Zoos in NASHVILLE with kids

It’s animal time in Nashville, Tennessee and they are calling YOU!

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Nashville because this The Volunteer State city has plenty of them!

We have to start with zoos. These are the most iconic way to experience wildlife, and great to visit with children. They offer animal encounters, and kids can experience creatures from all across the globe.  

Farms are a great alternative for a more hands-on experience with petting zoos and barnyard fun. Wildlife sanctuaries offer kids an invaluable lesson in conservation, and animal-specific attractions let kids really immerse themselves in their favorite creatures!

Whatever wildlife experience you choose with children, you know they will walk away filled with memories and knowledge that can’t be replaced. They’ll have a ROAR-ing time! 

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  • Nashville Zoo

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    (6 miles) Nashville

    Add some exotic to your everyday with Nashville Zoo. Go on an African safari, see the many animals of the rainforest, and explore our 66,000-square-foot Jungle Gym. One of the many fun family places ...

  • Lucky Ladd Farms

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    (30 miles) Eagleville

    An animal-tastic family fun day at Tennessee's largest petting farm!

  • Mammoth Cave Wildlife Museum

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    (80 miles) Cave City

    You don't have to travel to Africa, India, or a big city zoo to see some of the rarest animals on the face of the earth. Since 1969 the MAMMOTH CAVE WILDLIFE MUSEUM has featured some of the greatest ...

  • Kentucky Down Under

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    (85 miles) Horse Cave

    Have you ever met a kangaroo? Ever played a didgeridoo? Ever fed a lorikeet? You could travel 9,500 miles to Australia to do these things, or just come see us at Kentucky Down Under.

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  • BounceU Nashville

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    (5 miles) Nashville

    Fun open bouncing at this inflatable filled indoor play center in Nashville. Great for birthday parties too!

  • Hoppity Hop Inflatable Play Centre

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    (13 miles) Hendersonville

    A family owned indoor inflatable play centre in Tennessee providing fun filled family time and exciting parties! Wide range of inflatables for all ages that continually change so visits never get ...

  • The Monkey's Treehouse

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    (14 miles) Brentwood

    The ultimate playground for kids up to 8 years, with casual play, toddler areas and birthday parties!

  • Glow Galaxay

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    (14 miles) Franklin

    Glow Galaxy specializes in providing memorable birthday parties that are unlike any other. At Glow Galaxy we take care of the little details so that you can relax and enjoy your child's party.

  • Kids N Play

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    (40 miles) Clarksville

    The wide array of activities accommodate children 0 to 12 years old, with role play town, adventure climbing structure, ball cannon arena, hand powered kart track and redemption games.

  • Hillbilly Hound Fun Park

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    (79 miles) Cave City

    Larger than life Hound Dogs await you and challenge you to a fun game of golf and to "Beat the Outhouse" ! ! ! ! High speed go-karts, sharp turns and the "HILL" challenges your driving skills while ...

  • Warner Parks Nature Center

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    (10 miles) Nashville

    The Warner Park Nature Center is an environmental education and recreation facility of the Nashville Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation, Bill Purcell, Mayor. The Nature Center is a place ...

  • Wilderness Station

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    (27 miles) Murfreesboro

    Explore this fun outdoor education and recreation facility, with back country hiking, campfire programs and educational activities! Tennessee nature is calling!

  • Wave Country

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    (5 miles) Nashville

    A great family friendly water park in Nashville, with one of the area's only wave-action swimming pools!

  • Nashville Shores

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    (10 miles) Hermitage

    Water park with loads of slides, wave pool, lazy river and water tree house plus interactive water playground. For over 7s the Treetop Adventure Park features over 100 challenges up in the trees, ...

  • Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center

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    (62 miles) Hopkinsville

    Featuring impressive solo and passenger tube slide rides and a large interactive water playground.

  • Beech Bend Park

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    (62 miles) Bowling Green

    Amusements and rides for big kids and small, plus waterpark with slides, lazy river, wave pool and interactive wet play.

  • IMAX Nashville

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    (6 miles) Nashville

    There are many standard screens here but also a full size Imax screen which always impresses the smalls. Options include decriptive video and captioned.

  • A Jumpin Good Time

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    (38 miles) Clarksville

    We provide event and party inflatable rentals to people who want to make their event a hit. We service the needs of our customers from start to finish—from order, to delivery & set up, to the final ...

  • Hermitage Lanes

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    (9 miles) Hermitage

    Top Nashvilles destination for bowling and indoor family fun for over 15 years. With Ajs Arcade, one of the Nashville areas largest game room and recreation centers, with over 100 video and ...

  • Bellevue Recreation Center

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    (11 miles) Nashville

    Outdoor childrens adventure play center with wooden forts and trains to get the kids off the couch and moving about ! Adult relaxation area provided as well so you can watch whilst they wear ...

  • Strike and Spare with Circus World

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    (13 miles) Hendersonville

    Spin Zone Bumper Cars, Laser Tag, Gyroxtreme, Time Freak, Roller Skating, Bungy Trampoline, Billiards, Bowling, Soft play Gym, Arcade and Redemption games.

  • Honeysuckle Hill

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    (18 miles) Springfield

    It's the perfect place to spend the day with your family. We have a Pumpkin Patch, Corn Mazes, Hillbilly Pig Race Show, a 67 foot Jumping Pillow, the Pumpkin Cannon, Pumpkin and Cow Train Rides, a ...

  • Lanes Trains and Automobiles

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    (33 miles) Murfreesboro

    Featuring tenpin bowling lanes, super bumper cars and arcade, plus thrilling high tech laser tag.

  • Chaneys Dairy Barn

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    (52 miles) Bowling Green

    Families love to visit Chaney's Dairy Barn! Aside from our restaurant & ice cream, we also offer many free/low cost family events such as Ice Cream & a Moovie as well as an inflatable jumbo jumping ...

  • Beech Bend Amusement Park

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    (62 miles) Bowling Green

    Beech Bend Park was named the 5th Friendliest Park in the World for 2007 by Amusement Today's Golden Ticket Awards! Beech Bend Park is family fun, close to home! You truly can spend the day, ...

  • Kentucky Action Park

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    (79 miles) Cave City

    Kentucky Action Park is your one stop for vacation fun in South Central Kentucky. We have the largest variety of amusement activities of any place around! Our major attractions are Jesse James ...

  • Guntown Mountain

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    (81 miles) Cave City

    An Old West family adventure in Kentucky, with a haunted hotel, country store, live entertainment, and Black Light Mini Golf all set in an Old Western Town. Yee Haw y'all!

  • Baker Mountain Farm

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    (81 miles) Spencer

    We are an Seasonal Agritourism Farm with lots of hands-on learning and fun for the entire family. We have farmer play areas, petting farm and mini donkey rides, food concessions, gift shop, covered ...

  • Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

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    (1 miles) Nashville

    Parents get back to your roots, and introduce kids to a whole new genre of music at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Let the memories come back to life with this scrapbook of country music's history!

  • Customs House Museum

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    (41 miles) Clarksville

    Over 35,000 square feet of hands-on activities, exhibitions and special events surrounding art, science and history.

  • Museum Columbia Childrens Museum

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    (41 miles) Columbia

    Everything here is designed to be interacted with or handled so parents can relax; most exhibits come with relevant period or topic dressing up resources, plus hands on activities and learning games, ...

  • The Kentucky Museum

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    (60 miles) Bowling Green

    An insight into the South Central Kentucky history and culture, with exhibits, artifacts, and displays that educate and inform all who visit! An experience for the whole family surrounding you in ...

  • Historic RailPark & Train Museum

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    (61 miles) Bowling Green

    Active a model railroad;experience the hobo life; learn about the Conductor, Cook and Engineer's experience on the train; hear the story of the Great Locomotive Chase; watch movies in the theater and ...

  • National Corvette Museum

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    (62 miles) Bowling Green

    Okay Corvette enthusiasts, it\'s time to rev up your engines and pack up the \'Vette for a road trip to Bowling Green, Kentucky ... Home of the National Corvette Museum (NCM). True \'Vette lovers ...

  • Dinosaur World

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    (80 miles) Cave City

    Over 150 life sized dinosaurs await the kids in Kentucky, with fossil digs, a mammoth garden, and dino gem excavations!