Zoo Atlanta in Atlanta, GA

800 Cherokee Avenue SEAtlanta, GA 30315
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Your Zoo journey may look a little different. 

As part of our commitment to the continued well-being of our guests, team members, and the animals in our care, we have implemented enhanced protocols and procedures you will notice during your visit, masks will be required for ages 2 and up in indoor areas.


Located in Atlanta, GA, Zoo Atlanta is viewed as one of the most known zoological institutions in the United States. Guest will get to experience one-of-a-kind up-close encounters with more than 1,000 animals worldwide and explore over 70 species of reptiles and amphibians at Scaly Slimy Spectacular. Zoo Atlanta has something to offer the whole family, so don't miss this on your next trip to Georgia!

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Atlanta Travel Experts
  • Duration: approximately 3 hours.
  • Parking rates: $3 an hour for a maximum of $12 a day.
  • Zoo Atlanta is located in historic Grant Park, minutes from downtown Atlanta.
  • Masks will be required for ages 2 and up in indoor areas and for some optional experiences.
  • A responsible adult must accompany children under the age of 12 at all times.
  • Explore various dining options throughout the Zoo, whether you’re in the mood for a hearty meal, light snack, or sweet treat.
  • Zoo Atlanta offers a range of fun activities for the whole family.
  • Outside food and drinks are allowed except glass, alcohol, or straws; straws are not permitted for the safety of the animals.
  • Many of the Zoo’s animals are more active – and visible – in the morning or during scheduled feedings.


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Think you know Zoo Atlanta?
We’ve come a long way since opening our doors way back in 1889! Zoo Atlanta has changed dramatically since the earliest days of our Victorian origins, from the fascinating series of events that led to Atlanta’s first zoo, to the legendary Willie B., to the history of our giant panda program. We thank you for being part of the journey — our story is still being told!

  • Get an overload of inspiration when you meet the only twin giant pandas in the U.S., Ya Lun and Xi Lun. Zoo Atlanta is one of three zoos in the U.S. to house this rare species.

  • See one of the largest populations of great apes in the U.S., including gorillas and orangutans.

  • Explore one of the nation’s most renowned populations of reptiles and amphibians at Scaly Slimy Spectacular:

  • Experience the immersive landscape that brings one of Earth’s most legendary wild places to Atlanta: the African Savanna, with updated and significantly expanded habitats for African elephants, giraffes, zebras, and more.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Zoo Atlanta

What are the hours of operation?

Weekday hours are 9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The last entry is 3:30 p.m.

Weekend hours are 9 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The last entry is 4:30 p.m

Is parking provided? If so, what is the fee?

Parking is conveniently located in the lot on Cherokee Avenue and in the new Grant Park Gateway parking facility on Boulevard. Rates will be $3 an hour for a maximum of $12 a day.

Where is it located? 

800 Cherokee Ave., SE Atlanta, GA 30315.

Is the attraction appropriate for children?

Yes, the Zoo Atlanta is great for the whole family. 

Are wheelchairs rentals available? 

Wheelchairs are available for rent. Manual wheelchair: $12 + tax/day Electric cart: $28 + tax/day.

The minimum age to rent an electric wheelchair is 18. There is no age restriction for manual wheelchair rentals. A driver’s license will be retained as a deposit.

Are strollers available for rent? 

Yes, Single stroller: $9 + tax and $2 deposit. Double stroller: $11 + tax and a $2 deposit.

Is the attraction wheelchair accessible?

Yes, Zoo Atlanta is wheelchair accessible. 

Can I bring my camera?

Yes, lots of photo opportunities. 

How long should I prepare for my visit to Zoo Atlanta?

The average zoo visit is approximately 3 hours.  

Can I bring my own food/beverages? 

Outside food and drinks are allowed in with the exception of glass, alcohol, or straws; straws are not permitted for the safety of the animals.

Can I bring my pet?

Service animals are allowed. Zoo Atlanta’s Service Animal Admittance Policy defines service animals as dogs or miniature horses who are trained to perform a specific task for an individual with a disability. Emotional support animals and other animals are not permitted on Zoo grounds.

The following items are prohibited at Zoo Atlanta. 

Weapons, except as permitted by law. Alcoholic beverages of any kind.