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 21 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.
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.
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!"
With temperatures on the rise, the Zoo transforms into a water wonderland complete with slides, wet and wild games, splashy attractions and more.
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 popsicles, like frozen grapes, turkey broth pops and chilled meal worms.
Summer Splash H2Oliday is included with Zoo admission. However, some activities have additional fees.
Join us for Red, White & Zoo, our fifth 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 and a curated selection of craft beers! A number of 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.
Summer Sips Combo: Save $10!
Buy full-price tickets
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.
Includes commemorative tasting glass and unlimited wine tastings.
Angels & Cowboys
Bread & Butter
Cave des Producteurs de Vouvray
Commanderie de la Bargemone
Domaine Bousquet Reserve
Domaine des Carteresses
Elodie Cuvee Florale
Gracciano della Seta Vino Nobile
Lil Long Dog
Torre Raone San Zopito Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Villa de Anges
Vins Breban Casa Rossa
Zanatta Vermintino di Gallura
Appalachian Mountain Brewing
Black Abbey Brewing
MadTree Brewing Co.
Whiner Beer Co.
Mike's Hard Lemonade
Cousins Maine Lobster
Funk Seoul Brother
Mrs. Grissom's Panini Grill
The Urban Juicer
Sumatran tigers are the most endangered tigers in the world. Visit Nashville Zoo on July 29 for Global Tiger Day and learn more about what the zoo is doing to help and how you can help protect these majestic big cats.
Zoovie Nights include games, inflatables, music, and after-hours 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!
*additional fees apply
Please note that Zoo animal trails will close at 6 pm and guests must stay in Festival Field area after Zoo closing time.
Members - Free
Non-Members - Included with day-of admission, OR $6 per person if entering after 6 pm
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 4:30 pm on the day-of the event.
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.
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.
August 31-September 1
Members (age 4+) - $38
Non-Members (age 4+) - $58
Member Toddlers (age 2-4) - $16
Non-Member Toddlers (age 2-4) - $30
Groups of 8+ $33/each
Pricing includes souvenir gift for registered children and unlimited rides for guests from 4pm-9:30pm.
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 50 of Nashville's best restaurants, plus live entertainment and special animal hosts.
Get your tickets today and join us for this wild occasion on Thursday, September 19!
*Please note that the Zoo will close at 2:00 on Sept. 19 to prepare for this event.
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.
Online ticket sales end on 9/18/19 at 11:59 PM.
Tickets will be available for purchase at the Zoo on the night of the event.
Unable to attend? Make a tax-deductible donation to Sunset Safari.
Cathy and Jerry Johnson, Nora and Kent Kirby, Wanda and Jerry Lyle
Allison DeMarcus, Julie Dretler, Karly Hart and Jennie Garth Lowe
For more information about Sunset Safari, please contact Amanda Holler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-833-1534 x129.
Sunset Safari features culinary delights from over 50 of Nashville's best restaurants and beverage. Check back in August for a full listing of vendors.
Competition judges, including Andrew Little (Executive Chef at Josephine), Brad Schmitt (columnist for Inside Nashville, The Tennessean) and Abby Demmer (founder of The Nashville Guide), will award "best savory dish" and "best sweet dish" to their Sunset Safari favorites. Plus, YOU can vote for your favorite for the People's Choice Award!