The screech of spider monkeys swinging through trees interrupt the sounds of swift rolling strollers and zoo patrons. Every motion moving closer to an adventurous thrill. All day long, zoo patrons take in exotic animals and scenic trails until closing. But what about when the sun goes down? One thing’s for certain, the nightlife is nothing short of fun for all ages. Read about a couple of night events the Nashville Zoo offers its patrons every year in this week’s beat.
2nd Annual Red, White and Zoo
Every year, one specific evening at our zoo guarantees guests an international experience worth tasting. The Nashville Zoo’s 2nd Annual Red, White and Zoo wine tasting event promises to take attendees to Europe, Pacific Rim, South America and Africa through its unlimited wine samples. Guests will have the opportunity to peruse around designated trails in the zoo and purchase food until sundown. The following exhibits will be open for patrons to explore: cassowary, Flamingo Lagoon, tortoise, and Unseen New World. Afterwards, they may enjoy performances by local artists Cullen Wade & the Waters, DJ Frost and the Mudbug Boogie Boys, Steel Grooves and Suspended Gravity. There will be up-close encounters with animals at the zoo.
This event may have started as an alternative but has progressed to a highly anticipated event at the zoo.
Tickets are still available for purchase. Ticket prices vary but all proceeds go towards the Zoo’s annual operational fund. For more ticket information, visit the Nashville Zoo’s website.
This event is scheduled for Friday, July 8.
That’s right, Nashville Zoo hosts a family movie night series during the summer. On select Fridays, after closing, the Nashville Zoo welcomes guests to fun under the stars with inflatables, games and a movie. It wouldn’t be a night to enjoy without food so Nashville Zoo has vendors available to their attendees.
Zoovie Nights include inflatables, games and a DJ to keep the festival field active for kids and their parents. To top off the evening’s activities, face painting and crafts will be available. Lastly, the carousel and zip line will remain open for attendees. All shows begin at 6pm.
The final Zoovie Night is September 2nd. How to Train Your Dragon 2 will be showed.
Visit the Nashville Zoo’s site for more details.
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*Check out the Photo of the Week of Emmett, the new baby two-toed sloth, and Edith, Emmett's mother, exploring the tree-top canopy in the Unseen New World Aviary at the Nashville Zoo below!*
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