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Nashville Zoo Discount Tickets

Updated: September 12, 2023

This post covers how to get discounted tickets to the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, including discount passes, combo packages, and more.

It's the perfect way to spend some time with the family discovering alligators, giraffes, and exotic birds. 

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This section will give you basic details about how much you can expect to pay for admission to Nashville Zoo without a discount.

If you're looking for more information about how to purchase general admission or additional attractions you can enjoy for just a bit more, please read our post covering Nashville Zoo tickets.

TIP: To get a discount of up to 50% on your tickets, check out the attraction discount pass below. 

General Admission


This section lists the discounts available for the zoo, including a city pass and military discount. 

1. Tourist Attraction Discount Passes

Music City Total Access Pass

Discount passes work by bundling admission tickets to multiple attractions to offer big discounts, and one of Nashville's popular passes includes entry to the zoo. 

Music City Total Access Pass

This preset attraction pass includes 4 attractions of your choice - one of which is the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere - as well as discounts on Gray Line bus tours and Music City merchandise.

If you want a great tour of Nashville plus entry into some of the most popular attractions, this is a great pass to purchase. 

2. Combo Packages

There are a few different combination deals which cover the cost of both Nashville Zoo tickets and one other activity or attraction in the city.

These combo deals will typically save you around 5% - 10% off admission for both activities.

3. Military Discount

Visitors with valid military ID and their entire party receive between 47% - 50% off ticket prices at the gate.

4. AAA Discount

Unfortunately, there is no AAA discount for the Nashville Zoo.

5. Coupon Sites

Make sure to check with Groupon and LivingSocial for occasional discounts. 

6. Group Rates

If you purchase 20 or more tickets, you will qualify for the group discount making them $16 for Adults & Seniors, and $12 for Children.

7. Children's Discount

As you may have noticed, tickets for kids from the age of 2-12 are $4 less than adult admission. It's also worth noting that kids under 2 get in for free.

8. Become a Member

Zoo members get free admission whenever they want for a full year. You'll also receive 10% off concessions and retail purchases.

There is also a $1 discount on stroller & wheelchair rentals as well as $1 off admission for additional guests.

Nashville zoo membership runs from $85 for a single adult to $165 for a household with 1 adult, 1 guest and up to 6 children.

9. Follow Their Social Media

Nashville Zoo will sometimes announce special limited time discounts on their social media platforms and their events calendar.

If you're still looking for a way to save money on tickets, this could be a good option.

10. Free Admission days

Nashville Zoo currently do not offer free days admissions. But it may be introduced in future.


About The Author

Stephen Pickhardt

Stephen is the CEO of Free Tours by Foot and has overseen the transformation of a local walking tour company into a global tour community and traveler’s advice platform. He has personally led thousands of group tours in the US and Europe, and is an expert in trip planning and sightseeing, with a focus on budget travelers. Stephen has been published and featured in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Yahoo,, and more.
Updated: September 12th, 2023
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