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  • Writer's pictureMary Ann

Nashville Zoo New September Sips Offers Socially Distant Fun

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 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. All guests will be required to wear a mask when not eating or drinking. Zoo staff will be stationed at several areas to encourage proper social distancing and to keep groups moving. Guests can expect to spend about two hours completing the trail.

Tickets for September Sips will go on sale tomorrow (September 2) beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Ticket prices range from $70-$90 for members and $75- $95 for non-members depending on entry time and amount of animal experiences. September Sips is sponsored by Middle Tennessee Honda Dealers, Truist Bank, Tempur-Pedic Flagship Store Green Hills, Tiffs Treats, and Coca Cola.

About Nashville Zoo

Nashville Zoo is a nonprofit organization and an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, assuring the highest standards of animal care and husbandry. The Zoo is actively engaged in conservation research, habitat protection, breeding programs and education initiatives around the globe as well as in our own backyard. The Zoo attracts more than 1,260,000 visitors annually and is considered one of the top attractions in Nashville. Nashville Zoo is located at 3777 Nolensville Pike. For more information about Nashville Zoo, visit


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