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Nashville Zoo Admission Ticket

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Reserve your Nashville Zoo Admission Ticket and get ready for a totally wild experience!

Visit the Nashville Zoo and spend your day with Tigers, Alligators, Elephants, and many many more animals. Stay awhile at any of the many animal exhibits, adopt one of the many animals, or swing around like the Gibbons and the Jungle Gym!

The Nashville Zoo has created many new exhibits, hosted exciting community events and designed a variety of programs for children. The Jungle Gym playground is the largest community-built playground in the United States and includes over 66,000 square feet for sliding, swinging, climbing, crawling and exploring.

From African elephants to Bengal tigers and red pandas, Nashville Zoo provides a home to animals found all over the world. These beautiful creatures can be found in equally beautiful habitats like the new Giraffe Savannah, Alligator Cove, African Wild Dog Habitat and many more.

Nashville Zoo Admission Ticket Details

Length: Varies


9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily

Please Note: Time shown on Availability Calendar is for booking purposes only, and reflects the opening time each day. You are free to visit the zoo any time during operating hours.


Hotel pick-up not included. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown includes any and all taxes, fuel surcharges, and service fees. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

If you have ordered this tour as a part of a vacation package, a different cancellation policy applies and is detailed in the Important Information section on your E-ticket.

Change Fee Policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Nashville Zoo Admission Ticket Description

Available Daily Activities

  • Animal Shows Learn about animals from around the world at one of the fun and educational shows. You might even become part of the show!
  • Grassmere Gardening 101 The Davidson County Master Gardeners are here to answer all your gardening questions! Check out their series of free Saturday sessions during March and April.
  • Highlights Habitats Learn more about Nashville Zoo, and get updates on the habitats and species.
  • Jungle Gym Swing around like the gibbons on the 66,000-square-foot Jungle Gym.
  • Keeper Talks Learn the ins and outs of keeper life as well as interesting tidbits about Nashville Zoo's residents.
  • Resource Center Enhance your Zoo experience with fun activities you can do before, during and after your visit.
  • Wild Animal Carousel Take a ride on a giraffe, a giant anteater, or even a cheetah on the Wild Animal Carousel!


  • Amphibians Amphibians are cold-blooded, smooth-skinned animals from the Chordate Phylum. This class of animals includes frogs, toads, salamanders, and newts. Some live on land and some in the water, but most species return to the water to mate and lay eggs. You can see many amphibians in the Unseen New World at Nashville Zoo.
  • Arthropods Arthropods make up the largest phylum of animals and include the insects, arachnids, crustaceans, and others. Arthropods are characterized by the possession of a segmented body with appendages on each segment. All arthropods are covered by a hard exoskeleton made of chitin, which provides physical protection and resistance to desiccation. More than 80% of described living animal species are arthropods, with over a million modern species. Nashville Zoo's arthropods can be found in the Unseen New World.
  • Birds Birds are any of various warm-blooded, egg-laying, feathered vertebrates of the class Aves, having forelimbs modified to form wings. Nashville Zoo has many different species of birds in the Aviary, Critter Encounters, the Hyacinth Macaw Habitat, Bamboo Trail, Lorikeet Landing, and other places. In addition, the zoo is dedicated to Piciformes conservation.
  • Mammals Mammals are one class of animals that have backbones, are warm-blooded, breath air and whose females have milk-secreting glands for their young. In the class Mammalia there are 19 orders and over 5,000 species of mammals, ranging from the 2-inch shrew to the 120-foot whale.
  • Fish Fish are cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills. There are over 27,000 species of fish, making them the most diverse group of vertebrates. Nashville Zoo has many examples of salt-water and fresh-water fish which are found in The Unseen New World.
  • Reptiles Reptiles are vertebrates that regulate body temperature externally, have dry, glandless skin covered with scales, breathe through lungs and lay large eggs that develop on land. Reptiles include turtles, snakes, and lizards. Many reptiles live in the Unseen New World at Nashville Zoo, and the zoo also has lots of alligators in Alligator Cove!

Visitor Information

  • Children under 2 are free.
  • You are welcome to bring a cooler, but please refrain from bringing items such as glass, disposable straws and lids or balloons.
  • You are welcome to bring your own wheelchair, stroller or wagon. The Zoo also offers strollers and manual wheelchairs for rent.
  • For the health of guests, staff and animals, Nashville Zoo is a smoke-free environment.
  • Pets are not allowed on the Zoo grounds, but trained service animals are permitted.
  • Please do not feed the animals.
  • Nashville Zoo is a peaceful place. Please refrain from making loud noises, or using loud radios.
  • Shoes and shirts are required at the Zoo at all times.
  • Firearms and weapons are not permitted on the Zoo grounds.
  • Parking is $5 per vehicle (subject to change).

Hotel pick-up not included. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

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