Zoo Atlanta

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Facility:Zoo Atlanta
Description:Zoo Atlanta is one of Georgia's best-loved institutions. Founded in 1889, it is one of the 10 oldest zoos in continuous operation in the United States. In June of 1994, Good Housekeeping magazine named Zoo Atlanta one of "10 Great Zoos" in the nation. The zoo's collection consists of nearly 1,000 specimens, representing more than 250 species of animals from all over the world. The zoo is home to many threatened and endangered animals.

Zoo Atlanta is best known for its leadership in the movement to provide naturalistic habitats for zoo animals. Zoo Atlanta is also one of Georgia's most innovative and broad-reaching educational institutions. Over 260,000 school children participate in educational programs each year.

Zoo Atlanta is a wildlife park and zoological trust empowered to exhibit, interpret, study and care for wildlife in superior environments, to conserve biodiversity throughout the world, to enlighten and entertain the public and contribute to the cultural life of the community.
Address 1:800 Cherokee Avenue SE
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Zip Code:30315-1440
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Hours:Open 363 days a year and closed only on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Weekdays: Grounds are open 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., ticket booths close at 4:30 p.m.
Weekends: Grounds are open 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., ticket booths close at 5:30 p.m.
Admission:Adult (12+) $17.99
Child (3-11) $12.99
Child 2 & Under FREE
Senior Citizen (55+) $13.99
Military Rate $13.99
College Student Rate $13.99
Telephone:(404) 624-5600
Website:Visit Website
Brooke I., Co-op Member
We enjoyed this field trip morew than once. Not as exhausting to walk for little kids as some larger zoos. Takes at least 3 hours to do it justice.
Brooke I., Co-op Member
We enjoyed this field trip morew than once. Not as exhausting to walk for little kids as some larger zoos. Takes at least 3 hours to do it justice.
Candace Majors, Co-op Member
We went with our homeschool group last year and everyone loved it. We were lucky enough to go before the pandas left, and my kids still talk about seeing them anytime pandas are mentioned. We are deffinatly planning on returning, and we recommend that everyone visit at least once.
ERoss, Co-op Member
Another Zoo Atlanta option for homeschoolers is the Homeschool Academy. It costs $16 members/$20 non-members per enrolled child per class, with a discount if you enroll for the whole semester. Students are grouped by grade level and study a single topic all semester (like animal colors, zoo careers, etc). The classes are 2 hours long and since a parent must remain at the zoo during the class, the parent gets a FREE zoo pass + discounted rate for siblings to visit the zoo - I think it was close to 1/2 price for siblings. This is a great opportunity to enhance your curriculum!!
Myrlande J., Co-op Member
We finally made it to the Atlanta Zoo! We got to go for free, and that was great. We watch the zoo video from our library and when we return the video they gave us us four free tickets.
Now, the best part for sons were the lions, tiger and guerilla. The guerillas were histerical, they fought, they peeed (yuck) and being family (pretty cool).
It was all worth it!
Lisa K., Co-op Member
My daughter LOVES going to the zoo to learn about all the different animals and their habitats. We found it to be so useful in our homeschool studies that we bought a membership which pays for itself in just about 3 visits. It allows you to visit every single day of the year if you want (except Christmas day, which is the only day they are closed).
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