Upcoming Events

  • Kroger Safari Fridays

    Jul 28th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Nashville Zoo

    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 (July 7, 14, 21, 28) and August (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.

    Restrictions:

    • Only 1 "buy one, get one" deal can be given per card holder, per Friday. 
    • Have your Kroger Plus Card handy or proof of Kroger Plus membership ready on your phone. The Zoo CANNOT look up your Kroger number. You must have card or proof to take advantage of the deal. 
    • All Zoo admission tickets are nonrefundable.
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  • Red, White & Zoo

    Jul 28th, 2017
    7:00pm - 10:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Join us for Red, White & Zoo, our third annual wine tasting event. Experience the Zoo’s exotic habitats while enjoying wine from around the world. This is an adults-only evening fundraiser, guests under age 21 are not permitted.

    Wander the Zoo trails while enjoying unlimited samples of wine! Select exhibits will be open until sundown with keepers available to answer questions. Plus, live music, animal encounters and food available for purchase through local vendors.

     

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    Ticket Types & Details

    GENERAL ADMISSION

    One ticket - $65
    BUY 4+ Tickets for $60 each
    • Unlimited wine tastings
    • Commemorative glass

    VIP ADMISSION

    One ticket - $100
    BUY 4+ Tickets for $90 each
    • Everything included in General Admission
    • Food pairings with select wines
    • Private entrance
    • Exclusive access to VIP Lounge

    DESIGNATED DRIVER

    One ticket - $25
    • You must still be 21+
    • You will not receive a tasting glass. You will receive a water and snack voucher.

    Designated Driver VIP

    One ticket - $50
    • Water and snack voucher
    • Private entrance
    • Exclusive access to VIP Lounge
    • Food bites in VIP Lounge

     


     

    Enjoy Wines from Around the World

    United States

    Cannonball | Cycles Gladiator | Des Amis | Kings Ridge | Moo Buzz | Old Soul | Simple Life

    Europe

    Biokult | Familia Montana | Feudi del Duca | Gran Apasso | High Def | Losada El Pajaro | Louise Hauller | Pierre Amadieu | Ponte Florentia | Serenissima | Tarantas | Val de Loire | Villa des Anges | Vina Reboreda

    South America

    Domaine Bousquet | Dissident Reserve | El Negociante | Imperial Grant Reserve

    South Africa

    Cederberg | Fairvalley | Jardin | Jardin Prospector

    Food Trucks

    Music City Brisket
    Califarmia
    Cousins Maine Lobster
    Bao Down Nashville
    Banh Mi & Roll Factory
    Florinda's Food Truck
    Smoke Et AL

    Entertainment

    Irwin Entertainment
    Deep Groves
    Magnificent Light Entertainment Fire Performance

     

     

     


     

    Volunteer at Red, White & Zoo

    Are you interested in volunteering at Red, White & Zoo on Friday, July 28, 2017? There is one shift available: 6 - 11:30 pm. Volunteers will help set up, assist at attractions and stations and help as runners/floaters. Please note, volunteers must be at least 21 years old. Also, we do not accept volunteers needing court ordered service.

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  • Kroger Safari Fridays

    Aug 4th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Nashville Zoo

    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 (July 7, 14, 21, 28) and August (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.

    Restrictions:

    • Only 1 "buy one, get one" deal can be given per card holder, per Friday. 
    • Have your Kroger Plus Card handy or proof of Kroger Plus membership ready on your phone. The Zoo CANNOT look up your Kroger number. You must have card or proof to take advantage of the deal. 
    • All Zoo admission tickets are nonrefundable.
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  • Kroger Safari Fridays

    Aug 11th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Nashville Zoo

    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 (July 7, 14, 21, 28) and August (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.

    Restrictions:

    • Only 1 "buy one, get one" deal can be given per card holder, per Friday. 
    • Have your Kroger Plus Card handy or proof of Kroger Plus membership ready on your phone. The Zoo CANNOT look up your Kroger number. You must have card or proof to take advantage of the deal. 
    • All Zoo admission tickets are nonrefundable.
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  • Meet Me at the Zoo: Princesses

    Aug 12th, 2017
    10:00am - 3:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Nashville Zoo is expecting some royal guests on August 12th from 10am to 3pm. The princesses will be available for photos and to meet their majestic guests, who are encouraged to dress as their favorite fairy tale characters.

    Meet Me at the Zoo is included with general Zoo admission and Nashville Zoo membership.

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  • Kroger Safari Fridays

    Aug 18th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Nashville Zoo

    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 (July 7, 14, 21, 28) and August (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.

    Restrictions:

    • Only 1 "buy one, get one" deal can be given per card holder, per Friday. 
    • Have your Kroger Plus Card handy or proof of Kroger Plus membership ready on your phone. The Zoo CANNOT look up your Kroger number. You must have card or proof to take advantage of the deal. 
    • All Zoo admission tickets are nonrefundable.
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  • Zoovie Night, presented by Southern ICEE

    Aug 18th, 2017
    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 zipline! 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.

    Movies

    • May 26th- Paddington
    • August 18th- Shrek
    • September 1st- Zootopia

    Zoovie Cost

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

     

    Additional Amenities

    Mom Spot - Stop by this complimentary diaper changing station and privacy tent for nursing moms, hosted by Baby+Company.

    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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  • Great American Solar Eclipse: Animal Observation Experience

    Aug 21st, 2017
    Noon - 3:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Do animals behave differently when experiencing a total solar eclipse?

    That’s what Nashville Zoo intends to find out Aug. 21, 2017 when much of Middle Tennessee will witness an event that last took place in this area more than 150 years ago. To accomplish this, Zoo officials are asking guests to observe and record while experiencing the event.

    • The first 5,000 guests at the Zoo on this day will receive FREE solar eclipse glasses!
    • For Nashville, the solar eclipse will begin at roughly noon on Aug. 21, 2017 and reach totality about an hour and half later. Totality (when the moon is completely covering the sun) will last about 1.5 minutes before the sun begins to shine again.
    • During this time, Nashville Zoo guests will be encouraged to record animal behaviors through various means including photos, video and written observation. The Zoo will provide methods of gathering all data to share with future research.
    • We are very interested in discovering what our animals will do!
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  • Kroger Safari Fridays

    Aug 25th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Nashville Zoo

    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 (July 7, 14, 21, 28) and August (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.

    Restrictions:

    • Only 1 "buy one, get one" deal can be given per card holder, per Friday. 
    • Have your Kroger Plus Card handy or proof of Kroger Plus membership ready on your phone. The Zoo CANNOT look up your Kroger number. You must have card or proof to take advantage of the deal. 
    • All Zoo admission tickets are nonrefundable.
    More Details
  • Zoovie Night, Presented by Southern Icee

    Sep 1st, 2017
    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 zipline! 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.

    Movies

    • May 26th- Paddington
    • June 23rd- Shrek
    • September 1st- Zootopia

    Zoovie Cost

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

     

    Additional Amenities

    Mom Spot - Stop by this complimentary diaper changing station and privacy tent for nursing moms, hosted by Baby+Company.

    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

    Sep 2nd, 2017
    4:00pm - 9:00am
    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 Nashville Stars Animal Show (starts at 7pm)
    • 7:30 - 9:30 pm - Corn hole, inflatables and marshmallow roast

    Activities include hayrides, carousel and zipline rides (until 7pm), inflatables, 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
    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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  • Zzzoofari Slumber

    Sep 3rd, 2017
    4:00pm - 9:00am
    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 Nashville Stars Animal Show (starts at 7pm)
    • 7:30 - 9:30 pm - Corn hole, inflatables and marshmallow roast

    Activities include hayrides, carousel and zipline rides (until 7pm), inflatables, 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
    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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  • Heritage Music Festival

    Sep 23rd, 2017
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Grassmere Historic Home

    Nashville Zoo’s Heritage Music Festival,a hometown tour stop of WMOT Roots Radio, will take place on Saturday, September 23. The event, running from 10am-5pm, will honor the Zoo’s history with Americana style music on the front lawn and living history demonstrations on the back.

    Grab a blanket and spend the day listening to great music all while learning about the life and times of a few Nashvillians over the last 200 years including the remarkable conservation gift given to the city by the last two residents of Grassmere Home. Event included in the cost of admission; food, souvenirs, and additional activities available for purchase.

     

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    Main Stage Line Up

    10:00 AM - Clelia & Eric
    12:00 PM - Farmer & Adele
    2:00 PM - Music City Doughboys
    4:00 PM - Farmer Jason

    Kid’s Stage Line Up

    11:00 AM - Party Belles
    1:00 PM - Songs For Kids, By Jake
    3:00 PM - Mr. Steve Music

     

     

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    Golden Flake Snack Foods
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  • Sunset Safari, presented by UBS

    Sep 28th, 2017
    6:30pm - 9:30pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Sunset Safari is our annual celebration in support of Nashville Zoo. Spend a memorable evening enjoying food and drinks from the city’s best restaurants, live entertainment and special animal hosts. This year's event celebrates the Zoo's 20th Anniversary. Get your tickets today and join us for this momentous occasion on Sept. 28!

     

    Event Details

    Thursday, September 28 | 6:30 - 9:30 pm
    • 6:00 pm - Benefactors Reception begins in the VIP Lounge
    • 6:00-8:30 pm - Patrons Party in the VIP Lounge
    • 6:30-9:30 pm - Main Event

    Dress: Safari Chic. Wear your strolling shoes.
    Ages 21+ only. No exceptions.
    Event will be held rain or shine. All ticket sales are final.

     

    Ticket Levels

    Benefactors - $1000

    Admits two guests to the Benefactors Reception, which includes early admission to the VIP Lounge, more intimate conversation with Zoo President Rick Schwartz, reserved parking and access to the Patrons Party and Main Event. All responses received by August 7 will be included on the invitation.

    Patron - $250

    Admits one guest to the Patrons Party in the VIP lounge with unique animal experiences and special hors d'oeuvres. Includes Main Event.

    Main Event - $150

    Admits one guest to enjoy unlimited food and beverage from Nashville's finest restaurants and beverage providers.

    Junior Main Event - $75

    Admits one guest ages 21 to 29 to enjoy unlimited food and beverage from Nashville's finest restaurants and beverage providers.

    Buy tickets

    Online ticket sales end on 9/28/17 at midnight.
    Tickets will be available for purchase at the Zoo on the night of the event.

    If you would like to make a donation to Sunset Safari, please contact Belle Roberts at broberts@nashvillezoo.org or 615-833-1534 x129 for more information.

    Invite your Facebook friends to Sunset Safari!

     

    Presenting Benefactors

    Cathy and Jerry Johnson
    Nora and Kent Kirby
    Wanda and Jerry Lyle

     

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    Co-chairs

    Barbara Hagood
    Karly Hart
    Maxine Majors
    Whitney Musser

     


       

     


     

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