Nashville Zoo wants you to beat the summer heat at Ice Day this Saturday, July 27.
Guests can enjoy cool activities and icy treats while watching the animals chill out with frozen grapes, turkey broth pops, and chilled mealworms.
With temperatures rising, the zoo transforms into a flurry of frosty fun. Guests can enjoy samples of Blue Bell ice cream, participate in an ice cream eating contest, take a ride down the inflatable water slide, or stroll through a make-believe flurry of snow to shake off the summer heat.
Pick up a schedule at the front gate to see some of the zoo’s animals devour their own brand of popsicle. Guests can enter a drawing for a cool prize for answering keeper talk questions correctly. Several animal ice sculptures by Specialty Ice Carvings will also be on display at some exhibits, and guests can see an ice carving demonstration before 11 a.m. on Festival Field.
The Nashville chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers will have its balloon burst tank and Christmas in July tree, which features requested enrichment items for our animals. A full list of items is available on the zoo’s website.
Ice Day is included with zoo admission; however some activities have additional fees. Ice Day is sponsored by Regions Bank and supported by Blue Bell ice cream and Mix 92.9.
Nashville Zoo is accredited by the prestigious Association of Zoos and Aquariums, assuring the highest standards of animal care and husbandry. Attracting more than 780,000 visitors annually, the zoo is considered one of the top things to do in Nashville.
The Zoo is a nonprofit organization located at 3777 Nolensville Pike and is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
For more information about Nashville Zoo, call 615-833-1534 or visit www.nashvillezoo.org.