Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  • Rockin' for Rhinos Conservation Concert

    Jul 26th, 2018
    6:00pm - 10:00pm
    Mercy Lounge

    Join Nashville Zoo for its second annual Rockin' for Rhinos Conservation Concert, presented by the Nashville AAZK chapter, on July 26 at Mercy Lounge. Enjoy live music and learn about AAZK's conservation programs taking place in zoos around the country and around the world. This event will benefit the conservation of all five endangered rhinoceros species, two of which have less than 100 individuals left in the wild. 18 and over only.

    Line-up includes:

    • Great Peacock
    • Pet Envy
    • Tayls
    • The Aquaducks
    • Creature Comfort
    • Forest Fire Gospel Choir
    • Bearheart
    • Temple Wildlife
    • Fox Grin

    RSVP on the Facebook Event page

    Ticket Types

    • General Admission (Doors open at 6pm)- $10
    • General Admission + Zoo Animal Meet and Greet (6-7pm) - $25

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  • Kroger Safari Fridays

    Jul 27th, 2018
    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 6, 13, 20, 27) and August (3, 10, 17, 24, 31) 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 cardholder, 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.
     
     

    Are you a Kroger Plus member? Add the Zoo as your Community Rewards beneficiary!

    • Step 1: Visit the Kroger Community Rewards webpage to enroll.
    • Step 2: Sign in with your Kroger account information.
    • Step 3: Click "Enroll Now" and scroll to "Community Rewards" at the bottom of the page.
    • Step 4: Click "Enroll."
    • Step 5: Search for and select Nashville Zoo.
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  • Red, White & Zoo

    Jul 27th, 2018
    7:00pm - 10:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Join us for Red, White & Zoo, our fourth 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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    Buy Member Rate tickets!

    TICKET TYPES & DETAILS

    Tickets now on sale!

    GENERAL ADMISSION

    MEMBERS $60  /  NON-MEMBERS $65

    Includes commemorative tasting glass and unlimited wine tastings.

    VIP ADMISSION

    MEMBERS $110  /  NON-MEMBERS $115
    • Everything included in General Admission along with exclusive access to VIP Lounge. 
    • Private entrance
    • Food pairings with select wines in a VIP Lounge

    DESIGNATED DRIVER TICKETS

    GA & VIP options available
    GENERAL ADMISSION - MEMBERS $25 / NON-MEMBERS $30
    • You must be 21+
    • You will not receive a tasting glass. You will receive a water and snack voucher at check in
    VIP - MEMBERS $50 / NON-MEMBERS $55
    • You must be 21+
    • Exclusive access to VIP Lounge
    • Private entrance
    • Food bites in a VIP Lounge

     

     

    WINE

    Alto Livello
    Angels & Cowboys
    Apriori
    Arrumaco
    Aviary
    Baci Dolci
    Big Top
    Biokult
    Borgo Maragliano
    Bread & Butter
    Cannonball
    Cave des Producteurs de Vouvray
    Cederberg
    Chateau Pegau
    Commanderie de la Bargemone
    Copa
    Des Amis
    Domaine Bousquet

    Domaine Bousquet Reserve
    Domaine des Carteresses
    Elodie Cuvee Florale
    Essentially Geared
    Fairvalley
    Gracciano della Seta Vino Nobile
    Henri Lagarde
    Jacques Pelvas
    Les Pouches
    Les Rocailles
    Lil Long Dog
    Los Monteros
    Monte Zovo
    Montmartre
    Moo Buzz
    Nina Bonita
    Old Soul

    OZV
    Pamplune
    Panarroz
    Plungerhead
    Pool Toy
    Pulpoloca
    Rascal
    Reckless love
    Serenissima
    Simple Life
    Torre Raone San Zopito Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
    Turno Noche
    Underwood
    Villa de Anges
    Vins Breban Casa Rossa
    White Knight
    Zanatta Vermintino di Gallura

    Other Beverages

    Craft Brews

    Appalachian Mountain Brewing
    Black Abbey Brewing
    House Beer
    MadTree Brewing Co.
    Whiner Beer Co.

    Import Beers

    La Trappe
    St Feullien
    Veltins

    Malts

    Mike's Hard Lemonade

    Food Trucks

    Mrs. Grissom's Panini Grill
    Cousins Maine Lobster
    Ugly Burgers
    Roadhouse Grille
    Funk Seoul Brother
    Steaming Goat

     


     

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  • Kroger Safari Fridays

    Aug 3rd, 2018
    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 6, 13, 20, 27) and August (3, 10, 17, 24, 31) 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 cardholder, 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.
     
     

    Are you a Kroger Plus member? Add the Zoo as your Community Rewards beneficiary!

    • Step 1: Visit the Kroger Community Rewards webpage to enroll.
    • Step 2: Sign in with your Kroger account information.
    • Step 3: Click "Enroll Now" and scroll to "Community Rewards" at the bottom of the page.
    • Step 4: Click "Enroll."
    • Step 5: Search for and select Nashville Zoo.
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  • Kroger Safari Fridays

    Aug 10th, 2018
    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 6, 13, 20, 27) and August (3, 10, 17, 24, 31) 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 cardholder, 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.
     
     

    Are you a Kroger Plus member? Add the Zoo as your Community Rewards beneficiary!

    • Step 1: Visit the Kroger Community Rewards webpage to enroll.
    • Step 2: Sign in with your Kroger account information.
    • Step 3: Click "Enroll Now" and scroll to "Community Rewards" at the bottom of the page.
    • Step 4: Click "Enroll."
    • Step 5: Search for and select Nashville Zoo.
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  • Kroger Safari Fridays

    Aug 17th, 2018
    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 6, 13, 20, 27) and August (3, 10, 17, 24, 31) 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 cardholder, 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.
     
     

    Are you a Kroger Plus member? Add the Zoo as your Community Rewards beneficiary!

    • Step 1: Visit the Kroger Community Rewards webpage to enroll.
    • Step 2: Sign in with your Kroger account information.
    • Step 3: Click "Enroll Now" and scroll to "Community Rewards" at the bottom of the page.
    • Step 4: Click "Enroll."
    • Step 5: Search for and select Nashville Zoo.
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  • August Member Night

    Aug 17th, 2018
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    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 Soaring Eagle zipline rides
    FREE Inflatable play area
    (children 12 & under)
    7:30  pm
    Animal Presentation in Ampitheater

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

    going green

    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, zip line 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.
    * $8.50 adult/teen, $6 child 2-12, $7.50 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) and 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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  • Meet Me at the Zoo: Princesses

    Aug 18th, 2018
    10:00am - 3:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Nashville Zoo will host a pack of popular princesses for our event series “Meet Me at the Zoo” on August 18. Guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite princess character and enjoy magical games and activities from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Festival Field.

    Meet and greet time slots will be offered throughout the day, see below to sign-up. At 4:15 p.m., we invite all the little princesses to gather on Festival Field for the Princess send-off parade.

    Scheduled Princesses

    Sleeping Beauty, the Frog Princess and The Little Mermaid. Should these princesses be called away to the castle, alternate princesses will join the fun.

    Princess Meet and Greet

    Sign up for a designated free time slot to meet, get autographs and take photos with several recognizable princess characters.

    Sign-ups will open August 1 around 10am.

    Select a time slot below to reserve your spot:

    Please note: When you sign up for a time slot you must arrive and line up at the designated meet and greet area on time. Should you fail to arrive on time, you forfeit your reservation and the line will be opened to non-registered guests until max line capacity has been met. Due to popularity of the meet and greets, we cannot accommodate late arrivals.

     
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  • Kroger Safari Fridays

    Aug 24th, 2018
    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 6, 13, 20, 27) and August (3, 10, 17, 24, 31) 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 cardholder, 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.
     
     

    Are you a Kroger Plus member? Add the Zoo as your Community Rewards beneficiary!

    • Step 1: Visit the Kroger Community Rewards webpage to enroll.
    • Step 2: Sign in with your Kroger account information.
    • Step 3: Click "Enroll Now" and scroll to "Community Rewards" at the bottom of the page.
    • Step 4: Click "Enroll."
    • Step 5: Search for and select Nashville Zoo.
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  • Kroger Safari Fridays

    Aug 31st, 2018
    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 6, 13, 20, 27) and August (3, 10, 17, 24, 31) 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 cardholder, 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.
     
     

    Are you a Kroger Plus member? Add the Zoo as your Community Rewards beneficiary!

    • Step 1: Visit the Kroger Community Rewards webpage to enroll.
    • Step 2: Sign in with your Kroger account information.
    • Step 3: Click "Enroll Now" and scroll to "Community Rewards" at the bottom of the page.
    • Step 4: Click "Enroll."
    • Step 5: Search for and select Nashville Zoo.
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  • Zoovie Night, presented by ICEE Company

    Aug 31st, 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.

    Movies

    • 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

    Sep 1st, 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 zip line 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!)

    Dates

    May 26-27
    September 1-2

    Pricing

    Members (age 4+) - $38
    Non-Members (age 4+) - $55
    Toddlers (age 2-3) - $15
    Groups of 8+ $30/each

    Pricing includes souvenir gift for registered children.

    Registration opens March 14.

    Register

     
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  • Sunset Safari, presented by UBS

    Sep 20th, 2018
    6:30pm - 9:30pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Eats, drinks and animals galore await you at Sunset Safari, Nashville Zoo's premier annual fundraising event.

    Named one of NFocus magazine's Best Parties, wildlife meets nightlife at this unique social event, featuring food and drinks from over 40 of Nashville's best restaurants, plus live entertainment and special animal hosts.

    Sunset Safari 2018 celebrates the opening of the Zoo's new Sumatran tiger exhibit. Get your tickets today and join us for this wild occasion on Thursday, September 20!

    Event Details

    Thursday, September 20 | 6:30 - 10:00 pm
    • Benefactors & Patrons enjoy early entry at 5:30pm.
    • Dress: Safari Chic. Wear your strolling shoes.
    • Ages 21+ only. No exceptions.
    • Event will be held rain or shine.

    Ticket Types

    Tickets now on sale!

    Admits two guests to the Patron Party in the VIP Lounge with unique animal experiences and special hors d'oeuvres, reserved parking and early entry at 5:30pm to the Main Event. All responses received by August 1 will be included on the invitation.

    Admits one guest to the Patron Party in the VIP lounge with unique animal experiences and special hors d'oeuvres. Includes early entry at 5:30pm to the Main Event.

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

    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 9/20/18 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 Chris Bontrager at cbontrager@nashvillezoo.org or 615-833-1534 x131 for more information.

    Event Hosts

    Presenting Benefactors

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

    Event Co-Chairs

    LeAnne Bottorff, Sara Dorfman, Karly Hart, Jordan Thompson

    Honorary Chairs

    Nashville Predators

     

    Food & Drink Vendors

    Sunset Safari features culinary delights from over 40 of Nashville's best restaurants and beverage purveyors. Full list of vendors will be announced in September.

     

    Presenting Sponsor:

     

    Supporting Sponsors:

     

    Contributing Sponsors:

     
     
     
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