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

March 14 & 15
Animal Wrappers

Fur, feathers, skin, scales and exoskeletons. Body coverings are just one way to classify animals. Join us for an introduction to animal classification.

Registration opens February 21.


April 18 & 19
Down the Hatch

Join us at the Zoo as we learn all about the food web by exploring the appetites of our animal friends.

Registration opens March 28.


May 16 & 17
Everybody Sheds

Shedding or molting is an important part of every animal’s life. Come join us as we learn the many reasons why animals shed.

Registration opens on April 25.



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