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Things to Know Before You Go

  • These animals are currently off exhibit: American Alligator, Bengal Tiger, Eurasian Lynx, Snowy Owl and Stanley Crane. Please note, our elephant herd moved in 2015 and will not return to the Zoo.
  • Seasonal attraction maintenance: The Jungle Gym will be closed August 14-18. The Carousel will be closed August 22-25. 
 

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

The Zoo will close early at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23 for a private event.

 
 

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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Attractions

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

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

Amphitheater Shows

"Wings of Change - Back from the Brink" - Daily at 1pm!

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! $40/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

Accessibility

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?

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