The latest about Reflection Riding

  • Sandhill Crane Animal Ambassador

    Sandhill Cranes are migrating in Tennessee from October to January. Visit our Sandhill Crane Animal Ambassador and get an up-close look before you go see them by the thousands at the Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge in January. Visit our other Animal Ambassadors, such as the endangered Red Wolves, owls, bobcat, opossums and our American Eagle.

  • Annual Giving Campaign

    We rely on your generous support to fund our operations, educational tours and continued learning programs. Your donation not only supplies food and medical care for our Animal Ambassadors, but also supports staff, equipment and supplies to maintain our 317 acres. To make your contribution call 423-821-1160, ext. 111 or donate on-line.

  • Larry Zehnder New Executive Director

    Larry Zehnder is our incoming Interim Executive Director. Larry was formerly the Administrator of Parks and Recreation for the City of Chattanooga. Agencies he has directed included those with botanical gardens and a regional zoological park. Larry is a Parks specialist and is an exciting addition to Reflection Riding.

  • Welcome Jasper - our newest Red Wolf

    We have a new male red wolf named Jasper at Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center. Jasper is here as a breeding male and will not be on exhibit. We are one in 44 facilities in the U.S. to have the endangered Red Wolves. Come visit our Animal Ambassador red wolves that are on exhibit.

  • American Bald Eagle Off Exhibit

    Our American Bald Eagle will be off exhibit while we renovate her enclosure. We’ll let you know as soon as she is back on exhibit. For information call 423-821-1160


Featured happenings at Reflection Riding

  • Wildlife Photography Workshop

    Saturday, March 12, 2016 • 9 am – 12:30 pm. This popular workshop combines lectures and digital shows alternating with hands-on photography at Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center. To register, call 423-821-1160, ext. 102. Payment is due with registration.

  • Birds of Prey presented by Wings to Soar

    February 13th & March 26th – Join us for an amazing, educational, and hair re-arranging Birds of Prey educational presentation with John and Dale Stokes of Wings to Soar. Programs at 11:00 & 2:00. Members $5 adults; $2 child; Non-members $15 adult; $12 child. For more information call 423-821-1160.

  • Tails on the Trails

    March 19th Reflection Riding goes to the dogs! Join us at our grand opening to allow dogs onto our property. We will celebrate with pet friendly activities, a dog show, dog walks and dog adoptions with organizations such as McKamey animal shelter and Nooga Paws! More information to come…

  • 29th Annual Spring Native Plant Sale

    Save the Date! Members Only Pre-Sale is Thursday, April 14th from 2-7 pm. Public Sale is Friday and Saturday, April 15th and 16th, from 9 am – 4 pm. Join us to purchase plants propagated at our greenhouses perfect for your native gardens! Events will be held during the plant sale. More information to come…

  • Homeschool Days (Spring Forward)

    March 21st is Homeschool Day! Reflection Riding will offer programming throughout the day focusing your children on the concept of Spring Forward. As the hours of sunlight increase and the temperature rises, nature has a reawakening. More information to come…

  • Spring Wildflowers

    Part 1 of a four-part series with Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center and the Tennessee Aquarium. Join us on April 2nd for Spring Wildflower lectures, family activities and citizen science collection throughout the day. More information available soon…

Winter Operating Schedule • November 23rd to March 6, 2016
Open Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. • Sunday from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Closed Monday thru Friday
Please note the last time to drive through loop is 30 minutes prior to closing.

400 Garden Road • Chattanooga, Tennessee 37419 • 423-821-1160