9:30 am - 6:30 pm
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Saturday, August 19

9:30 am
Grounds Open
10:00 am
6:30 pm
Grounds Close
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Crawl, stomp, slither, swim, fly, walk, or drive on over!

Whether you’re looking for behind-the-scenes Wild Encounters, a leisurely stroll through The Ford African Rain Forest or a Scaly Slimy Spectacular experience, Zoo Atlanta offers something for everyone. So what are you waiting for? Bring yourself and your herd to Zoo Atlanta today.  

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Today at the Zoo

Saturday, August 19

9:30 am
Grounds Open
10:00 am
6:30 pm
Grounds Close
  • Zoo Atlanta is open 363 days a year, closed only on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
  • We begin to bring our animals in for the day an hour prior to the grounds closing.
  • Food stands close an hour prior to the grounds closing; rides close a half hour prior.
  • The following items are prohibited at Zoo Atlanta:
    • Weapons, except as permitted by law
    • Alcoholic beverages of any kind

Map & Directions

Zoo Atlanta is located in historic Grant Park, minutes from downtown Atlanta.

Click here to view Zoo Atlanta on Google maps for directions and/or views of Grant Park and Zoo parking.

Public Transit

Bus service is available from the Five Points MARTA station via Route #32. Visit for more info, or download MARTA’s On the Go App for scheduling information, real-time bus and rail information, service alerts and connecting bus route(s) information.


Off Interstate 20, Take Exit 59A (Boulevard) and proceed south 0.5 mile. Park in the lots on Boulevard.

Off Interstate 75/85, take Exit 246 (Fulton Street) and drive east on Fulton Street. Turn right at Capitol Avenue. Follow Capitol to the first light, then turn left on Georgia Avenue. Georgia Avenue ends at the Cherokee Avenue lot. 


Parking is FREE.  Parking spaces are available in the visitor parking lots on Boulevard and Cherokee Avenue on a first-come, first-served basis. A valid disabled person parking placard is required when parking in accessible parking spaces. Street parking is also available. If parking lots are full, guests can be dropped off in front of the Zoo.  Speak with a Zoo Atlanta Security officer at the parking entrance for assistance.  NOTE: The Cherokee Avenue parking lot is closest to the main gate entrance.

Parking lots are patrolled by Zoo Atlanta Security officers.  However, please leave valuable items at home or secure them out of view.  If you need assistance while in the parking lot, notify a Security officer or call 404.624.5670.

Relay Bike Share

The City of Atlanta and the Relay Bike Share Program recently expanded the Relay program to more than 50 stations around the City. The Relay Bike Share Program allows individuals to rent, ride, and dock bikes between any of the Relay hubs around the city at a very nominal cost that is significantly less than a tank of gas.

 A hub is conveniently located on Cherokee Avenue, right in front of Zoo Atlanta! Other nearby hubs are located near 428 Woodward and Cherokee (the parking lot behind Six Feet Under) and at 200 Park Avenue and Memorial Drive (in front of Oakland Cemetery), as well as the King Memorial MARTA Station. 

Check out more details on this program at

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