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!
From I-24: Exit Harding Place (#56) on the east side of Nashville and head west about 1.5 miles to Nolensville Pike. Turn right on Nolensville and the Zoo is about one mile on your left.
From I-65: Exit Harding Place (#78A) on the south side of Nashville and head east to Nolensville Pike about 2 miles. Turn left on Nolensville and the Zoo is about one mile on your left.
$17 weekdays, $18 weekends
Ages 2-12: $12 weekdays, $13 weekends
2 years, and free for Zoo members
Nashville Zoo supports a wide variety of conservation projects both locally and internationally. Our efforts range from breeding giant anteaters and providing valuable data to zoos nationwide; to working with noted field researchers in South America tracking tapirs; to initiating a conservation program in Thailand for clouded leopards. Nashville Zoo also supports many Species Survival Plans.
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.
Check out any programs or shows running on the day of your visit, so you can plan your day around them!
Stop by the Zoofari Market, located across from our swinging primates on Gibbon Islands, for the wildest souvenirs around.
They LOVE to have students visit! There are youth programs, zoo camps, homeschool days as well as school field trip options! Complement your visit with a Wild Encounter Program that includes live animal demonstrations, animal biofacts and activities that involve the entire group.
You can pack your own picnic and settle down at one of their many picnic tables. Take plenty of water to keep hydrated!
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.