Ijams Nature Center
We encourage stewardship of the natural world by providing an urban greenspace for people to learn about.
Through direct experience with the outdoors all people will appreciate and care for the natural world.
To encourage stewardship of the natural world by providing an urban greenspace for people to learn about and enjoy the outdoors through engaging experiences.
Ijams Nature Center is a nonprofit, 315-acre educational nature center providing educational programs, events, recreation and more to inspire people to celebrate and protect nature.
The grounds are open from 8 A.M. - Dusk.
Ijams has no entrance fee, but gladly accepts donations!
During the warmer months, Ijams partners with River Sports Outfitters to provide kayak, SUP and canoe rentals on Mead's Quarry lake and the Tennessee River.
Ijams also partners with Navitat Knoxville, which provides the Ijams Canopy Experience, a fun, tree-based adventure featuring six trails of varying difficulty that boast ziplines, bridges, nets, tunnels and more.
More than half of Ijams Nature Center's funding comes from donations and memberships from individuals, families, foundations and businesses.
Please help Ijams continue to educate and inspire people of all ages to protect the earth now and for future generations.