in guests and advanced reservations
  • FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS: Check-in times available from 10am to 8pm – Evening hours include Navitat at Night]
  • SUNDAYS: Check-in times available from 10am to 4pm  
  • 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 – May 19 through September 4

  • OPEN Tuesdays through Sundays for both walk-in guests and advanced reservations
  • Check-in times from 10am to 6pm
  • Fridays and Saturdays: EXTENDED HOURS for Navitat at Night – Final check-in time is 8pm
  • Also open by reservation on Mondays for groups of 8+ when you book a reservation at least 48-hours in advance.

**HOLIDAY** – Memorial Day Weekend – May 26 to 29

  • In addition to operating according to our regular SUMMER hours above, we will also be OPEN for check-in until 8pm on Sunday, May 28, and OPEN for check-in from 10am to 6pm on Monday, May 29. 



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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