Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  • Kroger Safari Fridays

    Aug 17th, 2018
    All-day Event
    Nashville Zoo

    Kroger Plus Card holders can take advantage of a special “buy one, get one” free Zoo ticket deal on Fridays during July and August as part of the annual Kroger Safari Fridays summer promotion.

    Kroger Plus Card holders can present their card at Nashville Zoo’s ticket booth to receive a free ticket with the purchase of another ticket of equal or greater value. The offer is valid only on Fridays in July (July 6, 13, 20, 27) and August (3, 10, 17, 24, 31) and cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Kroger Plus Card holders are permitted one “buy one, get one” deal per Friday.

    Restrictions:

    • Only 1 "buy one, get one" deal can be given per cardholder, per Friday. 
    • Have your Kroger Plus Card handy or proof of Kroger Plus membership ready on your phone. The Zoo CANNOT look up your Kroger number. You must have card or proof to take advantage of the deal. 
    • All Zoo admission tickets are nonrefundable.
     
     

    Are you a Kroger Plus member? Add the Zoo as your Community Rewards beneficiary!

    • Step 1: Visit the Kroger Community Rewards webpage to enroll.
    • Step 2: Sign in with your Kroger account information.
    • Step 3: Click "Enroll Now" and scroll to "Community Rewards" at the bottom of the page.
    • Step 4: Click "Enroll."
    • Step 5: Search for and select Nashville Zoo.
    More Details
  • August Member Night

    Aug 17th, 2018
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Join us on these special evenings as the Zoo stays open late for an exclusive Members-Only event. Most animal habitats will be open with keepers or docents stationed and ready to chat with you. Additional activities and animal encounters are in the works!

     

    Event Timeline

    6 - 7:45 pm
    FREE Wild Animal Carousel rides
    FREE Train rides
    FREE Soaring Eagle zipline rides
    FREE Inflatable play area
    (children 12 & under)
    7:30  pm
    Animal Presentation in Ampitheater

    Zoofari Cafe reopens at 5:30 pm for members who want to grab dinner before the event.

    going green

    Recycling bins will be available at Member Night, so please bring in any recyclable batteries, old cellphones, CFL bulbs, and aluminum cans you may have at home. Our Green Team will gladly take them off your hands!

    Other Event Benefits

    10% Member discount at ZooFari Café
    50% Member discount on event tickets for additional guests
    (Guests listed on card are free.)

     

    Member Nights are strictly a privilege for Nashville Zoo members. For more information, email membership@nashvillezoo.org or become a member now!

     
     

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Are all activities available for the entire event?

    No, most of the open exhibits for the event will close at 7:30 p.m., some earlier. The evening's Keeper Experiences are listed in the schedule of events that you will receive along with your wristband for times, locations and topics. Carousel rides, train rides, zip line and other activities will close at 7:45 p.m. The animal presentation (7:30 p.m.) closes the evening. We recommend arriving between 5:30 - 5:45 p.m. to check out the schedule and have time to fully enjoy the event. 

    Are guests allowed?

    Yes, if you have a guest option on your card [indicated by GUEST on the back of the card] you may feel free to use it. This is a great way to show others how wonderful your Zoo membership is.


    What about bringing more guests than my card allows?

    Additional Member Night Event guest tickets may be purchased at the Ticket Booth at a special 50% rate* per person. These admissions may only be purchased by a current member, after 5 p.m.on the event date. Admission paid earlier in the day will not apply for the event.
    * $8.50 adult/teen, $6 child 2-12, $7.50 senior.


    Are reservations required?

    No, however, we will issue event wristbands to ensure that the Zoo may be cleared of all non-event visitors. Wristbands may be obtained as you enter.


    What about food?

    The ZooFari Cafe will remain open until 7:30 p.m., serving a selection of menu items. You may also choose to eat before arriving or bring a snack to enjoy as you walk.


    May we attend more than one Member Night?

    Absolutely.


    What if it rains?

    In the event that severe weather causes Member Night to be cancelled, every attempt will be made to post this on the membership line (615-833-1534 ext. 125) and Zoo's website and Facebook page by 4 p.m. The event is typically "called" if heavy rain or lightning occur during the event. We are unable to reschedule the event.


    More Details
  • Meet Me at the Zoo: Princesses

    Aug 18th, 2018
    10:00am - 4:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Nashville Zoo will host a pack of popular princesses for our event series “Meet Me at the Zoo” on August 18. Guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite princess character and enjoy magical games and activities from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Festival Field.

    Meet and greet time slots will be offered throughout the day, see below to sign-up. At 4 p.m., we invite all the little princesses to gather on Festival Field for the Princess send-off parade.

    This event is included with Zoo admission or membership.

    Scheduled Princesses

    Sleeping Beauty, the Frog Princess and The Little Mermaid. Should these princesses be called away to the castle, alternate princesses will join the fun.

    Princess Meet and Greet

    Sign up for a free (with admission or membership) designated time slot to meet, get autographs and take photos with several recognizable princess characters.

    Sign-ups will open August 1 around 10am.
    Select a time slot below to reserve your spot:
    Please only sign up for one time slot.

    Please note: When you sign up for a time slot you must arrive and line up at the designated meet and greet area on time. Should you fail to arrive on time, you forfeit your reservation and the line will be opened to non-registered guests until max line capacity has been met. Due to the popularity of the meet and greets, we cannot accommodate late arrivals.

     
    More Details
  • Kroger Safari Fridays

    Aug 24th, 2018
    All-day Event
    Nashville Zoo

    Kroger Plus Card holders can take advantage of a special “buy one, get one” free Zoo ticket deal on Fridays during July and August as part of the annual Kroger Safari Fridays summer promotion.

    Kroger Plus Card holders can present their card at Nashville Zoo’s ticket booth to receive a free ticket with the purchase of another ticket of equal or greater value. The offer is valid only on Fridays in July (July 6, 13, 20, 27) and August (3, 10, 17, 24, 31) and cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Kroger Plus Card holders are permitted one “buy one, get one” deal per Friday.

    Restrictions:

    • Only 1 "buy one, get one" deal can be given per cardholder, per Friday. 
    • Have your Kroger Plus Card handy or proof of Kroger Plus membership ready on your phone. The Zoo CANNOT look up your Kroger number. You must have card or proof to take advantage of the deal. 
    • All Zoo admission tickets are nonrefundable.
     
     

    Are you a Kroger Plus member? Add the Zoo as your Community Rewards beneficiary!

    • Step 1: Visit the Kroger Community Rewards webpage to enroll.
    • Step 2: Sign in with your Kroger account information.
    • Step 3: Click "Enroll Now" and scroll to "Community Rewards" at the bottom of the page.
    • Step 4: Click "Enroll."
    • Step 5: Search for and select Nashville Zoo.
    More Details
  • Kroger Safari Fridays

    Aug 31st, 2018
    All-day Event
    Nashville Zoo

    Kroger Plus Card holders can take advantage of a special “buy one, get one” free Zoo ticket deal on Fridays during July and August as part of the annual Kroger Safari Fridays summer promotion.

    Kroger Plus Card holders can present their card at Nashville Zoo’s ticket booth to receive a free ticket with the purchase of another ticket of equal or greater value. The offer is valid only on Fridays in July (July 6, 13, 20, 27) and August (3, 10, 17, 24, 31) and cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Kroger Plus Card holders are permitted one “buy one, get one” deal per Friday.

    Restrictions:

    • Only 1 "buy one, get one" deal can be given per cardholder, per Friday. 
    • Have your Kroger Plus Card handy or proof of Kroger Plus membership ready on your phone. The Zoo CANNOT look up your Kroger number. You must have card or proof to take advantage of the deal. 
    • All Zoo admission tickets are nonrefundable.
     
     

    Are you a Kroger Plus member? Add the Zoo as your Community Rewards beneficiary!

    • Step 1: Visit the Kroger Community Rewards webpage to enroll.
    • Step 2: Sign in with your Kroger account information.
    • Step 3: Click "Enroll Now" and scroll to "Community Rewards" at the bottom of the page.
    • Step 4: Click "Enroll."
    • Step 5: Search for and select Nashville Zoo.
    More Details
  • Zoovie Night, presented by ICEE Company

    Aug 31st, 2018
    6:00pm - 10:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Join us for a fun family night under the stars!

    Zoovie Nights include games, inflatables, music, and after-hours access to the carousel and zip line! When the sun goes down the evening’s feature film will play on a large inflatable screen, so pack a blanket and head to the Zoo!

     

    Event Schedule

    6 PM - Sunset
    • Inflatables, DJ and games on Festival Field
    • Face painting and concessions*
    • Carousel and zip line open*

    *additional fees apply

    Sunset - Movie time!

    Please note that Zoo animal trails will close at 6 pm and guests must stay in Festival Field area after Zoo closing time.

    Movies

    • May 25th- Moana
    • August 31st- Zootopia

    Zoovie Cost

    Members - Free
    Non-Members - Included with day-of admission, OR $6 per person if entering after 6pm

    Inclement Weather

    In the case of inclement weather, please check the Zoo's Facebook page for up-to-date information. Weather-influenced cancellations will be made by 4:30pm on the day-of the event.

     
     

    Sponsored by:

     
    More Details
  • Zzzoofari Slumber

    Sep 1st, 2018
    4:00pm - 11:55pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Join us for a unique camping experience as you sleep under the stars just a short distance away from the snoozing animals.

    Zzzoofari Slumber is an overnight camp session for families and escorted children. Recommended for kids ages 4 - 12 years old. Enjoy a variety of activities during the evening and a full breakfast the next morning. 

    Schedule of Activities

    • 4 - 6 pm - Crafts and Tent Set-up
    • 6 - 7:30 pm - Jungle Gym, Wild Animal Carousel, Soaring Eagle Zipline, Hayride, and Animal Show (starts at 7pm)
    • 7:30 - 9:30 pm - Corn hole, inflatables and campfire with a marshmallow roast

    Activities include hayrides, carousel and zip line rides (until 8:30 pm), inflatables (until 9:30pm), an animal show, crafts, dinner and marshmallow roast and a full breakfast in the morning.

     

    Packing list:

    • Tent
    • Sleeping bags, Pillows & Blankets
    • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste etc..)
    • Flashlight/ Battery-powered lantern
    Recommended/Suggested Items:
    • Dinner Food/Snacks (to supplement provided dinner and marshmallow roast)
    • Camp chair or blanket
    • Musical instruments (any of you aspiring musicians out there are welcome to play or sing a little ditty around the campfire!)

    Dates

    May 26-27
    September 1-2

    Pricing

    Members (age 4+) - $38
    Non-Members (age 4+) - $55
    Toddlers (age 2-3) - $15
    Groups of 8+ $30/each

    Pricing includes souvenir gift for registered children.

    Registration opens March 14.

    Register

     
    More Details
  • Sunset Safari, presented by UBS

    Sep 20th, 2018
    6:30pm - 9:30pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Eats, drinks and animals galore await you at Sunset Safari, Nashville Zoo's premier annual fundraising event.

    Named one of NFocus magazine's Best Parties, wildlife meets nightlife at this unique social event, featuring food and drinks from over 40 of Nashville's best restaurants, plus live entertainment and special animal hosts.

    Sunset Safari 2018 celebrates the opening of the Zoo's new Sumatran tiger exhibit. Get your tickets today and join us for this wild occasion on Thursday, September 20!

    Event Details

    Thursday, September 20 | 6:30 - 10:00 pm
    • Benefactors & Patrons enjoy early entry at 5:30pm.
    • Dress: Safari Chic. Wear your strolling shoes.
    • Ages 21+ only. No exceptions.
    • Event will be held rain or shine.

    Ticket Types

    Tickets now on sale!

    Admits two guests to the Patron Party in the VIP Lounge with unique animal experiences and special hors d'oeuvres, reserved parking and early entry at 5:30pm to the Main Event. All responses received by August 1 will be included on the invitation.

    Admits one guest to the Patron Party in the VIP lounge with unique animal experiences and special hors d'oeuvres. Includes early entry at 5:30pm to the Main Event.

    Admits one guest to enjoy unlimited food and beverage from Nashville's finest restaurants and beverage providers.

    Admits one guest ages 21 to 29 to enjoy unlimited food and beverage from Nashville's finest restaurants and beverage providers.

    Buy tickets

    Online ticket sales end on 9/20/18 at midnight.
    Tickets will be available for purchase at the Zoo on the night of the event.

    Unable to attend? Make a tax-deductible donation to Sunset Safari.

    Event Hosts

    Presenting Benefactors

    Cathy and Jerry Johnson, Nora and Kent Kirby, Wanda and Jerry Lyle

    Event Co-Chairs

    LeAnne Bottorff, Sara Dorfman, Karly Hart, Jordan Thompson

    Honorary Chairs

    Nashville Predators

     

    Questions? Contact us.

    For more information about Sunset Safari, please contact Amanda Holler at aholler@nashvillezoo.org or 615-833-1534 x129.

     

    Food & Drink Vendors

    Sunset Safari features culinary delights from over 50 of Nashville's best restaurants and beverage purveyors.

    Amerigo Italian Restaurant
    Barefoot Wine
    BB King's Blues Club
    Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream
    Blue Moon Waterfront Grille
    Buffalo Trace Bourbon
    Chago's Cantina
    Chauhan Ale & Masala House
    Código Tequila
    Dick's Last Resort
    Fin & Pearl
    Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey
    Frothy Monkey
    Granite City Food & Brewery
    Hattie B's Hot Chicken
    Infinity Events & Catering
    Jack Cawthon's Bar-B-Que
    Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville
    Kayne Prime
    Kickin' Coffee & Tea
    Ludlow & Prime
    Lyra
    Margot Cafe & Bar
    McCabe Pub
    Moto Cucina + Enoteca
    Nashville Sweets
    Natalie's Orchid Island Juice
    Noshville
    Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co.
    Pickers Vodka
    Plaza Mariachi
    Pork Belly Farmhouse
    Rodizio Grill
    Saint Añejo
    Salsa
    Saltine Fine Food & Drink
    Sambuca
    Silo
    Sipsmith Gin
    Sunda
    TánsuĊ
    Tavern
    Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe
    Tempered Cafe & Chocolate
    The Melting Pot
    The Mockingbird
    Tin Roof
    Virago
    Von Elrod's Beer Garden & Sausage House
    Whiskey Kitchen
    Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream
    White Claw
     
     

    Presenting Sponsor:

     

    Supporting Sponsors:

    TAKL
     

    Contributing Sponsors:

       
    More Details
  • World Rhino Day Celebration

    Sep 23rd, 2018
    10:00am - 2:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    We will be hosting an event for Zoo guests on Sunday 9/23 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 come listen to keeper talks and volunteers will be at the Zoo’s white rhinoceros exhibit from with rhino artifacts, educational activities, keeper talks, and crafts and games for kids.

     

    More Details
  • Boo at the Zoo

    Oct 12th, 2018
    5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

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

    Event Dates & Times

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

    Festive Fun

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

     

    Ticket Types & Details

    Tickets go on sale September 5!

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

    Flex Ticket
    Good for any non-Saturday night!

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

    Saturday Ticket
    Select one Saturday night to attend!

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

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

    Know Before You Go

    ANIMALS YOU'LL SEE

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

    TRICK OR TREATING

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

    Beat the Crowds

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

    Plan for the weather

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

    Food & Drink

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

    THE SCARE FACTOR

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

    ADULT COSTUMES - Be Merry, Not Scary

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

     

    Supported by:

    Civil Constructors
    Dr. J.J. Wendel Plastic Surgery
    Kind Snacks
    MetroPCS
    The Goddard School

    Become a Sponsor

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

    More Details
  • Boo at the Zoo

    Oct 13th, 2018
    5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

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

    Event Dates & Times

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

    Festive Fun

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

     

    Ticket Types & Details

    Tickets go on sale September 5!

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

    Flex Ticket
    Good for any non-Saturday night!

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

    Saturday Ticket
    Select one Saturday night to attend!

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

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

    Know Before You Go

    ANIMALS YOU'LL SEE

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

    TRICK OR TREATING

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

    Beat the Crowds

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

    Plan for the weather

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

    Food & Drink

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

    THE SCARE FACTOR

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

    ADULT COSTUMES - Be Merry, Not Scary

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

     

    Supported by:

    Civil Constructors
    Dr. J.J. Wendel Plastic Surgery
    Kind Snacks
    MetroPCS
    The Goddard School

    Become a Sponsor

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

    More Details
  • Boo at the Zoo

    Oct 14th, 2018
    5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

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

    Event Dates & Times

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

    Festive Fun

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

     

    Ticket Types & Details

    Tickets go on sale September 5!

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

    Flex Ticket
    Good for any non-Saturday night!

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

    Saturday Ticket
    Select one Saturday night to attend!

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

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

    Know Before You Go

    ANIMALS YOU'LL SEE

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

    TRICK OR TREATING

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

    Beat the Crowds

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

    Plan for the weather

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

    Food & Drink

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

    THE SCARE FACTOR

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

    ADULT COSTUMES - Be Merry, Not Scary

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

     

    Supported by:

    Civil Constructors
    Dr. J.J. Wendel Plastic Surgery
    Kind Snacks
    MetroPCS
    The Goddard School

    Become a Sponsor

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

    More Details
  • Boo at the Zoo

    Oct 18th, 2018
    5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

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

    Event Dates & Times

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

    Festive Fun

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

     

    Ticket Types & Details

    Tickets go on sale September 5!

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

    Flex Ticket
    Good for any non-Saturday night!

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

    Saturday Ticket
    Select one Saturday night to attend!

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

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

    Know Before You Go

    ANIMALS YOU'LL SEE

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

    TRICK OR TREATING

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

    Beat the Crowds

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

    Plan for the weather

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

    Food & Drink

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

    THE SCARE FACTOR

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

    ADULT COSTUMES - Be Merry, Not Scary

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

     

    Supported by:

    Civil Constructors
    Dr. J.J. Wendel Plastic Surgery
    Kind Snacks
    MetroPCS
    The Goddard School

    Become a Sponsor

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

    More Details
  • Boo at the Zoo

    Oct 19th, 2018
    5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

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

    Event Dates & Times

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

    Festive Fun

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

     

    Ticket Types & Details

    Tickets go on sale September 5!

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

    Flex Ticket
    Good for any non-Saturday night!

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

    Saturday Ticket
    Select one Saturday night to attend!

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

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

    Know Before You Go

    ANIMALS YOU'LL SEE

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

    TRICK OR TREATING

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

    Beat the Crowds

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

    Plan for the weather

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

    Food & Drink

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

    THE SCARE FACTOR

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

    ADULT COSTUMES - Be Merry, Not Scary

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

     

    Supported by:

    Civil Constructors
    Dr. J.J. Wendel Plastic Surgery
    Kind Snacks
    MetroPCS
    The Goddard School

    Become a Sponsor

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

    More Details
  • Boo at the Zoo

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

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

    Event Dates & Times

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

    Festive Fun

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

     

    Ticket Types & Details

    Tickets go on sale September 5!

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

    Flex Ticket
    Good for any non-Saturday night!

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

    Saturday Ticket
    Select one Saturday night to attend!

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

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

    Know Before You Go

    ANIMALS YOU'LL SEE

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

    TRICK OR TREATING

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

    Beat the Crowds

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

    Plan for the weather

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

    Food & Drink

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

    THE SCARE FACTOR

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

    ADULT COSTUMES - Be Merry, Not Scary

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

     

    Supported by:

    Civil Constructors
    Dr. J.J. Wendel Plastic Surgery
    Kind Snacks
    MetroPCS
    The Goddard School

    Become a Sponsor

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

    More Details
  • Boo at the Zoo

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

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

    Event Dates & Times

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

    Festive Fun

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

     

    Ticket Types & Details

    Tickets go on sale September 5!

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

    Flex Ticket
    Good for any non-Saturday night!

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

    Saturday Ticket
    Select one Saturday night to attend!

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

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

    Know Before You Go

    ANIMALS YOU'LL SEE

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

    TRICK OR TREATING

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

    Beat the Crowds

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

    Plan for the weather

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

    Food & Drink

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

    THE SCARE FACTOR

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

    ADULT COSTUMES - Be Merry, Not Scary

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

     

    Supported by:

    Civil Constructors
    Dr. J.J. Wendel Plastic Surgery
    Kind Snacks
    MetroPCS
    The Goddard School

    Become a Sponsor

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

    More Details
  • Boo at the Zoo

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

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

    Event Dates & Times

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

    Festive Fun

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

     

    Ticket Types & Details

    Tickets go on sale September 5!

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

    Flex Ticket
    Good for any non-Saturday night!

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

    Saturday Ticket
    Select one Saturday night to attend!

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

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

    Know Before You Go

    ANIMALS YOU'LL SEE

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

    TRICK OR TREATING

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

    Beat the Crowds

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

    Plan for the weather

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

    Food & Drink

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

    THE SCARE FACTOR

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

    ADULT COSTUMES - Be Merry, Not Scary

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

     

    Supported by:

    Civil Constructors
    Dr. J.J. Wendel Plastic Surgery
    Kind Snacks
    MetroPCS
    The Goddard School

    Become a Sponsor

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

    More Details
  • Boo at the Zoo

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

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

    Event Dates & Times

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

    Festive Fun

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

     

    Ticket Types & Details

    Tickets go on sale September 5!

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

    Flex Ticket
    Good for any non-Saturday night!

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

    Saturday Ticket
    Select one Saturday night to attend!

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

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

    Know Before You Go

    ANIMALS YOU'LL SEE

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

    TRICK OR TREATING

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

    Beat the Crowds

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

    Plan for the weather

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

    Food & Drink

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

    THE SCARE FACTOR

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

    ADULT COSTUMES - Be Merry, Not Scary

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

     

    Supported by:

    Civil Constructors
    Dr. J.J. Wendel Plastic Surgery
    Kind Snacks
    MetroPCS
    The Goddard School

    Become a Sponsor

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

    More Details
  • Boo at the Zoo

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

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

    Event Dates & Times

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

    Festive Fun

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

     

    Ticket Types & Details

    Tickets go on sale September 5!

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

    Flex Ticket
    Good for any non-Saturday night!

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

    Saturday Ticket
    Select one Saturday night to attend!

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

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

    Know Before You Go

    ANIMALS YOU'LL SEE

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

    TRICK OR TREATING

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

    Beat the Crowds

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

    Plan for the weather

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

    Food & Drink

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

    THE SCARE FACTOR

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

    ADULT COSTUMES - Be Merry, Not Scary

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

     

    Supported by:

    Civil Constructors
    Dr. J.J. Wendel Plastic Surgery
    Kind Snacks
    MetroPCS
    The Goddard School

    Become a Sponsor

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

    More Details
  • Boo at the Zoo

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

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

    Event Dates & Times

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

    Festive Fun

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

     

    Ticket Types & Details

    Tickets go on sale September 5!

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

    Flex Ticket
    Good for any non-Saturday night!

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

    Saturday Ticket
    Select one Saturday night to attend!

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

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

    Know Before You Go

    ANIMALS YOU'LL SEE

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

    TRICK OR TREATING

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

    Beat the Crowds

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

    Plan for the weather

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

    Food & Drink

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

    THE SCARE FACTOR

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

    ADULT COSTUMES - Be Merry, Not Scary

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

     

    Supported by:

    Civil Constructors
    Dr. J.J. Wendel Plastic Surgery
    Kind Snacks
    MetroPCS
    The Goddard School

    Become a Sponsor

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

    More Details