Kids of all ages will be happy to know that Nashville Zoo at Grassmere is reopening this month. Zoo members get in first on June 15 - 17; the Zoo opens to the public on Thursday, June 18. In the initial phase of reopening, masks are required for ages 4 and older; providing Nashville moves forward with Phase 4 of the reopening, face masks will not be required beginning June 22.
For the zoo's reopening, following Nashville's phased reopening due to Covid-19, entry to the Zoo will include a timed-ticket line requiring advance tickets. Parents will need to know that the zoo will not accept cash, and families will need to follow a one-way path through the zoo. Certain zoo features like the Wilderness Train, Jungle Gym, Kangaroo Kickabout and Lorikeet landing will remain closed; indoor areas will remain closed and animals shows and backstage pass tours are currently canceled. The Zoofari Cafe will be open for take-out only and concession stands will be available although water fountains will be shut off.