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.
Ice Day Keeper Talk Schedule
9:30 a.m. Tiger and Rhino Iguana in Unseen New World
10 a.m. Clouded leopard and Elephant
10:30 a.m. Alligator Snapping Turtle in USNW and Stork
11 a.m. Meerkat and Magpie Jays at Critter Encounter
11:30 a.m. Tapir and Cassowary
12 p.m. Cougar and Rhino hornbill
12:30 p.m. Snowy Owl, Spectacled Owl and Alligator feeding
1 p.m. Siamang and Sheep at the Historic Farm
1:30 p.m. Gibbon and Africa Fields
2 p.m. Elephant and Giraffe
2:30 p.m. Red River Hog and Horse at the Historic Farm
3 p.m. Lynx
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.