We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Nashville Zoo

#41 of 253 things to do in Nashville Features Animals
3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211-3324
+1 615-833-1534
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Nashville Zoo Admission Pass
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Add some exotic to the everyday with Nashville Zoo at Grassmere. Wander through a lush canopy of bamboo, come face to face with a clouded leopard, feed some Australian parrots, and delve into the far reaches of the Amazon. Nashville Zoo is your ticket to African giraffes, poison arrow frogs, zebras, red pandas, kangaroos, gibbons, meerkats and much more! Children of all ages will be fascinated with the zoo’s Highlighted Habitats. Find out why a baby giraffe likes warm temperatures. Walk the winding path through 4,500 square feet of naturalistic Australian landscape in the Kangaroo Kickabout. In the Kickabout, you will be in the home of a troop of red kangaroos. Keep your eyes and ears open for the cockatoos that also live in Kangaroo Kickabout. In between your animal adventures, be sure to take a spin on our Wild Animal Carousel, get a new view of the Zoo from Soaring Eagle zip line, monkey around our 66,000-square-foot Jungle Gym, or even step back in time on the walking tour at our Grassmere Historic Home and Farm. When you visit the 1810 historic home, you will learn about the name “Grassmere” and how the zoo came to be located there.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
Closes in 15 min
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211-3324
+1 615-833-1534
Write a Review
Reviews (1,156)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

361 - 370 of 1,150 reviews

Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Just an okay zoo, even before the construction, it's always just been okay. Carousel is my son's favorite part but the ride is really short for 2 dollars, thankfully the parent who has to stand with their child isn't charged. My son is very active...More

Thank jennifer h
Reviewed 6 April 2016

We weren't originally planning on visiting the zoo during this trip, but I am so glad we did! It was a little pricier than other zoos we've visited, and there were four or so exhibits under construction (so we didn't see bears, tigers or elephants)...More

1  Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 4 April 2016

We were truly disappointed in our visit to the Nashville Zoo. While they charged full priced admission, about 1/3 of the exhibits were closed. One redeeming factor was the enormous jungle gym that the kids played in for an hour. I felt the way the...More

Thank mragan
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Almost every animal you would go to the zoo for was not there. Half the zoo is under construction but they did not hesitate to charge me full price to get in. Do not waste your time on this Zoo

Thank craneman39
Reviewed 2 April 2016

My first time here was a pleasant experience. I have not visited a zoo in many years and I was happy to see that the animals were in a more open environment and not cramped. The kangaroos were happily greeting zoo visitors in their contained...More

1  Thank TheLavieris
Reviewed 31 March 2016

This is a small quaint zoo but unfortunately for us a large portion was under construction. Thankfully we are members at our local zoo and admission was half off. Had I paid full price admission I think I would have been peeved. The really unique...More

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Yes, the zoo is under lots of construction and there are not many animals available for viewing, but we still had a great time! The kangaroo area was so much fun! You can pet a kangaroo if it walks on the pathway - my 3...More

1  Thank WBJM2009
Reviewed 31 March 2016

My wife & I and our two kids joined the zoo last year. We purchased one of the memberships where we could bring a friend(Granna & Nana). We had the best time last year going to the zoo whenever we could! I recommend all Nashvillians...More

Thank BigBambooBriley
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

I had planned a full day for my family at the zoo. My toddler was very excited to see tigers and elephants. We arrived at the park by 11 am and had to wait for 20 minutes in line. Not a big deal. What you...More

Thank Mandy B
Reviewed 29 March 2016

We were very disappointed in our visit to the Nashville zoo. Many exhibits were closed, lots of construction., nothing special or unique. We have adults, teens and young kids not one of us has any desire to return. Fortunately we have a zoo pass to...More

Thank derbygirl2016
Nearby Restaurants
Taj Indian Restaurant
69 reviews
.43 miles away
Erbil Kebab Restaurant
9 reviews
.18 miles away
Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet
33 reviews
.23 miles away
Los Arcos
16 reviews
.17 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum
217 reviews
1.90 miles away
Nashville Armory
66 reviews
1.64 miles away
Black Abbey Brewing Company
30 reviews
1.64 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Luise B
24 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
Response from NashvilleZoo | Property representative |
Hello Luise, Thanks for reaching out! Nashville Zoo doesn't currently have lions, but we hope to add them to the collection in the future once some more expanding is complete. Also, we are currently working on new exhibits... More
15 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from NashvilleZoo | Property representative |
Hello! Please plan for 3-4 hours for your visit!
17 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from jbartoo | Property representative |
Hello. You are welcome to bring a cooler and eat at your car, beneath a shady tree or even inside the Zoo. We have several picnic tables in our Festival Field. All we ask is that you do not bring any glass, alcohol or those... More