Upcoming Events

  • World Rhino Day Celebration, presented by LGI Homes

    Sep 24th, 2017
    10:00am - 2:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    World Rhino Day Celebration, presented by LGI Homes. Although World Rhino Day is being celebrated internationally on Friday, we will be hosting an event for Zoo guests on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests can participate in activities that focus on the conservation of the white rhinoceros.

    Rhino poaching has increased dramatically over the past decade, threatening the survival of the species. In South Africa alone, poachers kill three or more white rhinos per day to feed the increasing demand for rhino horn on the black market, where a rhino horn can be worth $30,000 per pound. In addition to poaching, human development has fragmented landscapes where rhinos live, leading to smaller, isolated populations that cannot reach each other to breed.

    Since 2014, the Zoo has given $44,500+ to the International Rhino Foundation, and is committed to donating an additional $25,000 per year for the next five years. These contributions have helped support many rhino conservation projects in Africa, including anti-poaching and community engagement initiatives. In addition, the Zoo’s rhinos serve as ambassadors for their species - educating and inspiring guests to take action to save the species - while also contributing to valuable rhinoceros research used in several conservation programs around the world.

    During the Zoo’s World Rhino Day Celebration, volunteers will be at the Zoo’s white rhinoceros exhibit from 10am to 2pm with biofacts, educational activities, crafts and games for kids. Rhino keepers will be hosting two special keeper talks at 11am and 1:30pm. A rhino-themed children’s story will be read at 10:30am and 1pm.

     

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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

     

    Event Hosted By

    Event
    Co-chairs

    Barbara Hagood
    Karly Hart
    Maxine Majors
    Whitney Musser

    Honorary Chairs

    Connie Britton
    Kim & Brad Paisley

     


     

    Food & Drink Vendors

    Adele's
    Amerigo Italian Restaurant
    Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream
    Blue Chair Bay Rum
    Chago's Cantina
    Chauhan Ale & Masala House
    Dick's Last Resort
    Edley's Bar-B-Que
    Granite City Food & Brewery
    Hattie B's Hot Chicken
    I Love Juice Bar
    Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville
    Kayne Prime
    Kickin' Coffee & Tea
    Ludlow & Prime
    Mission BBQ
    Moto Cucina + Enoteca
    Nashville Farmers' Market
    Nashville Sweets
    Nordstrom's Ebar
    Nordstrom's Grill
    Noshville
    Nucci's Gelato
    Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co.
    Padrino's Pops
    Paul's Chocolate
    Rodizio Grill
    Saint Añejo
    Sambuca
    Sidekicks Cafe
    Silo
    Table 3 Restaurant & Market
    TailGate Beer
    TánsuĊ
    Tavern
    Taziki's
    Tempered Cafe & Chocolate
    The Bridge at Renaissance Hotel
    The Melting Pot
    The Mockingbird
    Tin Roof
    Virago
    Vui's Kitchen
    Whiskey Kitchen
    Wildhorse Saloon
     

     


     

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    Supporting Sponsors:

     

    Contributing Sponsors:

       

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  • Fall Gardening Class Series

    Sep 30th, 2017
    11:00am - Noon
    Garden behind the Historic Home

    Nashville Zoo and the Davidson County Master Gardeners are hosting gardening classes on Saturdays this September. The informal sessions cover a variety of topics, including monarch butterflies, preparing for spring, canning, and seed saving.

    Fall gardening classes are free with Zoo admission and take place at 11 a.m. at the Grassmere Historic Farm gardens located behind the home. Master Gardeners leading the session will answer guests’ questions and provide handouts, soil sample kits, and other helpful items.

    • September 2: Saving the Monarchs
    • September 9: Fall Veggies and Preparations for Spring Planting
    • September 16: Yes, You Can Can: Canning and Preserving
    • September 30: Seed to Seed: An Introduction to Seed Saving

    The award-winning Davidson County Master Gardeners are responsible for the complete restoration of the Grassmere Historic Home’s gardens. For the last 19 years, the Master Gardeners have provided the manpower, resources and expertise to keep the areas around the historic home both beautiful and bountiful.

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  • Boo at the Zoo

    Oct 13th, 2017
    5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Tickets on sale now!

    Nashville’s littlest ghosts and goblins are invited to don their favorite costume for Boo at the Zoo, presented by The Children’s Hospital at Centennial.

    Join us for 10 nights of delightfully frightful fun during our annual Halloween tradition!

    Tickets include: games, entertainment, carousel rides, hayrides, trick-or-treating and more.

    Additional fees apply for Soaring Eagle zip line* and concessions.

    *Unlimited Ride Pass holders will be able to enjoy free rides during the event.

    Are you a member and want to add the Unlimited Ride Pass? In general, the Membership Building is not open during special events. Please plan ahead and make your purchase during regular Zoo hours.

    Dates & Times

    Friday, Oct. 13 | 5-9pm
    Saturday, Oct. 14 | 5-10pm
    Sunday, Oct. 15 | 5-9pm

    Friday, Oct. 20 | 5-9pm
    Saturday, Oct. 21 | 5-10pm
    Sunday, Oct. 22 | 5-9pm

    Thursday, Oct. 26 | 5-9pm
    Friday, Oct. 27 | 5-9pm
    Saturday, Oct. 28 | 5-10pm
    Sunday, Oct. 29 | 5-9pm
     

       

    Ticket 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 shown on a smart phone)
    • Tickets are transferable person-to-person. You can give your tickets to someone else; you do not need to notify us.
    • No refunds or rainchecks

    Flex Tickets

    Maximum flexibility, maximum fun!

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

    • Each ticket admits one person for one non-Saturday night of the event

    Buy Flex Tickets

    Saturday Flex+ Ticket

    Choose a Saturday night & get an extra hour of fun!

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

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

    Buy Saturday Flex+ Tickets




    What merry adventures await you this year?

    FALL FESTIVAL FIELD

    Experience a fall festival like no other! Our Festival Field features carnival games, bounce houses, dance parties, carousel, corn pit and more. Don’t miss the Howl-O-Ween Hayride, which takes riders on a trip through the Zoo’s backroads to uncover magical scenes, festive friends and a stop through our famous Bubble Tunnel.

    Story Tail Treat Trail

    Take a walk around Zoo trail and uncover festive treats around every corner. Our candy selection is palm oil-free and includes favorites like M&M’s, Smarties, Skittles and more. Please note, trick-or-treating is intended for children only.

     
    Enchanted Village

    Get your picture taken with a princess or superhero, meet our talking pumpkin, enjoy a special animal show, see science and magic shows, and other entertainment at this special interactive area.

    Frightful Farm

    Designed for the super brave, spooky tales and scary surprises await. Take a Dying Traditions home tour and learn superstitions of the Victorian Age or visit the Haunted Barn and brave the zombies that have taken over.

     


    Know Before You Go

    ANIMALS YOU'LL SEE

    Expect to see these animals as you stroll along the candy trails:

    • Africa Field - open until 8:30 p.m.
    • Shell Station- open until 7:30 p.m.
    • Flamingo Lagoon- open until 8:30 p.m.

    THE SCARE FACTOR

    After dark, these areas may be a little scary for very young children:
    • Troll Bridge
    • Vortex Valley
    • Scary-Go-Round
    • Howl-O-Ween Hayride
    These areas can be scary for young children:
    • Frightful Farm
    • Haunted Barn
    • Dying Traditions & Superstitions Historic House tour
     

    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.

    Food & Drink

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

     

    ADULT COSTUMES

    Adults attending Boo at the Zoo are welcome to dress for the occasion. However, Boo at the Zoo is intended to be merry, not scary. In general, we do not permit adults to wear masks or scary costumes. Due to recent events, adult clown costumes are not permitted. All other costumes are up to Zoo security's discretion.

    Plan for the weather

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




    Volunteer

    It takes many volunteers to make Boo at the Zoo happen. If you have questions about volunteering, email boovolunteers@nashvillezoo.org.

    Sign up to volunteer

    Become a Sponsor

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

    Presenting Sponsor

     

    Sponsored by:

     
    More Details
  • Boo at the Zoo

    Oct 14th, 2017
    5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Tickets on sale now!

    Nashville’s littlest ghosts and goblins are invited to don their favorite costume for Boo at the Zoo, presented by The Children’s Hospital at Centennial.

    Join us for 10 nights of delightfully frightful fun during our annual Halloween tradition!

    Tickets include: games, entertainment, carousel rides, hayrides, trick-or-treating and more.

    Additional fees apply for Soaring Eagle zip line* and concessions.

    *Unlimited Ride Pass holders will be able to enjoy free rides during the event.

    Are you a member and want to add the Unlimited Ride Pass? In general, the Membership Building is not open during special events. Please plan ahead and make your purchase during regular Zoo hours.

    Dates & Times

    Friday, Oct. 13 | 5-9pm
    Saturday, Oct. 14 | 5-10pm
    Sunday, Oct. 15 | 5-9pm

    Friday, Oct. 20 | 5-9pm
    Saturday, Oct. 21 | 5-10pm
    Sunday, Oct. 22 | 5-9pm

    Thursday, Oct. 26 | 5-9pm
    Friday, Oct. 27 | 5-9pm
    Saturday, Oct. 28 | 5-10pm
    Sunday, Oct. 29 | 5-9pm
     

       

    Ticket 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 shown on a smart phone)
    • Tickets are transferable person-to-person. You can give your tickets to someone else; you do not need to notify us.
    • No refunds or rainchecks

    Flex Tickets

    Maximum flexibility, maximum fun!

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

    • Each ticket admits one person for one non-Saturday night of the event

    Buy Flex Tickets

    Saturday Flex+ Ticket

    Choose a Saturday night & get an extra hour of fun!

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

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

    Buy Saturday Flex+ Tickets




    What merry adventures await you this year?

    FALL FESTIVAL FIELD

    Experience a fall festival like no other! Our Festival Field features carnival games, bounce houses, dance parties, carousel, corn pit and more. Don’t miss the Howl-O-Ween Hayride, which takes riders on a trip through the Zoo’s backroads to uncover magical scenes, festive friends and a stop through our famous Bubble Tunnel.

    Story Tail Treat Trail

    Take a walk around Zoo trail and uncover festive treats around every corner. Our candy selection is palm oil-free and includes favorites like M&M’s, Smarties, Skittles and more. Please note, trick-or-treating is intended for children only.

     
    Enchanted Village

    Get your picture taken with a princess or superhero, meet our talking pumpkin, enjoy a special animal show, see science and magic shows, and other entertainment at this special interactive area.

    Frightful Farm

    Designed for the super brave, spooky tales and scary surprises await. Take a Dying Traditions home tour and learn superstitions of the Victorian Age or visit the Haunted Barn and brave the zombies that have taken over.

     


    Know Before You Go

    ANIMALS YOU'LL SEE

    Expect to see these animals as you stroll along the candy trails:

    • Africa Field - open until 8:30 p.m.
    • Shell Station- open until 7:30 p.m.
    • Flamingo Lagoon- open until 8:30 p.m.

    THE SCARE FACTOR

    After dark, these areas may be a little scary for very young children:
    • Troll Bridge
    • Vortex Valley
    • Scary-Go-Round
    • Howl-O-Ween Hayride
    These areas can be scary for young children:
    • Frightful Farm
    • Haunted Barn
    • Dying Traditions & Superstitions Historic House tour
     

    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.

    Food & Drink

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

     

    ADULT COSTUMES

    Adults attending Boo at the Zoo are welcome to dress for the occasion. However, Boo at the Zoo is intended to be merry, not scary. In general, we do not permit adults to wear masks or scary costumes. Due to recent events, adult clown costumes are not permitted. All other costumes are up to Zoo security's discretion.

    Plan for the weather

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




    Volunteer

    It takes many volunteers to make Boo at the Zoo happen. If you have questions about volunteering, email boovolunteers@nashvillezoo.org.

    Sign up to volunteer

    Become a Sponsor

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

    Presenting Sponsor

     

    Sponsored by:

     
    More Details
  • Boo at the Zoo

    Oct 15th, 2017
    5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Tickets on sale now!

    Nashville’s littlest ghosts and goblins are invited to don their favorite costume for Boo at the Zoo, presented by The Children’s Hospital at Centennial.

    Join us for 10 nights of delightfully frightful fun during our annual Halloween tradition!

    Tickets include: games, entertainment, carousel rides, hayrides, trick-or-treating and more.

    Additional fees apply for Soaring Eagle zip line* and concessions.

    *Unlimited Ride Pass holders will be able to enjoy free rides during the event.

    Are you a member and want to add the Unlimited Ride Pass? In general, the Membership Building is not open during special events. Please plan ahead and make your purchase during regular Zoo hours.

    Dates & Times

    Friday, Oct. 13 | 5-9pm
    Saturday, Oct. 14 | 5-10pm
    Sunday, Oct. 15 | 5-9pm

    Friday, Oct. 20 | 5-9pm
    Saturday, Oct. 21 | 5-10pm
    Sunday, Oct. 22 | 5-9pm

    Thursday, Oct. 26 | 5-9pm
    Friday, Oct. 27 | 5-9pm
    Saturday, Oct. 28 | 5-10pm
    Sunday, Oct. 29 | 5-9pm
     

       

    Ticket 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 shown on a smart phone)
    • Tickets are transferable person-to-person. You can give your tickets to someone else; you do not need to notify us.
    • No refunds or rainchecks

    Flex Tickets

    Maximum flexibility, maximum fun!

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

    • Each ticket admits one person for one non-Saturday night of the event

    Buy Flex Tickets

    Saturday Flex+ Ticket

    Choose a Saturday night & get an extra hour of fun!

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

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

    Buy Saturday Flex+ Tickets




    What merry adventures await you this year?

    FALL FESTIVAL FIELD

    Experience a fall festival like no other! Our Festival Field features carnival games, bounce houses, dance parties, carousel, corn pit and more. Don’t miss the Howl-O-Ween Hayride, which takes riders on a trip through the Zoo’s backroads to uncover magical scenes, festive friends and a stop through our famous Bubble Tunnel.

    Story Tail Treat Trail

    Take a walk around Zoo trail and uncover festive treats around every corner. Our candy selection is palm oil-free and includes favorites like M&M’s, Smarties, Skittles and more. Please note, trick-or-treating is intended for children only.

     
    Enchanted Village

    Get your picture taken with a princess or superhero, meet our talking pumpkin, enjoy a special animal show, see science and magic shows, and other entertainment at this special interactive area.

    Frightful Farm

    Designed for the super brave, spooky tales and scary surprises await. Take a Dying Traditions home tour and learn superstitions of the Victorian Age or visit the Haunted Barn and brave the zombies that have taken over.

     


    Know Before You Go

    ANIMALS YOU'LL SEE

    Expect to see these animals as you stroll along the candy trails:

    • Africa Field - open until 8:30 p.m.
    • Shell Station- open until 7:30 p.m.
    • Flamingo Lagoon- open until 8:30 p.m.

    THE SCARE FACTOR

    After dark, these areas may be a little scary for very young children:
    • Troll Bridge
    • Vortex Valley
    • Scary-Go-Round
    • Howl-O-Ween Hayride
    These areas can be scary for young children:
    • Frightful Farm
    • Haunted Barn
    • Dying Traditions & Superstitions Historic House tour
     

    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.

    Food & Drink

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

     

    ADULT COSTUMES

    Adults attending Boo at the Zoo are welcome to dress for the occasion. However, Boo at the Zoo is intended to be merry, not scary. In general, we do not permit adults to wear masks or scary costumes. Due to recent events, adult clown costumes are not permitted. All other costumes are up to Zoo security's discretion.

    Plan for the weather

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




    Volunteer

    It takes many volunteers to make Boo at the Zoo happen. If you have questions about volunteering, email boovolunteers@nashvillezoo.org.

    Sign up to volunteer

    Become a Sponsor

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

    Presenting Sponsor

     

    Sponsored by:

     
    More Details
  • Boo at the Zoo

    Oct 20th, 2017
    5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Tickets on sale now!

    Nashville’s littlest ghosts and goblins are invited to don their favorite costume for Boo at the Zoo, presented by The Children’s Hospital at Centennial.

    Join us for 10 nights of delightfully frightful fun during our annual Halloween tradition!

    Tickets include: games, entertainment, carousel rides, hayrides, trick-or-treating and more.

    Additional fees apply for Soaring Eagle zip line* and concessions.

    *Unlimited Ride Pass holders will be able to enjoy free rides during the event.

    Are you a member and want to add the Unlimited Ride Pass? In general, the Membership Building is not open during special events. Please plan ahead and make your purchase during regular Zoo hours.

    Dates & Times

    Friday, Oct. 13 | 5-9pm
    Saturday, Oct. 14 | 5-10pm
    Sunday, Oct. 15 | 5-9pm

    Friday, Oct. 20 | 5-9pm
    Saturday, Oct. 21 | 5-10pm
    Sunday, Oct. 22 | 5-9pm

    Thursday, Oct. 26 | 5-9pm
    Friday, Oct. 27 | 5-9pm
    Saturday, Oct. 28 | 5-10pm
    Sunday, Oct. 29 | 5-9pm
     

       

    Ticket 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 shown on a smart phone)
    • Tickets are transferable person-to-person. You can give your tickets to someone else; you do not need to notify us.
    • No refunds or rainchecks

    Flex Tickets

    Maximum flexibility, maximum fun!

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

    • Each ticket admits one person for one non-Saturday night of the event

    Buy Flex Tickets

    Saturday Flex+ Ticket

    Choose a Saturday night & get an extra hour of fun!

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

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

    Buy Saturday Flex+ Tickets




    What merry adventures await you this year?

    FALL FESTIVAL FIELD

    Experience a fall festival like no other! Our Festival Field features carnival games, bounce houses, dance parties, carousel, corn pit and more. Don’t miss the Howl-O-Ween Hayride, which takes riders on a trip through the Zoo’s backroads to uncover magical scenes, festive friends and a stop through our famous Bubble Tunnel.

    Story Tail Treat Trail

    Take a walk around Zoo trail and uncover festive treats around every corner. Our candy selection is palm oil-free and includes favorites like M&M’s, Smarties, Skittles and more. Please note, trick-or-treating is intended for children only.

     
    Enchanted Village

    Get your picture taken with a princess or superhero, meet our talking pumpkin, enjoy a special animal show, see science and magic shows, and other entertainment at this special interactive area.

    Frightful Farm

    Designed for the super brave, spooky tales and scary surprises await. Take a Dying Traditions home tour and learn superstitions of the Victorian Age or visit the Haunted Barn and brave the zombies that have taken over.

     


    Know Before You Go

    ANIMALS YOU'LL SEE

    Expect to see these animals as you stroll along the candy trails:

    • Africa Field - open until 8:30 p.m.
    • Shell Station- open until 7:30 p.m.
    • Flamingo Lagoon- open until 8:30 p.m.

    THE SCARE FACTOR

    After dark, these areas may be a little scary for very young children:
    • Troll Bridge
    • Vortex Valley
    • Scary-Go-Round
    • Howl-O-Ween Hayride
    These areas can be scary for young children:
    • Frightful Farm
    • Haunted Barn
    • Dying Traditions & Superstitions Historic House tour
     

    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.

    Food & Drink

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

     

    ADULT COSTUMES

    Adults attending Boo at the Zoo are welcome to dress for the occasion. However, Boo at the Zoo is intended to be merry, not scary. In general, we do not permit adults to wear masks or scary costumes. Due to recent events, adult clown costumes are not permitted. All other costumes are up to Zoo security's discretion.

    Plan for the weather

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




    Volunteer

    It takes many volunteers to make Boo at the Zoo happen. If you have questions about volunteering, email boovolunteers@nashvillezoo.org.

    Sign up to volunteer

    Become a Sponsor

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

    Presenting Sponsor

     

    Sponsored by:

     
    More Details
  • Boo at the Zoo

    Oct 21st, 2017
    5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Tickets on sale now!

    Nashville’s littlest ghosts and goblins are invited to don their favorite costume for Boo at the Zoo, presented by The Children’s Hospital at Centennial.

    Join us for 10 nights of delightfully frightful fun during our annual Halloween tradition!

    Tickets include: games, entertainment, carousel rides, hayrides, trick-or-treating and more.

    Additional fees apply for Soaring Eagle zip line* and concessions.

    *Unlimited Ride Pass holders will be able to enjoy free rides during the event.

    Are you a member and want to add the Unlimited Ride Pass? In general, the Membership Building is not open during special events. Please plan ahead and make your purchase during regular Zoo hours.

    Dates & Times

    Friday, Oct. 13 | 5-9pm
    Saturday, Oct. 14 | 5-10pm
    Sunday, Oct. 15 | 5-9pm

    Friday, Oct. 20 | 5-9pm
    Saturday, Oct. 21 | 5-10pm
    Sunday, Oct. 22 | 5-9pm

    Thursday, Oct. 26 | 5-9pm
    Friday, Oct. 27 | 5-9pm
    Saturday, Oct. 28 | 5-10pm
    Sunday, Oct. 29 | 5-9pm
     

       

    Ticket 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 shown on a smart phone)
    • Tickets are transferable person-to-person. You can give your tickets to someone else; you do not need to notify us.
    • No refunds or rainchecks

    Flex Tickets

    Maximum flexibility, maximum fun!

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

    • Each ticket admits one person for one non-Saturday night of the event

    Buy Flex Tickets

    Saturday Flex+ Ticket

    Choose a Saturday night & get an extra hour of fun!

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

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

    Buy Saturday Flex+ Tickets




    What merry adventures await you this year?

    FALL FESTIVAL FIELD

    Experience a fall festival like no other! Our Festival Field features carnival games, bounce houses, dance parties, carousel, corn pit and more. Don’t miss the Howl-O-Ween Hayride, which takes riders on a trip through the Zoo’s backroads to uncover magical scenes, festive friends and a stop through our famous Bubble Tunnel.

    Story Tail Treat Trail

    Take a walk around Zoo trail and uncover festive treats around every corner. Our candy selection is palm oil-free and includes favorites like M&M’s, Smarties, Skittles and more. Please note, trick-or-treating is intended for children only.

     
    Enchanted Village

    Get your picture taken with a princess or superhero, meet our talking pumpkin, enjoy a special animal show, see science and magic shows, and other entertainment at this special interactive area.

    Frightful Farm

    Designed for the super brave, spooky tales and scary surprises await. Take a Dying Traditions home tour and learn superstitions of the Victorian Age or visit the Haunted Barn and brave the zombies that have taken over.

     


    Know Before You Go

    ANIMALS YOU'LL SEE

    Expect to see these animals as you stroll along the candy trails:

    • Africa Field - open until 8:30 p.m.
    • Shell Station- open until 7:30 p.m.
    • Flamingo Lagoon- open until 8:30 p.m.

    THE SCARE FACTOR

    After dark, these areas may be a little scary for very young children:
    • Troll Bridge
    • Vortex Valley
    • Scary-Go-Round
    • Howl-O-Ween Hayride
    These areas can be scary for young children:
    • Frightful Farm
    • Haunted Barn
    • Dying Traditions & Superstitions Historic House tour
     

    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.

    Food & Drink

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

     

    ADULT COSTUMES

    Adults attending Boo at the Zoo are welcome to dress for the occasion. However, Boo at the Zoo is intended to be merry, not scary. In general, we do not permit adults to wear masks or scary costumes. Due to recent events, adult clown costumes are not permitted. All other costumes are up to Zoo security's discretion.

    Plan for the weather

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




    Volunteer

    It takes many volunteers to make Boo at the Zoo happen. If you have questions about volunteering, email boovolunteers@nashvillezoo.org.

    Sign up to volunteer

    Become a Sponsor

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

    Presenting Sponsor

     

    Sponsored by:

     
    More Details
  • Boo at the Zoo

    Oct 22nd, 2017
    5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Tickets on sale now!

    Nashville’s littlest ghosts and goblins are invited to don their favorite costume for Boo at the Zoo, presented by The Children’s Hospital at Centennial.

    Join us for 10 nights of delightfully frightful fun during our annual Halloween tradition!

    Tickets include: games, entertainment, carousel rides, hayrides, trick-or-treating and more.

    Additional fees apply for Soaring Eagle zip line* and concessions.

    *Unlimited Ride Pass holders will be able to enjoy free rides during the event.

    Are you a member and want to add the Unlimited Ride Pass? In general, the Membership Building is not open during special events. Please plan ahead and make your purchase during regular Zoo hours.

    Dates & Times

    Friday, Oct. 13 | 5-9pm
    Saturday, Oct. 14 | 5-10pm
    Sunday, Oct. 15 | 5-9pm

    Friday, Oct. 20 | 5-9pm
    Saturday, Oct. 21 | 5-10pm
    Sunday, Oct. 22 | 5-9pm

    Thursday, Oct. 26 | 5-9pm
    Friday, Oct. 27 | 5-9pm
    Saturday, Oct. 28 | 5-10pm
    Sunday, Oct. 29 | 5-9pm
     

       

    Ticket 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 shown on a smart phone)
    • Tickets are transferable person-to-person. You can give your tickets to someone else; you do not need to notify us.
    • No refunds or rainchecks

    Flex Tickets

    Maximum flexibility, maximum fun!

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

    • Each ticket admits one person for one non-Saturday night of the event

    Buy Flex Tickets

    Saturday Flex+ Ticket

    Choose a Saturday night & get an extra hour of fun!

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

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

    Buy Saturday Flex+ Tickets




    What merry adventures await you this year?

    FALL FESTIVAL FIELD

    Experience a fall festival like no other! Our Festival Field features carnival games, bounce houses, dance parties, carousel, corn pit and more. Don’t miss the Howl-O-Ween Hayride, which takes riders on a trip through the Zoo’s backroads to uncover magical scenes, festive friends and a stop through our famous Bubble Tunnel.

    Story Tail Treat Trail

    Take a walk around Zoo trail and uncover festive treats around every corner. Our candy selection is palm oil-free and includes favorites like M&M’s, Smarties, Skittles and more. Please note, trick-or-treating is intended for children only.

     
    Enchanted Village

    Get your picture taken with a princess or superhero, meet our talking pumpkin, enjoy a special animal show, see science and magic shows, and other entertainment at this special interactive area.

    Frightful Farm

    Designed for the super brave, spooky tales and scary surprises await. Take a Dying Traditions home tour and learn superstitions of the Victorian Age or visit the Haunted Barn and brave the zombies that have taken over.

     


    Know Before You Go

    ANIMALS YOU'LL SEE

    Expect to see these animals as you stroll along the candy trails:

    • Africa Field - open until 8:30 p.m.
    • Shell Station- open until 7:30 p.m.
    • Flamingo Lagoon- open until 8:30 p.m.

    THE SCARE FACTOR

    After dark, these areas may be a little scary for very young children:
    • Troll Bridge
    • Vortex Valley
    • Scary-Go-Round
    • Howl-O-Ween Hayride
    These areas can be scary for young children:
    • Frightful Farm
    • Haunted Barn
    • Dying Traditions & Superstitions Historic House tour
     

    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.

    Food & Drink

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

     

    ADULT COSTUMES

    Adults attending Boo at the Zoo are welcome to dress for the occasion. However, Boo at the Zoo is intended to be merry, not scary. In general, we do not permit adults to wear masks or scary costumes. Due to recent events, adult clown costumes are not permitted. All other costumes are up to Zoo security's discretion.

    Plan for the weather

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




    Volunteer

    It takes many volunteers to make Boo at the Zoo happen. If you have questions about volunteering, email boovolunteers@nashvillezoo.org.

    Sign up to volunteer

    Become a Sponsor

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

    Presenting Sponsor

     

    Sponsored by:

     
    More Details
  • Boo at the Zoo

    Oct 26th, 2017
    5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Tickets on sale now!

    Nashville’s littlest ghosts and goblins are invited to don their favorite costume for Boo at the Zoo, presented by The Children’s Hospital at Centennial.

    Join us for 10 nights of delightfully frightful fun during our annual Halloween tradition!

    Tickets include: games, entertainment, carousel rides, hayrides, trick-or-treating and more.

    Additional fees apply for Soaring Eagle zip line* and concessions.

    *Unlimited Ride Pass holders will be able to enjoy free rides during the event.

    Are you a member and want to add the Unlimited Ride Pass? In general, the Membership Building is not open during special events. Please plan ahead and make your purchase during regular Zoo hours.

    Dates & Times

    Friday, Oct. 13 | 5-9pm
    Saturday, Oct. 14 | 5-10pm
    Sunday, Oct. 15 | 5-9pm

    Friday, Oct. 20 | 5-9pm
    Saturday, Oct. 21 | 5-10pm
    Sunday, Oct. 22 | 5-9pm

    Thursday, Oct. 26 | 5-9pm
    Friday, Oct. 27 | 5-9pm
    Saturday, Oct. 28 | 5-10pm
    Sunday, Oct. 29 | 5-9pm
     

       

    Ticket 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 shown on a smart phone)
    • Tickets are transferable person-to-person. You can give your tickets to someone else; you do not need to notify us.
    • No refunds or rainchecks

    Flex Tickets

    Maximum flexibility, maximum fun!

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

    • Each ticket admits one person for one non-Saturday night of the event

    Buy Flex Tickets

    Saturday Flex+ Ticket

    Choose a Saturday night & get an extra hour of fun!

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

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

    Buy Saturday Flex+ Tickets




    What merry adventures await you this year?

    FALL FESTIVAL FIELD

    Experience a fall festival like no other! Our Festival Field features carnival games, bounce houses, dance parties, carousel, corn pit and more. Don’t miss the Howl-O-Ween Hayride, which takes riders on a trip through the Zoo’s backroads to uncover magical scenes, festive friends and a stop through our famous Bubble Tunnel.

    Story Tail Treat Trail

    Take a walk around Zoo trail and uncover festive treats around every corner. Our candy selection is palm oil-free and includes favorites like M&M’s, Smarties, Skittles and more. Please note, trick-or-treating is intended for children only.

     
    Enchanted Village

    Get your picture taken with a princess or superhero, meet our talking pumpkin, enjoy a special animal show, see science and magic shows, and other entertainment at this special interactive area.

    Frightful Farm

    Designed for the super brave, spooky tales and scary surprises await. Take a Dying Traditions home tour and learn superstitions of the Victorian Age or visit the Haunted Barn and brave the zombies that have taken over.

     


    Know Before You Go

    ANIMALS YOU'LL SEE

    Expect to see these animals as you stroll along the candy trails:

    • Africa Field - open until 8:30 p.m.
    • Shell Station- open until 7:30 p.m.
    • Flamingo Lagoon- open until 8:30 p.m.

    THE SCARE FACTOR

    After dark, these areas may be a little scary for very young children:
    • Troll Bridge
    • Vortex Valley
    • Scary-Go-Round
    • Howl-O-Ween Hayride
    These areas can be scary for young children:
    • Frightful Farm
    • Haunted Barn
    • Dying Traditions & Superstitions Historic House tour
     

    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.

    Food & Drink

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

     

    ADULT COSTUMES

    Adults attending Boo at the Zoo are welcome to dress for the occasion. However, Boo at the Zoo is intended to be merry, not scary. In general, we do not permit adults to wear masks or scary costumes. Due to recent events, adult clown costumes are not permitted. All other costumes are up to Zoo security's discretion.

    Plan for the weather

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




    Volunteer

    It takes many volunteers to make Boo at the Zoo happen. If you have questions about volunteering, email boovolunteers@nashvillezoo.org.

    Sign up to volunteer

    Become a Sponsor

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

    Presenting Sponsor

     

    Sponsored by:

     
    More Details
  • Boo at the Zoo

    Oct 27th, 2017
    5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Tickets on sale now!

    Nashville’s littlest ghosts and goblins are invited to don their favorite costume for Boo at the Zoo, presented by The Children’s Hospital at Centennial.

    Join us for 10 nights of delightfully frightful fun during our annual Halloween tradition!

    Tickets include: games, entertainment, carousel rides, hayrides, trick-or-treating and more.

    Additional fees apply for Soaring Eagle zip line* and concessions.

    *Unlimited Ride Pass holders will be able to enjoy free rides during the event.

    Are you a member and want to add the Unlimited Ride Pass? In general, the Membership Building is not open during special events. Please plan ahead and make your purchase during regular Zoo hours.

    Dates & Times

    Friday, Oct. 13 | 5-9pm
    Saturday, Oct. 14 | 5-10pm
    Sunday, Oct. 15 | 5-9pm

    Friday, Oct. 20 | 5-9pm
    Saturday, Oct. 21 | 5-10pm
    Sunday, Oct. 22 | 5-9pm

    Thursday, Oct. 26 | 5-9pm
    Friday, Oct. 27 | 5-9pm
    Saturday, Oct. 28 | 5-10pm
    Sunday, Oct. 29 | 5-9pm
     

       

    Ticket 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 shown on a smart phone)
    • Tickets are transferable person-to-person. You can give your tickets to someone else; you do not need to notify us.
    • No refunds or rainchecks

    Flex Tickets

    Maximum flexibility, maximum fun!

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

    • Each ticket admits one person for one non-Saturday night of the event

    Buy Flex Tickets

    Saturday Flex+ Ticket

    Choose a Saturday night & get an extra hour of fun!

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

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

    Buy Saturday Flex+ Tickets




    What merry adventures await you this year?

    FALL FESTIVAL FIELD

    Experience a fall festival like no other! Our Festival Field features carnival games, bounce houses, dance parties, carousel, corn pit and more. Don’t miss the Howl-O-Ween Hayride, which takes riders on a trip through the Zoo’s backroads to uncover magical scenes, festive friends and a stop through our famous Bubble Tunnel.

    Story Tail Treat Trail

    Take a walk around Zoo trail and uncover festive treats around every corner. Our candy selection is palm oil-free and includes favorites like M&M’s, Smarties, Skittles and more. Please note, trick-or-treating is intended for children only.

     
    Enchanted Village

    Get your picture taken with a princess or superhero, meet our talking pumpkin, enjoy a special animal show, see science and magic shows, and other entertainment at this special interactive area.

    Frightful Farm

    Designed for the super brave, spooky tales and scary surprises await. Take a Dying Traditions home tour and learn superstitions of the Victorian Age or visit the Haunted Barn and brave the zombies that have taken over.

     


    Know Before You Go

    ANIMALS YOU'LL SEE

    Expect to see these animals as you stroll along the candy trails:

    • Africa Field - open until 8:30 p.m.
    • Shell Station- open until 7:30 p.m.
    • Flamingo Lagoon- open until 8:30 p.m.

    THE SCARE FACTOR

    After dark, these areas may be a little scary for very young children:
    • Troll Bridge
    • Vortex Valley
    • Scary-Go-Round
    • Howl-O-Ween Hayride
    These areas can be scary for young children:
    • Frightful Farm
    • Haunted Barn
    • Dying Traditions & Superstitions Historic House tour
     

    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.

    Food & Drink

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

     

    ADULT COSTUMES

    Adults attending Boo at the Zoo are welcome to dress for the occasion. However, Boo at the Zoo is intended to be merry, not scary. In general, we do not permit adults to wear masks or scary costumes. Due to recent events, adult clown costumes are not permitted. All other costumes are up to Zoo security's discretion.

    Plan for the weather

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




    Volunteer

    It takes many volunteers to make Boo at the Zoo happen. If you have questions about volunteering, email boovolunteers@nashvillezoo.org.

    Sign up to volunteer

    Become a Sponsor

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

    Presenting Sponsor

     

    Sponsored by:

     
    More Details
  • Boo at the Zoo

    Oct 28th, 2017
    5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Tickets on sale now!

    Nashville’s littlest ghosts and goblins are invited to don their favorite costume for Boo at the Zoo, presented by The Children’s Hospital at Centennial.

    Join us for 10 nights of delightfully frightful fun during our annual Halloween tradition!

    Tickets include: games, entertainment, carousel rides, hayrides, trick-or-treating and more.

    Additional fees apply for Soaring Eagle zip line* and concessions.

    *Unlimited Ride Pass holders will be able to enjoy free rides during the event.

    Are you a member and want to add the Unlimited Ride Pass? In general, the Membership Building is not open during special events. Please plan ahead and make your purchase during regular Zoo hours.

    Dates & Times

    Friday, Oct. 13 | 5-9pm
    Saturday, Oct. 14 | 5-10pm
    Sunday, Oct. 15 | 5-9pm

    Friday, Oct. 20 | 5-9pm
    Saturday, Oct. 21 | 5-10pm
    Sunday, Oct. 22 | 5-9pm

    Thursday, Oct. 26 | 5-9pm
    Friday, Oct. 27 | 5-9pm
    Saturday, Oct. 28 | 5-10pm
    Sunday, Oct. 29 | 5-9pm
     

       

    Ticket 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 shown on a smart phone)
    • Tickets are transferable person-to-person. You can give your tickets to someone else; you do not need to notify us.
    • No refunds or rainchecks

    Flex Tickets

    Maximum flexibility, maximum fun!

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

    • Each ticket admits one person for one non-Saturday night of the event

    Buy Flex Tickets

    Saturday Flex+ Ticket

    Choose a Saturday night & get an extra hour of fun!

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

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

    Buy Saturday Flex+ Tickets




    What merry adventures await you this year?

    FALL FESTIVAL FIELD

    Experience a fall festival like no other! Our Festival Field features carnival games, bounce houses, dance parties, carousel, corn pit and more. Don’t miss the Howl-O-Ween Hayride, which takes riders on a trip through the Zoo’s backroads to uncover magical scenes, festive friends and a stop through our famous Bubble Tunnel.

    Story Tail Treat Trail

    Take a walk around Zoo trail and uncover festive treats around every corner. Our candy selection is palm oil-free and includes favorites like M&M’s, Smarties, Skittles and more. Please note, trick-or-treating is intended for children only.

     
    Enchanted Village

    Get your picture taken with a princess or superhero, meet our talking pumpkin, enjoy a special animal show, see science and magic shows, and other entertainment at this special interactive area.

    Frightful Farm

    Designed for the super brave, spooky tales and scary surprises await. Take a Dying Traditions home tour and learn superstitions of the Victorian Age or visit the Haunted Barn and brave the zombies that have taken over.

     


    Know Before You Go

    ANIMALS YOU'LL SEE

    Expect to see these animals as you stroll along the candy trails:

    • Africa Field - open until 8:30 p.m.
    • Shell Station- open until 7:30 p.m.
    • Flamingo Lagoon- open until 8:30 p.m.

    THE SCARE FACTOR

    After dark, these areas may be a little scary for very young children:
    • Troll Bridge
    • Vortex Valley
    • Scary-Go-Round
    • Howl-O-Ween Hayride
    These areas can be scary for young children:
    • Frightful Farm
    • Haunted Barn
    • Dying Traditions & Superstitions Historic House tour
     

    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.

    Food & Drink

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

     

    ADULT COSTUMES

    Adults attending Boo at the Zoo are welcome to dress for the occasion. However, Boo at the Zoo is intended to be merry, not scary. In general, we do not permit adults to wear masks or scary costumes. Due to recent events, adult clown costumes are not permitted. All other costumes are up to Zoo security's discretion.

    Plan for the weather

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




    Volunteer

    It takes many volunteers to make Boo at the Zoo happen. If you have questions about volunteering, email boovolunteers@nashvillezoo.org.

    Sign up to volunteer

    Become a Sponsor

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

    Presenting Sponsor

     

    Sponsored by:

     
    More Details
  • Boo at the Zoo

    Oct 29th, 2017
    5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Tickets on sale now!

    Nashville’s littlest ghosts and goblins are invited to don their favorite costume for Boo at the Zoo, presented by The Children’s Hospital at Centennial.

    Join us for 10 nights of delightfully frightful fun during our annual Halloween tradition!

    Tickets include: games, entertainment, carousel rides, hayrides, trick-or-treating and more.

    Additional fees apply for Soaring Eagle zip line* and concessions.

    *Unlimited Ride Pass holders will be able to enjoy free rides during the event.

    Are you a member and want to add the Unlimited Ride Pass? In general, the Membership Building is not open during special events. Please plan ahead and make your purchase during regular Zoo hours.

    Dates & Times

    Friday, Oct. 13 | 5-9pm
    Saturday, Oct. 14 | 5-10pm
    Sunday, Oct. 15 | 5-9pm

    Friday, Oct. 20 | 5-9pm
    Saturday, Oct. 21 | 5-10pm
    Sunday, Oct. 22 | 5-9pm

    Thursday, Oct. 26 | 5-9pm
    Friday, Oct. 27 | 5-9pm
    Saturday, Oct. 28 | 5-10pm
    Sunday, Oct. 29 | 5-9pm
     

       

    Ticket 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 shown on a smart phone)
    • Tickets are transferable person-to-person. You can give your tickets to someone else; you do not need to notify us.
    • No refunds or rainchecks

    Flex Tickets

    Maximum flexibility, maximum fun!

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

    • Each ticket admits one person for one non-Saturday night of the event

    Buy Flex Tickets

    Saturday Flex+ Ticket

    Choose a Saturday night & get an extra hour of fun!

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

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

    Buy Saturday Flex+ Tickets




    What merry adventures await you this year?

    FALL FESTIVAL FIELD

    Experience a fall festival like no other! Our Festival Field features carnival games, bounce houses, dance parties, carousel, corn pit and more. Don’t miss the Howl-O-Ween Hayride, which takes riders on a trip through the Zoo’s backroads to uncover magical scenes, festive friends and a stop through our famous Bubble Tunnel.

    Story Tail Treat Trail

    Take a walk around Zoo trail and uncover festive treats around every corner. Our candy selection is palm oil-free and includes favorites like M&M’s, Smarties, Skittles and more. Please note, trick-or-treating is intended for children only.

     
    Enchanted Village

    Get your picture taken with a princess or superhero, meet our talking pumpkin, enjoy a special animal show, see science and magic shows, and other entertainment at this special interactive area.

    Frightful Farm

    Designed for the super brave, spooky tales and scary surprises await. Take a Dying Traditions home tour and learn superstitions of the Victorian Age or visit the Haunted Barn and brave the zombies that have taken over.

     


    Know Before You Go

    ANIMALS YOU'LL SEE

    Expect to see these animals as you stroll along the candy trails:

    • Africa Field - open until 8:30 p.m.
    • Shell Station- open until 7:30 p.m.
    • Flamingo Lagoon- open until 8:30 p.m.

    THE SCARE FACTOR

    After dark, these areas may be a little scary for very young children:
    • Troll Bridge
    • Vortex Valley
    • Scary-Go-Round
    • Howl-O-Ween Hayride
    These areas can be scary for young children:
    • Frightful Farm
    • Haunted Barn
    • Dying Traditions & Superstitions Historic House tour
     

    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.

    Food & Drink

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

     

    ADULT COSTUMES

    Adults attending Boo at the Zoo are welcome to dress for the occasion. However, Boo at the Zoo is intended to be merry, not scary. In general, we do not permit adults to wear masks or scary costumes. Due to recent events, adult clown costumes are not permitted. All other costumes are up to Zoo security's discretion.

    Plan for the weather

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




    Volunteer

    It takes many volunteers to make Boo at the Zoo happen. If you have questions about volunteering, email boovolunteers@nashvillezoo.org.

    Sign up to volunteer

    Become a Sponsor

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

    Presenting Sponsor

     

    Sponsored by:

     
    More Details