Zoo Atlanta

Zoo Atlanta: Hours, Address, Zoo Atlanta Reviews: 4/5

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Viewed as one of the finest zoological institutions in the U.S. and a proud accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Zoo Atlanta has a mission to inspire value and preservation of wildlife through a unique mix of education and outdoor family experiences. 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. Zoo highlights include giant pandas, including Ya Lun and Xi Lun, a set of twins born to Lun Lun on September 3, 2016; one of North America’s largest zoological populations of great apes; and a global center of excellence for the care and study of reptiles and amphibians. Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile Experience, featuring more than 70 species in a 111,000 square-foot complex, is the world’s first LEED Gold-certified reptile and amphibian exhibit.
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2-3 hours
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DCL
Quincy, MA52 contributions
Great Zoo
Jun 2021
The zoo was beautifully laid out. The exhibits were well-maintained. We did not appreciate that there were giant pandas at the zoo. What a treat to see them!
Written August 9, 2021
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mflower275
Atlanta, GA233 contributions
You call that a ZOO!
Aug 2021
My daughter and I arrived at the zoo at about 12 PM. Most of the animals that we were interested in seeing were asleep. While I understand that the zoo cannot control the animal's sleep schedule, the zoo closes at 3:30 PM which forced us to get there early. As I mentioned, most of the animals were asleep and some were not in their homes. I was not interested in the birds which seemed to be one of the main animals in their perspective places, obvioulsy. In my opinion, some of the animals that we did see like the bald eagle looked smaller than they would in their natural habitat. It may be a place for children but not for adults and teens.

There is a parking lot that charges $3 an hour. The entry fee was $65.32 for both of us. I wasted my money and wanted a refund as we did not enjoy ourselves and left wanting more! Don't forget to bring your binoculars because most animals were so far away.
Written August 6, 2021
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Richard R
Melbourne, FL20 contributions
Nice little zoo...
Jul 2021
We included a trip to the zoo in an afternoon where we had nothing planned. It was during the week, so it was less crowded. It was nice to see all the different animals, especially the Pandas of course !! A good way to walk off a big lunch !!
Written July 19, 2021
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BL M
5 contributions
Loved it!
Jul 2021
My son loved all the animals, and I did too! It was so much fun and all the employees were kind and accommodating to my son. We will be back!
Written July 16, 2021
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danpM2025SA
Greenville, NC8 contributions
Good zoo
Jul 2021
This is a decent size zoo, with a wide variety of animals. The habitats seemed adequate for the animals, and they mostly seemed well cared for. Snakes don't show emotion, but the large animals seemed content enough. The elephants, giraffe, lions, and gorillas all seemed contented in their habitats. I spoke to a few employees and all were helpful and kind. My biggest complaint was that not a single hand sanitizer had any liquid remaining. All were dry. And each exhibit had a single interesting fact about the creature. I know most people don't read much, but I'd like some more info about what I'm there to see. So, just a bit disappointed, but overall it was worth the price. Military are free!!
Written July 15, 2021
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Debbie S
Texas329 contributions
Nice Zoo
May 2021
Although we enjoyed seeing the animals, we were disappointed that there were no shows and most of the eating establishments were closed. We've visited many zoos across the US, and the Atlanta zoo was nice but not very outstanding. It was a hot day, so we were thankful that the zoo has many shady trees througout the property.
Written July 13, 2021
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P&G
3 contributions
Pandas!
Jul 2021
The pandas are kept inside for the summer in a temp controlled enclosure because it is too hot for them. You won't see them outside only behind a glass. It was till fun to see them up close. They are soooo cute!
You need to know your license plate # in order to pay for parking at the machine. Military members get a free ticket to the zoo which was awesome!
Written July 11, 2021
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rkbrown79
Lawrence, MA7 contributions
ATL zoo is a must do!
Jul 2021 • Family
Loved this Zoo! I went early morning and parking was a breeze. Not crowded. Easy to spread out. I got to see all the animals and the Pandas were my favorite. It’s a must do in the ATL
Written July 8, 2021
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Ck_Nest
Kennesaw, GA170 contributions
Wonderful visit in Atlanta
Jun 2021 • Family
This was the first time in a few years visiting the zoo. It seems to be better as some of the animal habitats have been expanded. The bathrooms are clean, the food a little pricey, the yearly passes affordable, and well thought out exhibits.

I’d recommend this for any age families or couples. Vets get in free with ID. (For Georgians this can be on your driver’s license.)
Written June 26, 2021
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marcytn
Knoxville, TN18 contributions
Great family outing
Jun 2021 • Family
It was raining lightly on and off but we decided to forge ahead. Eventually the sun (and humidity) emerged. A variety of animals, including giant pandas. Loved the birds. A playground and splash pad for the little ones, so pack a change of clothes. Suggest going after lunch as the food is expensive for what you get. Loved the sloth, porcupine (they don’t shoot their quills) and particularly golden lion tamarins.
Written June 25, 2021
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