Zoo AtlantaCurrently Open [Closes at 05:30 pm]
- Address: 800 Cherokee Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30315, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +1-4046245600
- Ticket Price: 22 USD
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Zoo, Family And Kids, Nature
The Zoo goes with big, popular favorites – Gorillas, Orangutans, giant Pandas. Purchased from a bankrupt travelling circus by George V. Gress, the zoo didn’t gain much popularity, and a hundred years later, was termed as “possibly one of the worst zoos in the world”. But a 20 year revival and acquisition period later, the Zoo is Atlanta’s pride.
The Ford African rainforest has overseen the birth of eighteen Gorillas; the Living Tree House is a large aviary; Boundless Budgies houses more than 500 free-flying Parakeets that may be hand fed; the Trader’s Alley focuses on wildlife trade; complex Carnivores houses bush Dogs, Binturong, Fossa, a clouded Leopard and Sumatran Tigers; African Plains have Lions, Elephants, blue cranes Southern Ground Hornbills, Meerkats, Warthogs, Giraffes, Zebras and Ostrich.
Other exhibits include the Asian Forest, the World of Reptiles and the Children’s Zoo. The zoo isn’t very large, but its animal collection is excellent and extremely diverse. The staff is completely informed and ready for any questions you might have.
- The unlimited ride day pass is very good for unlimited rides on all attractions for the date of purchase.
- Adult (12+) $21.99; Child(3-11) $16.99; Child under 2 admission is free; Senior citizen (65+) $17.99; Military rate and college student rate $17.99.
- In exceptional cases of inclement weather, the zoo is closed or closed early.
- Monday to Friday last admission at 4:30 pm; Saturdays and Sundays last admission at 5:30 pm.
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70.16% of people who visit Atlanta include Zoo Atlanta in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
55.21% of people start their Zoo Atlanta visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Zoo Atlanta
93.75% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Zoo Atlanta
This is a clean, well maintained, and well planned out zoo, (accept the entrance). The zoo is in the process of being added to, but we didn't even notice it hardly. The majority of the walkways are covered by leafy green trees, so you are rarely in the direct sun, which is wonderful! Also, unlike other zoos I've been to, there were multiple viewpoints for most animals, so you are pretty much guaranteed to find a critter from one point or another. You can bring a lunch inside, and we noticed there are some wonderful activities for children (some are free, like the play fountain). Really a wonderful place for anyone to spend the day!
Get the zoo pass from your local Georgia library and your family (four people) will get in free (remember to bring your library card to the zoo because they ask to see it). Bring your own food to save even more money. The feeding events are very fun to watch, and the times are listed on the map they give you when you enter. Check the map for educational events too. The zoo is our family's favorite budget-friendly Atlanta attraction
My wife and I loved our visit to Zoo Atlanta! We have much Zoo experience from Denver, CO, to Disney's Animal Kingdom in Orlando, FL. This is definitely one of our favorite Zoos now. The layout was intelligent and made viewing all of the animals an easy feat. The enclosures were extremely well kept and the animals seemed very happy. The views of the animals at this Zoo were incredible and we really only had limited views of the elusive Orangutans. They are currently under construction for more African animals, however I can only add points for their effort to build and grow this wonderful place. If I could suggest anything it would be more themed music to provide additional ambiance like I have seen at other Zoos.
Decent exhibits (more coming).. the gorillas were by far the best.. they were extremely active. Prices not too bad... best part is they actually sell beer!! That actually deserves another star in my book.
Really really nice, but small. Not as many exhibits as I thought there would be. With my 1 and 3 yr old, we did the park in about 2 hrs. Staff are great with providing information. New Safari exhibit coming in 2019, so pretty excited to see what's going to happen with that. Overall, my kids had a blast. Definitely a great family outing if you're looking for one