Ice Day

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Looking for a chilly place to pass the "dog days of summer?" Come to Nashville Zoo and chill out with the animals!

This mid-summer event is ice-packed with fun activities, including popsicle treats for the animals, free ice cream samples from Blue Bell for our human guests, an ice cream eating contest, a water slide inflatable and much much more!

Ultimate Ice Cream Eating Contest*
12:30 p.m. - Ages 8 - 12
12:45 p.m. - Ages 8 - 12
1:00 p.m. - Ages 13 - 18
1:15 p.m. - Ages 19+
1:30 p.m. - Ages 19+

*Registration on day of event on a first-come, first-serve basis. Limit 20 per contest.

Christmas in July - The Nashville chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) will have their balloon burst tank and Christmas in July tree, which features requested enrichment items for our animals. A full list of items is available here.