Nashville Zoo

About Nashville Zoo

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

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 800,000 visitors come to Nashville Zoo annually, making us one of the top attractions in Middle Tennessee.


Contact Area Intern

May 2019 - August 2019 Nashville, TN
“I had exposure to so many different animals and aspects of animal husbandry. I interacted with and educated zoo guests daily. In addition, I learned a lot about conservation and sustainability. ”
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