Community Outreach

Nashville Zoo has two styles of outreach programs, Wildlife on Wheels and Nashville Zoo Stars.


Wildlife on Wheels

Interactive, classroom-style program
Limited to 40 participants
3 animals, 30-45 minutes

Nashville Zoo Stars

Assembly-style OR Animal Mingle format
Perfect for large school groups, special events, private parties


Wildlife on Wheels

Nashville Zoo is proud to offer an exciting series of educational outreach programs to Middle Tennessee - "Wildlife on Wheels."

We offer a variety of programs aligned with Tennessee State Standards and Common Core while being packed with fun for all ages. These entertaining and educational programs feature live animals and activities brought right to your facility. Provide your group with an up-close experience with animals from around the world!

We have several programs that are available to travel to your site year round. Please click here to view our topic list. If none of these programs completely fits your needs, call us and we may be able to modify a program just for you.

 

Presentation format

Classroom-style, educational program covers a variety of topics

Can be customized for any grade/age level

Accommodates up to 40 participants

Each program features 3 animals and is 30-45 minutes long

Up to 3 consecutive programs can be booked for one location per day

Program Pricing

$165 per education group

Additional fees

Transportation fee - starting at $30 if outside of Davidson County

After-hours fee of $50 - if scheduled to begin after the Zoo closes

Layover fee of $50 - applies if multiple programs are scheduled non-consecutively at the same location on the same day

Indicate that you are a Title 1 School on the request form in order to receive more information about reduced rates.


Schedule a Wildlife on Wheels Program
 

Nashville Zoo Stars

Add a little wild to your next event by inviting a Nashville Zoo Star. Your guests will enjoy meeting one of our animals and learning interesting facts about the unique guest. Nashville Zoo Star programs can accommodate any size group.

 

Presentation formats & Pricing

Assembly-style

Appropriate for larger school groups, community/special events, and private functions

Features 3 animals in a 30 minute presentation

Pricing

$350 per assembly program
Additional fees may apply as described below

Animal Mingle

This format provides guests with a less formal presentation or meet-and-greet atmosphere

Features 2 animals for a 30 minute mingle

Pricing

$225 per Animal Mingle
Additional fees may apply as described below

 

Additional fees

Transportation fee - starting at $30 if outside of Davidson County, fees vary according to distance

After-hours fee of $50 - if scheduled to begin after the Zoo closes

Layover fee of $50 - applies if multiple programs are scheduled non-consecutively at the same location on the same day


Schedule a Nashville Zoo Stars Program
 
 

Important Information About Your Community Outreach Program

Animal choices are dependent on availability of animals, staff, the type of event and the size of the group. The ages of those in attendance are also taken into consideration. The program may be cancelled by the Zoo or impromptu animal substitutions may be made due to uncontrollable circumstances (weather, animal health, etc).

Programs are booked on a first-come, first-served basis, so advance reservations are required. Please book programs at least three weeks in advance.


For more information, email education@nashvillezoo.org, or call 615-833-1534 ext. 145.
 
 

Thanks to our proud education and outreach partner, Action Nissan.