Zoo Atlanta

An accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Zoo Atlanta inspires value and preservation of wildlife through a unique mix of education and outdoor family fun. From well-known native wildlife to critically endangered species on the brink of extinction, the Zoo offers memorable close encounters with more than 1,000 animals from around the world.

The Zoo's newest experience, Treetop Trail presented by Kaiser Permanente, opened in spring 2017. Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile Experience, opened in 2015, is the world's first LEED Gold-certified reptile and amphibian exhibit. Other highlights include America's only twin giant pandas, Ya Lun and Xi Lun; one of the nation's largest populations of western lowland gorillas; and the largest zoological population of orangutans in the U.S. Up-close-and-personal experiences include giraffe feeding, permitting guests to hand-feed Earth's tallest living land mammals, and behind-the-scenes Wild Encounters with giant pandas, African elephants, Aldabra giant tortoises, lemurs and warthogs. 

The Zoo is open daily with the exceptions of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Keeper talks, interactive wildlife presentations, education programs and special events run year-round. For more information, call 404.624.WILD or visit zooatlanta.org.

From I-75/85, take exit 246 (Fulton St.) and travel east on Fulton Street. Turn right at Capital Avenue/Hank Aaron Drive. Make a left at the first light onto Georgia Avenue. Cross Cherokee Avenue to enter the Cherokee parking lot. From I-20 - from downtown, take I-20 East to Exit 59A (Boulevard). Turn right onto Boulevard and proceed south 1/2 mile. Parking is on the right. Free parking is available on both Boulevard and Cherokee Avenue.

800 Cherokee Avenue SE
Atlanta, GA United States 30315
Fulton County
Zoo Atlanta - ARC Building
The ARC Building hosts special events and meetings, such as the monthly Grant Park Neighborhood Association (GPNA) meeting.

Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Ticket booths close at 4:30 p.m.; grounds remain open until 5:30 p.m.) Seasonal hours from April 1-October 31: on Saturdays, Sundays, Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day, the Zoo is open from 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (Ticket booths close at 5:30 p.m.; grounds remain open until 6:30 p.m.)


Rachel Davis
Director of Communications, Zoo Atlanta

Wild Encounters
Behind-the-scenes Wild Encounters allow guests to meet and feed an African elephant, Komodo dragon, giant panda, lemur, Aldabra tortoise or warthog.
Conference Facilities
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Giraffe feeding on Twiga Terrace
Visitors can get closer than ever before to Earth's tallest land mammals on Twiga Terrace. Giraffe feeding is open seasonally, spring into fall, weather permitting.
Western lowland gorillas
Zoo Atlanta is home to the largest population of great apes in the U.S., including western lowland gorillas and Sumatran and Bornean orangutans.
Giant pandas Ya Lun and Xi Lun
Zoo Atlanta is one of only four zoos in the U.S. with giant pandas, including twins Ya Lun and Xi Lun, born September 3, 2016.
Treetop Trail presented by Kaiser Permanente
Treetop Trail presented by Kaiser Permanente, an all-new aerial playground, opened in March 2017. The course, a two-level challenge over the Zoo's KIDZone, features 22 elements at varying challenge levels and culminates in the SkyRail zip line.
Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile Experience
Opened in 2015, Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile Experience was the world's first LEED Gold-certified reptile and amphibian exhibit. The complex is home to more than 70 species in state-of-the-art habitats designed to replicate some of the planet's most iconic wild places.