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. 

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“A” to “Z” At Zoo Atlanta

Achieve a dream from your bucket list with a behind-the-scenes Wild Encounter.

Beat the Heat: Now through July 31, arrive before 10:30 a.m. to enjoy $5 off general admission.

Catch a Keeper Talk, animal feeding time or animal training demonstration.

Dare to get damp in the Splash Fountain presented by Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority.

Explore the air-conditioned worlds of Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile Experience.

Feed a giraffe from Twiga Terrace (weather permitting).

Grow your knowledge of the challenges facing endangered species.

Harness your inner adventurer with a trip up the Canopy Climber.

Interact with an animal care expert or knowledgeable Zoo Docent or Volunteer.

Join a global obsession by finding the Zoo’s PokeStops.

Kindle new bonds with family and friends.

Listen to the morning music of Zazu and Gumby the southern ground hornbills.

Meet a friend for life in the Outback Station petting zoo.

Notice Zoo babies Gus (Schmidt’s guenon) and Orlando (Angolan colobus) in The Ford African Rain Forest.

Observe new native lake sturgeon, largemouth bass and bluegill.

Play on the KIDZone playground.

Quench your thirst with an ice-cold ICEE.

Ride on the Zoo train or Endangered Species Carousel.

See soaring free-flights at the World of Wild Theater presented by Georgia Natural Gas.

Take a photo at the Willie B. statue.

Understand and appreciate the intrinsic value of all wild creatures.

Vote for the Quarters for Conservation project your ticket will benefit today.

Watch Keju the baby orangutan with her amazing adoptive mother Madu.

X-out the lights with a crawl into the secret lives of the naked mole rats’ cool underground colony.

Yield to the Power of Panda with a visit to Mei Lun and Mei Huan, the only giant panda twins in the U.S.

Zoo it all again tomorrow, and for 362 more days after tomorrow, with a Zoo Atlanta Membership.

For more on Zoo Atlanta programs and experiences, visit zooatlanta.org.


Rachel Davis, Director of Communications

404.624.2812 – office

404.309.2238 – cell


Gavin Johnson, Public Relations and Communications Specialist

404.624.5980 – office


About Zoo Atlanta

Viewed as one of the finest zoological institutions in the U.S. and a proud accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Zoo Atlanta has a mission to inspire value and preservation of wildlife through a unique mix of education and outdoor family experiences. From well-known native wildlife to critically endangered species on the brink of extinction, the Zoo offers memorable close encounters with more than 1,000 animals from around the world. The Zoo’s newest destination, Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile Experience, featuring more than 70 species in a 111,000 square-foot complex, opened in 2015 and is the world’s first LEED Gold-certified reptile and amphibian exhibit. Zoo collection highlights include Mei Lun and Mei Huan, the only giant panda twins in the U.S.; North America’s largest zoological collection of great apes; and a global center of excellence for the care and study of reptiles and amphibians. Up-close-and-personal animal experiences include behind-the-scenes Wild Encounters with African elephants, Aldabra giant tortoises, giant pandas, lemurs, Sumatran tigers and warthogs. Zoo Atlanta is open daily with the exceptions of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Keeper talks, interactive wildlife shows, education programs and special events run year-round. For more information, visit zooatlanta.org.

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