Field Trips: Self-guided

Explore the Zoo on your own at a discounted group rate! Add to the educational experience by using our standards-based curriculum guides and grade-specific activities at the Zoo and before and after your visit.

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Daily year-round

Zoo hours (allow 2-3 hours)
Mondays to Wednesdays are less crowded.


Reservations: must be made at least 48 hours prior to the date of the visit

  • Minimum group size is 10 total participants.
  • One adult (teacher, parent, chaperone) per every 10 paid students is required and admitted for FREE. 
  • Effective 4/1/17, Georgia State Tax will be assessed at 8.9% to all non-exempt entities. To reserve tax-free, submit a State of Georgia tax exemption form at the time of your reservation. 
  • Additional adults pay the same rate as youth participants. 
  • Lump sum payment is collected at any admission window upon arrival. Individual payments will not be accepted.
  • Group must enter the admissions gate at the same time.
  • School Group Lunch Storage is available in the Zoo at The Lunch Den, Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., during the school year. Lunches should be in a labeled cooler/container.
  • Pre-order your lunch! For just $6.99 per person + tax, your group can order your choice of pizza or sandwich, whole fruit, cookie and a drink! Please complete the order form and submit via email to or by phone at 404.624.5995. Orders must be placed two weeks prior to your visit. 

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