Nashville Zoo To Host Third Annual Autism Awareness Day

On Sunday, April 24, The Nashville Zoo is proud to host its third annual Autism Awareness Day, held in partnership with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD).

Included with your general admission or membership, this family friendly event will include animal experiences and games throughout the zoo.  Stop by and visit staff on the Grassmere Historic Home and Farm lawn for information about Nashville Zoo and their efforts to promote inclusion of audiences on the autism spectrum.

The zoo will also host a property-wide scavenger hunt and a sensory tour that will be available at the Historic Home and may include close encounters with animals from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  The event in its entirety will take place from noon to 4:00 p.m.


Nashville Zoo

Click here to download guest support tools such as visual schedules, social stories, and modified zoo maps.  These items will also be available for pick up the day of the event.  If you have a specific question or comment, you can e-mail

The Nashville Zoo is an AZA accredited non-profit organization. Among various conservation projects and work with the local community, the zoo participates in multiple programs in The Species Survival Plan, a threatened and endangered animal management program headed by the AZA.

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