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Educator Appreciation Day offers free admission for educators; Biomechanics Day invites people of all ages to explore animals in motion

WHAT: Learning and discovery are at the forefront at Educator Appreciation Day and Biomechanics Day on Saturday, March 11, 2023, with two special events highlighting the role of Zoo Atlanta and partners as leaders in science education beyond the classroom.

Educator Appreciation Day: Educators enjoy free admission and $5 off general admission for up to four family members or guests. Educators receive additional discounts around the Zoo and are encouraged to visit a variety of booths to meet Zoo team members and learn more about educational programming and professional development at Zoo Atlanta. Booths will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Educator Appreciation Day discounts are valid only on Saturday, March 11, 2023, and apply to active teachers, informal educators, and administrative support staff. Educators must present a valid educator ID or relevant documentation and a photo ID to redeem the discounts. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Pre-register and learn more here at

Biomechanics Day: Zoo Atlanta is proud to take part in the 10th anniversary of the Atlanta Science Festival with Biomechanics Day: Animals in Motion. With help from experts from the Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Akron and Clemson University, guests of all ages can participate in live demonstrations highlighting human and non-human biomechanics, such of the mode of orangutan locomotion or the workings of an elephant’s trunk, and will gain an appreciation for real-world applications in bioinspired design. Activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and are free for Zoo Atlanta Members and children under 3; free with general admission. Learn more here.

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Zoo Atlanta
800 Cherokee Avenue, S.E.
Atlanta, GA  30315

Rachel Davis
Director of Communications
404.624.2812 – office

Gavin Johnson
Public Relations and Communications Specialist
404.624.5980 – office

About Zoo Atlanta
A proud accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the gold standard for animal care and welfare, Zoo Atlanta has a mission to save wildlife and their habitats through conservation, research, education, and engaging experiences. The Zoo is home to more than 1,000 animals representing more than 200 species from around the world, many of them endangered or critically endangered. Highlights include giant pandas, including Ya Lun and Xi Lun, the only giant panda twins in the U.S.; one of North America’s largest zoological populations of great apes; and a global center of excellence for the care and study of reptiles and amphibians. Recent transformations include the African Savanna, featuring new and expanded habitats for African elephants, giraffes, zebras, ostriches, bontebok, warthogs, meerkats and rhinos; Savanna Hall, a state-of-the-art special event destination in the newly restored historic former home of the Atlanta Cyclorama; and the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Plaza. For more information, visit


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