Family Friendly Events in Middle Tennessee

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Wild Wednesday

Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center 100 Sam Ridley Parkway East, Smyrna, TN

February 1st, 8th, 15th, & 22nd        Public Program         Wild Wednesday! Join SOAC staff each week to discover something WILD about the natural world. You may meet a SOAC animal or enjoy a nature-based activity! Weekly topics are posted online; look for more information on the SOAC Facebook page. Location: Smyrna ...

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Free

World Wetland Day @ Discovery Center

The Discovery Center 502 S.E. Broad Stree, Murfreesboro, TN

Come explore the importance of Wetlands as we celebrate World Wetland Day! This year's global theme is all about habitat restoration. Play in our invasive species sensory bin, create storm surges, enjoy storytime, meet native species, and more as we learn how to better take care of the world around us! Included with admission. Programs subject to change.

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Itty Bitty Storytime at Linebaugh

Linebaugh Library 105 West Vine Street, Murfreesboro, TN

Join us at Linebaugh Public Library for an Itty Bitty Storytime for ages 0-23 months every Thursday from 10-10:30 am. Itty Bitty Storytimes include stories, fingerplays, lap bounces, tickles, scarves and songs specifically for our youngest patrons!

Free

Groundhog Day Tot Trek

Mill Ridge Park 12965 Old Hickory Blvd, Antioch, TN

Join us on February 2nd at 10:30AM with your toddler to take an easy, wagon-friendly quarter mile guided walk around the pond at Mill Ridge Park. We will bring our binoculars and bird guides. Since it’s Groundhog Day we’ll do some groundhog crafts after the walk! Please contact Katherine at katherine@southeastpark.org or 615-398-9091 if you ...

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Free

World Wetlands Day @ Shelby Bottoms Nature Center & Greenway

Shelby Bottoms Nature Center 1900 Davidson St, Nashville

All Ages No Registration Required It's time to celebrate wetlands all over the world! Stop in to this wetlands open-house to learn all about wetlands--what lives there, why they happen, how they help us, and how we can help them. We'll have information and hands-on activities for everyone from kids to adults to explore these ...

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Free
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Tales to Tails at Smyrna Library

Smyrna Public Library 400 Enon Springs Rd W, Smyrna, TN

Sign up to read to a certified therapy at Smyrna Public Library. 10 minute slots are available on Thursdays from 3-4:30. Call 615-459-4884 or email smyrnays@rclstn.org to register.  

Free

Groundhog Day Hike at Dusk @ Shelby Bottoms Nature Center & Greenway

Shelby Bottoms Nature Center 1900 Davidson St, Nashville

All Ages Registration Required Shadow sighting from Punxsutawney Phil or not, we will meet up for a relaxing stroll around the 1 mile loop to enjoy the closing month of the winter season! Leader: Christie Wiser To register, please email us at shelbybottomsnature@nashville.gov or call (615) 862-8539. 

Free
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Thursday Family Night! @ Urban Air Adventure Park – NE Nashville

Urban Air Adventure Park 4331 Old Hickory Boulevard, Old Hickory, TN

Join us every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for Family Night* at Urban Air North East Nashville. The entire family can enjoy an evening of FUN Choose $39.99* for Deluxe Access or $49.99* for Ultimate Access Price includes admission for 2 adults and 2 kids, 1 Large Pizza and 4 Bottles of Water

$ 39.99
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Zoolumination @ Nashville Zoo

Nashville Zoo 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN

See the Zoo in a whole new light! Visit the country's largest Chinese lantern festival featuring colorful scenes of more than 1000 custom-made silk lanterns! Thursday - Sunday January 12 - February 4, 2023   SEE IT Bigger & Brighter With twice as many colorful lanterns as before, this walkthrough experience is sure to delight ...

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$15 – $19
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Teen Night at the Hendersonville Public Library

Hendersonville Public Library 140 Saundersville Road, Hendersonville, TN

Join us for Teen Night at the Hendersonville Public Library. Happening every Thursday evening at 5:30 PM, we do everything from watching fun movies to playing Mario Kart and beyond. Grab your best friend and come on out! This event is for teens ages 13 through 17 and free to attend

Free