My son's school has been to Zoo Atlanta approximately 5 times since school has been in. $18 for a ticket to see animals per child is a little to high for me.
Winter HoursMon - Sun9:30 am - 5:30 pm
- General Info:
- Zoo Atlanta was founded in 1889, when businessman George V. Gress purchased a bankrupt traveling circus and donated the animals to the city of Atlanta. Today the zoo is one of four zoos in the country housing Giant Pandas and has Wild life Education, Research and Conservation Programs. Admission Rates: Adults $22.99 + tax, Children (3-11) $17.99 + tax, Senior Citizen (65+) $18.99 + tax, Military and College Student discounts available, $119 Family Membership, $99 Companion Membership
- Interactive Wildlife Shows, Petting Zoo, Behind-the-scenes Wild Encounters, Safari Day Camps, Children’s Zoo, Overnight Camps & Workshops, Field Trips and Guided Tours
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- all major credit cards, travelers checks, amex, debit, diners club, discover, master card, visa
- Grant Park, Eastside
- Parking is Free, The Zoo Train, Carousel, Rock Wall, Gift Shop: The Zoo Atlanta Trading Company, Food Places: The Wild Planet Cafe, Flamingo Joe’s, Birthday and Special Event Planning Services
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International
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Top rating not because it's a great zoo, but because it is an essential getaway with the youngsters. The real-time goat dropping clean up in the petting zoo is my favorite.
We have been members of this zoo for many years as my kids have always loved it. I like that they have continued to improve the park and add new exhibits. The latest reptiles house is top notch and an amazing addition!
This is the right place to take your kids with you they will defiantly like it . What an incredible place to visit and see many of the wild animals, It's clean, kid friendly, has great service, and a huge assortment of animals. Highly recommended!
Posted: 3/28/2012Provided by Citysearch -
This week, I had the opportunity to visit the zoo and I'm still bothered by the condition of the animals. The lion is supposed to be the King of the Zoo, however, he looked more like a big, hungry housecat from the neighborhood. His bones and ribs could be seen through his coat. The pandas were filthy and they, too, looked exhausted and underfed. The alligator and turtles had barely any water in their habitat and were covered in dry mud, algae and pollen. No, I'm not a zookeeper, however, I have done enough research to know that something wasn't right with the animals at Zoo Atlanta. Even my students continued asking what was wrong with the animals. I'd just told my family, the day before, that we'd get annual passes for the zoo. However, after visiting with the school, we'd probably be better off visiting the aquarium or the neighborhood lake.
Posted: 6/23/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I recently moved to Atlanta and my first stop was Zoo Atlanta. I am so happy I took time out to visit the animals and made it a fun day!\r <br>\r <br>Everyone must take a day off from work, home, etc and just enjoy the animals that will definitely put a smile on your face.
Posted: 2/28/2010Provided by Citysearch -
We are really glad we became a Zoo Atlanta member years ago. It's a great activity for our 6 year son on the weekends. He never gets tired of seeing the animals. I would also strongly encourage the membership, especially if you live in the area. Having the membership also allows us to take additonal family, friends or play date buddies. We also love the Zoo's summer camp. It's a little pricey but again our son always enjoys that week or two interacting with the animals and the Zoo Camp Team. Because we are close, we often will go over during the spring and summer and just play on the playground and ride the train.