Zoo Atlanta

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.

Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile Experience, featuring more than 70 species in state-of-the-art naturalistic habitats, opened in April 2015. Other highlights include America's only twin giant pandas, Mei Lun and Mei Huan; the nation's largest collection of western lowland gorillas; and the largest zoological collection of orangutans in the U.S. 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.

800 Cherokee Avenue SE
Atlanta, GA United States 30315
Fulton County
Zoo Atlanta - ARC Building
The ARC Building hosts special events and meetings, such as the monthly Grant Park Neighborhood Association (GPNA) meeting.


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.)


Rachel Davis
Director of Communications, Zoo Atlanta

Wild Encounters
Behind-the-scenes Wild Encounters allow guests to meet and feed an African elephant, Komodo dragon, giant panda, lemurs or Aldabra tortoises.
Conference Facilities
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Twiga Terrace
Visitors can get closer than ever before to Earth's tallest land mammals on the new Twiga Terrace.
Western lowland gorillas
Zoo Atlanta is home to the largest collection of western lowland gorillas in the U.S.
Giant panda Po
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.