Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  • Zoovie Night, presented by ICEE Company

    May 25th, 2018
    6:00pm - 10:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Join us for a fun family night under the stars!

    Zoovie Nights include games, inflatables, music, crafts and after-hour access to the carousel and zip line! When the sun goes down the evening’s feature film will play on a large inflatable screen, so pack a blanket and head to the Zoo!


    Event Schedule

    6 PM - Sunset
    • Inflatables, DJ and games on Festival Field
    • Face painting, crafts and concessions*
    • Carousel and zipline open*

    *additional fees apply

    Sunset - Movie time!

    Please note that Zoo animal trails will close at 6 pm and guests must stay in Festival Field area after Zoo closing time.


    • May 25th- Moana
    • August 31st- Zootopia

    Zoovie Cost

    Members - Free
    Non-Members - Included with day-of admission, OR $6 per person if entering after 6pm

    Inclement Weather

    In the case of inclement weather, please check the Zoo's Facebook page for up-to-date information. Weather-influenced cancellations will be made by 4:30pm on the day-of the event.


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  • Zzzoofari Slumber

    May 26th, 2018
    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. 

    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 Animal Show (starts at 7pm)
    • 7:30 - 9:30 pm - Corn hole, inflatables and campfire with a marshmallow roast

    Activities include hayrides, carousel and zipline rides (until 8:30 pm), inflatables (until 9:30pm), an animal show, crafts, dinner 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
    Recommended/Suggested Items:
    • Dinner Food/Snacks (to supplement provided dinner 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!)


    May 26-27
    September 1-2


    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.

    Registration opens March 14.


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  • Brew at the Zoo

    Jun 1st, 2018
    6:30pm - 11:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Seventh annual beer festival on tap for June 1!

    Nashville Zoo welcomes all species of beer lovers to the seventh annual Brew at the Zoo happening on Friday, June 1 from 6:30pm to 11pm. Animals, live music, local food trucks and over 100 craft beers are on tap at this unique after-hours event voted the best beer event in Nashville by Nashville Scene readers in 2014 and 2016.

    Buy tickets!

    Please note: The Zoo will close at 4pm on June 1 to prepare for Brew at the Zoo.


    Ticket Types & Details

    Tickets on sale now!


    Double up & Save

    Double up on adults-only fun at the Zoo this summer and save $$ when you purchase BOTH Brew at the Zoo and Red, White & Zoo tickets at once! The Summer Sips Combo option will appear after you click "Checkout" during the purchase process for Brew at the Zoo tickets.


    MEMBERS $60  /  NON-MEMBERS $65

    Includes commemorative tasting glass and unlimited 2oz samples from all participating craft breweries.


    MEMBERS $120  /  NON-MEMBERS $125
    • Everything included in General Admission along with exclusive access to VIP Lounge 
    • EXCLUSIVE meet-and-greet with our two clouded leopard cubs (6:00-7:00pm at VIP entrance)
    • Private entrance  
    • Access to the Conservation Lounge
    • Exclusive animal encounter (7:30-8:30pm)
    • Food pairings with select beers & wines in a VIP Lounge (6:30-9:30pm)


    GA & VIP options available
    • You must be 21+
    • You will not receive a tasting glass. You will receive a water and snack voucher at check in
    • You must be 21+
    • Exclusive access to VIP Lounge 
    • Private entrance
    • Exclusive animal encounter
    • Access to Conservation Lounge
    • Food pairings in a VIP Lounge (6:30 - 9:30pm)


    $10 IN ADVANCE  /  $15 AT THE DOOR
    • Get access to this swanky lounge with lounge seating, an exclusive brewery, door prizes and more
    • All proceeds support "Rainforest Trust" – a world leader in conservation protecting millions of acres of rainforest from destruction while helping the world's most endangered species thrive.
    • Limited tickets available!

    Buy tickets!



    • 2nd Shift Brewing
    • Asgard Brewing Co.
    • Austin Eastciders
    • B. Nektar Meadery
    • Ballast Point
    • Bell's Brewery
    • Black Abbey Brewing Company
    • Blackhorse Brewery
    • Blackstone Brewing Company
    • Bold Rock Hard Cider
    • Boulevard Brewing Company
    • BriarScratch Brewing
    • Chilero Beer
    • Country Boy Brewing
    • Devil's Backbone Brewing Co.
    • Diskin Cider
    • Dogfish Head
    • East Nashville Beer Works
    • Falls City Brewing Co.
    • Founders Brewing Company
    • Four Sons Brewing
    • Garr's Beer Co.
    • Good People Brewing Co.
    • Guinness
    • Gypsy Circus Cider
    • Half Batch Brewing
    • Hi-Wire Brewing
    • Hollow Pointe Brewery
    • Humulus Project
    • Jackalope Brewing Company
    • MadTree Brewery
    • Mantra Artisian Ales
    • Mill Creek Brewing Company
    • Mother Earth Brew Co.
    • Nashville Brewing Company
    • New Belgium Brewing
    • NOLA Brewing Co.
    • Press Premium Hard Seltzer
    • Red Silo Brewing Company
    • Rock Bottom
    • Starr Hill Brewery
    • Tailgate Beer
    • Tennessee Brew Works
    • Trimtab Brewing
    • Unity Vibration Kombucha
    • Wicked Weed Brewing
    • Wild Heaven Beer
    • World's Fair Beer
    • Yee Haw Brewing

    Food Trucks

    • Bao Down
    • Califarmia
    • Cousins Maine Lobster
    • DegThai
    • Frisson Soft Serve
    • Funk Seoul Brother
    • The Grilled Cheeserie
    • Hoss' Loaded Burgers
    • IL Forno
    • King Tut's
    • Music City Brisket
    • Smoke Et Al
    • Steaming Goat
    • That Awesome Taco Truck

    Know Before You Go

    • This event is ages 21+ only, no exceptions. Children are not permitted.
    • No public urination – if found in the bushes you will be removed.
    • No weapons of any kind.
    • No illegal substances.
    • Smoking (including vaping) is only permitted in a designated area, which will be noted on the festival map. Please do not smoke anywhere else. If found smoking in other areas, you will be asked to leave.
    • No bags or backpacks. Small purses are allowed.
    • No outside food or beverages. Water will be provided. Empty reusable water bottles are permitted.
    • No pets.
    • Please respect yourself, your fellow Brew patrons and the Zoo property.
    Be responsible. Don’t drink and drive.

    LYFT Promotion Code - coming soon!

    Lyft will provide a special Brew at the Zoo code that will offer riders:

    • New users: Get 2 free rides (up to $10 each)
    • Existing users: 15% off 2 rides to/from event
    • VIP ticket holders: 30% off round-trip

    Event parking

    Parking at Nashville Zoo will be FREE starting at 6pm. Please remember that parking is free during the event, but if you leave your car overnight it must be removed from the Zoo between 6am and 9am or your car will be towed.


    Supported By

    Middle Tennessee Honda Dealers
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  • Make Music Nashville

    Jun 21st, 2018
    10:00am - 2:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Nashville Zoo is once again taking part in Make Music Nashville! Make Music Nashville is an all-day festival taking place in various neighborhoods in Nashville, Tennessee on June 21st every year. Join us up at the Grassmere Historic Home and you can listen to various acts perform and even join in on a Harmonica Jam!



    Free for members. Included in admission.



    Historic Home Lawn:

    1pm – 2pm: Howard Pink Musical Jungle
    Description: Howard Pink and His Musical Garden Hoses: Everything you ever wanted to know about the French horn but were afraid to ask.

    2pm – 3pm: Make Music Nashville presents Harmonica Jam at the Zoo
    Description: Join us at Nashville Zoo’s Grassmere Historic Home for free harmonica lessons by Nashville’s Greg Hommert and harmonicas donated by Hohner! Harmonicas only available to first 100 children.

    Historic Home Entrance:

    1pm – 2pm: Vladopus9
    Description: Vladopus9 is the all original acoustic Folk/Americana (female vocalist and male acoustic guitarist) duo from here in Nashville.

    2:15pm – 3pm: The Busks
    Description: The Busks are a throwback Rock & Roll group with influences from classic 60s artists such as The Beatles, The Kinks, The Beach Boys, Simon & Garfunkel and more.

    3:15pm – 4pm: Courtney Dickinson**TENTATIVE**
    Description: Fiery is a clear description of both the sound and personality of Courtney Dickinson. Courtney plans to add her own fiery flavor to Country Music and make a place for "a female with a message" and introduce herself as the "new redhead in town!"

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