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An accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Zoo Atlanta inspires value and preservation of wildlife through a unique mix of education and outdoor family fun. From well-known native wildlife to critically endangered species on the brink of extinction, the Zoo offers memorable close encounters with nearly 1,400 animals from around the world.
Don't miss America's only twin giant pandas, Mei Lun and Mei Huan! Other highlights include the nation's largest collection of western lowland gorillas, the largest zoological collection of orangutans in the U.S., and a global center of excellence for the care and study of reptiles and amphibians. Up-close-and-personal experiences include giraffe feeding, permitting guests to hand-feed Earth's tallest living land mammals, and behind-the-scenes Wild Encounters with giant pandas, African elephants, Aldabra giant tortoises and lemurs.
The Zoo is open daily with the exceptions of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Keeper talks, interactive wildlife shows, education programs and special events run year-round. For more information, call 404.624.WILD or visit zooatlanta.org.
From I-75/85, take exit 246 (Fulton St.) and travel east on Fulton Street. Turn right at Capital Avenue/Hank Aaron Drive. Make a left at the first light onto Georgia Avenue. Cross Cherokee Avenue to enter the Cherokee parking lot. From I-20 - from downtown, take I-20 East to Exit 59A (Boulevard). Turn right onto Boulevard and proceed south 1/2 mile. Parking is on the right. Free parking is available on both Boulevard and Cherokee Avenue.
Zoo Atlanta - ARC Building
The ARC Building hosts special events and meetings, such as the monthly Grant Park Neighborhood Association (GPNA) meeting.
Behind-the-scenes Wild Encounters allow guests to meet and feed an African elephant, Komodo dragon, giant panda, lemurs or Aldabra tortoises.
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Ticket booths close at 4:30 p.m.; grounds remain open until 5:30 p.m.) On Saturdays, Sundays, Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day, the Zoo is open from 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (Ticket booths close at 5:30 p.m.; grounds remain open until 6:30 p.m.)
Zoo Plant Sale
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014
8 AM to 2 PM
What keeps Zoo Atlanta grounds looking so beautiful? Get the secrets to creating your own botanical oasis at the annual Zoo Plant Sale...
Ball of the Wild: The 2014 Beastly Feast to benefit Zoo Atlanta
Saturday, May 3, 2014
One of the city's most anticipated black-tie galas returns with Ball of the Wild: the 2014 Beastly Feast to benefit Zoo Atlanta. The Presenting Sponsor is The Ford Motor Company Fund, marking Ford's 29th year of sponsoring the event...
Wild on the Rocks: Pandas and Pinots
Thursday, May 8, 2014
6 PM to 9 PM
Zoo Atlanta's popular summer evening cocktail series for adults kicks off for 2014 with Pandas and Pinots. Tickets include a complimentary beverage; special evening exhibit viewing; live music from Destitute Way; zoo-centric work by local artists; and food trucks...
Mother's Day at the Zoo
Sunday, May 11, 2014
11 AM to 3 PM
Treat Mom to a day at the Zoo! Celebrate Mother's Day with the Zoo's many amazing animal moms on Sunday, May 11. Moms enjoy FREE admission with purchase of any regularly-priced child's or adult's general admission ticket...
Endangered Species Day
Saturday, May 17, 2014
10 AM to 4 PM
Zoo Atlanta is home to some of the world's rarest animals. More than 60 of the animal species represented here, from giant pandas to eastern black rhinos, are classified as threatened, endangered or critically endangered...
Brew at the Zoo
Saturday, May 24, 2014
5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
A popular Memorial Day weekend tradition returns on Saturday, May 24. Tickets include unlimited sampling of a variety of beers and wines; live bands and DJs at venues throughout the Zoo; animal encounters; free train and carousel rides; and more for Zoo-goers 21 and up...
Summer Safari Day Camp
– May 27, 2014 until Aug 8, 2014
Kindergartners through 5th graders enjoy an award-winning day camp adventure during summer break. Summer Safari Day Camp runs weekly, May 27 through August 8. Campers enjoy exclusive Zoo tours, animal encounters, educational games, crafts and more...
Wild on the Rocks: Feathers and Flights
Thursday, Jun 12, 2014
6 PM to 9 PM
Zoo Atlanta's popular summer evening cocktail series for adults continues with Feathers and Flights. Tickets include a complimentary beverage; special evening exhibit viewing; live music; zoo-centric work by local artists; and food trucks...
Wild on the Rocks: Sangria on the Savanna
Thursday, Jul 10, 2014
6 PM to 9 PM
Zoo Atlanta's popular summer evening cocktail series for adults continues with Sangria on the Savanna. Tickets include a complimentary beverage; special evening exhibit viewing; live music; zoo-centric work by local artists; and food trucks...
Wild on the Rocks: Throwback Thursday Ales and Amusements
Thursday, Aug 14, 2014
6 PM to 9 PM
Zoo Atlanta's popular summer evening cocktail series for adults continues with Throwback Thursday Ales and Amusements. Tickets include a complimentary beverage; special evening exhibit viewing; live music; zoo-centric work by local artists; and food trucks...
Wild on the Rocks: Komodos and Cocktails
Thursday, Sep 11, 2014
6 PM to 9 PM
Zoo Atlanta's popular summer evening cocktail series for adults concludes for 2014 with Komodos and Cocktails. Tickets include a complimentary beverage; special evening exhibit viewing; live music; zoo-centric work by local artists; and food trucks...
800 Cherokee Avenue SE
Atlanta, GA United States 30315
Keisha N. Hines
Director of Public Relations
Communications and Social Media Manager, Zoo Atlanta
Fulton County Government Center Atrium
Courtyard Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory
Inman Park Trolley Barn
Holiday Inn Atlanta Capitol Conference Center
Visitors can get closer than ever before to Earth's tallest land mammals on the new Twiga Terrace.
Zoo Atlanta is home to the largest collection of western lowland gorillas in the U.S.
Zoo Atlanta is one of only four zoos in the U.S. housing giant pandas.
Born July 5, 2011, Sohni (pictured) and Sanjiv were the first Sumatran tiger cubs born at Zoo Atlanta in more than a decade.
Zoo Atlanta features one of the nation's most diverse collections of reptiles and amphibians.
Kids feed the flock in Boundless Budgies: A Parakeet Adventure.