eleven things to keep in mind when Visiting  atlanta zoo

Duration required

Visiting with children may take three to four hours to explore Atlanta Zoo, and families that break for lunch tend to take more time. The Atlanta Zoo tickets don’t have a time limit.

Best time to visit

Visiting the Atlanta zoo as soon as it opens at 9 am is a good idea. The animals are most active early in the morning, and crowds are just about getting in.

Kids activities

There are several exciting activities for kids at the Zoo that can make Zoo outing more fun. Some of these activities have age restrictions, are time-bound, plus come at an additional fee.

Events at the Zoo

The Atlanta Zoo hosts various events throughout the year, including animal encounters and seasonal events. Check the zoo's online calendar to see the events during your visit.

Book in advance

Booking Atlanta Zoo tickets online in advance ensures a guaranteed entry as the daily capacity is limited and saves time and energy by skipping the ticket counter queue.

Wear comfortable shoes

The Atlanta Zoo is a large and hilly park with much walking to do, so wear comfortable shoes for a better experience.

Bring water

The zoo can get hot and sunny, especially in the summer, so remember to bring water to stay hydrated.


Several cafes and food trucks offer various dining options throughout the  Atlanta Zoo. With all the walking in the large park, we recommend taking a break to rest and recharge.

Standard tickets

These tickets get you access to all the exhibits at Atlanta Zoo. And allows Skip line access at the ticket counter if booked in advance.