Nashville Zoo

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  • Address: 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-6158331534
  • Ticket Price: 15 USD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Zoo, Family And Kids
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Watch National Geographic to learn more about the animal kingdom. Better still choose an animal to study about from the Nashville Zoo. Some of the best days to visit are warm days in the winter. Through dazzling sunlight watch meerkats pop out of their enclosure. In the shimmering curtain of warmth, the ostrich, eland, bontebok, and kangaroos will catch your attention. The tigers, clouded leopards, cougars and elephants come out later in the day when it warms up.

The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere was founded in 1996. It was the result of a merger between two competing facilities, The Nashville Zoo and Grassmere Wildlife Park.

Exhibits at the Zoo are:

  • Gibbon Island which has white cheeked gibbons and siamangs.
  • The Elephant Savana with Masai giraffes, reticulated giraffes, African elephants and red river hogs.
  • The Unseen New World is an indoor exhibit with reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects and bats.
  • The Bamboo Trail featuring the red panda, clouded leopards, rhinoceros hornbill, cassowary, red ruffed lemur, and ring-tailed lemurs.
  • Flamingo Lagoon.
  • Kangaroo Kickabout exhibiting red kangaroo and the sulphur crested cockatoo.
  • There is a vast array of slides, cargo netting, swings and climbing structures for children.

Nashville Zoo Travel Tips

  • Strollers and wheelchair friendly, check online for pricing.
  • They will ask to hold a photo ID for collateral, if you are renting their equipment.
  • Tokens can be purchased for other attractions.
  • They have military discounts, group and school discounts.

Entrance Ticket Details For Nashville Zoo

  • Seniors (65+) : USD 13, Children (2 - 12) : USD 10.
  • Entry is Free for the Children under Two years.
  • Entry for Nashville Zoo Members are Free.
  • Parking for members are Free.
  • Non-Members: USD 5 per vehicle.

Nashville Zoo Hours

  • Inclement weather may cause an unannounced closing for the safety of their guests and animals.

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  • Nashville Zoo Address: 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211, United States
  • Nashville Zoo Contact Number: +1-6158331534
  • Nashville Zoo Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Nashville Zoo Price: 15 USD
  • Best time to visit Nashville Zoo(preferred time): 09:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Time required to visit Nashville Zoo: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 32.72% of people who visit Nashville include Nashville Zoo in their plan

  • 52.85% of people start their Nashville Zoo visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Nashville Zoo

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Nashville Zoo

People normally club together Cheekwood Botanical Gardens And Museum Of Art and Radnor Lake State Park while planning their visit to Nashville Zoo.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Nashville Zoo Reviews & Ratings

  • This is a gorgeous, really well designed zoo. We strongly recommend it if you have kids or care about the welfare of animals in captivity. Where we had trouble was with some of the narrative surrounding its history and how it was presented. It's no secret that the zoo moved to this location after a historic family sold it. You can see plaques all over one area talking about how slaves were "needed," for the original farm to run. A few years ago, in 2014, many of the slaves graves had to be relocated. You would think this would be a good opportunity to show these people more respect, but instead they received regular stones as grave markers instead of any identifying or anything more presentable. Meanwhile, the "masters" still have an elaborate graveyard, filled with obelisks and nicely carved markers. Why not something to honour these nameless slaves who built and ran this farm? And why not a more suitable narrative surrounding them, the family that owned the land, and the farm's history? It felt as though the narrative here was okay with and sympathized with these slave owners. We were glad that the historic home estate was the last part of the zoo we saw, because the rest was absolutely lovely and still very much recommended.

  • This is an awesome zoo! Plenty to see - you can easily spend a half or full day exploring. The Sumatran Tiger exhibit was our favorite! Those photos are on my Nikon. We like the natural enclosures throughout the zoo. No animals pacing on cement slabs here.

  • The kid in me loves zoos. Nashville's zoo has gotten much better over the years. Still not on the level as Memphis zoo but that does not mean it is not worth going to. I enjoy this zoo and like to visit when I can.

  • The zoo is awesome! We take our grandchildren there a couple of times a year and the experience is always really great. They especially love the play area with the bridge and swings. We really enjoy the new exhibits too. 😊

  • So big and lots of animals. The parking is great and all the employees are extremely nice. I’ve only been there once but I definitely want to go back! Something cool you can touch the kangaroo!

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  • Are handicapped scooters allowed in the zoo?

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    • Yes. Electric scooters are available on rent at the zoo entrance on a first-come-first-serve basis or you can also bring personal wheelchairs.  

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  • Are small dogs welcome?

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    • Only service animals are allowed at the Nashville Zoo. So, small dogs won't be allowed at the zoo grounds or the parking lot. 

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  • What is the price of your membership for the Nashville Zoo?

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    • The membership cost of Nashville Zoo is 65 USD per adult. To know the cost of multiple level memberships, you must visit their official website. You may even call the officials on 615-833-1534 X133 and ask about it. 

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