Party for the Planet

Upcoming Events

Party for the Planet

04/25/2019, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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Join the Zoo in celebrating Earth Day on April 25!

The Zoo's fourth annual Party for the Planet event will include games, activities, special keeper talks, and friends from local conservation organizations. 


Spring Into Action!

Students of all ages are encouraged to join Nashville Zoo this spring for the Spring Into Action conservation campaign contest! Leading up to the Zoo’s annual Party for the Planet event and Earth Day, classrooms in Metro Nashville, as well as Cheatham, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Wilson and Williamson Counties, are encouraged to come together and take action to save wildlife both here in Tennessee and around the world.

Plan a project around one of four conservation campaigns to make an impact on a threatened species. The winning project in each age group will receive a FREE field trip to the Zoo! Learn more about the contest or sign up your classroom!

Interactive Experiences

Festival Field
9am - 2pm | Festival Field

The Zoo's Festival Field will be filled with fun activities and games from the Zoo docents and volunteers. Plus, our friends from local organizations will be onsite to share tips about living green and how to become involved.

Green Leaves
9am - 2pm | Festival Field

In the festival field, you will find leaves with conservation actions on them! Complete the activity and share on social media with #nzgreenteam

Green Team Activity Book
9am - 2pm | Zoo-wide

Pick up your Green Team Activity Book at the ticket booth, complete the activities throughout the zoo, and return when finished for a fun prize!

Native Plant Gardening
10am - 12pm | Barn at the Historic Home

Come help Nashville Zoo grow by planting species native to Tennessee in our garden at the Historic Home.

Recycled Art Contest

9am - 2pm | Festival Field

Enter the Recycled Art Contest for a chance to win a free Zoo Membership. Art pieces will be displayed at the Zoo during Party for the Planet and judged by a panel made up from members of local organizations. The contest will be divided into three age categories: PreK - 2nd Grade; 3rd-6th Grade; 7th-12th Grade. Three winners in each category will receive the following prizes:

  • 1st - Dual Membership
  • 2nd - Four Pack of Zoo tickets with a Parking Pass
  • 3rd - Two Pack of Zoo Tickets with a Parking Pass

One artwork submission per person. All artwork cannot be larger than 12inches x 12inches square. All artwork must be submitted at the Croft Center between 9am - 4pm April 18-21 to be eligible. 

New for 2019! TIGER THEME: all artwork submitted should be related to tigers.

Pre-registration required. Turn your recycling into artwork!


Participating Organizations:

  • Metro Parks
  • Metro Recycling
  • Metro Water
  • Tennessee Bat Working Group
  • Tennessee State Parks
  • Urban Green Lab