Self-Guided Field Trips

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.

Groups must select a timed entry slot at the time of reservation to assist in limiting the number of guests who are inside the Zoo at any given time. No walk-up groups will be allowed.

We’re promoting wellness at Zoo Atlanta.

  • Per City of Atlanta ordinance, guests 10 and older are required to wear masks. For your convenience, masks will be available for purchase at Zoo Atlanta.
    • Exemptions include:
      • any person younger than ten (10) years of age, though strongly recommended;
      • any person with a medical condition or disability that prevents the wearing of a mask or face covering;
      • any person while the person is consuming food or drink. 
  • You’ll find hand-sanitizing stations throughout the Zoo for your convenience.
  • We are frequently cleaning and disinfecting touchpoints, restroom touchpoints and restrooms using a solution approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • We are promoting a one-way experience that reinforces social distancing guidelines at all locations where it is feasible.
  • All transactions within the Zoo will be paperless (no cash).
  • Visuals at some animal habitats will suggest where guests should stand to watch the animals. Pathway guides will be on hand to assist guests and encourage social distancing.
  • All transactions within the Zoo will be paperless (no cash).

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Available daily August - December 2020

Timed entry slots available from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

Ticket price: $10.99 per student

One chaperone per 10 students is admitted free; additional chaperones pay student price. Additional tickets can not be purchased day of.

 


REGISTRATION

This program is part of our sponsored admissions offerings. For more information visit our Sponsored Admissions page.

  • Educational Group Reservations must be made at least 14 days prior to the date of your visit to receive the discounted school admission rate of $10.99.
  • No walk-up groups will be allowed.
  • You will receive one FREE adult chaperone ticket per every 10 students when you pre-register. Additional adults pay the same rate as students. 
  • Minimum group size of 10 students is required to receive the discounted admission rate. No maximum.

PAYMENT 

  • Payment is due at least 14 days prior to the date of your visit. Unpaid reservations will be cancelled if payment is not received.
  • Refunds will not be given for any unused portion of your reservation.
  • Payments are not accepted at the gate for the $10.99 Educational Group Rate.

CANCELLATIONS AND RESCHEDULES

  • Cancellations 7 days before the scheduled visit will receive a full refund.
  • Rescheduling of an existing reservation date or time slot must be made at least 7 days before your scheduled visit.
  • Educational Groups will not receive refunds for rain. For instances of severe inclement weather, please contact Education Reservations at 404.624.5822.

LUNCH

  • Group lunch storage is available in the Zoo at The Lunch Den, Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., year-round. Lunches should be in a labeled cooler/container.
  • You can also pre-order your lunch! For just $8.50 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 specialevents@zooatlanta.org or by phone at 404.624.5995. Orders must be placed 14 days prior to your visit. 

BUS PARKING

  • Bus drivers are permitted to drop off their groups in the turnaround circle in the Cherokee Avenue parking lot. See our map for further details.

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