Join us on these special themed evenings as the Zoo stays open late for an exclusive Members-Only event.
Member Night Theme: What do the animals at the Zoo eat?
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Select animal habitats open with Keeper Talks and “special experiences” by Zoo docents
(specific habitats & experiences indicated in that evening’s event schedule)
6 - 7:45 p.m.
FREE Wild Animal Carousel rides
FREE Train rides
FREE Inflatable play area
(children 12 & under)
10% Member discount at ZooFari Café
50% Member discount on event tickets for additional guests
(Guests listed on card are free.)
Member Nights are strictly a privilege for Nashville Zoo members. For more information, email or become a member now!
Frequently Asked Questions
Are all activities available for the entire event?
No, most of the open exhibits for the event will close at 7:30 p.m., some earlier. The evening's Keeper Experiences are listed in the schedule of events that you will receive along with your wristband for times, locations and topics. Carousel rides, train rides and other activities will close at 7:45 p.m. The animal presentation (7:30 p.m.) closes the evening. We recommend arriving between 5:30 - 5:45 p.m. to check out the schedule and have time to get to the first keeper chats if desired.
Are guests allowed?
Yes, if you have a guest option on your card [indicated by GUEST on the back of the card] you may feel free to use it. This is a great way to show others how wonderful your Zoo membership is.
What about bringing more guests than my card allows?
Additional Member Night Event guest tickets may be purchased at the Ticket Booth at a special 50% rate* per person. These admissions may only be purchased by a current member, after 5 p.m.on the event date. Admission paid earlier in the day will not apply for the event.
* $7.50 adult/teen, $5 child 2-12, $6.50 senior.
Are reservations required?
No, however, we will issue event wristbands to ensure that the Zoo may be cleared of all non-event visitors. Wristbands may be obtained at the Information Hut as you enter.
What about food?
The ZooFari Cafe will remain open until 7:30 p.m., serving a selection of menu items. You may also choose to eat before arriving or bring a snack to enjoy as you walk.
May we attend more than one Member Night?
What if it rains?
In the event that severe weather causes Member Night to be cancelled, every attempt will be made to post this on the membership line (615-833-1534 ext. 125) by 4 p.m. The event is typically "called" if heavy rain or lightning occur during the event. We are unable to reschedule the event.