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January 28, 2022

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Nashville Zoo’s ‘September Sips’ is a Perfect Parent’s Night Out

Enjoy the Zoo’s beautiful animals and trails while enjoying beer, wine, mixed cocktails and German-style food at different stations along the way.

Nashville Zoo is happy to introduce a new adults-only, after-hours event designed for proper social distancing. September Sips will be offered on both September 25 and 26, from 5:00 to 10:30 p.m. each night. All guests to the event will be able to walk the Zoo’s beautiful trails while enjoying beer, wine, mixed cocktails and German-style food at different stations along the way.

“Since we had to cancel both our Brew at the Zoo event in May and our Red, White & Zoo event in July, we really wanted to give our guests a chance to experience a mix of both,” said Kindell Williams, Director of Special Events. “A limited number of tickets, timed entry and our current social distancing protocol will offer guests a safe and more personal experience.”

The Zoo will host up to 500 guests per night with timed entries of small groups. Guests will follow a one-way trail stopping at stations along the way to sample food and drinks. Several animal exhibits will be open and the Zoo will offer close-up animal encounters throughout the evening. Zoo staff will be stationed at several areas to encourage proper social distancing and to keep groups moving. 

What to Expect

  • Staggered entry times, with 10 people entering every 5 minutes
  • A one-way path that will take about 2 hours to complete
  • Face masks are required when not eating or drinking

Tickets for September Sips will go on sale September 2 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at nashvillezoo.org/upcoming-events. Ticket prices range from $70-$90 for members and $75- $95 for non-members depending on entry time and amount of animal experiences.

About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing and Entertainment Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 18-month-old Ezra.