Field Trips

Bring your class to Nashville Zoo for a day full of fun and educational adventures!

Who qualifies as a School Group?

To qualify for the discounted school group rate, you must:

School group rates apply only to accredited schools, preschools, year-round day cares, head start programs and organized home schools. To qualify for the school group rate, each group must have 20 or more people and complete a registration form at least two weeks in advance.

Please note - The following dates have reached our maximum capacity for school groups: April 25, May 2, May 8, May 9. We highly recommend that you do not choose one of these dates for your visit.

Field Trip CostsRegister Online

Add a Wild Encounter program
Membership discounts do not apply towards school group admission or Wild Encounters programs

Add Lunch
$4.95 (hot dog) or $5.95 (deli sandwich)

Add Souvenirs
Prices range from $4 to $10

Additional Add-ons
Enhance your visit to the Zoo by experiencing one of our three in-park attractions (Lorikeet Landing, Wild Animal Carousel and Wilderness Express Train Ride).
Nashville Zoo is proud to offer attraction tokens to school groups at a special discount rate of $.75 per token (normally $1 per token). Tokens must be purchased at the ticket booth upon arrival at the Zoo.

Lorikeet Landing Nectar Cup: 2 tokens

Wild Animal Carousel: 2 tokens
(Riders must be at least 42" tall)

Wilderness Express Train Ride: 2 tokens
(Recommended for preschool-aged children)

DinoTrek returns to Nashville Zoo this March with 15 animatronic beasts in a hidden forest of the Zoo. Nashville Zoo is proud to offer DinoTrek tickets to school groups at the discounted rate of $2/person.

DinoTrek begins its limited run at Nashville Zoo on March 15. Learn more about this special exhibit.

DinoTrek Activity Guide available for teachers and chaperones


  • Payment is collected at the ticket booth on the day of arrival
  • Schools must make one payment for the entire group in the form of cash, credit card or school/business-affiliated check

For more information about our education programs, please contact 615-833-1534 ext. 143 or