A Look at the Nashville Zoo’s Annual Celebrations
The Nashville Zoo in Green Hills is an historic plantation house and modern zoological park located south of downtown Nashville. As of 2021, the Nashville Zoo was the state’s top financial attraction and contained six,020 individual animals, including 339 species. The zoo’s location is approximately 185 acres in size. It is connected to the Davidson County government offices.
You can enjoy many recreational activities inside the Nashville Zoo. In addition to several attractions like the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Division and the Nashville Zoo, there are various events that the facility is responsible for organizing. One such major event organized by the Nashville Zoo was the Bicentennial Jubilee Celebration. Here, the celebrated anniversary of the first official celebration of the state’s historic past as a nation was commemorated with a day of free fun and family entertainment under the leadership of Governor Bill Haslam.
Throughout the year, the Nashville Zoo also hosts many different types of special events. For example, in late March or early April, the Nashville Zoo celebrates America’s 50th anniversary of the Selah mission. During this celebration, the public is invited to tour the historic remains of this historic mission. This is just one of the many major events that take place at the Nashville Zoo. Other events include the Zoo’s annual Garden Center Sale, hosted in honor of the Garden Center’s 75th anniversary; Centennial Olympic Games on the Farm Stadium Site; the Nashville Predators NHL hockey team’s roster naming contest; the celebration of the Jazz Festival in Franklin; the opening of the Franklin Place Shopping Center in the Arts District; and the promotion of the Northgate Shopping Center in the Woodmont Commons neighborhood.
In addition to the above mentioned events, the Nashville Zoo also organizes numerous community events in which guests can come and participate. The Tennessee Performing Arts Center gives away free tickets to various musical performances by local and national artists during the months of June, July and August. At the same time, the Nashville Zoo features a number of family programs during these months. These programs often provide opportunities for children to interact with the animals in the various stages of their lives. In addition, various workshops are also available that focus on a wide range of issues, including ethics, nutrition and children’s literacy.
Throughout May and June, the zoo also hosts “Books in the Zoo Summer Festival.” During this three-day event, local authors and bookstores offer reading and literature selections for kids, teens and adults. Guests are also invited to attend special lectures about animal conservation, sustainability and the importance of reading. In addition, special events such as the “Books in the Park” program celebrate books and bring to life local authors and new stories.
In November, the Nashville Zoo will celebrate its 50th year in operation. During this special celebration, the Zoo will host a “Fifty Shades of Grey” screening event. During this event, which is scheduled for Sunday, December 13, movie fans will be able to view clips from the movie while enjoying the live performances by Andean Bear Animals. Plus admissions to the Nashville Zoo will be free. Various restaurants will be featuring foods from around the world, and locals and visitors can enjoy special food and drink deals.