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Know Before You Go

As Middle Tennessee's #1 family attraction, Nashville Zoo is an exciting place to visit with lots happening every day. Here are the most important things for you to know before your visit!

Current Hours:   Open daily, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM  (See hours)
Find Us:   3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211  (Get directions)

Please note:  The clouded leopard exhibit and Shell Station are currently closed for renovation.

  Find Us:   3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211 (get directions)

  Current Hours:   Open daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (see hours)

  Daily Admission:   See individual admission tickets. Group of 20+? Save with Group Tickets.

  Animals Currently Off Exhibit:   Tiger

  New at the Zoo:   Expedition Peru: Trek of the Andean Bear & HCA Healthcare Veterinary Center

Tickets & Pricing

Daily Admission

 Any Day Tickets

Get maximum flexibility: visit any day!

  • Adults & Teens  -  $20
  • Children (age 2-12)  -  $15
  • Seniors (age 65+)  -  $18
  • Children Under 2 are always free!

Buy Any Day Tickets!

  Pick Your Price & Save

Select a specific day to visit and save!

  • Monday-Thursday  -  Save $3 per ticket
  • Friday & Sunday  -  Save $2 per ticket
  • Saturday  -  Save $1 per ticket

Buy now & Save!


Parking: $7 per vehicle, Members park free!

Stroller & Wheelchair Rentals: Starting at $10. Learn more.

Group Discounts: Available for groups of 20+ Learn more.

Rides & Experiences In-zoo attractions sure to please your herd!

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

Rides (open at 10am)
  • Zip Line - $8 (42" min. height)
  • Carousel - $2
  • Train - $2 (best for tots!)
Feeding Experiences (times vary)
Exhibit entry is free. Feedings are $2 each.
  • Lorikeet Landing
  • Shell Station
More Fun Favorites (free!)

Visit:  Critter Encounters, Croft Historic Home, Jungle Gym, Kangaroo Kickabout
See:  Animal Shows & Encounters, Keeper Talks  (Check the schedule)

Explore All Experiences

 Add-on the Adventure Pass
Turn your visit into an adventure – Get unlimited rides and feedings all day for just $14! Buy online (see prompt after you add admission to your cart) or at the Ticket Booth.

Backstage Pass Get closer with these cool behind-the-scenes experiences!

Add-on a tour to your visit! Starting at $49, spots are limited
  • This Is What We Zoo – Daily at 10:30 a.m.
  • Saving Species – Daily at 2:30 p.m.
  • Rise & Shine with Rhinos – Offered 3x a week at 8:15 a.m.

Reserve your spot

More Guided Tours

Docent-Led Walking Tours – Enjoy a personalized visit to the Zoo with a free guided walking tour. Pre-registration required. Learn more.

Historic Home Tours – Dive into Grassmere's history and learn about the Croft sisters' legacy. Tours are free and vary by season. See the schedule.

Dining Options Meals & snacks sure to satisfy your flock!

Guests are welcome to bring in outside food and drink, but our in-zoo food choices are hard to beat!

Zoofari Cafe – Open daily, offering a menu of classics like burgers, sandwiches, salads, pizza and more!

Snake Bites & TN BBQ Depot – Open seasonally with quick bites and BBQ favorites.

Seasonal Food Carts & Outposts – Open seasonally featuring staples like popcorn, pretzels and drinks.

See what's on the menu

Vegan options are now available!

Zoo Map

Get a preview of what to expect, or go paperless during your visit by saving this map to your phone! 

See the Zoo Map

FAQ & Zoo Rules

Check these resources for answers to common inquiries about our facilities and services.


The Zoo is committed to being an inclusive community! See our service animal policy and cool resources.

Learn more