Boo at the Zoo

Oct 09, 2020 at 11:15 am by RMGadmin


Since opening its doors in 1991, Nashville Zoo has grown from a small, private operation located just outside of Nashville to an AZA- accredited facility that welcomes more than one million visitors each year. They are also involved with international conservation and research efforts to save threatened species.

Nashville Zoo’s progressive and dynamic zoological park is located in south Nashville. With just ninety of 188 acres developed, the Nashville Zoo is the ninth largest zoo in the country by landmass. The Zoo is one of the top tourist attractions in the state and has been named the Best Regional Attraction and Best Day Trip by The Tennessean.



Nashville Zoo’s popular Boo at the Zoo will celebrate a safe Halloween for six nights a week from October 15th to 30th. To address social distancing, the event will take place over a longer period, limit nightly attendance and require timed entries.

“About 40,000 guests attend Boo at the Zoo every year,” said Kindell Williams, Nashville Zoo’s director of special events. “We have worked hard and found ways to keep everyone safe while providing an exciting evening that our guests expect from Nashville’s top family attraction.”



This year’s Boo at the Zoo will run nightly (except Mondays), from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., starting October 15th and ending October 30th. Attendance will be restricted to a nightly maximum of 2,500 guests entering at scheduled half-hour times. The event will offer a one- way path featuring treat stations, themed areas, photo opportunities, entertainment, rides and more.

Tickets for Boo at the Zoo are $14 for Zoo members and $16 for non- members. Boo at the Zoo is supported by Middle Tennessee Honda Dealers. Contributing sponsors include ICEE, Irwin Entertainment and Liberty Party Rental.


To purchase Boo at the Zoo tickets and see a full list of activities, visit