Welcome to the Nashville Zoo, one of the top Tennessee attractions that brings in 800,000 visitors annually! This zoo was opened in 1991 and strives to be a culture of understanding and discovery of our natural world through conservation, innovation, and leadership. Registered as an AZA member (Association of Zoos and Aquariums), the Nashville Zoo is involved heavily in international conservation efforts.
Within the Nashville Zoo, your group will see over 6,000 animals, belonging to 338 different species. The park itself sits on 188 acres, though only 84 are currently being used, giving the zoo a unique opportunity to expand in the future. At its full 188 acres it will be the 9th largest zoo in all of the U.S. To see all of this land make sure you wear comfortable shoes, or maybe just grab a ride on the Wilderness Express Train inside, a helpful transportation and tour guide tool that will allow your feet a break and give your mind a lesson.
Choose between seeing the Kangaroo Kickabout, African Plains, Flamingo Lagoon, Alligator Cove, Giraffe Savannah, or 3.2 acre African Elephant Savannah. There will be plenty of opportunities to learn about each of these animals and their habitat as you stroll around the beautifully landscaped walkways of the zoo. The children will love the Wild Animal Carousel, as well as the impressive 66,000 square foot Jungle Gym, one of the largest in the nation.