Things to Know Before You Go

  • These animals are currently off exhibit: Bengal Tiger,  Elephant, Red Ruffed Lemur, Eurasian Lynx, Stanley Crane, Cougar and Two-Toed Sloth.
  • Brrr... Review our Cold Weather Guide to see which animals may be on exhibit during cold temperatures.

Price of Admission

Adults and Teens : $16
Seniors (65+) : $14
Children (2 - 12) : $11
Children Under 2 : Free
Nashville Zoo Members : Free

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Hours of Operation

January 2 - March 10  |  9 am - 4 pm
March 11 - October 12  |  9 am - 6 pm
October 13 - December 31  |  9 am - 4 pm

Learn more about our hours

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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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)

Read more about our attractions


Animal Shows & Encounters

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

Amphitheater Shows

  • "Wingin' It" - As birds soar over your head you'll learn how these birds wing it out in the wild!
  • "Destination Wild" - Meet some key players who keep nature in balance as we bring the wild to you!

Encounters Along the Trails

  • Macaw Flight - See our macaws fly over 1/8 of a mile!
  • Animal Encounter - Visit with anything from birds of prey to snakes or parrots

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!
  • $30/person. 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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