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New: Wild at Heart Valentine’s Day dinner

Valentines ages 21 and up will enjoy one of the first events hosted in Savanna Hall.

Valentines and their special someones can now incorporate the animal kingdom into their plans at Wild at Heart, the all-new Valentine’s Day dinner at Zoo Atlanta, on Friday, February 14.  Tickets went on sale this week here.

Guests will be among the first in Atlanta to experience an evening in the brand-new Michael & Thalia Carlos Ballroom, overlooking the African Savanna in the newly renovated historic Savanna Hall. The evening will begin with a buffet dinner from Proof of the Pudding, along with live music, appearances by ambassador animals, and an exclusive “Love in the Wild” talk on wildlife courtship and mating rituals. Following dinner, guests will enjoy a dessert reception on the ballroom’s mezzanine level.

Two seating times are available for 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tickets include admission to Wild at Heart; buffet dinner; two complimentary glasses of sparkling wine per couple; two drink tickets per couple; access to a premium cash bar; non-touch animal encounters; music; and the “Love in the Wild” talk. The talk is designed for mature audiences. 

Pre-paid reservations are required, and seating is limited. Tickets are $198 per couple for Zoo Atlanta Members; $220 per couple for non-Members.

Like all signature events at Zoo Atlanta, Wild at Heart will support operations that fund mission-critical conservation efforts to protect species and their habitats both locally and globally. Visit to learn more about just a few of the programs that benefit from Zoo support.

Reservations close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 13. Tickets will not be available at the door. This event is for ages 21 and up only; IDs will be checked on arrival.

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