Upcoming Events

  • Brew at the Zoo, presented by ML Rose

    Jun 2nd, 2017
    6:30pm - 11:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    BREW AT THE ZOO ON TAP FOR JUNE 2!

    Nashville Zoo welcomes all species of beer lovers to the sixth annual Brew at the Zoo happening on Friday, June 2 from 6:30pm to 11pm.

    Animals, live music, local food trucks and 100 craft beers are on tap at this unique after-hours event voted the best beer event in Nashville by Nashville Scene in 2014 and 2016.

    Please note: The Zoo will close at 5 p.m. to prepare for Brew at the Zoo.

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    TICKET TYPES & DETAILS

    GENERAL ADMISSION - $65

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

    VIP ADMISSION - $125

    • Everything included in General Admission along with exclusive access to VIP Lounge. 
    • Private entrance
    • Access to the Conservation Lounge
    • Exclusive animal encounter
    • Food pairings with select Best Brands' beers & wines in a VIP Lounge (6:30-9:30pm)
     

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    DESIGNATED DRIVER TICKETS

    GA - $25 
    • You must be 21+
    • You will not receive a tasting glass. You will receive a water and snack voucher at check in
    VIP - $55
    • 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)

    ADD ON CONSERVATION LOUNGE

    $10/ADVANCE OR $15/AT 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!

     

     

    Breweries

    • Anderson Valley Brewing Company
    • Argus Cidery
    • Asgard Brewing Co.
    • Austin Eastciders
    • Ballast Point
    • Bear Republic Brewing Company
    • Bell's Brewery
    • Black Abbey Brewing Company
    • Blackstone
    • Blue Pants Brewery
    • Bold Rock Hard Cider
    • Boston Beer Company
    • Boulevard
    • Briar Scratch Brewing
    • Caldera
    • Catawba
    • Cigar City Brewing Company
    • Cold Fusion Brewing
    • Crankers Brewing
    • Czanns
    • Devil's Backbone Brewing Co.
    • Dogfish Head
    • Duck-Rabbit
    • East Nashville Beer Works
    • Falls City Brewing Co.
    • Fat Bottom Brewing
    • Good People Brewing
    • Gypsy Circus Cider
    • Hap & Harry's
    • Hi-Wire Brewing
    • Jackalope
    • Jack's Hard Cider
    • Kuhnhenn Brewing
    • Lagunitas
    • Little Harpeth
    • Mantra Brewing
    • Mayday Brewing
    • Mighty Swell
    • Mill Creek Brewing Company
    • Music City Beer Company
    • Napa Smith Brewery
    • Nashville Brewing Company
    • New Heights Brewing Company
    • Noble Hard Cider
    • Ole Shed Brewing Company
    • Oskar Blues Brewery
    • Press
    • Red Silo Brewing Company
    • Rock Bottom
    • Smith & Lentz Brewery
    • Starr Hill Brewery
    • Steel Barrel Brewing
    • Straight To Ale
    • Sweetwater Brewing Company
    • Tailgate Beer
    • Tallgrass Brewing Company
    • Tennessee Brew Works
    • Tin Man Brewing Company
    • Uinta Brewing
    • Wild Heaven Beer
    • Yazoo
    • Yee Haw Brewing
    • Yellowhammer Brewing

    Food

    • Bao Down
    • Califarmia
    • Cousins Maine Lobster
    • DegThai
    • Frisson Soft Serve
    • Funk Seoul Brother
    • Hoss' Loaded Burgers
    • King Tut's Food Truck
    • Music City Brisket
    • Rita's Ice Truck
    • Smoke Et Al
    • Steaming Goat Food Truck
    • The Grilled Cheeserie
    • Yayo's OMG

    Entertainment

    • Crucial Bros
    • Deep Groves
    • Grasstime
    • Irwin Entertainment
    • Los Dos Amigos
    • RePercussion
    • Suspended Gravity
    • Tony Memmel
    Food Trucks

     

    event rules

    • 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.

    travel information

    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.

     


     

    Volunteer at Brew at the Zoo!

    Volunteer at Nashville’s most unique craft beer event! Volunteers assist with event set up, attractions, pour beer at stations and help as runners/floaters. The event has live music, activities, a conservation competition, food trucks and over 100 craft beers on tap. Stations are set up throughout the park. Groups are welcome but each volunteer in the group must sign up individually on the Zoo website online form as it’s an agreement. Group volunteers must indicate their group affiliation in the comment box provided on the form. No walk-ups, volunteers must sign up and be confirmed in advance in order to participate. One shift available: 5:30-11:30pm. Volunteers must be 21 and older.

    Sign up to volunteer!

     


     

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    Supported By:

     
    Middle Tennessee Honda Dealers
    Lyft
    M and M Event Rentals
    Rhizome
     
    Interested in becoming a sponsor?

     

     

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  • June Member Night

    Jun 16th, 2017
    6:00pm - 8:00pm

    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.

    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 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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  • Make Music Nashville

    Jun 21st, 2017
    10:00am - 2:00pm

    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!

     

    PRICING:

    Free for members. Included in admission.

     

    SCHEDULE:

    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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  • Zoovie Night, Presented by Southern Icee

    Jun 23rd, 2017
    6:00pm - 10:00pm

    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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  • Summer Splash H2Oliday, presented by Southern ICEE

    Jul 1st, 2017
    10:00am - 5:00pm

    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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  • 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.

    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 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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  • Red, White & Zoo

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

    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
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    • Unlimited wine tastings
    • Commemorative glass

    VIP ADMISSION

    One ticket - $115
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    • Everything included in General Admission
    • Food pairings with select wines
    • Private entrance
    • Exclusive access to VIP Lounge located in one of the new exhibits

    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 - $65

     


     

     

     

     


     

    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 - 10:30 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.

    Sign up to volunteer

     


     

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  • Zoovie Night, Presented by Southern Icee

    Sep 1st, 2017
    6:00pm - 10:00pm
    Festival Field

    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.

     
     

    Sponsored by:

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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 campfire with hot dog 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 campfire with hot dog 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.

    Main Stage Lineup and Kid's Stage Lineup will be announced soon. 

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    Main Stage Line Up

    10:00 - 10:45 a.m. -  The Erabellas
    11:00 - 11:45 a.m. - TN Warblers
    Noon - 12:45 p.m. - Carolina Story
    1:00 - 1:45 p.m. - The Danberrys
    2:15 - 3:00 p.m. - Grasstime
    3:45 - 4:30 p.m. - Luke Amelang
    5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Jeff Black

    Kid’s Stage Line Up

    11:45 - Noon - Storytelling by Jane Marshall
    12:45 - 1:00 p.m. - Storytelling by Jane Marshall
    1:45 - 2:15 p.m. - Bill Crosby
    3:00 - 3:45 p.m. - The Happy Racers
    4:30 - 5:00 p.m. - Animal Meet & Greet

     

    Additional Amenities

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

     

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    Golden Flake Snack Foods
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