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, but parents and other children are welcome 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.


2016 Homeschool Days Class Schedule

August 17 & 18
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.


September 21 & 22
Animal University

Do you have what it takes to be an animal trainer? In this program, learn important animal training techniques and discover how they are used in daily animal care.

September classes are sold out.


November 16 & 17
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 available online September 26th.



Daily class schedule:

Session 1: 10 - 11 am, Ages 5-6/Grades K-1
Session 2: 12 - 1:30 pm, Ages 7-9/Grades 2-4
Session 3: 2 - 3:30 pm, Ages 10-14/Grades 5-8

Cost of Program:

Member - $6
Non-Member - $13


Questions? Email, or call 615-833-1534 ext. 160