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Things to Know Before You Go

These animals are currently off exhibit: Tiger. Please note, our elephant herd moved in 2015 and will not return to the Zoo.

Getting Here

Nashville Zoo (3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211) can be accessed from either I-65 or I-24 at the Harding Place Exit.

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Hours of Operation

October 12, 2018 - March 7, 2019  |  9am - 4pm
March 8, 2019 - October 10, 2019  |  9am - 6pm

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The Zoo will close early at 1 pm on Saturday, January 26 for Zoo Run Run.

Price of Admission

Mon - Thurs
Fri & Sun
Any Day
Adults and Teens $17 $18 $19 $20
Children (2 - 12) $12 $13 $14 $15
Seniors (65+) $15 $16 $17 $18
Children Under 2 Free Free Free Free
Parking $7 $7 $7 $7
Zoo Members Free Free Free Free

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Nashville Zoo has several in-zoo attractions that are sure to please your herd.

  • Critter Encounters
  • Croft Historic Home
  • Jungle Gym
  • Kangaroo Kickabout
  • Lorikeet Landing
  • Soaring Eagle (open at 10am)
  • The Shell Station
  • Wild Animal Carousel (open at 10am)
  • Wilderness Express Train (open at 10am)

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Animal Shows & Encounters

Amphitheater Shows

Shows will resume in March 2019.

Schedule varies by season, please check the schedule at the link below.

Occur daily at 11am and 2pm!

Encounters Along the Trails

Occur randomly throughout the day

Attend a show during your visit

Guided Tours

Schedule varies by season, please check the schedule at the link below.

Backstage Pass

Travel "backstage" at the Zoo to learn about animal care, behavior and conservation! Pre-registration is required.

Docent-led Walking Tours
  • Each Thursday and Sunday at 10am docents lead guests on a tour of the Zoo
  • Free with Zoo admission
Historic Home Tours

Explore the home and farm on a variety of tours

Check tour availability

Zoo Manners

Nashville Zoo strives to create a safe and enjoyable experience for all of our guests as well as our animals, so we ask that you respect several rules during your visit.

Read the Zoo's rules and regulations



Nashville Zoo makes a concerted effort to ensure our pathways, exhibits and facilities are accessible to all visitors.

Learn more about accessibility

Have a question about visiting?

Check our FAQ page


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