One of the benefits of becoming a member of Nashville Zoo is discounted admission (50% unless noted below) to other zoos and aquariums with which we share a reciprocal agreement. See list of reciprocal zoos by state below.
When visiting another zoo or aquarium, it is always a good idea to call ahead before you visit to confirm participation in the Reciprocal Admissions program and any restrictions that may apply. Remember to take proof of your Nashville Zoo membership and ID with you.
The program covers discounted admission to the main facility on normal operating days and hours. This may exclude exhibits or events requiring an additional fee and other benefits such as parking, discounts and member events. Facilities without an admission fee may opt to offer an in-park discount instead. Each facility determines its own policies; the number of persons discounted is not necessarily equal to the persons listed on your membership card. Not all AZA institutions participate in the Reciprocal Admissions Program.
Members Of Reciprocal Partner Zoos Visiting Nashville Zoo:
Nashville Zoo offers a 47-50% admission discount depending on the day of your visit, unless noted below, for reciprocal zoo members. Discounted admission only applies to persons listed on the member card. Proof of current membership and ID is required. An $8 per vehicle parking fee will be charged. Excludes exhibits or events requiring an additional fee. Other benefits such as discounts and member events are NOT included.
Reciprocal discount tickets cannot be purchased online. Purchase your tickets at the Ticket Booth by presenting your membership card (not expired) for the reciprocal zoo to receive the discount.
AZA Members Visiting Nashville Zoo:
AZA levels AA, PA, PF, CO receive free admission for the member. Must present a valid AZA membership card (this is not the same as a membership at an AZA-accredited zoo or aquarium). Does not include parking.