Zoo Atlanta inspires value and preservation of wildlife through a unique mix of education and outdoor family fun. 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.
The Zoo's highlights include the nation's largest collection of western lowland gorillas, the nation's largest zoological collection of orangutans and a global center of excellence for the care and study of vanishing reptiles and amphibians. Zoo Atlanta is also proud to be one of only four zoos in the U.S. that giant pandas call home.
Eat, shop and play at Zoo Atlanta! We have two year-round cafes, The Wild Planet Café and Flamingo Joe’s, as well as three seasonal dining options. Kids and families will love the Zoo Train, our handcrafted replica of an 1863 locomotive! The Nabisco Endangered Species Carousel is another family favorite, featuring 38 hand-carved wooden animal figures.
The Zoo is open daily with the exceptions of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Keeper talks, interactive wildlife shows, education programs, and special events run year-round. Plan your trip on our website for information about our interactive wildlife shows, keeper talks and training demos, the petting zoo, playgrounds and more!