Play the Animal Way

September 8

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

You like to play? We do, too! Entertain your inner wild thing in the wacky world of animal enrichment! Watch your favorite Zoo residents investigate the most colorful treats of the year, sniff out their favorite scents, and solve challenging puzzles. Activity stations throughout the Zoo will include thank-you letter writing for our animal care team members and creating bubbles for the tanuki (10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. only).

Some of our favorite animal-inspired activities even allow you to test out your own abilities!

  • Forage like a gorilla!
  • Catch “bugs” like a kori bustard!
  • Smell like a giant panda!

An annual fall favorite, Play the Animal Way is a Zoo-wide showcase of the creative talents behind the novel objects, smells, sounds and activities that keep animals active, interested and engaged year-round. Species throughout the Zoo will receive exciting treats in their habitats while human guests enjoy special keeper talks and training demos, crafts, character meet-and-greets and themed activities.

Activities will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free for Zoo Atlanta Members and children under 3; free with general admission. Check your Zoo map on arrival for details on times and locations.

 

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