Upcoming Events

  • Hellbender Keeper Talk

    Aug 31st, 2016
    10:00am - 10:15am
    Unseen New World

    The largest salamander in Tennessee, hellbenders can be found in the eastern two thirds of the state. Hellbender populations have gone through dramatic declines across their range over the last 20 years and are now a candidate species for endangered status listing. Hellbenders will spend their entire lives in water. They prefer cold fast moving water with high levels of oxygen due to the fact that 95% of their oxygen is absorbed through their skin. Their tiny eyes can detect light but are not very good at forming images. Hellbenders are solitary nocturnal animals who spend the daytime hiding under rocks. A meeting between two hellbenders will usually result in a fight between them. You can see our hellbenders in Unseen New World.

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  • "Nashville Zoo Takes Flight" Macaw Encounter

    Aug 31st, 2016
    10:00am - 10:25am
    Starts near Amphitheater, ends near Critter Encounters

    See our macaws fly over 1/8 of a mile or nearly 700 feet from the back of the amphitheater to an area near Critter Encounters. Enjoy the beauty of their flight as they make their way on their own over visitors and through the trees to their landing branches. Upon landing you will get an opportunity to take photos and learn from their trainers all about these magnificent birds.Visitors can also enjoy a Macaw encounter at the end of its flight!

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  • Red Panda Keeper Talk

    Aug 31st, 2016
    10:30am - 10:45am
    Bamboo Trail
    The red pandas were once thought to be relatives of raccoons and bears but research has now put them in their own animal family Ailuridae. Red pandas are solitary and they rarely interact with another red panda outside of mating season. Breeding season is in the early winter with most births being in June. Similarly to their giant panda relatives red pandas have a wrist bone that acts like a thumb to help them grip bamboo. You can see our red pandas on Bamboo Trail.
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  • Saddle-Billed Stork Keeper Talk

    Aug 31st, 2016
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Zoo Central

    Saddle-billed storks are the tallest of all storks. The pointed beak of the stork is used to repeatedly stab in open water or marshlands looking for prey. Recognized by the yellow skin, or lappet, that covers the front of the bill like a “saddle.” Saddle-billed storks mate for life and each pair will build their nest away from other birds and will defend their territory from other birds. Their nests are large enough to hide the bird completely while in the nest. Female saddle-billed storks will lay up to 5 eggs and both the male and female incubate the eggs and raise the chicks in the nest. Storks are a symbol of fertility and good luck. You can see our saddle-billed storks across from the meerkats.

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  • "Wingin' It" Animal Show

    Aug 31st, 2016
    11:00am - 11:25am
    Amphitheater

    Hunters, fliers, talkers and more!  Come experience the wonder of birds from all corners of the earth. As they soar over your head you'll understand just how all of these birds wing it out in the wild!

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  • Porcupine Keeper Talk

    Aug 31st, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Jungle Loop

    African crested porcupines are the largest porcupine in the world and the third largest rodent.  Despite popular beliefs no porcupine can shoot their quills.  If they feel threatened they will raise their quills to seem larger, stamp their feet and click their teeth, and rattle their quills.  If all of that fails the porcupine will ran backward and ram their attacker with their quills.  Porcupines form monogamous pairs, meaning they breed together for long periods of time.  Females will have 1-3 offspring called porcupettes who only stay with the mother for a few months.

    You can meet our three porcupines, Kiazi and his two offspring, Dave Sharpell and Jake Quillenhall (yes, those are their real names) on the Jungle Loop between Tapir and Cougar.

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  • Animal Encounter (near Critter Encounters)

    Aug 31st, 2016
    1:30pm - 1:55pm
    Along the pathway between Snakebites and Critter Encounters

    This Animal Encounter could include anything from birds of prey to porcupine to snakes and parrots. Small mammals like opossum and rabbit might also make an appearance! 

    Animal Encounters do not occur if it is raining.  There is still a chance you may catch us out during sprinkles though!  

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  • Tapir Keeper Talk

    Aug 31st, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Jungle Loop
    Baird’s tapirs are one of five species of tapirs. Four species live in Central and South America and one species lives in Asia. The upper lip of the tapir forms a proboscis similar to an elephant’s trunk.  This is used to help them collect their food as they browse. Tapirs are born brown with white stripes and spots to help with camouflage and turn solid brown with age. 
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  • "Destination Wild" Animal Show

    Aug 31st, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:55pm
    Amphitheater

    Every species from flying predators to rain forest seed dispersers plays a critical role in the environment. Come meet some key players who keep nature in balance as we bring the wild to you!

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  • Rhinoceros Hornbill Keeper Talk

    Aug 31st, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm

    The rhinoceros hornbill is one of 54 species of hornbill that exist. The rhinoceros hornbill can be distinguished by its banana-shaped casque on the top of its beak. It is thought that this is used to amplify the sound of its call. It is made out of keratin, just like our fingernails and hair and is very strong and lightweight.

    Rhinoceros hornbills chose a nest high in a tree cavity. With The female inside a breeding pair works together to cover the opening with mud and scat, leaving only a small slit to pass food through. The female stays inside the nest for 3 months incubating and caring for the eggs. You can see our rhinoceros hornbill on Bamboo Trail.

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  • Cougar Keeper Talk

    Aug 31st, 2016
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Bamboo Trail
    Cougars, also known as pumas or mountain lions, are solitary animals mostly active at night. At one point, cougars had the largest range of any mammal in North and South America. With the increase in human population that range has shrunk to mostly mountainous regions of the western United States. Males will have a home range of about 150 square miles which will include several females. Cougars will not mate until they have their own territory and then breeding can take place year round. Females will have 1-6 cubs and breed every 2 years as cubs can remain with their mother for more than a year. Cougars can catch large prey which they can drag over 900 feet from the place of capture to feed. They often bury their kills to feed at a later time. You can see our two cougars along Jungle Trail.
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  • "Nashville Zoo Takes Flight" Macaw Encounter

    Aug 31st, 2016
    4:00pm - 4:25pm
    Starts near Amphitheater, ends near Critter Encounters

    See our macaws fly over 1/8 of a mile or nearly 700 feet from the back of the amphitheater to an area near Critter Encounters. Enjoy the beauty of their flight as they make their way on their own over visitors and through the trees to their landing branches. Upon landing you will get an opportunity to take photos and learn from their trainers all about these magnificent birds.Visitors can also enjoy a Macaw encounter at the end of its flight! 

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  • Docent-led Walking Tour

    Sep 1st, 2016
    10:00am - 11:00am

    Each Thursday and Saturday at 10:30am docents lead guests on a tour of the Zoo. There is a limit of 25 people per tour (pre-registration is not required). Tours will meet between the amphitheater and ticket booth area. There are two themed tours for you to enjoy. (Duration: less than an hour)

    “NASHVILLE ZOO AROUND THE WORLD” TOUR
    THURSDAY AT 10AM

    Did you know Nashville Zoo is involved in conservation projects all around the world? On this tour you will learn more about how the Zoo helps clouded leopards in Thailand, crested toads in Puerto Rico, rhinoceros hornbills in Indonesia, African elephants and more.
     

    “WE ARE FAMILY” TOUR
    SATURDAY AT 10AM

    Many animals live in families or social groups just like we do. Animal families can be made up of just one or two parents, or even a large herd! This tour will teach you about the different strategies animals use when raising a family and the benefits animals get from living with their parents and adults.
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  • "Wingin' It" Animal Show

    Sep 1st, 2016
    11:00am - 11:25am
    Amphitheater

    Hunters, fliers, talkers and more!  Come experience the wonder of birds from all corners of the earth. As they soar over your head you'll understand just how all of these birds wing it out in the wild!

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  • "Destination Wild" Animal Show

    Sep 1st, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:55pm
    Amphitheater

    Every species from flying predators to rain forest seed dispersers plays a critical role in the environment. Come meet some key players who keep nature in balance as we bring the wild to you!

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  • "Wingin' It" Animal Show

    Sep 2nd, 2016
    11:00am - 11:25am
    Amphitheater

    Hunters, fliers, talkers and more!  Come experience the wonder of birds from all corners of the earth. As they soar over your head you'll understand just how all of these birds wing it out in the wild!

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  • "Destination Wild" Animal Show

    Sep 2nd, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:55pm
    Amphitheater

    Every species from flying predators to rain forest seed dispersers plays a critical role in the environment. Come meet some key players who keep nature in balance as we bring the wild to you!

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  • Zoovie Night, Presented by Southern Icee

    Sep 2nd, 2016
    6:00pm - 10:00pm
    Festival Field

    Join us for a fun family night under the stars!

    Zoovie Nights include games, inflatables, music, crafts and after-hour access to the carousel and zipline! 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, crafts and concessions*
    • Carousel and zipline 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 27: Minions
    • June 24: Kung Fu Panda
    • Sept. 2: How to Train Your Dragon 2

    Zoovie Cost

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

     

    Additional Amenities

    Mom Spot - Stop by this complimentary diaper changing station and privacy tent for nursing moms, hosted by Baby+Company.

    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.

     
     

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  • "Wingin' It" Animal Show

    Sep 3rd, 2016
    11:00am - 11:25am
    Amphitheater

    Hunters, fliers, talkers and more!  Come experience the wonder of birds from all corners of the earth. As they soar over your head you'll understand just how all of these birds wing it out in the wild!

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  • Hyacinth Macaw Keeper Talk

    Sep 3rd, 2016
    2:00pm - 2:15pm
    Entry Village
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  • "Destination Wild" Animal Show

    Sep 3rd, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:55pm
    Amphitheater

    Every species from flying predators to rain forest seed dispersers plays a critical role in the environment. Come meet some key players who keep nature in balance as we bring the wild to you!

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  • Zzzoofari Slumber

    Start: Sep 3, 2016
    4:00pm
    End: Sep 4, 2016
    9:00am

    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 Nashville Stars Animal Show (starts at 7pm)
    • 7:30 - 9:30 pm - Corn hole, inflatables, and campfire with hot dog and marshmallow roast

    Activities include hayrides, carousel and zipline rides (until 7pm), inflatables, an animal show, crafts, evening hot dog 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 the hot dog 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!)

    Pricing

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

    Pricing includes souvenir gift for registered children.

     

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  • Docent-led Walking Tour

    Sep 4th, 2016
    10:00am - 11:00am

    Each Thursday and Saturday at 10:30am docents lead guests on a tour of the Zoo. There is a limit of 25 people per tour (pre-registration is not required). Tours will meet between the amphitheater and ticket booth area. There are two themed tours for you to enjoy. (Duration: less than an hour)

    “NASHVILLE ZOO AROUND THE WORLD” TOUR
    THURSDAY AT 10AM

    Did you know Nashville Zoo is involved in conservation projects all around the world? On this tour you will learn more about how the Zoo helps clouded leopards in Thailand, crested toads in Puerto Rico, rhinoceros hornbills in Indonesia, African elephants and more.
     

    “WE ARE FAMILY” TOUR
    SATURDAY AT 10AM

    Many animals live in families or social groups just like we do. Animal families can be made up of just one or two parents, or even a large herd! This tour will teach you about the different strategies animals use when raising a family and the benefits animals get from living with their parents and adults.
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  • "Wingin' It" Animal Show

    Sep 4th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:25am
    Amphitheater

    Hunters, fliers, talkers and more!  Come experience the wonder of birds from all corners of the earth. As they soar over your head you'll understand just how all of these birds wing it out in the wild!

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  • Hyacinth Macaw Keeper Talk

    Sep 4th, 2016
    2:00pm - 2:15pm
    Entry Village
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  • "Destination Wild" Animal Show

    Sep 4th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:55pm
    Amphitheater

    Every species from flying predators to rain forest seed dispersers plays a critical role in the environment. Come meet some key players who keep nature in balance as we bring the wild to you!

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  • "Wingin' It" Animal Show

    Sep 5th, 2016
    11:00am - 11:25am
    Amphitheater

    Hunters, fliers, talkers and more!  Come experience the wonder of birds from all corners of the earth. As they soar over your head you'll understand just how all of these birds wing it out in the wild!

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  • "Destination Wild" Animal Show

    Sep 5th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:55pm
    Amphitheater

    Every species from flying predators to rain forest seed dispersers plays a critical role in the environment. Come meet some key players who keep nature in balance as we bring the wild to you!

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  • Docent-led Walking Tour

    Sep 8th, 2016
    10:00am - 11:00am

    Each Thursday and Saturday at 10:30am docents lead guests on a tour of the Zoo. There is a limit of 25 people per tour (pre-registration is not required). Tours will meet between the amphitheater and ticket booth area. There are two themed tours for you to enjoy. (Duration: less than an hour)

    “NASHVILLE ZOO AROUND THE WORLD” TOUR
    THURSDAY AT 10AM

    Did you know Nashville Zoo is involved in conservation projects all around the world? On this tour you will learn more about how the Zoo helps clouded leopards in Thailand, crested toads in Puerto Rico, rhinoceros hornbills in Indonesia, African elephants and more.
     

    “WE ARE FAMILY” TOUR
    SATURDAY AT 10AM

    Many animals live in families or social groups just like we do. Animal families can be made up of just one or two parents, or even a large herd! This tour will teach you about the different strategies animals use when raising a family and the benefits animals get from living with their parents and adults.
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  • Docent-led Walking Tour

    Sep 11th, 2016
    10:00am - 11:00am

    Each Thursday and Saturday at 10:30am docents lead guests on a tour of the Zoo. There is a limit of 25 people per tour (pre-registration is not required). Tours will meet between the amphitheater and ticket booth area. There are two themed tours for you to enjoy. (Duration: less than an hour)

    “NASHVILLE ZOO AROUND THE WORLD” TOUR
    THURSDAY AT 10AM

    Did you know Nashville Zoo is involved in conservation projects all around the world? On this tour you will learn more about how the Zoo helps clouded leopards in Thailand, crested toads in Puerto Rico, rhinoceros hornbills in Indonesia, African elephants and more.
     

    “WE ARE FAMILY” TOUR
    SATURDAY AT 10AM

    Many animals live in families or social groups just like we do. Animal families can be made up of just one or two parents, or even a large herd! This tour will teach you about the different strategies animals use when raising a family and the benefits animals get from living with their parents and adults.
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  • Docent-led Walking Tour

    Sep 15th, 2016
    10:00am - 11:00am

    Each Thursday and Saturday at 10:30am docents lead guests on a tour of the Zoo. There is a limit of 25 people per tour (pre-registration is not required). Tours will meet between the amphitheater and ticket booth area. There are two themed tours for you to enjoy. (Duration: less than an hour)

    “NASHVILLE ZOO AROUND THE WORLD” TOUR
    THURSDAY AT 10AM

    Did you know Nashville Zoo is involved in conservation projects all around the world? On this tour you will learn more about how the Zoo helps clouded leopards in Thailand, crested toads in Puerto Rico, rhinoceros hornbills in Indonesia, African elephants and more.
     

    “WE ARE FAMILY” TOUR
    SATURDAY AT 10AM

    Many animals live in families or social groups just like we do. Animal families can be made up of just one or two parents, or even a large herd! This tour will teach you about the different strategies animals use when raising a family and the benefits animals get from living with their parents and adults.
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  • Heritage Music Festival, featuring Jeff Black

    Sep 17th, 2016
    10:00am - 6:00pm
    Grassmere Historic Home

    Make plans to attend Nashville Zoo’s inaugural Heritage Music Festival, featuring Jeff Black, on Saturday, September 17. The event, running from 10am-6pm, will honor the Zoo’s history with Americana style music on the front lawn and living history demonstrations on the back.

    Grab a blanket and spend the day listening to great music all while learning about the life and times of a few Nashvillians over the last 200 years including the remarkable conservation gift given to the city by the last two residents of Grassmere Home. Event included in the cost of admission; food, souvenirs, and additional activities available for purchase.

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    Main Stage Line Up

    10:00 - 10:45 a.m. -  The Erabellas
    11:00 - 11:45 a.m. - TN Warblers
    Noon - 12:45 p.m. - Carolina Story
    1:00 - 1:45 p.m. - The Danberrys
    2:15 - 3:00 p.m. - Grasstime
    3:45 - 4:30 p.m. - Luke Amelang
    5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Jeff Black

    Kid’s Stage Line Up

    11:45 - Noon - Storytelling by Jane Marshall
    12:45 - 1:00 p.m. - Storytelling by Jane Marshall
    1:45 - 2:15 p.m. - Bill Crosby
    3:00 - 3:45 p.m. - The Happy Racers
    4:30 - 5:00 p.m. - Animal Show

     

    Additional Amenities

    Mom Spot - Stop by this complimentary diaper changing station and privacy tent for nursing moms, hosted by Baby+Company.

     

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    Classic Party Rentals
    Golden Flake Snack Foods
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  • Docent-led Walking Tour

    Sep 18th, 2016
    10:00am - 11:00am

    Each Thursday and Saturday at 10:30am docents lead guests on a tour of the Zoo. There is a limit of 25 people per tour (pre-registration is not required). Tours will meet between the amphitheater and ticket booth area. There are two themed tours for you to enjoy. (Duration: less than an hour)

    “NASHVILLE ZOO AROUND THE WORLD” TOUR
    THURSDAY AT 10AM

    Did you know Nashville Zoo is involved in conservation projects all around the world? On this tour you will learn more about how the Zoo helps clouded leopards in Thailand, crested toads in Puerto Rico, rhinoceros hornbills in Indonesia, African elephants and more.
     

    “WE ARE FAMILY” TOUR
    SATURDAY AT 10AM

    Many animals live in families or social groups just like we do. Animal families can be made up of just one or two parents, or even a large herd! This tour will teach you about the different strategies animals use when raising a family and the benefits animals get from living with their parents and adults.
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  • Rockin' for Rhinos Conservation Concert

    Sep 18th, 2016
    6:00pm - 10:00pm
    The Basement East

    Join Nashville zookeepers at Basement East on Sunday, September 18 for their inaugural Rockin’ for Rhinos concert featuring Lewis Brice, Jason Martin, and The Middle Ground. All proceeds from concert admission sales will benefit the conservation of all five rhinoceros species and their native habitats in Asia and Africa.

    Tickets can be purchased online through TicketWeb.  Tickets are $15 in advance, or $20 at the door. 

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    Rhino Conservation

    With only 29,000 individual rhinos remaining for all five rhino species, including less than 100 for two of these species, these conservation efforts are more important than ever. It is also important to know that without our support, rhinos will go extinct within our lifetime.

    About the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK)

    A portion of AAZK’s mission statement references its desire to “support deserving conservation projects and promote the preservation of our natural resources and animal life.” In doing so, our chapter raises money for many different conservation programs through fundraising activities and events, and also educates the public on these initiatives. AAZK, as a national organization, hosts fundraising events each year to continually support rhino conservation and many other conservation efforts around the world.Together we CAN make a difference in preserving this marvelous animal and its wild habitats.

     

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  • Docent-led Walking Tour

    Sep 22nd, 2016
    10:00am - 11:00am

    Each Thursday and Saturday at 10:30am docents lead guests on a tour of the Zoo. There is a limit of 25 people per tour (pre-registration is not required). Tours will meet between the amphitheater and ticket booth area. There are two themed tours for you to enjoy. (Duration: less than an hour)

    “NASHVILLE ZOO AROUND THE WORLD” TOUR
    THURSDAY AT 10AM

    Did you know Nashville Zoo is involved in conservation projects all around the world? On this tour you will learn more about how the Zoo helps clouded leopards in Thailand, crested toads in Puerto Rico, rhinoceros hornbills in Indonesia, African elephants and more.
     

    “WE ARE FAMILY” TOUR
    SATURDAY AT 10AM

    Many animals live in families or social groups just like we do. Animal families can be made up of just one or two parents, or even a large herd! This tour will teach you about the different strategies animals use when raising a family and the benefits animals get from living with their parents and adults.
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  • Sunset Safari, presented by UBS

    Sep 22nd, 2016
    6:30pm - 9:30pm

    Sunset Safari is our annual celebration in support of Nashville Zoo. Spend a memorable evening enjoying food and drinks from the city’s best restaurants, live entertainment and special animal hosts. This year’s event celebrates the opening of our new white rhinoceros exhibit. Get your tickets today and join us for rhinormous fun on Sept. 22!

     

    Event Details

    Thursday, September 22 | 6:30 - 9:30 pm
    • 6:00 pm - Benefactors Reception begins in the VIP Lounge
    • 6:00-8:30 pm - Patrons Party in the VIP Lounge
    • 6:30-9:30 pm - Main Event

    Dress: Safari Chic. Wear your strolling shoes.
    Ages 21+ only. No exceptions.
    Event will be held rain or shine. All ticket sales are final.

     

    Ticket Levels

    Benefactors - $1000

    Admits two guests to the Benefactors Reception, which includes early admission to the VIP Lounge, more intimate conversation with Zoo President Rick Schwartz, reserved parking and access to the Patrons Party and Main Event. All responses received by July 25 will be included on the invitation.

    Patron - $250

    Admits one guest to the Patrons Party in the VIP lounge with unique animal experiences and special hors d'oeuvres. Includes Main Event.

    Main Event - $150

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

    Junior Main Event - $75

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

    Buy tickets

    Online ticket sales end on 9/22/16 at midnight.
    Tickets will be available for purchase at the Zoo on the night of the event.

    If you would like to make a donation to Sunset Safari, please contact Belle Roberts at broberts@nashvillezoo.org or 615-833-1534 x129 for more information.

    Invite your Facebook friends to Sunset Safari!

     

    Event Hosted By

    Event
    Co-chairs

    Lisa Henderson
    Cile Scanlan
    Melanie Tigrett

    Honorary Chairs

    Lily Aldridge
    Caleb Followill

     


     

    Food & Drink Vendors

    Adele's
    Amerigo
    Aquarium Restaurant
    Bajo Sexto Taco
    Ben and Jerry's
    Blue Chair Bay Rum
    Chauhan Ale and Masala House
    City House
    City Winery
    Dick's Last Resort
    Edley's Bar-B-Que
    Flip Burger Boutique
    Frothy Monkey
    I Love Juice Bar
    Kayne Prime
    Kickin Coffee and Tea
    Krispy Kreme
    Little Debbie
    Local Taco
    Moto
    Nashville Sweets
    Nordstrom Grill
    Noshville Deli
    Nothing Bundt Cakes
    Olive and Sinclair Chocolate Co.
    Padrino's Pops
    Paul's Chocolate
    Pinewood Social
    Saint Anejo
    Sambuca
    Seersucker Candy Co.
    Silo
    Stones River Baking
    Table 3
    TailGate Beer
    Tavern
    Taziki's
    Tempered Cafe and Chocolate
    The Bridge at Renaissance Hotel
    The Honeysuckle
    The Hook
    The Melting Pot
    The Row
    Trattoria II Mulino
    Virago
    Vui's Kitchen
    Whiskey Kitchen
    Wildhorse Saloon
     

     


     

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    Sponsored by:

    Allen Printing
    Blue Chair Bay Rum
    Brasfield & Gorrie
    Coca Cola
    Ironhorse Capital
    Park 'N Fly
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  • Docent-led Walking Tour

    Sep 25th, 2016
    10:00am - 11:00am

    Each Thursday and Saturday at 10:30am docents lead guests on a tour of the Zoo. There is a limit of 25 people per tour (pre-registration is not required). Tours will meet between the amphitheater and ticket booth area. There are two themed tours for you to enjoy. (Duration: less than an hour)

    “NASHVILLE ZOO AROUND THE WORLD” TOUR
    THURSDAY AT 10AM

    Did you know Nashville Zoo is involved in conservation projects all around the world? On this tour you will learn more about how the Zoo helps clouded leopards in Thailand, crested toads in Puerto Rico, rhinoceros hornbills in Indonesia, African elephants and more.
     

    “WE ARE FAMILY” TOUR
    SATURDAY AT 10AM

    Many animals live in families or social groups just like we do. Animal families can be made up of just one or two parents, or even a large herd! This tour will teach you about the different strategies animals use when raising a family and the benefits animals get from living with their parents and adults.
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  • Docent-led Walking Tour

    Sep 29th, 2016
    10:00am - 11:00am

    Each Thursday and Saturday at 10:30am docents lead guests on a tour of the Zoo. There is a limit of 25 people per tour (pre-registration is not required). Tours will meet between the amphitheater and ticket booth area. There are two themed tours for you to enjoy. (Duration: less than an hour)

    “NASHVILLE ZOO AROUND THE WORLD” TOUR
    THURSDAY AT 10AM

    Did you know Nashville Zoo is involved in conservation projects all around the world? On this tour you will learn more about how the Zoo helps clouded leopards in Thailand, crested toads in Puerto Rico, rhinoceros hornbills in Indonesia, African elephants and more.
     

    “WE ARE FAMILY” TOUR
    SATURDAY AT 10AM

    Many animals live in families or social groups just like we do. Animal families can be made up of just one or two parents, or even a large herd! This tour will teach you about the different strategies animals use when raising a family and the benefits animals get from living with their parents and adults.
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  • Special Animal Enrichment for Halloween

    Oct 1st, 2016
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    On Saturday, Oct. 1, 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 am - Rhino Iguana (Unseen New World) and Snowy Owl (Critter Encounters) 
     10:00 am - Siamang (Gibbon Islands) and Bat (Unseen New World)
     10:30 am - White-Cheeked Gibbon and Clouded Leopard
     11:00 am - Barn Owl  (Historic Farm) and Tortoise (Critter Encounter) 
     11:30 am - Cassowary and Cougar
     12 pm - Rhino Hornbill 
     12:30 pm - Africa Field (antelope, ostrich, etc) 
     1:00 pm - Stork
     1:30 pm - Giraffe 
     2 pm - Meerkat
     2:30 pm - Red River Hog and Cattle (Historic Farm)

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  • Docent-led Walking Tour

    Oct 2nd, 2016
    10:00am - 11:00am

    Each Thursday and Saturday at 10:30am docents lead guests on a tour of the Zoo. There is a limit of 25 people per tour (pre-registration is not required). Tours will meet between the amphitheater and ticket booth area. There are two themed tours for you to enjoy. (Duration: less than an hour)

    “NASHVILLE ZOO AROUND THE WORLD” TOUR
    THURSDAY AT 10AM

    Did you know Nashville Zoo is involved in conservation projects all around the world? On this tour you will learn more about how the Zoo helps clouded leopards in Thailand, crested toads in Puerto Rico, rhinoceros hornbills in Indonesia, African elephants and more.
     

    “WE ARE FAMILY” TOUR
    SATURDAY AT 10AM

    Many animals live in families or social groups just like we do. Animal families can be made up of just one or two parents, or even a large herd! This tour will teach you about the different strategies animals use when raising a family and the benefits animals get from living with their parents and adults.
    More Details
  • Senior Day

    Oct 5th, 2016
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    All seniors (65+) receive FREE admission until 4 pm on October 5, 2016! Nashville Zoo guests age 65 and over will also enjoy complimentary parking validation during Senior Day!  NO reservations required.   

    The young and young-at-heart can enjoy special keeper talks, rides on the Wild Animal Carousel and unique, educational, and interactive encounters with our outreach animals along the Zoo paths.

    Special Keeper Talk Schedule

    9:30  |  Rhino Iguana Keeper Talk (Unseen New World)
    10:00  |  Bat Feeding (Unseen New World) and White-Cheeked Gibbon Keeper Talk (Gibbon Island)
    10:30  |  Clouded Leopard Keeper Talk
    11:00  |  Galapagos Tortoise Keeper Talk (Critter Encounters) and Equine Keeper Talk (Historic Farm)
    11:30 |  Meerkat Keeper Talk, and Rhinoceros Hornbill Keeper Talk (Bamboo Trail)
    12:00  |  Red River Hog Keeper Talk
    12:30  |  Flamingo Keeper Talk 
    1:00  |  Cassowary Keeper Talk and Komodo Dragon Keeper Talk (Critter Encounter)
    1:30  |  Veterinary Keeper Talk at Lorikeet Landing and Siamang Keeper Talk
    2:00  |  Cougar Keeper Talk, and Giraffe Keeper Talk
    2:30  |  Tapir Keeper Talk

    Weather permitting, lorikeet keepers will be at Lorikeet Landing from 9:00 am - 5:15 pm and kangaroo keepers will be at Kangaroo Kickabout from 9:00 am- 6:00 pm to answer questions.

    More Details
  • Docent-led Walking Tour

    Oct 6th, 2016
    10:00am - 11:00am

    Each Thursday and Saturday at 10:30am docents lead guests on a tour of the Zoo. There is a limit of 25 people per tour (pre-registration is not required). Tours will meet between the amphitheater and ticket booth area. There are two themed tours for you to enjoy. (Duration: less than an hour)

    “NASHVILLE ZOO AROUND THE WORLD” TOUR
    THURSDAY AT 10AM

    Did you know Nashville Zoo is involved in conservation projects all around the world? On this tour you will learn more about how the Zoo helps clouded leopards in Thailand, crested toads in Puerto Rico, rhinoceros hornbills in Indonesia, African elephants and more.
     

    “WE ARE FAMILY” TOUR
    SATURDAY AT 10AM

    Many animals live in families or social groups just like we do. Animal families can be made up of just one or two parents, or even a large herd! This tour will teach you about the different strategies animals use when raising a family and the benefits animals get from living with their parents and adults.
    More Details
  • Docent-led Walking Tour

    Oct 9th, 2016
    10:00am - 11:00am

    Each Thursday and Saturday at 10:30am docents lead guests on a tour of the Zoo. There is a limit of 25 people per tour (pre-registration is not required). Tours will meet between the amphitheater and ticket booth area. There are two themed tours for you to enjoy. (Duration: less than an hour)

    “NASHVILLE ZOO AROUND THE WORLD” TOUR
    THURSDAY AT 10AM

    Did you know Nashville Zoo is involved in conservation projects all around the world? On this tour you will learn more about how the Zoo helps clouded leopards in Thailand, crested toads in Puerto Rico, rhinoceros hornbills in Indonesia, African elephants and more.
     

    “WE ARE FAMILY” TOUR
    SATURDAY AT 10AM

    Many animals live in families or social groups just like we do. Animal families can be made up of just one or two parents, or even a large herd! This tour will teach you about the different strategies animals use when raising a family and the benefits animals get from living with their parents and adults.
    More Details
  • Boo at the Zoo

    Oct 14th, 2016
    5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Nashville’s littlest ghosts and goblins are invited to don their favorite costume for Boo at the Zoo, presented by The Children’s Hospital at Centennial. Join us for 10 nights (5-9 pm) of delightfully frightful fun during our annual Halloween tradition!

    Tickets are include : trick-or-treating, carousel rides, hayrides 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.


     

    Event Details

    TICKETS on sale September 1!

    Zoo Members: $12   |   Non-members: $15
    Children under age 2: Free

    Buy tickets!


    • Tickets are required for ALL guests, including tots under 2
    • Each ticket admits one person for one night of the event (any date)
    • You MUST bring your ticket to enter the event (tickets can be printed or shown on a smart phone)
    • Tickets are transferable. You can give your tickets to someone else; you do not need to notify us.





    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, Sweet Tarts, Skittles and more.

     
    Enchanted Village

    Get your picture taken with a princess, meet our talking pumpkin and enjoy animal 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.





    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:

    Golden Flake Snack Foods


    More Details
  • Boo at the Zoo

    Oct 15th, 2016
    5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Nashville’s littlest ghosts and goblins are invited to don their favorite costume for Boo at the Zoo, presented by The Children’s Hospital at Centennial. Join us for 10 nights (5-9 pm) of delightfully frightful fun during our annual Halloween tradition!

    Tickets are include : trick-or-treating, carousel rides, hayrides 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.


     

    Event Details

    TICKETS on sale September 1!

    Zoo Members: $12   |   Non-members: $15
    Children under age 2: Free

    Buy tickets!


    • Tickets are required for ALL guests, including tots under 2
    • Each ticket admits one person for one night of the event (any date)
    • You MUST bring your ticket to enter the event (tickets can be printed or shown on a smart phone)
    • Tickets are transferable. You can give your tickets to someone else; you do not need to notify us.





    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, Sweet Tarts, Skittles and more.

     
    Enchanted Village

    Get your picture taken with a princess, meet our talking pumpkin and enjoy animal 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.





    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:

    Golden Flake Snack Foods


    More Details
  • Boo at the Zoo

    Oct 16th, 2016
    5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Nashville’s littlest ghosts and goblins are invited to don their favorite costume for Boo at the Zoo, presented by The Children’s Hospital at Centennial. Join us for 10 nights (5-9 pm) of delightfully frightful fun during our annual Halloween tradition!

    Tickets are include : trick-or-treating, carousel rides, hayrides 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.


     

    Event Details

    TICKETS on sale September 1!

    Zoo Members: $12   |   Non-members: $15
    Children under age 2: Free

    Buy tickets!


    • Tickets are required for ALL guests, including tots under 2
    • Each ticket admits one person for one night of the event (any date)
    • You MUST bring your ticket to enter the event (tickets can be printed or shown on a smart phone)
    • Tickets are transferable. You can give your tickets to someone else; you do not need to notify us.





    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, Sweet Tarts, Skittles and more.

     
    Enchanted Village

    Get your picture taken with a princess, meet our talking pumpkin and enjoy animal 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.





    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:

    Golden Flake Snack Foods


    More Details
  • Boo at the Zoo

    Oct 21st, 2016
    5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Nashville’s littlest ghosts and goblins are invited to don their favorite costume for Boo at the Zoo, presented by The Children’s Hospital at Centennial. Join us for 10 nights (5-9 pm) of delightfully frightful fun during our annual Halloween tradition!

    Tickets are include : trick-or-treating, carousel rides, hayrides 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.


     

    Event Details

    TICKETS on sale September 1!

    Zoo Members: $12   |   Non-members: $15
    Children under age 2: Free

    Buy tickets!


    • Tickets are required for ALL guests, including tots under 2
    • Each ticket admits one person for one night of the event (any date)
    • You MUST bring your ticket to enter the event (tickets can be printed or shown on a smart phone)
    • Tickets are transferable. You can give your tickets to someone else; you do not need to notify us.





    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, Sweet Tarts, Skittles and more.

     
    Enchanted Village

    Get your picture taken with a princess, meet our talking pumpkin and enjoy animal 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.





    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:

    Golden Flake Snack Foods


    More Details
  • Boo at the Zoo

    Oct 22nd, 2016
    5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Nashville’s littlest ghosts and goblins are invited to don their favorite costume for Boo at the Zoo, presented by The Children’s Hospital at Centennial. Join us for 10 nights (5-9 pm) of delightfully frightful fun during our annual Halloween tradition!

    Tickets are include : trick-or-treating, carousel rides, hayrides 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.


     

    Event Details

    TICKETS on sale September 1!

    Zoo Members: $12   |   Non-members: $15
    Children under age 2: Free

    Buy tickets!


    • Tickets are required for ALL guests, including tots under 2
    • Each ticket admits one person for one night of the event (any date)
    • You MUST bring your ticket to enter the event (tickets can be printed or shown on a smart phone)
    • Tickets are transferable. You can give your tickets to someone else; you do not need to notify us.





    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, Sweet Tarts, Skittles and more.

     
    Enchanted Village

    Get your picture taken with a princess, meet our talking pumpkin and enjoy animal 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.





    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:

    Golden Flake Snack Foods


    More Details
  • Boo at the Zoo

    Oct 23rd, 2016
    5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Nashville’s littlest ghosts and goblins are invited to don their favorite costume for Boo at the Zoo, presented by The Children’s Hospital at Centennial. Join us for 10 nights (5-9 pm) of delightfully frightful fun during our annual Halloween tradition!

    Tickets are include : trick-or-treating, carousel rides, hayrides 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.


     

    Event Details

    TICKETS on sale September 1!

    Zoo Members: $12   |   Non-members: $15
    Children under age 2: Free

    Buy tickets!


    • Tickets are required for ALL guests, including tots under 2
    • Each ticket admits one person for one night of the event (any date)
    • You MUST bring your ticket to enter the event (tickets can be printed or shown on a smart phone)
    • Tickets are transferable. You can give your tickets to someone else; you do not need to notify us.





    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, Sweet Tarts, Skittles and more.

     
    Enchanted Village

    Get your picture taken with a princess, meet our talking pumpkin and enjoy animal 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.





    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:

    Golden Flake Snack Foods


    More Details
  • Boo at the Zoo

    Oct 27th, 2016
    5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Nashville’s littlest ghosts and goblins are invited to don their favorite costume for Boo at the Zoo, presented by The Children’s Hospital at Centennial. Join us for 10 nights (5-9 pm) of delightfully frightful fun during our annual Halloween tradition!

    Tickets are include : trick-or-treating, carousel rides, hayrides 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.


     

    Event Details

    TICKETS on sale September 1!

    Zoo Members: $12   |   Non-members: $15
    Children under age 2: Free

    Buy tickets!


    • Tickets are required for ALL guests, including tots under 2
    • Each ticket admits one person for one night of the event (any date)
    • You MUST bring your ticket to enter the event (tickets can be printed or shown on a smart phone)
    • Tickets are transferable. You can give your tickets to someone else; you do not need to notify us.





    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, Sweet Tarts, Skittles and more.

     
    Enchanted Village

    Get your picture taken with a princess, meet our talking pumpkin and enjoy animal 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.





    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:

    Golden Flake Snack Foods


    More Details
  • Boo at the Zoo

    Oct 28th, 2016
    5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Nashville’s littlest ghosts and goblins are invited to don their favorite costume for Boo at the Zoo, presented by The Children’s Hospital at Centennial. Join us for 10 nights (5-9 pm) of delightfully frightful fun during our annual Halloween tradition!

    Tickets are include : trick-or-treating, carousel rides, hayrides 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.


     

    Event Details

    TICKETS on sale September 1!

    Zoo Members: $12   |   Non-members: $15
    Children under age 2: Free

    Buy tickets!


    • Tickets are required for ALL guests, including tots under 2
    • Each ticket admits one person for one night of the event (any date)
    • You MUST bring your ticket to enter the event (tickets can be printed or shown on a smart phone)
    • Tickets are transferable. You can give your tickets to someone else; you do not need to notify us.





    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, Sweet Tarts, Skittles and more.

     
    Enchanted Village

    Get your picture taken with a princess, meet our talking pumpkin and enjoy animal 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.





    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:

    Golden Flake Snack Foods


    More Details
  • Boo at the Zoo

    Oct 29th, 2016
    5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Nashville’s littlest ghosts and goblins are invited to don their favorite costume for Boo at the Zoo, presented by The Children’s Hospital at Centennial. Join us for 10 nights (5-9 pm) of delightfully frightful fun during our annual Halloween tradition!

    Tickets are include : trick-or-treating, carousel rides, hayrides 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.


     

    Event Details

    TICKETS on sale September 1!

    Zoo Members: $12   |   Non-members: $15
    Children under age 2: Free

    Buy tickets!


    • Tickets are required for ALL guests, including tots under 2
    • Each ticket admits one person for one night of the event (any date)
    • You MUST bring your ticket to enter the event (tickets can be printed or shown on a smart phone)
    • Tickets are transferable. You can give your tickets to someone else; you do not need to notify us.





    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, Sweet Tarts, Skittles and more.

     
    Enchanted Village

    Get your picture taken with a princess, meet our talking pumpkin and enjoy animal 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.





    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:

    Golden Flake Snack Foods


    More Details
  • Boo at the Zoo

    Oct 30th, 2016
    5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Nashville’s littlest ghosts and goblins are invited to don their favorite costume for Boo at the Zoo, presented by The Children’s Hospital at Centennial. Join us for 10 nights (5-9 pm) of delightfully frightful fun during our annual Halloween tradition!

    Tickets are include : trick-or-treating, carousel rides, hayrides 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.


     

    Event Details

    TICKETS on sale September 1!

    Zoo Members: $12   |   Non-members: $15
    Children under age 2: Free

    Buy tickets!


    • Tickets are required for ALL guests, including tots under 2
    • Each ticket admits one person for one night of the event (any date)
    • You MUST bring your ticket to enter the event (tickets can be printed or shown on a smart phone)
    • Tickets are transferable. You can give your tickets to someone else; you do not need to notify us.





    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, Sweet Tarts, Skittles and more.

     
    Enchanted Village

    Get your picture taken with a princess, meet our talking pumpkin and enjoy animal 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.





    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:

    Golden Flake Snack Foods


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  • Military Appreciation Day, presented by Regions

    Nov 13th, 2016
    9:00am - 4:00pm

    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 13.

    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 & Macaw Flight near Critter Encounter
    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 Sheep Encounter at the Historic Farm
    2:00 Giraffe keeper talk & Bird of Prey Flight at the Historic Farm
    2:30 Tiger keeper talk

    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.

     

    Additional Amenities

    Mom Spot - Stop by this complimentary diaper changing station and privacy tent for nursing moms, hosted by Baby+Company.

     

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