Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  • Special Animal Enrichment for Halloween

    Oct 20th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    On Saturday, Oct. 20, Nashville Zoo animals will be partaking in their own form of trick-or-treating as they enjoy seasonal favorites like cricket-filled pumpkins and more during a special Halloween-themed enrichment day. 

    Nashville Zoo animals receive daily enrichment to promote natural behaviors and ensure optimal physical and mental health. 

    Most animals will receive their seasonal treat when they are let out on exhibit for the day, while others will receive it during scheduled keeper talks. 

    Special Keeper Talks:

    9:30 - Siamang
    9:30 - Saltwater fish feeding in the Unseen New World
    10:00 - Rhino Iguana in Unseen New World
    10:00 - Saddle-billed Stork
    10:30 - Critter Encounters
    11:00 - Clouded Leopard
    11:00 - Red River Hog
    11:30 - Ring-Tailed Lemur
    11:30 - Bird Keeper Talk at Critter Encounters
    12:00 - Rhino Hornbill
    12:30 - Andean Bear
    1:30 - Spider Monkey
    1:30 - Tapir
    2:00 - Giraffe
    2:30 - Cougar

    More Details
  • Boo at the Zoo

    Oct 20th, 2018
    5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Grab your favorite costume and join us for 11 nights of delightfully frightful fun during our annual Halloween tradition, Boo at the Zoo!

    Event Dates & Times

       Fri. Oct. 12   |   Sat. Oct. 13   |   Sun. Oct. 14
       Thurs. Oct. 18   |   Fri. Oct. 19   |   Sat. Oct. 20   |   Sun. Oct. 21
       Thurs. Oct. 25   |   Fri. Oct. 26   |   Sat. Oct. 27   |   Sun. Oct. 28
       5-9 p.m. nightly

    Festive Fun

    Fall Festival Field features carnival games, bounce houses, dance parties, corn pit and more. The Howl-O-Ween Hayride takes riders on a trip through the Zoo’s backroads to discover magical scenes. Trick-or-treat around the Zoo trail and uncover festive treats made with sustainable palm oil. Enjoy special animal, science and magic shows. Visit the Frightful Farm to take a Dying Traditions home tour or brave the Haunted Barn.

     

    Ticket Types & Details

    Tickets are required for ALL guests, including kids under 2. Tickets are valid for one-time use only. You MUST bring your ticket to enter the event (tickets can be printed or scanned on a smart phone). Tickets are transferable person-to-person. No refunds or rainchecks.

    Flex Ticket
    Good for any non-Saturday night!

    Zoo Members: $13
    Non-members: $16
    Children under age 2: Free

    Buy Flex tickets

    Saturday+ Ticket
    Select one Saturday night to attend!

    Zoo Members: $14
    Non-members: $17
    Children under age 2: Free

    Should you not be able to attend on your selected Saturday, your ticket will be valid for one use on any remaining non-Saturday event night.

    Buy Saturday+ tickets

     

    Know Before You Go

    ANIMALS YOU'LL SEE

    Most animals will be in bed by the time the event starts, but a few favorites like to stay up late: Andean bears (till 6:30pm), Shell Station (till 7:30pm), antelope/zebra/ostrich on Africa Field (till 8:30pm) and flamingos (till 8:30pm).

    TRICK OR TREATING

    Boo at the Zoo is designed to create special memories for your family, not necessarily to bring home the biggest haul of candy. Kids can expect to visit about a dozen treat stations, collecting 1-2 pieces of candy at each. Please note, trick-or-treating is intended for children only.

    Beat the Crowds

    The last weekend of Boo at the Zoo is certainly the busiest. Regardless of which day you come, arrive early! Gates will open at 5 p.m.

    Plan for the weather

    Boo at the Zoo is rain or shine. In the event of rain, some activities may be delayed or cancelled.

    Food & Drink

    There will be food and beverage available for purchase during the event, but you are welcome to bring in outside food and drink.

    THE SCARE FACTOR

    After dark, some areas may be scary for young children. Your event guide (available upon entry) will provide more guidance.

    ADULT COSTUMES - Be Merry, Not Scary

    Adults are welcome to dress for the occasion. However, we do not permit adults to wear masks, clown outfits or scary costumes. All other costumes are up to Zoo security's discretion.

     

    Supported by:

    Apex Moving and Storage
    Civil Constructors
    Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery
    MetroPCS
    Office Furniture Concepts
    The Goddard School

    Become a Sponsor

    Interested in having your company involved with Boo at the Zoo? Email sponsorship@nashvillezoo.org to learn about our corporate package.

    More Details
  • Boo at the Zoo

    Oct 21st, 2018
    5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Grab your favorite costume and join us for 11 nights of delightfully frightful fun during our annual Halloween tradition, Boo at the Zoo!

    Event Dates & Times

       Fri. Oct. 12   |   Sat. Oct. 13   |   Sun. Oct. 14
       Thurs. Oct. 18   |   Fri. Oct. 19   |   Sat. Oct. 20   |   Sun. Oct. 21
       Thurs. Oct. 25   |   Fri. Oct. 26   |   Sat. Oct. 27   |   Sun. Oct. 28
       5-9 p.m. nightly

    Festive Fun

    Fall Festival Field features carnival games, bounce houses, dance parties, corn pit and more. The Howl-O-Ween Hayride takes riders on a trip through the Zoo’s backroads to discover magical scenes. Trick-or-treat around the Zoo trail and uncover festive treats made with sustainable palm oil. Enjoy special animal, science and magic shows. Visit the Frightful Farm to take a Dying Traditions home tour or brave the Haunted Barn.

     

    Ticket Types & Details

    Tickets are required for ALL guests, including kids under 2. Tickets are valid for one-time use only. You MUST bring your ticket to enter the event (tickets can be printed or scanned on a smart phone). Tickets are transferable person-to-person. No refunds or rainchecks.

    Flex Ticket
    Good for any non-Saturday night!

    Zoo Members: $13
    Non-members: $16
    Children under age 2: Free

    Buy Flex tickets

    Saturday+ Ticket
    Select one Saturday night to attend!

    Zoo Members: $14
    Non-members: $17
    Children under age 2: Free

    Should you not be able to attend on your selected Saturday, your ticket will be valid for one use on any remaining non-Saturday event night.

    Buy Saturday+ tickets

     

    Know Before You Go

    ANIMALS YOU'LL SEE

    Most animals will be in bed by the time the event starts, but a few favorites like to stay up late: Andean bears (till 6:30pm), Shell Station (till 7:30pm), antelope/zebra/ostrich on Africa Field (till 8:30pm) and flamingos (till 8:30pm).

    TRICK OR TREATING

    Boo at the Zoo is designed to create special memories for your family, not necessarily to bring home the biggest haul of candy. Kids can expect to visit about a dozen treat stations, collecting 1-2 pieces of candy at each. Please note, trick-or-treating is intended for children only.

    Beat the Crowds

    The last weekend of Boo at the Zoo is certainly the busiest. Regardless of which day you come, arrive early! Gates will open at 5 p.m.

    Plan for the weather

    Boo at the Zoo is rain or shine. In the event of rain, some activities may be delayed or cancelled.

    Food & Drink

    There will be food and beverage available for purchase during the event, but you are welcome to bring in outside food and drink.

    THE SCARE FACTOR

    After dark, some areas may be scary for young children. Your event guide (available upon entry) will provide more guidance.

    ADULT COSTUMES - Be Merry, Not Scary

    Adults are welcome to dress for the occasion. However, we do not permit adults to wear masks, clown outfits or scary costumes. All other costumes are up to Zoo security's discretion.

     

    Supported by:

    Apex Moving and Storage
    Civil Constructors
    Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery
    MetroPCS
    Office Furniture Concepts
    The Goddard School

    Become a Sponsor

    Interested in having your company involved with Boo at the Zoo? Email sponsorship@nashvillezoo.org to learn about our corporate package.

    More Details
  • Boo at the Zoo

    Oct 25th, 2018
    5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Grab your favorite costume and join us for 11 nights of delightfully frightful fun during our annual Halloween tradition, Boo at the Zoo!

    Event Dates & Times

       Fri. Oct. 12   |   Sat. Oct. 13   |   Sun. Oct. 14
       Thurs. Oct. 18   |   Fri. Oct. 19   |   Sat. Oct. 20   |   Sun. Oct. 21
       Thurs. Oct. 25   |   Fri. Oct. 26   |   Sat. Oct. 27   |   Sun. Oct. 28
       5-9 p.m. nightly

    Festive Fun

    Fall Festival Field features carnival games, bounce houses, dance parties, corn pit and more. The Howl-O-Ween Hayride takes riders on a trip through the Zoo’s backroads to discover magical scenes. Trick-or-treat around the Zoo trail and uncover festive treats made with sustainable palm oil. Enjoy special animal, science and magic shows. Visit the Frightful Farm to take a Dying Traditions home tour or brave the Haunted Barn.

     

    Ticket Types & Details

    Tickets are required for ALL guests, including kids under 2. Tickets are valid for one-time use only. You MUST bring your ticket to enter the event (tickets can be printed or scanned on a smart phone). Tickets are transferable person-to-person. No refunds or rainchecks.

    Flex Ticket
    Good for any non-Saturday night!

    Zoo Members: $13
    Non-members: $16
    Children under age 2: Free

    Buy Flex tickets

    Saturday+ Ticket
    Select one Saturday night to attend!

    Zoo Members: $14
    Non-members: $17
    Children under age 2: Free

    Should you not be able to attend on your selected Saturday, your ticket will be valid for one use on any remaining non-Saturday event night.

    Buy Saturday+ tickets

     

    Know Before You Go

    ANIMALS YOU'LL SEE

    Most animals will be in bed by the time the event starts, but a few favorites like to stay up late: Andean bears (till 6:30pm), Shell Station (till 7:30pm), antelope/zebra/ostrich on Africa Field (till 8:30pm) and flamingos (till 8:30pm).

    TRICK OR TREATING

    Boo at the Zoo is designed to create special memories for your family, not necessarily to bring home the biggest haul of candy. Kids can expect to visit about a dozen treat stations, collecting 1-2 pieces of candy at each. Please note, trick-or-treating is intended for children only.

    Beat the Crowds

    The last weekend of Boo at the Zoo is certainly the busiest. Regardless of which day you come, arrive early! Gates will open at 5 p.m.

    Plan for the weather

    Boo at the Zoo is rain or shine. In the event of rain, some activities may be delayed or cancelled.

    Food & Drink

    There will be food and beverage available for purchase during the event, but you are welcome to bring in outside food and drink.

    THE SCARE FACTOR

    After dark, some areas may be scary for young children. Your event guide (available upon entry) will provide more guidance.

    ADULT COSTUMES - Be Merry, Not Scary

    Adults are welcome to dress for the occasion. However, we do not permit adults to wear masks, clown outfits or scary costumes. All other costumes are up to Zoo security's discretion.

     

    Supported by:

    Apex Moving and Storage
    Civil Constructors
    Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery
    MetroPCS
    Office Furniture Concepts
    The Goddard School

    Become a Sponsor

    Interested in having your company involved with Boo at the Zoo? Email sponsorship@nashvillezoo.org to learn about our corporate package.

    More Details
  • Boo at the Zoo

    Oct 26th, 2018
    5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Grab your favorite costume and join us for 11 nights of delightfully frightful fun during our annual Halloween tradition, Boo at the Zoo!

    Event Dates & Times

       Fri. Oct. 12   |   Sat. Oct. 13   |   Sun. Oct. 14
       Thurs. Oct. 18   |   Fri. Oct. 19   |   Sat. Oct. 20   |   Sun. Oct. 21
       Thurs. Oct. 25   |   Fri. Oct. 26   |   Sat. Oct. 27   |   Sun. Oct. 28
       5-9 p.m. nightly

    Festive Fun

    Fall Festival Field features carnival games, bounce houses, dance parties, corn pit and more. The Howl-O-Ween Hayride takes riders on a trip through the Zoo’s backroads to discover magical scenes. Trick-or-treat around the Zoo trail and uncover festive treats made with sustainable palm oil. Enjoy special animal, science and magic shows. Visit the Frightful Farm to take a Dying Traditions home tour or brave the Haunted Barn.

     

    Ticket Types & Details

    Tickets are required for ALL guests, including kids under 2. Tickets are valid for one-time use only. You MUST bring your ticket to enter the event (tickets can be printed or scanned on a smart phone). Tickets are transferable person-to-person. No refunds or rainchecks.

    Flex Ticket
    Good for any non-Saturday night!

    Zoo Members: $13
    Non-members: $16
    Children under age 2: Free

    Buy Flex tickets

    Saturday+ Ticket
    Select one Saturday night to attend!

    Zoo Members: $14
    Non-members: $17
    Children under age 2: Free

    Should you not be able to attend on your selected Saturday, your ticket will be valid for one use on any remaining non-Saturday event night.

    Buy Saturday+ tickets

     

    Know Before You Go

    ANIMALS YOU'LL SEE

    Most animals will be in bed by the time the event starts, but a few favorites like to stay up late: Andean bears (till 6:30pm), Shell Station (till 7:30pm), antelope/zebra/ostrich on Africa Field (till 8:30pm) and flamingos (till 8:30pm).

    TRICK OR TREATING

    Boo at the Zoo is designed to create special memories for your family, not necessarily to bring home the biggest haul of candy. Kids can expect to visit about a dozen treat stations, collecting 1-2 pieces of candy at each. Please note, trick-or-treating is intended for children only.

    Beat the Crowds

    The last weekend of Boo at the Zoo is certainly the busiest. Regardless of which day you come, arrive early! Gates will open at 5 p.m.

    Plan for the weather

    Boo at the Zoo is rain or shine. In the event of rain, some activities may be delayed or cancelled.

    Food & Drink

    There will be food and beverage available for purchase during the event, but you are welcome to bring in outside food and drink.

    THE SCARE FACTOR

    After dark, some areas may be scary for young children. Your event guide (available upon entry) will provide more guidance.

    ADULT COSTUMES - Be Merry, Not Scary

    Adults are welcome to dress for the occasion. However, we do not permit adults to wear masks, clown outfits or scary costumes. All other costumes are up to Zoo security's discretion.

     

    Supported by:

    Apex Moving and Storage
    Civil Constructors
    Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery
    MetroPCS
    Office Furniture Concepts
    The Goddard School

    Become a Sponsor

    Interested in having your company involved with Boo at the Zoo? Email sponsorship@nashvillezoo.org to learn about our corporate package.

    More Details
  • Boo at the Zoo

    Oct 27th, 2018
    5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Grab your favorite costume and join us for 11 nights of delightfully frightful fun during our annual Halloween tradition, Boo at the Zoo!

    Event Dates & Times

       Fri. Oct. 12   |   Sat. Oct. 13   |   Sun. Oct. 14
       Thurs. Oct. 18   |   Fri. Oct. 19   |   Sat. Oct. 20   |   Sun. Oct. 21
       Thurs. Oct. 25   |   Fri. Oct. 26   |   Sat. Oct. 27   |   Sun. Oct. 28
       5-9 p.m. nightly

    Festive Fun

    Fall Festival Field features carnival games, bounce houses, dance parties, corn pit and more. The Howl-O-Ween Hayride takes riders on a trip through the Zoo’s backroads to discover magical scenes. Trick-or-treat around the Zoo trail and uncover festive treats made with sustainable palm oil. Enjoy special animal, science and magic shows. Visit the Frightful Farm to take a Dying Traditions home tour or brave the Haunted Barn.

     

    Ticket Types & Details

    Tickets are required for ALL guests, including kids under 2. Tickets are valid for one-time use only. You MUST bring your ticket to enter the event (tickets can be printed or scanned on a smart phone). Tickets are transferable person-to-person. No refunds or rainchecks.

    Flex Ticket
    Good for any non-Saturday night!

    Zoo Members: $13
    Non-members: $16
    Children under age 2: Free

    Buy Flex tickets

    Saturday+ Ticket
    Select one Saturday night to attend!

    Zoo Members: $14
    Non-members: $17
    Children under age 2: Free

    Should you not be able to attend on your selected Saturday, your ticket will be valid for one use on any remaining non-Saturday event night.

    Buy Saturday+ tickets

     

    Know Before You Go

    ANIMALS YOU'LL SEE

    Most animals will be in bed by the time the event starts, but a few favorites like to stay up late: Andean bears (till 6:30pm), Shell Station (till 7:30pm), antelope/zebra/ostrich on Africa Field (till 8:30pm) and flamingos (till 8:30pm).

    TRICK OR TREATING

    Boo at the Zoo is designed to create special memories for your family, not necessarily to bring home the biggest haul of candy. Kids can expect to visit about a dozen treat stations, collecting 1-2 pieces of candy at each. Please note, trick-or-treating is intended for children only.

    Beat the Crowds

    The last weekend of Boo at the Zoo is certainly the busiest. Regardless of which day you come, arrive early! Gates will open at 5 p.m.

    Plan for the weather

    Boo at the Zoo is rain or shine. In the event of rain, some activities may be delayed or cancelled.

    Food & Drink

    There will be food and beverage available for purchase during the event, but you are welcome to bring in outside food and drink.

    THE SCARE FACTOR

    After dark, some areas may be scary for young children. Your event guide (available upon entry) will provide more guidance.

    ADULT COSTUMES - Be Merry, Not Scary

    Adults are welcome to dress for the occasion. However, we do not permit adults to wear masks, clown outfits or scary costumes. All other costumes are up to Zoo security's discretion.

     

    Supported by:

    Apex Moving and Storage
    Civil Constructors
    Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery
    MetroPCS
    Office Furniture Concepts
    The Goddard School

    Become a Sponsor

    Interested in having your company involved with Boo at the Zoo? Email sponsorship@nashvillezoo.org to learn about our corporate package.

    More Details
  • Boo at the Zoo

    Oct 28th, 2018
    5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Grab your favorite costume and join us for 11 nights of delightfully frightful fun during our annual Halloween tradition, Boo at the Zoo!

    Event Dates & Times

       Fri. Oct. 12   |   Sat. Oct. 13   |   Sun. Oct. 14
       Thurs. Oct. 18   |   Fri. Oct. 19   |   Sat. Oct. 20   |   Sun. Oct. 21
       Thurs. Oct. 25   |   Fri. Oct. 26   |   Sat. Oct. 27   |   Sun. Oct. 28
       5-9 p.m. nightly

    Festive Fun

    Fall Festival Field features carnival games, bounce houses, dance parties, corn pit and more. The Howl-O-Ween Hayride takes riders on a trip through the Zoo’s backroads to discover magical scenes. Trick-or-treat around the Zoo trail and uncover festive treats made with sustainable palm oil. Enjoy special animal, science and magic shows. Visit the Frightful Farm to take a Dying Traditions home tour or brave the Haunted Barn.

     

    Ticket Types & Details

    Tickets are required for ALL guests, including kids under 2. Tickets are valid for one-time use only. You MUST bring your ticket to enter the event (tickets can be printed or scanned on a smart phone). Tickets are transferable person-to-person. No refunds or rainchecks.

    Flex Ticket
    Good for any non-Saturday night!

    Zoo Members: $13
    Non-members: $16
    Children under age 2: Free

    Buy Flex tickets

    Saturday+ Ticket
    Select one Saturday night to attend!

    Zoo Members: $14
    Non-members: $17
    Children under age 2: Free

    Should you not be able to attend on your selected Saturday, your ticket will be valid for one use on any remaining non-Saturday event night.

    Buy Saturday+ tickets

     

    Know Before You Go

    ANIMALS YOU'LL SEE

    Most animals will be in bed by the time the event starts, but a few favorites like to stay up late: Andean bears (till 6:30pm), Shell Station (till 7:30pm), antelope/zebra/ostrich on Africa Field (till 8:30pm) and flamingos (till 8:30pm).

    TRICK OR TREATING

    Boo at the Zoo is designed to create special memories for your family, not necessarily to bring home the biggest haul of candy. Kids can expect to visit about a dozen treat stations, collecting 1-2 pieces of candy at each. Please note, trick-or-treating is intended for children only.

    Beat the Crowds

    The last weekend of Boo at the Zoo is certainly the busiest. Regardless of which day you come, arrive early! Gates will open at 5 p.m.

    Plan for the weather

    Boo at the Zoo is rain or shine. In the event of rain, some activities may be delayed or cancelled.

    Food & Drink

    There will be food and beverage available for purchase during the event, but you are welcome to bring in outside food and drink.

    THE SCARE FACTOR

    After dark, some areas may be scary for young children. Your event guide (available upon entry) will provide more guidance.

    ADULT COSTUMES - Be Merry, Not Scary

    Adults are welcome to dress for the occasion. However, we do not permit adults to wear masks, clown outfits or scary costumes. All other costumes are up to Zoo security's discretion.

     

    Supported by:

    Apex Moving and Storage
    Civil Constructors
    Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery
    MetroPCS
    Office Furniture Concepts
    The Goddard School

    Become a Sponsor

    Interested in having your company involved with Boo at the Zoo? Email sponsorship@nashvillezoo.org to learn about our corporate package.

    More Details
  • Celebrate Reading

    Nov 3rd, 2018
    10:00am - 2:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    During the first two Saturdays in November, guests will have a chance to hear great stories while experiencing the Zoo’s animal habitats. During our annual “Celebrate Reading” event, visitors will follow a story map to hear a different children’s book read to them every half-hour at various stops around the Zoo. Celebrate Reading runs November 3 and 10 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. each day.

    The Zoo will offer complimentary attraction tickets (limit of four tickets per person) for anyone donating new or “like new” children’s books during the two Celebrate Reading dates. Attraction tickets can be used to ride on the carousel, zip line and train, or feed the lorikeets and tortoises. All books will be donated to Book ‘Em, a local nonprofit helping economically disadvantaged children discover the joy and value of reading through book ownership. Through their Nashville Kids book distribution program, Book 'em provides more than 30,000 books annually to children in middle Tennessee.

    The Zoo will offer a $2 discount on admission for anyone donating new or “like new” children’s books during the two Celebrate Reading dates. All books will be donated to Book ‘Em, a local non-profit helping economically disadvantaged children discover the joy and value of reading through book ownership.

    More Details
  • Celebrate Reading

    Nov 10th, 2018
    10:00am - 2:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    During the first two Saturdays in November, guests will have a chance to hear great stories while experiencing the Zoo’s animal habitats. During our annual “Celebrate Reading” event, visitors will follow a story map to hear a different children’s book read to them every half-hour at various stops around the Zoo. Celebrate Reading runs November 3 and 10 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. each day.

    The Zoo will offer complimentary attraction tickets (limit of four tickets per person) for anyone donating new or “like new” children’s books during the two Celebrate Reading dates. Attraction tickets can be used to ride on the carousel, zip line and train, or feed the lorikeets and tortoises. All books will be donated to Book ‘Em, a local nonprofit helping economically disadvantaged children discover the joy and value of reading through book ownership. Through their Nashville Kids book distribution program, Book 'em provides more than 30,000 books annually to children in middle Tennessee.

    The Zoo will offer a $2 discount on admission for anyone donating new or “like new” children’s books during the two Celebrate Reading dates. All books will be donated to Book ‘Em, a local non-profit helping economically disadvantaged children discover the joy and value of reading through book ownership.

    More Details
  • Military Appreciation Day, presented by Regions

    Nov 11th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Nashville Zoo and Regions Bank invite active military personnel, military veterans and their immediate families to receive free admission during Military Appreciation Day on Sunday, November 11.

    Military Appreciation Day is offered in gratitude for the commitment, bravery and sacrifices made by those who serve our country. In addition to regular Zoo activities, a special children’s fun zone will be set up on Festival Field with bounce houses, games and activities.

    The Grassmere Historic Home will be open to visitors on this day. A collection of military items will be on display downstairs and on the back porch of the house.

    Did you know?

    Nashville Zoo offers a discount throughout the year of $1 off each admission for military personnel and their families.

    Who is eligible?

    Active military personnel, military veterans and their immediate families

    How to receive the discount:

    Visitors must show their military ID, veteran organization ID, discharge papers or other official military identification to be given free admission. If not accompanied by military personnel, dependents must have official dependent ID cards to receive the discounted admission. Please note: The normal parking fee  will still apply.

     

    Special Keeper Talk Schedule

    9:30 - Poison Dart Frogs in Unseen New World
    10:00 - Rhinoceros Iguana in Unseen New World
    10:30 - Snowy Owl at Critter Encounter
    11:00 - Meerkat
    11:30 - Andean Bear
    12:00 - Red River Hog
    12:30 - Aviary
    1:00 - Cougar
    1:30 - Giraffe
    2:00 - Keeper Talk at the Historic Farm
    2:30 - Tapir

     

    Presented by:

    Supported by:

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  • Zoo Run Run

    Jan 26th, 2019
    3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Join a herd of runners at Zoo Run Run! This winter race takes runners and walkers on a 5K adventure throughout the Zoo’s property, including areas not available to the public. Families and children are encouraged to bundle up as they hit the trail. All proceeds from the Zoo Run Run help fund Zoo operations, including providing education programs for children, feeding our collection of over 2,300 animals and keeping our Zoo safe and clean for our visitors.

    View 2017 Race Results

     

    Event Schedule

    Saturday, January 26, 2019

    1:00 pm Zoo will close to guests
    1:30 pm Registration & Check-in
    3:00 pm Race Begins
    4:00 pm Awards and Refreshments

    Please note: Zoo Run Run is a rain, snow or shine event.
     

    Early Packet Pick-up:

    Friday, January 25 - 11 am to 7 pm

    Beat the crowds by picking up your race bib and shirt the day before the race. Registrants are allowed to pick up materials for friends and family members with a copy of their ID (a picture of the ID via phone is allowed). Pick-up is located at the Zoo's entrance.

    The Course

    A 5k trail will take you on an adventure throughout the Zoo's property. Be aware that some of the course is off-road. The race will be timed; interested registrants may purchase a tracking chip.

    Families and friends may come out for a brisk stroll, instead of a run. Have little ones? Grab your off-road stroller and join the fun!

    Please note, pets are not allowed on Zoo grounds.

    Food & Drink

    Refreshments and snacks will be served to participants as they complete the course. Adult beverages will be available for registrants ages 21+.

    Spectators may purchase a wristband to have access to refreshments, adult beverages and snacks either online or on the day of the event.

     
     

    Registration

    Registration opens November 7

    Early Bird Pricing (ends 12/31)

    Zoo Members

    Adult (ages 13+) - $30
    Child (ages 5-12) - $15
    Children under 4 - no registration needed

    Non-Members

    Adult (ages 13+) - $35
    Child (ages 5-12) - $15
    Children under 4 - no registration needed

    Add Chrono Tracking Chip - $3

    Regular Pricing (1/1 - 1/24 noon)

    Adult (ages 13+) - $42
    Child (ages 5-12) - $20
    Children under 4 - no registration needed
    Add Chrono Tracking Chip - $3

    Register now!

    Onsite Pricing

    Adult (ages 13+) - $50
    Child (ages 5-12) - $25
    Children under 4 - no registration needed
    Add Chrono Tracking Chip - $3

     

    Extras

    Spectator Refreshment Wristband - $10 + tax
    *may be purchased now or on race day (as available, supplies are limited); only needed if the spectator would like refreshments or snacks (spectating at the finish line is free)
     
    Additional T-shirts - $16 + tax

    Only paid, registered participants will receive a cotton long sleeve t-shirt. T-shirts will be distributed at packet pick-up in the size requested on participant registration.

    Additional shirts, including those for children under age 4, can be purchased in advance for $16 each.

    Day-of shirt purchases and trades for other sizes will be allowed at the end of the event if extra shirts are available.

    Please note: Zoo admission is not included with race registration. If you wish to enjoy the Zoo prior to the race, admission will need to be purchased separately.

     
     

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