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.

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.

Website
zooatlanta.org
Directions
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.

Address
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.



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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.)

Phone
404-624-5600

Zoo Plant Sale
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 8 AM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Zoo Atlanta
Glorify your grounds with a diverse selection of plants hand-selected by Zoo Atlanta Horticulturists at the annual Zoo Plant Sale on Saturday, April 25 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m...
Chameleon Kaleidoscope: The 2015 Beastly Feast to benefit Zoo Atlanta
Saturday, May 2, 2015 to Sunday, May 3, 2015 6:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Zoo Atlanta
Sophisticated elegance, a unique locale and a spectacular auction make The Beastly Feast one of the Southeast's most anticipated black-tie galas. The Ford Motor Company returns as Presenting Sponsor...
Save the Rhino Day
Sunday, May 3, 2015 9:30 AM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Zoo Atlanta
Rhinos are among the most endangered mammals on the planet today, and all face serious threats from poaching and habitat loss...
Mother's Day at the Zoo
Sunday, May 10, 2015 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Zoo Atlanta
Treat Mom to a Zoo day on Mother's Day! Mothers enjoy free admission with purchase of any regularly-priced child's or adult's general admission ticket...
Wild on the Rocks
Thursday, May 14, 2015 6 PM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: Zoo Atlanta
You’ve got a date at Zoo Atlanta's summer evening series for adults. Highlights include special evening exhibit viewing, live music, themed keeper presentations, cocktails, food trucks, local and cool zoo-centric art and great company...
Brew at the Zoo
Saturday, May 23, 2015 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Zoo Atlanta
Looking for the festival that swallows all the other festivals whole? Go ahead, shed your skin! Brew at the Zoo is back with more brews, more bubbly and more bands to add to your favorite Memorial Day weekend tradition...
Contacts
Keisha N. Hines
404-624-5980  Director of Public Relations

Rachel Davis
Communications and Social Media Manager, 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.