Savanna Nights

August 12

Savanna Nights is SOLD OUT! Don’t miss our next 21 and up event, Sippin’ Safari!

Sippin’ Safari tickets

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Last entry is 8 p.m.


Anyone who has ever experienced nightfall on the African Savanna will tell you that when the sun goes down on one of Earth’s most legendary landscapes, nothing is ever the same. That experience is closer than you think when you toast the wildlife of the savanna at the all-new Savanna Nights at Zoo Atlanta!

Admission includes animal viewing until dusk at the African Savanna; six craft cocktail tasting tickets; and access to live music and Keeper Talks. Beer, wine, and mixed drinks will also be available for purchase.

Savanna Nights is SOLD OUT!

This is an after-hours, adults-only event. ALL GUESTS must be 21 or older and must bring a valid ID to the event. No exceptions made for any reason. Please drink responsibly.

We’ve crafted some delicious cocktails!

Cocktails vary every month, so come back monthly to try a new refreshing libation!

We’ve crafted some delicious cocktails! Cocktails vary every month. Your ticket includes six complimentary cocktail flight tasting tickets redeemable for one 4-oz tasting of each available cocktail. 

View the cocktail list

Tunes on the Savanna

Live music will vary every month!

August: Ben Wade Band

Check out the food truck schedule below.

Food from our food truck partners is available for an additional fee.

August: Tex’s Tacos, The Fresh Truck and Gotta Have It Catering


Will the entire Zoo be accessible?
Savanna Nights will be hosted in our scenic African Savanna. Other areas of the Zoo will not be accessible to during Savanna Nights.

Will I see any animals?
Yes! Keep in mind, though, that Zoo animals aren’t party animals, and will head to bed at a reasonable time! Be sure you make it to the event before 8 p.m., before animals will head indoors for bed.

Can I use my cocktail flight tasting ticket for any cocktail tasting?
Cocktail flight tasting ticket are redeemable for one of each available cocktail. Cash bars serving full-sized mixed drinks, beer, and wine will be available for an additional purchase (card purchases only).

Will food be served?
Food will be available for purchase from select food trucks during the event.

Will the rides or attractions be open?
All rides and attractions will be closed during Savanna Nights.

Can I bring my baby/child, or anyone under the age of 21?
Savanna Nights may only be attended by ticketholders 21 or older. Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputies will be checking IDs at the gate. Visit our event page to see our full calendar of events appropriate for the entire family!

What should I wear?
Dress comfortably and wear your walking shoes!  

Will the event be canceled if there is unfavorable weather in the area?
Savanna Nights is a rain-or-shine event! Please note that event tickets are non-refundable.

Where should I park?
Paid parking is available in the Cherokee Avenue parking lot and the Grant Park Gateway parking facility on Boulevard. These lots are owned by the City of Atlanta and are managed by AAA Parking. Most guests prefer to carpool, take MARTA, or use a rideshare option like LYFT. Remember, you should never drink and drive.

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