Things to do in Nashville | Nashville Zoo

Camps, Classes & Overnights

Ed-zoo-cational experiences for kids of all ages!

Nashville Zoo is proud to offer award-winning camps, classes and group programs to connect our community with nature.


School Services

School Group Trips
Homeschool Days
Parent/Teacher Resources
Student Resources


Wildlife on Wheels
Nashville Zoo Stars



Nashville Zoo Youth Programs


Zoo Tots

Nashville Zoo Camps


Fall Break
Spring Break

Nashville Zoo Boy Scout Girl Scout Campouts


Night Owls
Saturday Scouts

Nashville Zoo Animal Photography Classes


Private Lessons

Fun Day Camps

Summer Camps

Campers ages 4 to 18 can join us for day camps full of Zoo favorites and new adventures.

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School Break Camps

These exciting camps coincide with Metro Nashville's fall and spring breaks.

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Unique Classes

Zoo Tots 6-week class series for you and your tot

Each week you will make friends with nature through play experiences, art, songs, special animal friends and more.

Sign up your tot!


Homeschool Days Seasonal classes connect students to nature

Each of these engaging classes features live animal presentations and hands-on activities designed to meet the needs of specific age groups.

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Photography 2-4 hour private photography lessons

Learn how to capture amazing animal photos with Zoo photographer Amiee Stubbs.

Book a lesson

Group Programs

Night Owls An overnight adventure for groups of all types

Experience Nashville Zoo after dark for a WILD adventure featuring ed-zoocational activities, games, crafts and more.

Choose your snooze


Saturday Scouts Daytime programs designed just for scouts

These programs meet several badge and adventure requirements for Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and American Heritage Girls.

Book one for your troop!

Pathway to Animal Care Careers (PACC)

Pathway to Animal Care Careers (PACC) is an opportunity for high school students in Davidson County who are interested in a career in animal care to spend a day of experiential learning at Nashville Zoo. This free program aims to help diversify the animal care workforce by reaching out to culturally and socioeconomically underrepresented demographics surrounding the Zoo and expanding students’ awareness of animal care career options.

Applications are due by September 30, 2019. See application for more details.