Nashville January 11, 2019
This Zoo In Nashville Has Animals That You May Have Never Seen In Person Before
The Nashville Zoo has long been known as a fun and unique place for folks of all ages to experience the world through a handful of exhibits and hands-on events. It’s where you can run a half-marathon once a year, where you can connect with zookeepers and learn all about the animals that keep your eyes wide and mind running wild. Plan a visit, make a trip, fall in love with the expanse of the world you can visit from your home city.
The Nashville Zoo opened in 1991 and has become an organization that's both progressive and unique in its location and mission. There are 375 animal species that make their home in the zoo, and almost one million visitors annually.
Tennessee does a great job linking local education efforts with the zoo's event offerings. Every year, almost 50,000 school children travel to the zoo to add a bit of heart and experience to their zoology lessons.
Here, you'll have the chance to experience a slew of exotic animals just six miles from the core of Nashville. The zoo continues to be one of the top attractions in the mid-state, boasting experiences like a zoological garden and historic plantation house to add breadth to the space.
Don't miss the petting zoo, either! Kids will get a kick out of hanging out with kangaroos, one of the most exotic animals you can actually touch. You'll feel like you've taken a trip down under, mate!
Even the Nashville Predators like to get in on the fun.
These quirky little monkeys look so serious! With more than 2,600 animals that make their home at the Nashville Zoo, you're bound to see all sorts of funny animal emotions and actions.
Make sure you check out the zoo event calendar for any and all fun events for kids of all ages. The Nashville Zoo recently partnered with Book'em, offering up free tickets for family's who donated new or gently used children's books.
Cat naps in the zoo are a bit different than Fluffy the house cat's Sunday morning snooze. You can visit the zoo for yourself at 3777 Nolensville Pike in Nashville, Tennessee, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day of the week.
If you’re hungry after your zoo adventures,
this local Nashville seafood restaurant is pretty delicious.