Welcome to Zoo Atlanta’s Geocache Challenge! We have placed two caches on Zoo grounds. The caches can be found close to the main paths. Each cache has been placed with permission of Zoo Atlanta and can only be accessed during normal Zoo hours. For your safety, please do not cross animal barriers or try to enter “employee only” areas, as there have not been any caches placed in those locations; caches are located in public areas only.

What is geocaching?

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. Geocaching is fun for people of all ages and is family-friendly. For more information about geocaching, check out the website at

How to Play:

  1. Get coordinates. The coordinates for each cache are listed below.
  2. What to bring?
    1. Bring your own hand-held GPS device or smartphone with a GPS App.
    2. Have a pen or pencil handy to sign the log book!
    3. Bring treasure to trade. Geocachers love to trade items! The only rule is, if you take something out, replace it with something of your own.
  3. Hit the Trail! Follow GPS unit to the first geocache or waypoints.
  4. Found It! When families find each geocache, they will:
    1. Use the clues given to unlock the cache.
    2. Sign the log book inside.
    3. Trade treasure!
    4. Re-lock and return the cache to the same spot where it was found.

Zoo Atlanta History Cache

Cache Coordinates: N 33° 43.969’ W 084° 22.188’

Lock combination: 2226

Cache contains a flip-book giving you a brief look at Zoo Atlanta’s long history and swag items. Take a look through the book, but make sure to leave it in the cache for others to find.


Decryption Key:


(Letter above equal the letter below, and vice versa)

Good luck!

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at


Available rain or shine. This is a self-guided activity. 

All Ages

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