ZOO ATLANTA TO HOST ASL FAMILY DAY
Zoo Atlanta partners with The Georgia Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (GDCHH) on hosting ASL Family Day on Saturday, October 2, 2021.
Interpreters from GCDHH will be on hand at animal habitats from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Zoo hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the last timed entry at 4 p.m. Guests will also enjoy programming from Zoo Atlanta Educators throughout the event.
American Sign Language (ASL) is a visual language that has its own unique rules of grammar and syntax. ASL is not a universal language.
Stationed throughout the Zoo, activity stations will provide opportunities to learn about animal behavior and communication. Guests can also enjoy a Wonders of Wildlife animal presentation or Fantastic Flights bird presentation with an interpreter; try the scavenger hunt; feed a giraffe ($3); or explore the Zoo with a backpack of tools through the Zoo Seekers program. Activities are subject to change.
In addition to GCDHH, other community organizations scheduled to be present at ASL Family Day include Georgia Hands and Voices; GA PINES; Atlanta Area School for the Deaf; and Georgia School for the Deaf.
Activities are free for Zoo Atlanta Members and are free for general admission guests with a timed reservation. Learn more at zooatlanta.org.