About Nashville Zoo

Nashville Zoo is a progressive and dynamic zoological park serving Middle Tennessee, southern Kentucky and hundreds of thousands of tourists that travel to Nashville every year. Since opening its doors in 1991, the Zoo has grown from a small, private operation in Cheatham County to an Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited facility with international conservation involvement. Over three-quarters of a million visitors come to Nashville Zoo annually, making us the number one attraction in Middle Tennessee. Our mission is to inspire a culture of understanding and discovery of our natural world through conservation, innovation and leadership.

Zoo At A Glance (2013):
Animal Species: 339
Individual Animals: 6,230
Annual Attendance: 776,855
Number of School Children: 60,000+
Membership: 34,000 households representing 145,000 individuals
Over 2,600 volunteers contributing more than 34,000 hours

Our mission is to inspire a culture of understanding and discovery of our natural world through conservation, innovation and leadership.

Member Of:
Association of Zoos and Aquariums
World Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Center for Nonprofit Management
Charity Navigator
Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau
Nashville Chamber of Commerce
Williamson County Chamber of Commerce
Inter-Museum Council of Nashville
Nashville Hotel and Lodging Association
Student & Youth Travel Association
American Bus Association
The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions
Nashville Attractions Coalition

Financial Statement
2012