Some guest pathways will be temporarily closed for tree work Dec. 2-13.

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Visiting in the first two weeks of December?

Please be advised that the Zoo Atlanta Horticulture Team will be doing mandatory tree work in a portion of The Ford African Rain Forest beginning Monday, December 2 and continuing weekdays only through Friday, December 13.

During this project, Gorilla Habitats 3 and 4 and the area from Willie B.’s restaurant up to Amy’s Tree Theater (to include the restaurant, the restrooms near Willie B.’s and nearby nursing stations) will be temporarily closed to guests. Although Scaly Slimy Spectacular will remain open, the walkway leading to the path to the complex will be temporarily inaccessible to strollers and wheelchairs.

Gorillas may still be visited at Gorilla Habitats 1 and 2, weather and temperatures permitting. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.


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Friday, December 6

  • Zoo Atlanta is open all year long, closed only on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
  • We begin to bring our animals in for the day an hour prior to the grounds closing.
  • Food stands close an hour prior to the grounds closing; rides close a half hour prior.
  • The following items are prohibited at Zoo Atlanta:
    • Weapons, except as permitted by law
    • Alcoholic beverages of any kind

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