Savanna Nights

June 21, July 19, August 9

At Zoo Atlanta’s Savanna Nights, enjoy a wild kind of happy hour!

This casual, inspirational evening on select Fridays this summer is perfect for a get-together or date night.  

Celebrate the start of the weekend with cocktails (or mocktails) and incredible views of African elephants, zebras, flamingos and more! At Zoo Atlanta’s Savanna Nights, enjoy a wild kind of happy hour, get-together, or date night at this casual, inspirational evening on select Fridays this summer. Dress up, dress down or dress in costume… let’s have a roaring good time! This is a ticketed rain-or-shine event for those ages 21 and up only. Tickets and ID will be checked upon arrival.  

6 – 9 p.m. (Last event entry 8 p.m.)


  • One-Night-Only Ticket: Non-Member: $40  |  Member: $35
  • All-Summer-Long Ticket Package: Non-Member: $105 |  Member: $90
    • Includes one ticket to each Savanna Nights. On sale April 29 through June 21.

Non-Member Tickets

Member Tickets

Tickets Include:

  • One full-size signature cocktail or mocktail
  • Themed activities and entertainment (see below for more info!)
  • Live music
  • Food, snacks, and additional alcoholic drinks available for purchase
  • Ask-A-Keeper opportunities
Zoo Atlanta Members enjoy discounted event tickets. Learn more about becoming a Member here.  

Pride Night

Friday, June 21

Let your fabulous self go wild and celebrate all types of love at Zoo Atlanta!


Friday, July 19

Stay in Atlanta but bask in the tropical vacation vibes! It’s all we ever wanted. 

Wild & Nerdy

Friday August 9

Obsessed with animals like we are? Explore the Zoo without the kids and get nerdy with us!  

  • Live music and covers from The Enrichments 
  • Live bird presentation at the World of Wild Theater at 7 p.m. 
  • Pop culture & animal trivia at 7:30 p.m. 
  • Interactive educational activities  


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

  Will I see any animals at Savanna Nights?  
Some animals will be on habitat to view during this event, but Zoo animals aren’t party animals. Be sure to arrive before 8 p.m., before the animals begin to head indoors.  

  Can I bring my baby/child, or anyone under the age of 21?  
Savanna Nights is an adults-only event and may only be attended by ticketholders 21 or older. A government-issued photo ID is required. No exceptions! Visit our events page to see our full calendar of events appropriate for the entire family.  

  What can I use my cocktail tasting ticket for?   
Your cocktail tasting ticket may be used to redeem one complimentary full-sized cocktail or mocktail. Bars serving full-sized mixed drinks, beer, and wine will be available for additional purchases with a card only.   

  Will food or other drinks be served?  
Yes! Food from select locations and bars serving full-sized drinks will be available for additional purchases with a card only. Complimentary bottled water will be available while supplies last. Water bottle refill stations are always available.  

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

What should I wear?  
Come as you are or dress with the theme! Dress comfortably and wear your walking shoes. Don’t forget to consider the weather.  

Can I transfer my tickets or get a refund?   
Registration for fundraising events like Savanna Nights are non-refundable and non-transferable to another event. This event does sell out, so if you are not able to make it, feel free to gift your ticket to a friend or family member. The event will be held rain or shine, so dress accordingly!  

I’m running late! When is the latest I can enter the event?  
The last ticketholder will be admitted into the event at 8 p.m. Keep in mind that animals begin to head indoors at 8 p.m.   

Where should I park?  
Paid parking is available in the Cherokee Avenue parking lot and the Grant Park Gateway parking facility. These lots are owned by the City of Atlanta and are managed by AAA parking. Read more here.   

Go green and get home safely! Consider a carpool, MARTA, or use a rideshare option like LYFT. Remember, you should never drink and drive.  

Interested in having a sponsorship presence at Savanna Nights? Contact for more information.

Please contact the Public Events Team at

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