The Elephant Sanctuary

The Sanctuary is currently home to 11 elephants retired from zoos and circuses, many of whom suffer long-term health and behavioral issues common to elephants that have spent their lives in captivity.
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Visit The Discovery Center

Increasing public knowledge is key to creating a world where elephants no longer live under constant threat of poaching, habitat loss, conflict, or capture. The Elephant Discovery Center offers hands-on self-guided exhibits and educational programming that explores the many ways elephants shape our world.

Upcoming Events

Kids Attend Event at The Elephant Sanctuary's Discovery Center in Hohenwald, Tennessee


Tuesday - Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Closed Sunday and Monday.

Holiday Hours
Closed November 24th-26th
Closed December 23rd-24th
Closed December 31st

The elephants' habitats are closed to the public. Visitors to The Discovery Center will not see or interact with elephants.


Plan Your Visit

The Elephant Discovery Center is open to walk-in visitors, groups, and fieldtrips.

Distance Learning Program

For more information and to request a Distance Learning program, please email Morgan Kaelin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 931-796-6500 ext. 108.




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