Zoo Atlanta

Animals in textbooks are brought to life at Zoo Atlanta! Groups will love to see giraffes, frogs, turtles, and more as they explore the zoo. It will be even more exciting when they experience up close animal encounters, and play the animal classification quiz show! Learn about jobs in zoos, and the consequences of human actions on African and Asian forest habitats. Older campers can learn about research the zoo does, and participate in a field study and data collecting. Campers love the Nocturnal Adventure, where they can spend the night in the zoo! 

Contact Info:
Address: 800 Cherokee Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA. Fulton County. Tel: 404-624-5600. Web: www.zooatlanta.org. Email: education@zooatlanta.org. Hrs: 9:30AM-5:30PM. 

Trip Info:
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hrs. Cost: Fee. 

Zoos Fun Facts

The giraffe’s tongue is black to prevent sunburn while eating in the hot sun. Their spots, which are as unique as human fingerprints, are designed for camouflage. They also need less sleep than any other mammal, using the time instead to browse for food.

When visiting the zoo, be on the lookout for the clever ways that the animals have adapted to their surroundings and developed traits that help them to survive.

Most zoos provide free educational resources to make your trip more meaningful; some offer group tours. You can also ask about animal feeding times or other events and plan your trip accordingly.