There isn’t a person alive who doesn’t enjoy visiting the animals in a well kept and attractive animal park. The Nashville Zoo boasts not only the normal animal exhibits, but offers some animals that are not readily available in other zoos around the country. In addition the Nashville zoo is the perfect place to spend a relaxing day away.
An accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere is more than just a zoo. It’s a zoo with a difference. The Nashville Zoo is a sprawling 200-acre park and plantation farmhouse that is rich in history. It is conveniently located just 6 miles southeast of downtown Nashville, making it easy to find and easy to reach if you’re vacationing in the Nashville, Tennessee area, or even if you’re a local area resident.
The Nashville Zoo offers programs for visitors, that excite tourism as well as programs for local residents that are designed to offer help to the community as a whole. For example, the zoo’s offerings include a Dino Trek that allows you to see 15 life sized dinosaurs that will walk, slither and hiss their way across your life. For a limited time during the summer, the Dino Trek, hugely popular, is available at the Nashville Zoo.
In addition, the zoo also hosts a day camp that is available to local residents for children who have special needs. The program is a big hit with kids and was designed for children who can benefit from one on one individualized interaction with adults in the program.
Throwback Movie Thursdays
Thursday nights are movie night. Called Throwback Movie Thursdays, there are classic music hits, old fashioned games and interaction before the movie and the movie is shown on a giant screen on the Festival Field every Thursday. The movies are major hits from the 80s and 90s, designed to be entertaining and fun for the entire family.
Thursday movies are 6 dollars for non zoo members and free to all those who have a zoo membership. Food and drinks are available for movie goers and parents are encouraged to attend the movies along with their children.
In addition to the special programs, hits at the zoo’s animal exhibits include:
African Crested Porcupine Exhibit
The African Savanna
The Bamboo Trail
Bairds Tapir Exhibit
The Unseen New World