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Will the entire Zoo be open? Will bars be open all night?

Most of Zoo Atlanta will be available for viewing, but keep in mind, Zoo animals aren’t party animals. They will begin to head into their evening quarters around sunset. Because of this, additional parts of the Zoo and bars located there may close earlier in the evening, but don’t worry, drinks are still flowing through the rest of the Zoo!

Will food be served?
Food will be available for purchase with card only.

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

Will the rides or attractions be open?
Complimentary rides on the Endangered Species Carousel will be available until 8 p.m., so plan to arrive early.

What should I wear?
Come as you are! Dress comfortably and wear your walking shoes.

Can I transfer my tickets or get a refund? What happens if there is inclement weather?

Sippin’ Safari tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable 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. All events will be held rain-or-shine, so dress accordingly!

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.

Will there be other drinks offered besides wine? 
Of course! There will be a limited supply of beer available during the event. Parts of The Ford African Rain Forest, Asian Forest and KIDZone and bars in those areas may close early, but don’t worry, drinks are still flowing through the rest of the Zoo!

Complimentary bottled water will be available while supplies last. Water bottle refill stations are always available.

Will tickets sell out? 
Sippin’ Safari has sold out in the past, so get your tickets soon!

Will there be a designated driver ticket?
Sippin’ Safari will not offer a designated driver ticket, but we appreciate designated drivers for being responsible and remind their friends to never drink and drive. We highly encourage all guests to prearrange a safe ride home.

Additional questions? Please contact the Public Events Team at