Zoo Atlanta is a no-brainer when locating activities for the kids. Centrally located within Grant Park, Zoo Atlanta has over 1,500 animals including those adorable pandas. Membership has its privileges, with discounts and access 363 days a year! Experience close encounters with animals and for an added cost feed a giraffe or elephant, and if that’s too scary then hold a stick of peanut butter covered with bird seeds for the parakeets.
The fun doesn’t end with the animals, in the Children’s Zoo area there is a fantastic playground, rock climbing wall, carousel, and train ride . (Some activities have an additional fee.) In the summer, Zoo Atlanta opens up a splash pad too (so don’t forget the swimsuits)! Bigger families (those with 3 or more children) should check out the annual Family Pass. Starting at $109, it may be cheaper to buy an annual pass than a one day ticket! Zoo Atlanta offers children’s camps, mommy and me programs, birthday parties, and really cool programs for all ages.
Cost: $21.99 per adult; $17.99 per child (3-11)
Free: 2 & under
Discounts: Military, Senior Citizen, Student (College)
Target Age: All
Target Gender: Both
Membership Passes: Yes
Stroller Rental: Yes
Wheelchair Rental: Yes
ATM on site: Yes
Tender Accepted: Cash, Credit, Debit
Admission Tips: Family level membership is the cheapest route if you go more than once year. There is a Georgia Aquarium/ Zoo Atlanta Dual pass. Literally check out the AtlantaZoo pass for 4 free tickets at any Georgia library. (Allowed once a year)
Parking Tips: Busy days the parking lot fills up quickly. When parking on the street, pay attention to parking signs to avoid parking tickets.
Walking level: High
Food on premise: Vending, Restaurant, Concessions
Outside Food: Yes
Alcohol Sold: Yes
Gift Shop: Yes
Birthday/ Event Venue
Experience Tips: Keep snacks and water readily for the little ones. Grant Park is right next door so have a picnic.
Nearby: Cyclorama, Grant Park, Oakland Cemetary, Turner Field
Duration: 3+ hours
800 Cherokee Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30315
Neighborhood: Grant Park