Nashville Zoo is currently undergoing several construction projects as part of Phase I of Grow Wild, bringing two new animal exhibits and vastly improve one existing exhibit. These projects will take some time, and we appreciate your patience and support as we grow. We’ve answered a few questions to help you plan your visit.
The vast majority of the Zoo is not affected by our construction.
You can still walk through our popular Kangaroo Kickabout, get up close to our birds in Lorikeet Landing, watch apes play on Gibbon Islands and experience dozens of animal exhibits that have been at the Zoo for years.
Only three of our former exhibits are closed:
Three construction projects are taking place along our Jungle Loop Trail. With the exception of our tiger exhibit, all of this area was previously undeveloped. Across the way at Savannah Loop, one additional renovation is taking place in the elephant exhibit to prepare for the arrival of white rhinos.
We are working diligently to complete all of our work as quickly as possible. However, our passion for creating outstanding animal environments requires careful thought and attention to detail. This building philosophy makes it difficult to pin down a concrete completion timeline. The end result will be a beautiful zoological park and a source of pride for Nashville. We appreciate your patience as we Grow Wild!
If you haven’t been to the Zoo in a year, you can experience several new features:
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Nashville Zoo relies on your support to continue providing extraordinary animal care and education programs for the community, as well as our critical conservation initiatives.