Homeschool Days

Homeschool Days

Join us for Nashville Zoo’s Homeschool Days!

These engaging programs encourage home school students to learn about the importance of conservation by exploring the world of animals. These are both enjoyable and educational programs that feature live animal presentations, hands-on activities, animal artifacts and an activity out on the Zoo trail (weather permitting) that will help students make connections between the lesson content and Nashville Zoo animals.

Each class is designed to meet the needs of the specified age groups, for this reason we ask that you register your children in their correct grade levels. Neither younger siblings or parents are allowed to sit-in on programs. Parents and other children are welcome to purchase admission or use their membership to tour the Zoo while your student is in class. Your child need only register for one class per month, we offer two days of programming simply to provide parents with flexibility in scheduling their child's class day at the Zoo.


Class Schedule

August 21 & 22
Getting To Know You

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to talk to animals? Join us for class as we observe animals to learn what their behavior is actually telling us.

Registration opens July 24.


September 18 & 19
Top of the Heap

Who’s eating whom? Join us at the Zoo as we learn about how energy travels between plants and animals from level to the next.

Registration opens on August 28.


October 2 & 3
The Scoop on Poop

Join us at the Zoo as we uncover the evidence that animals leave behind to help us learn about their behavior, their diet, and what they might look like.

Registration opens on September 18.


November 13 & 14
Going Green

Looking for ways to live a greener lifestyle? Students will learn how their personal choices can impact the environment and may even be inspired to start their own conservation projects.

Registration opens October 23.



Daily class schedule:

Session 1: 10 - 11 am, Grades K-1
Session 2: 12 - 1:30 pm, Grades 2-4
Session 3: 2 - 3:30 pm, Grades 5-8

Cost of Program:

Member - $6
Non-Member - $13


Questions? Email, or call 615-833-1534 ext. 165.


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