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You will have to make a reservation at the Nashville Zoo now. Here's why.

Nashville Zoo
Posted at 3:37 PM, Sep 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-13 16:59:37-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — Because of construction, the Nashville Zoo as Grassmere will now require visitors to buy their tickets ahead of time.

The change started this week. The construction will mean a new garage for the Zoo, which will mean a 62% increase in capacity. However, it will lose half of its current spots until the garage is finished. Reservations will ensure guests get a spot to attend the zoo and park on the grounds.

Officials said every person — including children and infants — will need a ticket or member reservation to enter the Zoo.

Construction should last until spring 2024.