Get an up-close look at our furry friends
It’s difficult to know where to begin describing Zoo Atlanta, which houses more than 1,000 animals, representing more than 200 species from around the world. But the giant panda exhibit is as good a place as any, especially since panda twins Xi Lun and Ya Lun–the only twin pandas in the United States–were born at Zoo Atlanta Sept. 3, 2016. And with the opening of the award-winning Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile Experience, close encounters of the slithering kind are just a few steps away.
Reasons to visit Zoo Atlanta
- The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Giant Panda Conservation Center makes Zoo Atlanta one of only three zoos in the United States housing the adorable black and white critters.
- The Asian Forest is home to one of the largest zoological populations of orangutans.
- The Ford African Rain Forest houses the nation’s largest population of gorillas–more than 20.
- Zoo Atlanta has year-round fun events including Brew at the Zoo, Boo at the Zoo, Gorilla Egg Hunts and more.
- Kids can have a blast while riding the train or cooling off at the splash fountain.
- At Trader’s Alley: Wildlife’s Fading Footprints, learn about the global problem of wildlife trading.
- Feed hundreds of parakeets at Boundless Budgies: A Parakeet Adventure. It’s the largest exhibit of its kind in the Southeast.
- African Plains and Mzima Springs–where you’ll find giraffes, black rhinos, zebras, meerkats and warthogs–simulates the African savanna.
- Zoo Atlanta is located in historic Grant Park, just minutes from Downtown Atlanta.
- Parking is free.
Know before you go
When is Zoo Atlanta open?
Zoo Atlanta is open seven days a week except for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Get tickets for a Monday through Thursday visit to take advantage of a lower base price.
Where is Zoo Atlanta located?
Zoo Atlanta is located in historic Grant Park at:
800 Cherokee Ave. SE
Atlanta Ga. 30315
Free parking is available in the visitor parking lot on Cherokee Avenue. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and are extremely limited.
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