Events

Zoo Atlanta offers a wide variety of day sponsorships which allow companies to market directly to consumers in a fun and uncluttered environment. These events include: special animal demonstrations, storytellers, raffles, live music, discounted admission offers, etc. The events are tailored to meet the marketing objectives of our corporate partners and result in maximum marketing exposure.

Contact Info:

Email: specialevents@zooatlanta.org 

Phone: 404.624.5650

Fax: 404.624.2819

Boo at the Zoo

It’s that time of year when Atlanta’s favorite fun family Halloween festival returns!

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Be a part of our partnerships: Get involved with the Zoo

In our first Conservation Blog of the year, we announced our 2023 Conservation theme: Partnerships. Put simply, this year’s Conservation Blogs...

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Warm and cozy with Logan the fossa

Hey everyone! Your friendly Carnivore Keeper Adrianna here today to talk to you about our fearsome fossa, Logan! If you...

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APPLY FOR SEASONAL AND PART-TIME POSITIONS AT THE ZOO ATLANTA JOB FAIR

Bring a résumé for a one-on-one interview with a hiring manager on February 9 WHAT: Dependable, enthusiastic, and outgoing job...

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The beautiful and extraordinary mossy frog

Hey y’all, I’m Ben from the Herpetology Department at Zoo Atlanta. Today, I’m going to tell you about one of...

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The Guatemalan beaded lizard and its complete genome

Zoo Atlanta is renowned for our conservation breeding program for what is arguably the most endangered lizard species in the...

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2022 Research Accomplishments

A genome of one of the world’s most endangered lizard species was the first ever assembled. A new look at...

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New year, new career experiences

Hi everybody! As we have just entered into the new year, I have come to realize that we are that much...

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VulPro Update

Did you know that 25 cents of every Zoo Atlanta general admission ticket benefits programs for wildlife? Check out an...

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Last chance to experience IllumiNights at the Zoo

Chinese Lantern Festival closes for the season after January 15 WHAT: The coming nights are Atlanta’s last chances to experience...

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What is conservation?

It’s a word you probably encounter every time you visit the Zoo or read something we post online, but what...

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New year, new ways to support backyard birds

As the new year begins, it’s a good time to start thinking about the ways we can help the world...

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Great news for the Big Cat Safety Act!

A storm is coming. A real storm.  Not the kind of storm that you sit on your back porch and...

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WILLIE B., JR. WILL BE A FATHER!

Female Shalia is expecting ATLANTA – December 27, 2022 – In an exciting continuation of a uniquely Atlanta legacy, the...

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So much more than that

The zoo world is an interesting organism, both literally and figuratively. From the outside looking in it is entertainment, conservation...

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Zoo Atlanta closed December 23 and December 24

Zoo Atlanta will be closed for regular operations on Friday, December 23 and Saturday, December 24. IllumiNights will also be...

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Carbon Offset Guide

It’s the last Conservation Blog of 2022! The end of the year is always a poignant time as we look...

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Hamerkop Nest Deconstruction

Our hamerkops Hammy and Penny have moved into their “winter home!” As a native species to Sub-Saharan African and coasts...

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ZOO ATLANTA MOURNS LOSS OF SPARKY THE TIGER

The Zoo Atlanta family is saddened to announce the passing of Sparky, an 18-year-old male Sumatran tiger, on December 14,...

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Baby(ies) on board!

Hi there! I’d like to tell you about one of my favorite snake species we have here at Zoo Atlanta!...

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New Conservation Commitment for Five International Programs

Projects for red pandas, clouded leopards, slender-snouted crocodiles, drill monkeys, and western lowland gorillas will be funded in 2023 by...

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Happy (& healthy) holidays

Excuse me, but how can it possibly be December already? Surely it hasn’t been a whole year (okay, fine, 11...

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Why I’m thankful

Hey all! I thought with the holiday season in full force, it would be a great time to focus on...

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Zoo Atlanta’s Holiday Gift Guide has inspirations for every animal lover

WHAT: The season’s most appreciated gifts last far longer than a single holiday season. Gifts from Zoo Atlanta create memories,...

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It’s not easy being green!

Perhaps you were not aware that Zoo Atlanta has a Green Team – although as loud and pushy as we...

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Avian weaponry

Down in the Lower Zoo lives a fascinating little bird, the masked lapwing (Vanellus miles). These Australia natives are members...

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Joining Zoo Atlanta’s Orangutan Care Team

Hello everyone! My name is Jake Bedenbaugh, and I am the newest member of the Orangutan Care Team here at...

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OPENING TONIGHT! ILLUMINIGHTS

Zoo Atlanta is all aglow with the highly anticipated return of IllumiNights: A Chinese Lantern Festival, opening Monday evening, November...

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The awesome ostrich

Hey there! Hoofstock Keeper Cory checking in here. I wanted to share some cool facts about the largest birds in...

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Tips for Holiday Sustainability

It’s hard to believe how fast this year has passed, and that we have already arrived at the holiday season!...

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Sharing a passion for venomous snakes

Hey everyone!  This is Ash from the Herpetology Department back to tell you about a recent professional development opportunity that...

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How smart are Kunekune pigs?

Here at the Zoo, we’re honored to have some of the Earth’s most intelligent species in our stewardship. You may...

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“A chili plant and a bee stop an elephant from walking into a farm …”

You’re on the front porch of your home in a swing, and steam rises from a warm cup of coffee...

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Meet the Gremlins!

With Halloween at our backs and the holidays right around the corner, I wanted to talk about one of the...

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Halloween Research Edition! Vampires and other monsters

Scientists don’t have much patience for myths, science fiction, or pseudo-science. Legends inspire us, but irritate our sense of orderly...

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The story of the Bali mynah

When you first see a Bali mynah (aka Bali starling), your first impression will be of a small white starling...

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Trick or T[h]reat?: keeping your haunted house safe for wildlife

We are entering the holiday season marathon friends! For many of us, one of the best ways to get in...

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Celebrate World Gorilla Day every day

Hey everyone, it’s Holly from the Gorilla Care Team! Recently, we celebrated World Gorilla Day on September 24. What exactly...

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BOO AT THE ZOO PRESENTED BY GEORGIA NATURAL GAS

Atlanta’s favorite fun family Halloween festival is back for four magical days in October WHAT: Atlanta’s favorite fun family Halloween...

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Studying behavior to understand animals’ wants and needs

Let’s be real, human-animal communication can be complicated! The largest issue being that we don’t speak the same languages. So...

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Will it be a match made in binturong heaven?

Hi. I’m Shauna, and I’m a member of the Carnivore Team here at Zoo Atlanta. You may not know, but animals, as with...

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TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR COOKIES WITH SANTA

Santa makes his annual holiday stop at the Zoo on December 3 and 4 WHAT: Tickets are on sale now...

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Celebrating Croctober

Greetings from Scaly Slimy Spectacular! We are celebrating Croctober here at Zoo Atlanta, featuring our two west African slender-snouted crocodiles...

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Sven and the Mysterious Nutrition Kitchen

By Robert Amrhein, Keeper III Ambassador Animals Illustrations by Summit St. John, Ambassador Animals Intern One day two, fluffy, sheep...

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Say ‘Boo!’ to zoonosis

Just in time for spooky season, you can now catch a glimpse of Casper at Zoo Atlanta! No, not that Casper. He’s...

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Reptile learning

Reptile learning and cognition – not something many people think of when they see an anole run across their garden...

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All about food

Hi everyone, it’s Claire from the Bird Team! Today I wanted to teach you about our birds’ diets. We’ve all...

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TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR ILLUMINIGHTS AT THE ZOO

Chinese Lantern Festival returns for the holiday season, with the splendors of nature in lights ATLANTA – September 22, 2022...

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Changing seasons at the Zambezi Elephant Center

It’s been a quiet week at the Zambezi Elephant Center. As summer (erroneously referred to as “the busy season”) winds...

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It’s called [sustainable] fashion!

Fall is just around the corner, and if, like me, you’re getting excited for crisp-weather fashion (knits, outerwear, boots… I...

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Zoo Atlanta’s new colobus baby

It’s Caroline from the Small Primate Team. You may have heard that we have a new Angolan colobus baby. This...

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ZOO ATLANTA WELCOMES CASPER THE BONTEBOK

New to the Zoo, his species represents a dramatic and unusual conservation turnaround Zoo Atlanta is pleased to welcome Casper,...

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LAST CHANCE FOR TICKETS TO SIPPIN’ SAFARI

Sampling of more than 50 wines, a Spice Girls tribute band on the main stage, and more on September 17...

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Why do lions sleep so much?

If you pass by the lion habitat at midday, it’s a pretty safe bet you’ll find Hondo, Azizi, and Hatari...

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Dodos are gone, but who are their relatives?

When you think of animals that went extinct in the past few centuries, what animal comes to mind? Most likely...

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THE ONLY GIANT PANDA TWINS IN THE U.S. CELEBRATE SIXTH BIRTHDAY

Giant panda twins Ya Lun and Xi Lun turned 6 on September 3, 2022. On Saturday, September 10, the Panda...

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Biodiversity and Human Health

“There are worlds within worlds…Everything in our world is connected by the delicate strands of the web of life, which...

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ZOO ATLANTA WELCOMES MALFOY AND STRAWBERRY THE WRINKLED HORNBILLS

Endangered species is new to the Zoo with significant conservation messages   ATLANTA – September 8, 2022 – Zoo Atlanta...

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Birthday “cakes” for our hoofed friends

Hi everyone, I’m Kennedy, and I recently completed a rotation as a Seasonal Hoofstock Keeper here at the Zoo. I’m...

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The wonderful world of orangutan enrichment

Hey there fellow animal enthusiasts! Caitlin from the Orangutan Care Team, here to talk a little more about the enrichment...

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The joys of Anaka!

Hey y’all, and welcome to another addition of Keeper Stories. My name is Sara Fee, and I’m a Senior Keeper...

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From Outback to Carnivores

Hello! It’s Carnivore Keeper Adrianna here for today’s Keeper Stories! If you know a little bit about me, you know...

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It’s flamingo hatching season!

You know breeding season is in full swing when everything in the flamingo habitat is covered in mud, including the...

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The Mighty Pirate

Imagine you are dressed up like a pirate, eye patch and all, and you decide to visit the Zoo.  Would...

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A successful summer at Amy’s Tree Theater

I am beyond proud of our Wieland Wildlife Home Team this past summer season! Memorial Day weekend we debuted a...

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Vegetarian Cookbooks for the Plant-Based Curious

Hi Everyone! Brooke from the Public Relations Team here. If you’ve been following us for a while, you know we...

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Habitat updates for our scaly friends

Hi everyone!  It’s Kelly from Herpetology! Walking around the Zoo, you may have noticed some changes going on in the...

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What’s in a rhino horn?

Many of you already know that last year, our southern white rhinoceros Mumbles got a new companion! Kiazi arrived from...

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Celebrating World Elephant Day together

Hi everyone! Caleb with the Elephant Care Team here, once again! August 12 is World Elephant Day, an international event...

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Meet Avocado, Wasabi, and Pickles!

Hello! I’m Becky, the Associate Curator of Ambassador Animals. That means I get the privilege of working with the team...

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What is an extinction vortex?

Sounds like a bad 80s hair band, but it’s something far worse There are some things that are plainly true...

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The horn of the hornbill: what’s it for?

Hornbills are a fascinating group of birds. While these long-beaked animals might superficially resemble toucans, the hornbill family (Bucerotidae) is...

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GOLDEN LION TAMARIN DAY BRINGS A NEW COMMITMENT

Partnership with Golden Lion Tamarin Association is a continuation of a conservation success story ATLANTA – August 2, 2022 –...

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Skin: An Additional Tool for the Versatile Elephant Trunk

Zoo Atlanta is very proud to have partnered with doctoral student Andrew Schulz of the Georgia Institute of Technology on...

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Composting 101

Our last Conservation Blog gave some great pointers on how to eat sustainably this summer. This week, we’re keeping the...

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Quarters for Conservation: Vulpro

Hi, I’m Christina, Lead Keeper in Ambassador Animals and the Quarters for Conservation Champion for Vulpro, one of the three organizations benefiting...

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Resources and Social Structures in Juvenile Tortoises

A couple months ago, we posted a Research Blog outlining Zoo Atlanta’s longtime research partnerships with local universities. These partnerships...

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What’s it like when the Zoo’s closed?

With all the uncertainty going on in the world right now, one thing that is certain is that COVID-19 is...

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Green blood?!

In our mammal-oriented existence, as mammals ourselves, it’s easy to get lazy and assume that all animals function like some...

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Boo at the Zoo: Magic Show

Celebrate Boo at the Zoo with a special Magic Show at the Zambezi Elephant Center. 

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