Upcoming Events

  • Summer Splash H2Oliday, presented by Southern ICEE

    Jul 1st, 2017
    9:00am - 3:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    With temperatures on the rise, the Zoo transforms into a water wonderland complete with slides, wet and wild games, splashy attractions and more.

    A Cool Zone Tent lets guests stroll through a flurry of snow and “Club Chill” is the perfect spot to shake off the summer heat.

    Guests can pick up a keeper talk schedule at the front gate to see some of the Zoo’s animals devour their own brand of Popsicle, like frozen grapes, turkey broth pops and chilled meal worms.

    Summer Splash H2Oliday is included with Zoo admission. However, some activities have additional fees.

     

     

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  • Zzzoofari Slumber

    Jul 1st, 2017
    4:00pm - 11:55pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Join us for a unique camping experience as you sleep under the stars just a short distance away from the snoozing animals.

    Zzzoofari Slumber is an overnight camp session for families and escorted children. Recommended for kids ages 4 - 12 years old. Enjoy a variety of activities during the evening and a full breakfast the next morning. Bring your Zzzoofari Slumber registration email or membership card to the front gate to enjoy Summer Splash H2Oliday taking place all day Saturday, July 1! After a day of wet and wild games, campers will begin setting up camp for the night! 

    Schedule of Activities

    • 4 - 6 pm - Crafts and Tent Set-up
    • 6 - 7:30 pm - Jungle Gym, Wild Animal Carousel, Soaring Eagle Zipline, Hayride, and Nashville Stars Animal Show (starts at 7pm)
    • 7:30 - 9:30 pm - Corn hole and campfire with a marshmallow roast
    • 4 - 9:30 pm - Campers will be able to enjoy inflatable water slides as part of their camping festivities.

    Activities include hayrides, carousel and zipline rides (until 7pm), water-slide inflatables (until 9:30pm), an animal show, crafts, dinner provided by Chick-fil-A and marshmallow roast and a full breakfast in the morning.

     

    Packing list:

    • Tent
    • Sleeping bags, Pillows & Blankets
    • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste etc..)
    • Flashlight/ Battery powered lantern
    • Towel/change of clothes
    Recommended/Suggested Items:
    • Dinner Food/Snacks (to supplement the Chick-fil-A and marshmallow roast)
    • Camp chair or blanket
    • Musical instruments (any of you aspiring musicians out there are welcome to play or sing a little ditty around the campfire!)

    Pricing

    Members (age 4+) - $38
    Non-Members (age 4+) - $55
    Toddlers (age 2-4) - $15
    Groups of 8+ $30/each

    Pricing includes souvenir gift for registered children.

     

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  • Kroger Safari Fridays

    Jul 7th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Nashville Zoo

    Nashville Zoo and Kroger Offer BOGO Zoo Admission Deal

    Kroger Plus Card holders can take advantage of a special “buy one, get one” free Zoo ticket deal on Fridays during July and August as part of the annual Kroger Safari Fridays summer promotion.  

    Kroger Plus Card holders can present their card at Nashville Zoo’s ticket booth to receive a free ticket with the purchase of another ticket of equal or greater value. The offer is valid only on Fridays in July and August (July 7, 14, 21, 28 and Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25) and cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Kroger Plus Card holders are permitted one “buy one, get one” deal per Friday. 

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  • Kroger Safari Fridays

    Jul 14th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Nashville Zoo

    Nashville Zoo and Kroger Offer BOGO Zoo Admission Deal

    Kroger Plus Card holders can take advantage of a special “buy one, get one” free Zoo ticket deal on Fridays during July and August as part of the annual Kroger Safari Fridays summer promotion.  

    Kroger Plus Card holders can present their card at Nashville Zoo’s ticket booth to receive a free ticket with the purchase of another ticket of equal or greater value. The offer is valid only on Fridays in July and August (July 7, 14, 21, 28 and Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25) and cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Kroger Plus Card holders are permitted one “buy one, get one” deal per Friday. 

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  • July Member Night

    Jul 14th, 2017
    6:00pm - 9:30pm

    Join us on these special evenings as the Zoo stays open late for an exclusive Members-Only event. Most animal habitats will be open with keepers or docents stationed and ready to chat with you. Additional activities and animal encounters are in the works!

     

    Event Timeline

    6 - 7:45 pm
    FREE Wild Animal Carousel rides
    FREE Train rides
    FREE Inflatable play area
    (children 12 & under)
    7:30  pm
    Animal Presentation in Ampitheater

    Soaring Eagle Zip Line will be available for rides at the normal ticket rate during the event.

    Zoofari Cafe reopens at 5:30 pm for members who want to grab dinner before the event.

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    Recycling bins will be available at Member Night, so please bring in any recyclable batteries, old cellphones, CFL bulbs, and aluminum cans you may have at home. Our Green Team will gladly take them off your hands!

    Other Event Benefits

    10% Member discount at ZooFari Café
    50% Member discount on event tickets for additional guests
    (Guests listed on card are free.)

     

    Member Nights are strictly a privilege for Nashville Zoo members. For more information, email membership@nashvillezoo.org or become a member now!

     
     

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Are all activities available for the entire event?

    No, most of the open exhibits for the event will close at 7:30 p.m., some earlier. The evening's Keeper Experiences are listed in the schedule of events that you will receive along with your wristband for times, locations and topics. Carousel rides, train rides and other activities will close at 7:45 p.m. The animal presentation (7:30 p.m.) closes the evening. We recommend arriving between 5:30 - 5:45 p.m. to check out the schedule and have time to fully enjoy the event. 

    Are guests allowed?

    Yes, if you have a guest option on your card [indicated by GUEST on the back of the card] you may feel free to use it. This is a great way to show others how wonderful your Zoo membership is.


    What about bringing more guests than my card allows?

    Additional Member Night Event guest tickets may be purchased at the Ticket Booth at a special 50% rate* per person. These admissions may only be purchased by a current member, after 5 p.m.on the event date. Admission paid earlier in the day will not apply for the event.
    * $7.50 adult/teen, $5 child 2-12, $6.50 senior.


    Are reservations required?

    No, however, we will issue event wristbands to ensure that the Zoo may be cleared of all non-event visitors. Wristbands may be obtained as you enter.


    What about food?

    The ZooFari Cafe will remain open until 7:30 p.m., serving a selection of menu items. You may also choose to eat before arriving or bring a snack to enjoy as you walk.


    May we attend more than one Member Night?

    Absolutely.


    What if it rains?

    In the event that severe weather causes Member Night to be cancelled, every attempt will be made to post this on the membership line (615-833-1534 ext. 125), Zoo's website and Facebook page by 4 p.m. The event is typically "called" if heavy rain or lightning occur during the event. We are unable to reschedule the event.


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  • Kroger Safari Fridays

    Jul 21st, 2017
    All-day Event
    Nashville Zoo

    Nashville Zoo and Kroger Offer BOGO Zoo Admission Deal

    Kroger Plus Card holders can take advantage of a special “buy one, get one” free Zoo ticket deal on Fridays during July and August as part of the annual Kroger Safari Fridays summer promotion.  

    Kroger Plus Card holders can present their card at Nashville Zoo’s ticket booth to receive a free ticket with the purchase of another ticket of equal or greater value. The offer is valid only on Fridays in July and August (July 7, 14, 21, 28 and Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25) and cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Kroger Plus Card holders are permitted one “buy one, get one” deal per Friday. 

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