800 Cherokee Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30315
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International
The Chengdu Zoo
The Chinese Association of Zoological Gardens
Parking: Street, Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Zoo Atlanta is a wonderful zoo, especially for families with young children. They have an amazing play area complete with carousel and train. Some people say the Zoo is rather small, however, we’ve been members for the past 2 years and there are some exhibits we still haven’t made it too (ex: the petting zoo) because there is always so much to see and do. The exhibits are great-many of them, like the Lions and the Pandas, have glass walls so you always have a good view. They also have an amazing bird show as well as the opportunity to feed the birds in the arboretum. (Bird seed sticks are available for purchase at the front of the park).
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.
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!
03/28/2012Provided 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.
06/23/2010Provided 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!
Everyone must take a day off from work, home, etc and just enjoy the animals that will definitely put a smile on your face.
02/28/2010Provided 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.