Whether it's a company event, family reunion or client appreciation day, a picnic at Nashville Zoo is the kind of adventure everyone is sure to enjoy! We have a variety of rental locations to accommodate groups from 50-1500. Our onsite caterer, Taste of the Wild can create any menu to make your picnic a feast to remember!

Hosting your picnic at Nashville Zoo has many benefits. In addition to exotic animal exhibits and beautiful surroundings, you and your guests will enjoy:

  • Free daily activities including animal shows, keeper chats, the 60,000 sq. ft Jungle Gym, Historic Home tours and much more
  • Docent Education Interpretation Station (for groups of 100+)
  • Validated parking
  • Onsite Coordinator
  • Set up and clean up for your event
  • Eco-Friendly Picnic: By choosing Nashville Zoo, a federally recognized 501(c) non-profit organization, your rental fees go directly toward conservation and our mission: “To inspire a culture of understanding and discovery of our natural world through conservation, innovation, and leadership.”

Want to add some additional entertainment? We can reserve a variety of wild additions for your picnic, including face painters, inflatables, musicians, up-close animal encounter programs and more.

Call our events sales office at 615-445-7825 or fill out an online form for more information.

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Testimonies from our clients:

“Attention to detail and awesome culinary talents and tremendous work ethic really paid off for our company. I would recommend your venue for any company event!”

“Thanks to you and your team for helping make our event a great success! Everyone on our staff commented on how wonderful the food was and how professional the zoo staff was. None of the food ever ran out; they kept it coming, which was wonderful! I heard so many positive comments from our guests as well. We all look forward to this event so much, having a good location and good food makes it less work for our staff and we can just enjoy visiting with the families. We will definitely be back at the Zoo for some of our picnics.”

"Thanks to you and your staff for making our company Zoo outing the best one we have had to date! Everyone had a great time and your staff could not have been more helpful. They took care of anything we needed right away. I plan on making this a yearly event."

"The picnic was FANTASTIC. Thanks for making everything perfect."

Thank you for everything! Our picnic at the Zoo was a great success. Everyone is walking around both offices saying what a wonderful time they had at the Zoo!