Soaring through the air high above the ground is an exhilarating thrill for kids and adults, and the Nashville Zoo unveils its newest attraction this month: the Soaring Eagle zip line. Soaring EagleAfter its postponement last year, the Soaring Eagle at Nashville Zoo will at long last be open to the public on Friday, March 18. The ride will offer Nashville Zoo guests an entirely new perspective, giving them a bird's eye view of the property. The seated zip line ride lifts guests 110 feet high to fly several hundred yards above the African Savanna, historic home, festival field and Gibbon Islands. The Soaring Eagle seats two riders, holding a combined weight of up to 450 pounds. Riders must be at least 42 inches tall. The ride requires eight attraction tokens ($1 per token) that you can purchase at the ticket booth. The Soaring Eagle will run daily during the zoo's regular hours (9 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily). RhinocerosThere's another new attraction on tap this spring, though an exact date has not yet been specified by Nashville Zoo staff. Installation of a temporary White Rhino habitat is in the works; the rhinos will occupy the elephant savanna while the elephants are taking a little vacation out of town while their brand-new digs at Nashville Zoo are under construction. Nashville Zoo is located at 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville. Admission is $16 adults, $11 ages 2 - 12. Call 615-833-1534 or visit nashvillezoo.org.  

There are several new nature-related offerings happening in Middle Tennessee this spring. Check 'em all out HERE.