Upcoming Events

  • Boo at the Zoo

    Oct 21st, 2017
    5:00pm - 10:00pm
    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 TriStar 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 one use on a Saturday night
    • Should you not be able to attend on a Saturday, 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 TriStar 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 one use on a Saturday night
    • Should you not be able to attend on a Saturday, 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
  • Special Animal Enrichment for Halloween

    Oct 24th, 2017
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    On Tuesday, Oct. 24, Nashville Zoo animals will be partaking in their own form of trick-or-treating as they enjoy seasonal favorites like cricket-filled pumpkins and Jell-O eyeballs 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 Keeper Talk & Saltwater fish feeding in the Unseen New World

    10:00 Rhino Iguana Keeper talk in Unseen New World & Stork Keeper Talk

    10:30 Porcupine Keeper Talk & Stingray feeding in the Unseen New World

    11:00 Clouded leopard Keeper Talk

    11:30 Ring-Tailed Lemur Keeper Talk & Bird Keeper Talk at Critter Encounter

    12:00 Rhino hornbill Keeper Talk

    12:30 Keeper Talk at Critter Encounter

    1:30 Meerkat Keeper Talk/ Tapir Keeper Talk

    2:00 Giraffe Keeper Talk

    2:30 Red River Hog Keeper Talk

    3:00 Cougar Keeper Talk

    3:30 Farm Keeper Talk

     

    Weather permitting, lorikeet keepers will be at Lorikeet Landing 9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m., tortoise keepers will be at Shell Station 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and kangaroo keepers will be in Kangaroo Kickabout 9:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. to answer questions.

    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 TriStar 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 one use on a Saturday night
    • Should you not be able to attend on a Saturday, 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 TriStar 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 one use on a Saturday night
    • Should you not be able to attend on a Saturday, 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 - 10:00pm
    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 TriStar 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 one use on a Saturday night
    • Should you not be able to attend on a Saturday, 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 TriStar 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 one use on a Saturday night
    • Should you not be able to attend on a Saturday, your ticket will be valid for one use on any remaining non-Saturday event night

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    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.

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  • Celebrate Reading

    Nov 4th, 2017
    10:00am - 2:00pm

    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 4 and 11 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. 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.

    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.

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  • Celebrate Reading

    Nov 11th, 2017
    10:00am - 2:00pm

    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 4 and 11 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. 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.

    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.

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  • Military Appreciation Day, presented by Regions

    Nov 12th, 2017
    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 12.

    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. Dependents must be accompanied by an active duty military personnel or veteran to receive the discounted admission. Please note: The normal $5 parking fee per vehicle will still apply.

     

    Special Keeper Talk Schedule for Military Appreciation Day

    9:30 Seahorse keeper talk in the Unseen New World
    10:00 Bat Feeding in the Unseen New World
    10:30 Snowy Owl at Critter Encounter
    11:00 Meerkat keeper talk 
    11:30 Ring-tailed Lemur keeper talk
    12:00 Red River Hog keeper talk
    12:30 Aviary Keeper talk
    1:00 Cougar keeper talk
    1:30 Giraffe keeper talk
    2:30 Cattle keeper talk at the Historic Farm

    Weather permitting, lorikeet keepers will be at Lorikeet Landing 9:00- 3:15, keepers will be in Critter Encounter 9:00-4:00, and kangaroo keepers will be in Kangaroo Kickabout 9:00-4:00 to answer questions.

     

     

     

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  • Historic Home Yuletide Tours

    Dec 2nd, 2017
    10:00am - 3:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Guests visiting Nashville Zoo during three weekends in December will have an opportunity to step back in time for a traditional Victorian Christmas. The Grassmere Historic Home will offer yuletide tours December 2-3, 9-10, and 16-17.

    The home will be decorated for the holidays with greenery, ribbon, and vintage decorations that belonged to Margaret and Elise Croft, former residents of the Grassmere property whose family owned the land and home for five generations. The tour not only highlights these items but also explains some Christmas traditions that started during that time period that are still honored today.

    Tours will start at 10:00 a.m. daily and run on the half hour, with the last tour starting at 3:00 p.m. Tours of the home are included with Zoo admission. To take the tour, guests are asked to meet on the front porch of the historic home where their guide will meet them.

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  • Meet Me at the Zoo: Princesses

    Dec 2nd, 2017
    10:00am - 3:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Nashville Zoo is expecting some royal guests on August 12th from 10am to 3pm. The princesses will be available for photos and to meet their majestic guests, who are encouraged to dress as their favorite fairy tale characters.

    Meet Me at the Zoo is included with general Zoo admission and Nashville Zoo membership.

    Event Schedule

    Princess Meet and Greet

    Our royal guests will be meeting fans and posing for photos at the Jungle Terrace pavilion from 10am-12pm and 1-3pm.

    Special Keeper Talks
    • 9:30 - Kissable Facts about Frog Princes at Unseen New World
    • 10:00 - Dragons are Real at Critter Encounters
    • 12:00 - Meet Stormy the Horse and other Trusty Steeds at the Historic Farm
    • 2:30 - Aladdin's Mischievous Friend at Spider Monkey: Treetop Passage
    • 3:00 - Meet Stormy the Horse and other Trusty Steeds at the Historic Farm
    Fairy Godmother's Magical Transformations

    Some of the Zoo's goats have always wanted to be princesses. Stop by Critter Encounters anytime between 10am and 3pm to see if you can match the princess name to the proper goat!

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  • Historic Home Yuletide Tours

    Dec 3rd, 2017
    10:00am - 3:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Guests visiting Nashville Zoo during three weekends in December will have an opportunity to step back in time for a traditional Victorian Christmas. The Grassmere Historic Home will offer yuletide tours December 3-4, 10-11, and 17-18.

    The home will be decorated for the holidays with greenery, ribbon, and vintage decorations that belonged to Margaret and Elise Croft, former residents of the Grassmere property whose family owned the land and home for five generations. The tour not only highlights these items but also explains some Christmas traditions that started during that time period that are still honored today.

    Tours will start at 10:00 a.m. daily and run on the half hour, with the last tour starting at 3:00 p.m. Tours of the home are included with Zoo admission. To take the tour, guests are asked to meet on the front porch of the historic home where their guide will meet them.

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  • Historic Home Yuletide Tours

    Dec 9th, 2017
    10:00am - 3:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Guests visiting Nashville Zoo during three weekends in December will have an opportunity to step back in time for a traditional Victorian Christmas. The Grassmere Historic Home will offer yuletide tours December 3-4, 10-11, and 17-18.

    The home will be decorated for the holidays with greenery, ribbon, and vintage decorations that belonged to Margaret and Elise Croft, former residents of the Grassmere property whose family owned the land and home for five generations. The tour not only highlights these items but also explains some Christmas traditions that started during that time period that are still honored today.

    Tours will start at 10:00 a.m. daily and run on the half hour, with the last tour starting at 3:00 p.m. Tours of the home are included with Zoo admission. To take the tour, guests are asked to meet on the front porch of the historic home where their guide will meet them.

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  • Historic Home Yuletide Tours

    Dec 10th, 2017
    10:00am - 3:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Guests visiting Nashville Zoo during three weekends in December will have an opportunity to step back in time for a traditional Victorian Christmas. The Grassmere Historic Home will offer yuletide tours December 3-4, 10-11, and 17-18.

    The home will be decorated for the holidays with greenery, ribbon, and vintage decorations that belonged to Margaret and Elise Croft, former residents of the Grassmere property whose family owned the land and home for five generations. The tour not only highlights these items but also explains some Christmas traditions that started during that time period that are still honored today.

    Tours will start at 10:00 a.m. daily and run on the half hour, with the last tour starting at 3:00 p.m. Tours of the home are included with Zoo admission. To take the tour, guests are asked to meet on the front porch of the historic home where their guide will meet them.

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  • Historic Home Yuletide Tours

    Dec 16th, 2017
    10:00am - 3:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Guests visiting Nashville Zoo during three weekends in December will have an opportunity to step back in time for a traditional Victorian Christmas. The Grassmere Historic Home will offer yuletide tours December 3-4, 10-11, and 17-18.

    The home will be decorated for the holidays with greenery, ribbon, and vintage decorations that belonged to Margaret and Elise Croft, former residents of the Grassmere property whose family owned the land and home for five generations. The tour not only highlights these items but also explains some Christmas traditions that started during that time period that are still honored today.

    Tours will start at 10:00 a.m. daily and run on the half hour, with the last tour starting at 3:00 p.m. Tours of the home are included with Zoo admission. To take the tour, guests are asked to meet on the front porch of the historic home where their guide will meet them.

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  • Historic Home Yuletide Tours

    Dec 17th, 2017
    10:00am - 3:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Guests visiting Nashville Zoo during three weekends in December will have an opportunity to step back in time for a traditional Victorian Christmas. The Grassmere Historic Home will offer yuletide tours December 3-4, 10-11, and 17-18.

    The home will be decorated for the holidays with greenery, ribbon, and vintage decorations that belonged to Margaret and Elise Croft, former residents of the Grassmere property whose family owned the land and home for five generations. The tour not only highlights these items but also explains some Christmas traditions that started during that time period that are still honored today.

    Tours will start at 10:00 a.m. daily and run on the half hour, with the last tour starting at 3:00 p.m. Tours of the home are included with Zoo admission. To take the tour, guests are asked to meet on the front porch of the historic home where their guide will meet them.

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