Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
Welcoming more than 1,250,000 guests annually, Nashville Zoo is the city's top family destination. The Zoo is located just south of downtown on 188 pristine acres making it one of the largest zoos in the nation by land mass. More than 360 different animal species can be found at Nashville Zoo and there are plans to more than double that collection over the next decade. Additionally, the Zoo offers a diverse array of education programs including summer camps, home school classes, preschool activities and teen involvement focused on species conservation and habitat protection. More than 20 public events are offered at the Zoo throughout the year drawing thousands from every pocket of society. Nashville Zoo also offers several private rental areas complete with on-site catering for company picnics, meeting and evening socials.