Zoo Atlanta will close early on Sat., April 13 for Members Only Night. Gates close at 4 p.m., grounds close at 5:30 p.m. 

Generic filters
Exact matches only
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sponsored Admissions Program

Funding for this year has been awarded. Check back later for 2024 – 2025 Sponsored Admissions Program information. 

Zoo Atlanta is thrilled to offer free admission to a limited number of Georgia Title I Schools for their students.

Schools can choose from two programs in the application:

Please visit our Teacher Resources page to learn how the Zoo can support your classroom curriculum and trip to the Zoo.  


  • The Sponsored Admission Program is offered based on availability of funds. Submission of an application does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
  • Applications are not accepted for entire schools. One application is submitted per class or individual school group. All other interested persons within the school must apply separately to be considered for the program.
  • If accepted into the program, you will be required to complete a brief survey that will be emailed to you after your Zoo visit.
  • If your application is approved, Zoo Atlanta Education Reservations will notify the contact(s) listed on the application to make registration arrangements.


  • Final headcount is due 4 weeks in advance for Wild Walks, and 2 weeks in advance for Self-Guided Field Trips.
  • All participants must arrive and enter the Zoo at the same time. Additional adult chaperones are currently not permitted due to time-entry protocols.
  • The school is responsible for any other costs related to in-person field trips, including but not limited to transportation to and from the Zoo, lunch for the students and in-park activities.

Self-guided Field Trips

Explore the Zoo on your own, and use our standards-based curriculum guides and grade-specific activities.

Learn more

Wild Walks: School Groups

Take a walk with a Wild Guide and get a personalized understanding of the Zoo’s animal ambassadors and how we...

Learn More