Community Outreach

Community Outreach

Nashville Zoo is proud to offer an exciting series of educational outreach programs to Middle Tennessee - "Wildlife on Wheels." These entertaining and educational programs feature live animals and activities brought right to your facility. Provide your group – of any age or size – with an up-close experience with animals from around the world!


Program Offerings & Pricing

Early Childhood Program

Introduce your group of 2-3 year olds to their new favorite animals. Hear a favorite animal story from a zookeeper during an “Animal Tales” program, featuring a story and two animals.

Base price: $40, price will increase based on animal choice and other applicable fees.

Pre-K Program

Bring a little wild to your preschoolers! Choose to learn all about owls, explore the woods or investigate the rainforest with your group of 4-5 year olds.

Base price: $40, price will increase based on animal choice and other applicable fees.

K-12 Classroom Conservation Program

Spend an hour learning about endangered animals around the world and how you can help save them. Meet a few of the Zoo’s ambassador animals at the end of this instructional program.

Base price: $200, additional fees may apply as described below.


Zoo on the Move Program

Bring the Zoo to you with this formal presentation program! Perfect for any age group and any audience size. Customize your presentation by selecting 4-6 animals that will make your group go wild! Topics include habitats, classification, adaptations or customize your own topic.

Base price varies by group size: Up to 35 participants - $60; 36-70 participants - $75; 71-100 participants - $100; 101-200 participants - $200. Programs with more than 200 participants should contact us before booking to determine pricing.

Price will increase based on animal choice and other applicable fees.

Meet and Greet

Add a little wild to your next event by inviting a Nashville Zoo Star. Your guests will enjoy meeting our animals and learning interesting facts about these unique guests. Features two animals for 30 minutes, with no formal presentation.

Base price: $275, additional fees may apply as described below.


Book your program now!

Questions about your booking? Email us at

Attention Library Summer Reading Programs! Please call the Zoo's Outreach Office directly to book a program - 615-833-1534 ext. 145.


Additional Fees

Travel & Transportation Fee

Fees vary by location and distance traveled. We do not currently travel to counties not listed below.
  • Davidson County – Free
  • Cheatham, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, Wilson Counties - $30
  • Allen, Bedford, Cannon, Christian, Coffee, Dekalb, Dickson, Hickman, Logan, Macon, Marshall, Montgomery, Maury, Simpson, Smith, Todd, Trousdale Counties - $60
  • Barren, Clay, Franklin, Giles, Grundy, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Monroe, Moore, Perry, Putnam, Stewart, Trigg, Van Buren, Warren, White Counties - $90
  • Benton, Bledsoe, Cumberland, Decatur, Henry, Marion, Overton, Pickett, Sequatchie, Wayne Counties - $120

Layover Fee

1+ hour layover between programs - $30 flat fee


Before and After Hours Fee

March 11 - October 12, programs starting before 9 am or after 6 pm - $50
October 13 – March 10, programs starting before 9 am or after 4 pm - $50


Outreach Animals

From scales to fur to feathers, the animals available for Wildlife on Wheels Outreach Programs come in all shapes and sizes. We’ve broken them out into three groups, but each group includes a variety of mammals, reptiles and birds. Choose from our small but mighty ★ Animals or our most popular Zoo Stars from the ★★★ Animal line-up!

★ Animals | $45 each

These animals may be more common, but you’ve never seen them this close!

African Hedgehog
African Millipedes
Bearded Dragon
Chilean Rose Hair Tarantula
Common Crow
Corn Snake
Eastern Box Turtle
Emperor Scorpion
European Rabbit
Long-tailed Chinchilla
Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches
Nanday Conure
White's Tree Frog

★★ Animals | $60 each

You’ve probably never been in the same room with these animals before…

Belgian Hare
Colorado River Toads
Common Barn Owl
Double Yellow-Headed Amazon
Eastern Screech Owl
Egyptian Uromastyx
Gopher Tortoise
Honduran Milksnake
Kenya Sand Boa
New Guinea Blue-tongued Skink
Striped Skunk
Virginia Opossum

★★★ Animals | $80 each

These animals always steal the show! Get to know some of our most fascinating ambassador animals.

Boa Constrictor
Eurasian Eagle Owl
Flemish Giant Rabbit
Hyacinth Macaw
Linne's Two-toed Sloth
Palawan Binturong
Palm Cockatoo
Prehensile-tailed Porcupine


Contact Us

Questions about Wildlife on Wheels? Contact us at Please note, all programs must be booked online; we cannot book your program over the phone.

Booking for a library summer reading program? Please make a note in your reservation.


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