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Nashville’s Cheekwood Botanical Gardens And Art Museum Announces Family Night Out

It’s time to break out your blankets and picnic baskets because Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Art Museum is once again welcoming back Family Night Out events on their main grounds at the historic Cheekwood estate in Nashville. Every Thursday evening in June and July come gather with your kids, friends and families in Middle Tennessee’s most magnificent botanical gardens and take in various (and fun!) activities and
entertainment such as:

Kids dance at a past "Family Night Out" (Photo Credit: Cheekwood)

Crowds gather to enjoy Cheekwood's "Families Night Out" (Photo Credit: Cheekwood)


2012 Family Night Out at Cheekwood Schedule:

Performances begin at 6:30 p.m. and are free with gate admission

Local children's entertainment group (Photo Credit: Zinghoppers

June 7: The Happy Racers
June 14: Nashville Public Library Puppet Truck presents The World of Mother Goose
June 21: The Groove Club
June 28: Coal Train Railroad
July 5: Conductor Jack, DJ Kitty, and Coconuts the Kangaroo from the Zinghoppers
July 12: Nashville Public Library Puppet Truck presents Ellingtown
July 19: Nashville Ballet performs Aesop’s Fables
July 26: Farmer Jason


Treehouses exhibit at Cheekwood (Photo Credit: Cheekwood)

Family Night Out also offers another opportunity to view Cheekwood’s exciting outdoor exhibition opening May 26, Treehouses. The Treehouses exhibit runs through September 3, 2012, and features seven actual treehouses designed to represent some of literature’s greatest works. The treehouses are scattered throughout Cheekwood’s gardens and are imaginatively built, non-traditional structures with stunning architecture that even parents will enjoy exploring.

Family Night Outis presented by Publix Supermarket Charities and sponsored by Nashville Parent Magazine. 

Nashville’s Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Art Museum

Cheekwood’s Mission is to preserve Cheekwood as a historical landmark where beauty and excellence in art and horticulture stimulate the mind and nurture the spirit.

Nashville’s Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Art Museum
1200 Forrest Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37205
Ph. 615-356-8000


Tuesday – Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Parking $3 per car
Adults $12
Senior Citizens $10
Children ages 3-17 $5
Children ages 0-3 Free

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