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Top THINGS TO DO for Kids This Weekend

It's time for the Summer Splash at Nashville Zoo! Plus, "Silent Movie Classics" at the Schermerhorn, Nashville Sounds baseball & lots more for your weekend!

There’s LOTS to do this weekend in our top THINGS TO DO for kids this weekend! Mix things up and take your family out to one of our favorite kid activities (listed in no particular order) through Sunday, July 28.

Click on the links for more information about each event.

Top THINGS TO DO for Kids This Weekend:

Saturday, July 27

With temperatures on the rise, the Zoo transforms into a water wonderland complete with slides, bubbles, splashy attractions and more on Festival Field! Check out the keeper talk schedule to hear about how our animals handle the hot weather and be on the lookout for special ice-themed enrichment throughout the day. Nashville’s chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) will be running a special dunk tank to raise money for conservation!


Friday, July 26

Visit the Nashville Public Library Green Hills Branch (3701 Benham Ave, Nashville) and explore the world of STEAM from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. This week, they’ll be playing with water out on the patio! Wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy! For ages 3 and up.


Friday, July 26 & Saturday, July 27

Bring the little ones out for this musical romp of sights and sounds at the downtown Nashville Public Library. A childlike wonder of the celebration of reading, plus puppets, guitars, the stars and more! Happens at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.


Friday, July 26

Bring the family for Metro Parks Music’s hour-long family performances offering interactive magic, stories, dance and music. Happens every Friday in July from 6 – 7 pm. at the Centennial Park bandshell (2500 West End Avenue, Nashville).


Friday, July 26

Come see Kung Fu Panda 4 in the wave pool at Nashville Shores as the sun sets! Dive-in movies are included with a paid waterpark admission ticket or a season pass. Twilight tickets (after 4 p.m.) are available at the discounted rate of $32.99 plus tax. Children 2 and younger are free.


Sunday, July 28

Audiences will marvel at the legendary organist Peter Krasinski, who accompanies silent films like none other with his imaginative spirit and technical prowess inside the Schermerhorn Symphony Center (1 Symphony Pl., Nashville). This double-feature is anchored by the 1928 classic, The Cameraman. A hopelessly in love, clumsy man takes work as a motion-picture cameraman at MGM Studios in attempt to be close to the woman he desires. Also featuring the 1956 French film, The Red Balloon. Here, a red balloon with a mind of its own follows a little boy around the streets of Paris. Concert starts at 2 p.m. Tickets start at $21.


Saturday, July 27

Summer is a great time to look for caterpillars. Explore at Warner Park Nature Center (7311 Highway 100, Nashville) to see who’s out crawling about from 1 – 2 p.m. email to register starting July 12.


Tuesday, July 23 through Sunday, July 28

The Sounds are at First Horizon Park this week/weekend for a series against the Charlotte Knights + theme nights and Fox 17 Friday Night Fireworks!

Kidsville at The Parthenon – Registration Required

Saturday, July 27

Families with children ages 12 and under can enter the Parthenon in Nashville’s Centennial Park for free! Enjoy activity stations starting at 10:30 a.m. then get hear the Greek myth that inspired the first Olympic Games and make a pretend Olympic Torch!


Thursday, July 25 – Sunday, July 28

Using hats on view throughout the museum as inspiration, aspiring young designers can make and decorate their own paper hats from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Country Music Hall of Fame (222 Rep. John Lewis Way S, Nashville). Included with museum admission; Free to museum members.