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Celebrate special family members at Grandparents Day presented by Kaiser Permanente on Sunday, September 13, 2020. Enjoy free admission for up to two grandparents per party with purchase of any regularly-priced child’s or adult’s general admission ticket.

To align with the Zoo’s current timed ticketing system, regularly-priced tickets must be purchased online in advance with a reserved time. Zoo Atlanta will not be able to accommodate walk-up admissions with this offer. Mention “Grandparents Day” at Zoo Atlanta Admissions to redeem grandparent admissions.

Zoo Atlanta is home to several animal grandparents. These include western lowland gorillas Ozzie, 59 and the world’s oldest living male gorilla, and female Choomba, 57. Both were pioneers of the Zoo’s Ford African Rain Forest, home to what is now one of the largest populations of gorillas in North America. Combined, Ozzie and Choomba have more than 40 descendants, including children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and, in Choomba’s case, a great-great grandchild, living at Zoo Atlanta and in accredited zoological organizations throughout the U.S.

Other Zoo grandparents include giant pandas Lun Lun and Yang Yang, both 23. Lun Lun and Yang Yang have grandchildren living at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China.

Although Zoo Atlanta Members enjoy unlimited free daytime admission to the Zoo year-round as part of their regular benefits, Members may also treat up to two grandparents to a Zoo day on September 13. Members must make reservations online in advance, and a named adult on the Zoo Atlanta Membership card must be present to redeem the offer.

Zoo Atlanta is open daily with new protocols and procedures in place to promote wellness and prevent the spread of COVID-19. These include timed ticketing (tickets must be purchased online in advance); a one-way experience through the Zoo; hand-sanitizing stations throughout grounds; and signage and other aids to encourage social distancing. Masks are currently required for general admission for all guests over the age of 10.

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