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 daycares, head start programs and organized home schools. To qualify for the school group rate, each group must have 20 or more students, and register and pay for their visit at least one week in advance.




(ages 2-18)

Title 1 Schools: $3*
All Other Schools: $6

*School must appear on the most recent Department of Education Title I Schools List


1 teacher/chaperone admitted FREE per every 10 students
Additional Adults - Purchase regular tickets online or at the ticket booth


School buses and chaperones park free


Activity Stations

Enhance you class field trip to the Zoo even more by participating in our field trip activity stations. Stations provide engaging activities that complement your curriculum and help inspire future conservationists. Pilot testing for the stations will occur between 10am and 12pm on Mondays-Thursdays with each day focusing on a specific grade. 

When you arrive for your field trip, an education representative will be available to assist in locating stations. Dates and topics for each grade are listed below:

Grades K-1  (Senses/Basic Needs): Monday
Grades 2-4  (Biodiversity/Adaptations): Tuesday
Grades 5-8  (Endangered Species/Interdependence): Wednesday
Grades 9-12 (Conservation): Thursday

This is a free activity. Registration is not required.

Add Lunch

$7.50 - hot dog or deli sandwich meal
Fill out a lunch request form


Additional Add-ons

Enhance your visit to the Zoo by experiencing one of our in-park attractions. Nashville Zoo offers attraction tickets to school groups at a special discount rate of $1.50 per ticket (normally $2 per ticket).

  • 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 (Middle and high school students on field trips are not permitted on the Jungle Gym)

Registration & Payment

Registration: Full payment is required at time of registration, at least one week prior to your visit. We recommend registering within a month of your visit.

Payment & Refund Policy: We accept credit cards and checks only. No refunds will be issued.

How to Register

If paying by credit card: Send an email to (be sure to include your school name) and our staff will send you a unique link you will use to register and pay for your group. You will receive a confirmation email with your receipt and chaperone tickets.

If paying by check: Generate a quote for your trip using this form (be sure to click "Print Form" at the bottom). Provide a copy to your finance/purchasing department, then mail a copy of the quote with your check to the Zoo (see address below). Your check must be received at least one week prior to your visit. 

Nashville Zoo
ATTN:  Education Specialist
3777 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211

Full payment is required at the time of registration, at least one week prior to your visit. Payments should be made via school credit card as we no longer accept checks or automatic clearing house payments. No refunds will be issued once payment has been received.


For more information about field trips or to register your school group, please contact 615-833-1534 x165 or email