Upcoming Events

  • Kroger Safari Fridays

    Aug 18th, 2017
    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 7, 14, 21, 28) and August (4, 11, 18, 25) 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 card holder, 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.
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  • Zoovie Night, presented by Southern ICEE

    Aug 18th, 2017
    6:00pm - 10:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    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 26th- Paddington
    • August 18th - Shrek
    • September 1st- 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.

     
     

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  • Great American Solar Eclipse: Animal Observation Experience

    Aug 21st, 2017
    Noon - 3:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Do animals behave differently when experiencing a total solar eclipse?

    That’s what Nashville Zoo intends to find out Aug. 21, 2017 when much of Middle Tennessee will witness an event that last took place in this area more than 150 years ago. To accomplish this, Zoo officials are asking guests to observe and record while experiencing the event.

    • The first 5,000 guests at the Zoo on this day will receive FREE solar eclipse glasses!
    • For Nashville, the solar eclipse will begin at roughly noon on Aug. 21, 2017 and reach totality about an hour and half later. Totality (when the moon is completely covering the sun) will last about 1.5 minutes before the sun begins to shine again.
    • During this time, Nashville Zoo guests will be encouraged to record animal behaviors through various means including photos, video and written observation. See below for details.
    • The Animal Show: Destination Conservation will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Aug. 21.

    The event is included with Zoo admission. You do not need to purchase tickets in advance. However, we are expecting larger than normal crowds on Aug. 21 so we encourage everyone to arrive early.

    Observing Our Animals:

    We encourage you to download an app called iNaturalist (https://www.inaturalist.org/). Once installed, please take the following steps:

    1. Tap the More tab at the bottom and select Projects
    2. Select the Nearby tab at the top or search "Nashville Zoo"
    3. Select "Nashville Zoo Solar Eclipse 2017" (available August 18)
    4. Select "Join"

    Familiarize yourself with the app. When making observations at the Zoo, be sure to add the Zoo's event under the projects bar before sharing. If you’d rather not use the app, please share your observations on your social media and tag us, add us as a location or add #nashvillezoo or #nzooeclipse. You can also email your observations to pr@nashvillezoo.org.

    Learn more about animal observations at our blog post.

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  • Kroger Safari Fridays

    Aug 25th, 2017
    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 7, 14, 21, 28) and August (4, 11, 18, 25) 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 card holder, 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.
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