Nashville Zoo provides fun and educational experiences for people of all ages! Click below to view the different educational opportunities offered at the Zoo.
Bring your school or home school group on a field trip to experience the wonders of animal species from around the world. There's always something new to discover and learn about, whether it flies, swims, slithers or walks! Complement your visit with a Wild Encounters classroom program that includes live animal demonstrations, animal biofacts and activities that involve the entire group.
Check out the wide variety of programs offered for children ages 18 months to 16 years old.
Nashville Zoo offers two opportunities for scouts to earn a badge or achievement while visiting the Zoo. Book a NightOwl program and spend the night, or schedule a Saturday Scout program for a day trip. Each program will fulfill requirements for specific badges.
Learn to take the perfect animal photo with Nashville Zoo’s official photographer Amiee Stubbs.
Check out Nashville Zoo Summer Camp (ages 5-10) and Intersession opportunities.
These engaging programs encourage home school students, ages 5-13, to learn about the importance of conservation by exploring the world of animals. Home School Days programs feature live animal presentations and animal artifacts.
Join the Education Department and keeper staff on a great adventure! The Backstage Pass gives you access behind-the-scenes of the anteater, giraffe or elephant barn.
Wildlife on Wheels offers a variety of programs aligned with State Standards and packed with fun for all ages. These entertaining and educational programs feature live animals and activities brought right to your door. Programs are available to travel to your site year round.
Attention Teachers! Nashville Zoo is excited to offer a variety of programming for your classroom and professional development.
Nashville Zoo offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for youth ages 13 and older.
Have you ever visited the Zoo and wondered where the name "Grassmere" came from or what it means? The answers can be found at the Grassmere Historic Home..
Nashville Zoo’s education programs are supported by the following: