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.


2018 Homeschool Days Class Schedule

August 15 & 16
A Day in the Life

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to truly be a wild animal? Join us for this interactive program and follow animals through a typical day.

Registration opens July 25.


September 19 & 20
Surviving the Wild

The need to survive has created spectacular diversity in the animal kingdom. Discover how and why animals are so different.

Registration opens August 29.


October 3 & 4
Sense-Sational Animals

Is it possible for an animal to smell with its tongue? Taste with its feet? See with its ears? You'll be introduced to animals through the five senses.

Registration opens on September 19.


November 14 & 15
Endangered Species

This month, students will discover the reasons why some species have become endangered or extinct, and how we can help.

Registration opens on October 24.



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. 142


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