Nashville Zoo

Nashville, TN

Where are we going?

Nashville Zoo
3777 Nolensville Pike
TN 37211


What is there to do?

Add some exotic to your everyday with Nashville Zoo

This popular Tennessee attractions allows the whole family to meet beautiful, weird and wonderful animals from ALL over the world - all in the one place!

Throughout the zoo are different exhibits, where kids can come face to face with some amazing creatures, and of course learn about them at the same time! In fact, there are over 2,700 animals living at Nashville Zoo, and YOU get to meet them!

Come face to face with an Andean Bear, or learn what a Bontebok is! The beautiful clouded leopard will always amaze, and those cheeky meerkats love to play right in front of you!

There are Red Pandas, a host of monkeys, toe-toed sloths, rhinos, zebras and so many more. And they are just the mammals! Nashville Zoo is also home to hundreds of reptiles, birds, amphibians and more, kids can enjoy actual hands-on interactions at Critter Encounters, where they can take a selfie with a camel, and pat a goat. They can continue the hands-on fun at the Kangaroo Kickabout, where they can enter the home of 18 red kangaroos and interact with them!Got some extra energy? Why not head to the Jungle Gym, the wildest place for high-flying and high-swinging adventure! Kids can swing like a gibbon or run like the zebras around this 66,000 sq ft playground!Those feeling even more brave might want to try out the Soaring Eagle zip line! It's family fun but 110ft high in the air!There is even some history to be enjoyed at Nashville Zoo too, with a visit to the Grassmere Historic Home, built all the way back 1810. Open seasonally for guided tours, interpreters can take you on a walking tour through the home, telling stories of all who lived there! It really is like going back in time and feeling like you live in another century.

Don't miss a ride on the classic carousel or the Wilderness Express either!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $17 weekdays, $18 weekends

Children: Ages 2-12: $12 weekdays, $13 weekends

Discount: Senior discounts

Free Under: 2 years, and free for Zoo members


Need a little extra help?

Nashville Zoo is wheelchair accessible. Manual wheelchairs and strollers are available for rental at the Zoo's Guest Services Hut.All restrooms are equipped with handicap-accessible stalls. Most restrooms are equipped for baby changing.


When can we go?

9am - 6pm early March to early Oct. (4pm close rest of year)

Open every day except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day & New Year's Day.


Any top tips?

Check out any programs or shows running on the day of your visit, so you can plan your day around them!

I’m Hungry!

Nashville Zoo has a variety of tasty treats to suit any palate. Stop by one of their concession stands throughout the park, or opt for the casual dining atmosphere of our Zoofari Cafe.

Healthy Eating

You can pack your own picnic and settle down at one of their many picnic tables. Take plenty of water to keep hydrated! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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