School Group Trips

School Group Trips

Bring your class to Nashville Zoo for a day full of fun and educational adventures!


Who qualifies as a School Group?

School group rates apply only to accredited schools, preschools, year-round day cares, head start programs and organized home schools. To qualify for the school group rate, each group must have 20 or more people and complete a registration form at least three weeks in advance. Home schools with less than 20 people should contact for pricing information.


School Group Trip Costs

Student Prices

Title 1 Schools (Davidson County only): $3
All Other Schools: $6
Admission rates apply for students ages 2-18.

Adult Prices

1 teacher/chaperone admitted FREE per every 10 students
Additional Adults - $10 each



School buses park free
Chaperones driving their own vehicle will have to pay a $7 parking fee

Add a Wild Encounter program

$2 per participant, including chaperones
*Only available from August to May
Learn more about our Wild Encounter Programs


Add Lunch

$6.50 (hot dog) or $7.50 (deli sandwich)
Fill out this lunch request form


Add Souvenirs

Prices range from $5 to $10



Additional Add-ons

Enhance your visit to the Zoo by experiencing one of our in-park attractions. Nashville Zoo is proud to offer attraction tickets to school groups at a special discount rate of $1.50 per ticket (normally $2 per ticket). Tickets must be purchased at the ticket booth upon arrival at the Zoo.
  • Lorikeet Landing Feeding Experience: 1 ticket
  • Shell Station Feeding Experience: 1 ticket
  • Soaring Eagle Zip Line: 4 tickets (Riders must be at least 42" tall)
  • Wild Animal Carousel: 1 ticket (Riders must be at least 42" tall)
  • Wilderness Express Train Ride: 1 ticket (Recommended for preschool-aged children)
  • Jungle Gym: Free Attraction (Unchaperoned high schoolers are not permitted on the Jungle Gym)


Payment is collected at the ticket booth on the day of arrival. Schools must make one payment for the entire group in the form of cash, credit card (Visa, Mastercard, or Discover), or school/business-affiliated check. Please note that anyone paying separately will be charged the full price of admission.


For more information about field trips, please contact 615-833-1534 ext. 165 or email

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