Zoo Atlanta

Zoo Atlanta

800 Cherokee Ave SE (at Grant Park), Atlanta, GA 30315, United States
Closed until 9:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 9:30 AM–5:30 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 9:30 AM–6:30 PM
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    The zoo opened in 1889 whenbusinessman George V. Gress purchased a bankrupt traveling circus & donated the animals to Atlanta. In 1999 the zoo joined only 2 other zoos in housing giant pandas.

    HISTORY · April 19, 2010
  • Carol M.

    Fall is a great time to visit the zoo - the animals love the cooler days and are frisky.

    Carol Morgan · October 5, 2009
  • Atlanta

    One of the 6 must-see Atlanta attractions included in the Atlanta CityPASS. CityPASS is a great way to visit Atlanta & save on admission prices. For purchase at the link. p.s. Say hi to the giraffes! Read more

    Atlanta · February 2, 2011
  • Oakland Cemetery

    Go see the life-sized statue of Willie B, the famous silverback gorilla who served as an icon and ambassador to Atlanta for decades. He was named after 6 term mayor William B. Hartsfield.

    Oakland Cemetery · February 2, 2011
  • Geoff

    Often-overlooked animals: the giant tortoises near the exit; the hornbills, who often flaunt food in their beaks at passersby (usually dead mice); the Koopaesque snapping turtle in the reptile house.

    Geoff · March 18, 2010
  • Mickey M.

    The season pass is worth every penny! It costs less than two trips, and allows you to make short visits without feeling guilty about not seeing everything every time.

    Mickey Mellen · October 5, 2009
  • Atlanta

    Zoo Atlanta: One of the Southeast's top destinations for wildlife and family fun!

    Atlanta · June 1, 2012
  • shay b.

    Free parking!

    shay b · April 10, 2010
  • Scoutmob

    When the city's outdated zoo was named one of the country's 10 worst in the 80s, Willie B. came to the rescue and stole our hearts. In 2000, more than 8,000 mourners joined for a tearful memorial.

    Scoutmob · November 29, 2011
  • Kilana H.

    What trip to any place could be done without a zoo trip?

    Kilana Hernandez · December 21, 2011
  • GPNA

    Local Lust: Zoo Membership! This is a GREAT zoo with fabulous events throughout the year that will keep you coming back. Membership will $ave you money!

    GPNA · March 17, 2011
  • Mark A.

    Feed the Parakeets! Its so cool, they buzz your head and eat right from your hand...

    Mark Angeli · March 14, 2010
  • Kimberly K.

    Zoo Atlanta is not just the pride of our city, it is one of the most respected zoos in the nation/world. The conservation, husbandry and preservation efforts here are wonderful!

    Kimberly Krautter · September 29, 2012
  • John F.

    Pick an overcast day. The park is empty!!! On a Saturday!!!!

    John F · January 7, 2012
  • Michelle A.

    Bring water and your walking shoes!

    Michelle Applin · August 25, 2011
  • John L.

    Train ride is super short!

    John Lund · April 17, 2010
  • GPNA

    Zoo Membership! This is a GREAT zoo with fabulous events throughout the year that will keep you coming back. Membership will $ave you money!

    GPNA · February 26, 2013
  • Amanda H.

    Days with light rain are the BEST. We don our rain boots and go looking for the biggest puddles. The animals are more active and it feels like a private viewing with no one else around.

    Amanda Harwood · February 23, 2012
  • Scoutmob

    A failed circus gave birth to Zoo Atlanta. A local lumber merchant purchased the animals from the circus and donated them to the city in 1889.

    Scoutmob · November 28, 2011
  • Scoutmob

    In Atlanta, it's illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or street lamp. (Yes, still.)

    Scoutmob · November 28, 2011
  • James H.

    make sure you check out the back of your map for keeper talks, animal encounters and feedings. these events throughout the day really make the day

    James Hervey · January 10, 2010
  • eileen u.

    Stop and say hi to our panda cubs, who get to stay here in Atlanta!! Membership is incredibly reasonable and allows for unlimited visits during the year with extra perks. Read more

    eileen unger · December 16, 2009
  • Christine L.

    If you want to buy panda gifts, do so at the gift shop right by the panda exhibit as the main gift shop at the entrance is strangely devoid of all very many panda items.

    Christine LaRue · November 30, 2013
  • Sara A.

    Parking is a panda bear

    Sara Anderson · October 27, 2013
  • Solema C.

    Bring your own food picnic style

    Solema Campbell · July 25, 2013
  • Silvia G.

    Bring water and your walking shoes!

    Silvia Guedes · April 2, 2013
  • Reserve123.com

    Save some $$ on your admission by purchasing a CityPass. You'll have access to other great spots in Atlanta, too!

    Reserve123.com · September 27, 2012
  • Holly M.

    The animals smell like animals

    Holly Martin · May 26, 2012
  • Kevin J.

    Has anyone seem a white Acura SUV ?

    Kevin Johnson · April 2, 2012
  • Trish R.

    go earlier in the day to avoid crowds. Read more

    Trish Rhodes · October 11, 2011
  • K12 Inc

    Did you know? When it opened in 1889, the zoo's collection of abandoned circus animals featured a jaguar, a hyena, a bear, a raccoon, an elk, a gazelle, a Mexican hog, lionesses, pumas, camels &snakes Read more

    K12 Inc · August 22, 2011
  • Mattie A.

    Host your child's birthday party here! You will not regret it

    Mattie A · August 12, 2011
  • Shally S.

    The annual pass is worth getting Read more

    Shally Steckerl · June 21, 2011
  • James R.

    Nice place to visit

    James Roughton · June 1, 2010
  • Jennifer R.

    Try the Nightcrawler if you get chance. Fabulous to see the animals in the early morning!

    Jennifer Rao · March 1, 2010
  • Molly D.

    said goodbye to Mei Lan and it made me sad. I also bought an annual membership. If you buy the partner one you and any guest can go to the zoo all year for the price of one day admission!

    Molly Dana · February 20, 2010
  • XPLRR A.

    Art Gone Wild Show and Silent Auction at Zoo Atlanta is a featured event on www.XPLRR.com. Download the FREE app and become an Atlanta Explorer! http://bit.ly/XPLRRiPhone | http://bit.ly/XPLRRAndroid Read more

    XPLRR Atlanta · June 14, 2014
  • Focus Pointe Global

    Check with the front desk when you get there to make sure you know about all of the feedings and animal encounters going on that day! Want more tips? Check out Kid Friendly Summer Fun - Atlanta! Read more

    Focus Pointe Global · May 30, 2014
  • News 95-5 and AM 750 WSB

    This is where the Battle of Atlanta took place during the Civil War on July 22, 1864.

    News 95-5 and AM 750 WSB · July 12, 2013
  • Kandice M.

    Great zoo. Parking is hard to find a lot of the time tho.

    Kandice Martinez Tobin · June 25, 2013
  • Jordan J.

    Too crowded to look at sleeping animals.

    Jordan Jones · March 17, 2013
  • Occupy My Family ATL

    Get to the zoo early for the best FREE parking. If you can't park in the lots, try street parking a few blocks east or west of the zoo.

    Occupy My Family ATL · March 12, 2013
  • Caitlyn S.

    The panda experience is worth it!!!!!!

    Caitlyn Silvas · January 6, 2013
  • Kate N.

    I love the layout of this compact zoo. It's also very stroller-friendly.be sure to check for reciprocating memberships if you belong to another zoo.

    Kate Nash · November 4, 2012
  • Anna C.

    make sure to get there by 10 a.m, at the latest. it gives you enough time to see the exhibits before all of the feedings. the orangutan feeding was extraordinary!

    Anna C. · June 13, 2012
  • Jason K.

    Boo at the Zoo

    Jason Kremkau · October 30, 2011
  • Stephen B.

    Mom and cubs are active in morning and near 3:30 when they go inside for the day.

    Stephen Boswell · October 18, 2011
  • YPNation

    get $3 off on up to 4 general admission tickets when you buy with your YP Rewards Card!

    YPNation · September 27, 2011
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    Mel-a-bel · August 17, 2011
  • Rosalane R.

    Maravilha, ótimo passeio com a família

    Rosalane Ribeiro · May 12, 2014

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