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.


2017 Homeschool Days Class Schedule

August 16 & 17
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 19.


Sept. 20 & 21

Did you know that the rainforest is home to more than half of the world’s plants and animals? Join us as we journey into the depths of the rainforest to discover its great diversity and importance.

Registration opens August 23.


October 4
All About Africa

Did you know that Africa is the 2nd largest continent? And that it is the only continent split in half by the equator? Join us as we take a closer look at the continent of Africa.

Registration opens on September 18.


November 15 & 16
There's No Place Like Home

Join us at the Zoo as we explore local habitats to discover amazing plants and animals living in our backyard.

Registration opens on October 18.



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