To organize for the Zoo’s upcoming enlargement, we’re beginning development on a large parking storage that upon completion will enhance our parking capability by 62%. Sadly, because of the measurement, we’ll lose half of our present parking spots during the development. So as to present one of the best visitor expertise and stop overcrowding, we’ll start utilizing a reserved entry system on September 12.
TICKET & ENTRY PROCESS CHANGES 🎟
On-line, advance tickets are required for each members and non-member company, as of September 12, 2022. A restricted variety of tickets can be found for every entry time. Each particular person, together with kids and infants, wants an admission ticket or member reservation to enter the Zoo.
Based mostly on the time you choose, you’ll have a one-hour window to enter the Zoo. For those who arrive a couple of minutes early, it’s okay – your tickets will scan as much as quarter-hour earlier than. (For instance, in case your ticket is for 10:15 am, you’ll be able to enter from 10:00 to 11:15 am)
- Be aware: Members are not in a position to current their membership playing cards for entry. Members ought to make a reservation on-line and current the barcode(s) related to their reservation to realize entry to the Zoo.
While you arrive on the Zoo, you’ll current your tickets or reservation barcode to be scanned at Entry Village. When you’re inside, you’re welcome to remain within the Zoo till closing time.
Because of the restricted capability of every time slot, walk-up ticket gross sales aren’t really useful or assured. Nonetheless, we acknowledge that some people will nonetheless have to buy tickets in-person because of the nature of some low cost packages and entry points.
These teams of individuals don’t want advance reservations and might nonetheless buy admission on the Zoo’s ticket sales space:
- Visitors redeeming reductions that require verification or do not need a reduction code, together with reciprocal zoo members and navy members
- Visitors with out entry to the web or a credit score/debit card
- Visitors with complimentary admission or “Good Any Day” tickets (These can be utilized any day earlier than their expiration, simply current them on the entrance to be scanned)
If it’s essential to change your entry time or cancel your tickets/reservation, fill out our contact kind right here.
PARKING LOT CHANGES & GARAGE CONSTRUCTION 🦺
The development of the brand new storage may have a big impact on our present car parking zone, with development lasting till not less than spring 2024. By managing the variety of tickets bought per time slot, the results on the visitor expertise must be minimal. All company ought to nonetheless have the ability to park onsite and benefit from the Zoo!
The brand new two-floor storage will probably be situated within the northern half of our current car parking zone. The development zone will prolong into different areas and can impression how company enter the car parking zone from Nolensville Pike. Make sure you drive slowly and search for signage indicating the brand new visitors stream. As we transfer into Spring 2023, an extra parking space and shuttles will probably be used to extend visitor capability. Count on visitors patterns and parking options to vary as new options are rolled out. We’ll make sure to announce these modifications as they happen.
As soon as full, the two-floor storage will function lined parking on the primary flooring and open parking on the second flooring. A landscaped walkway and ramp will convey company immediately from the storage to the Zoo’s Entry Village. The added house may have a big impact on what number of company the Zoo is ready to comfortably accommodate as we develop wild into the longer term! Be taught extra about future habitats and enlargement plans, together with Komodo dragons and leopards within the close to future.