Ijams Nature Center

Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Children & Youth
  • Environment
  • Sports & Recreation


2915 Island Home Ave.Knoxville, TN 37920 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The mission of Ijams Nature Center is to increase the knowledge of, understanding of and appreciation for the natural world by providing quality educational experiences throughout the East Tennessee region. The park shall remain a sanctuary for the enjoyment and interpretation of its natural features.


Ijams Nature Center is a member-supported non-profit enviornmental education center and 160 acre sanctuary. The park was founded in 1965 on the original home site of H.P. and Alice Ijams who lived at the location for more than 50 years from 1910-1964. Their passion for nature and education children still lives on in the park today.


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