Atlanta’s wildest creative cocktail event returns at the eighth annual Jazzoo! Unleash
your inner wild thing with food from more than 30 restaurants, full bar all evening long
and live music on stages throughout the Zoo. This event is for ages 21 and up only.
Stay tuned to zooatlanta.org for reservations and details.
Play the Animal Way
Explore the wonderful world of animal enrichment as your favorite Zoo residents
investigate the most colorful surprises of the year. Guests also get in on the fun while the
wild things play, with exploration stations and family activities throughout the Zoo. Free
for Zoo Atlanta Members and children under 3; free with general admission.
Boy and Cub Scout Day
Zoo Atlanta welcomes Boy and Cub Scouts with admission discounts, special activities,
private animal encounters and extra fun, with the added bonus of enjoying Play the
Animal Way activities Zoo-wide. Each Scout will receive a complimentary Zoo Atlanta
patch while supplies last. Register or learn more on zooatlanta.org.
Giant panda Wild Encounters
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays at 11 a.m.
Meet and feed an adult giant panda on the behind-the-scenes encounter of a lifetime.
Visit zooatlanta.org for reservations and details.
Aldabra tortoise Wild Encounters
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays at 1 p.m.
Meet and feed one of the famous giant reptiles of Aldabra Atoll in an all-new Wild
Encounter. Visit zooatlanta.org for reservations and details.
African elephant Wild Encounters
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays at 1:45 p.m.
Go behind the scenes to meet and feed one of the giants of the African savanna during
an exclusive up-close-and-personal encounter. Visit zooatlanta.org for reservations
Lemur Wild Encounters
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays at 2:30 p.m.
Meet the fabled residents of the island of Madagascar during an up-close-and-personal
primate encounter. Meet and feed a member of the Zoo’s troop! Visit zooatlanta.org for
reservations and details.
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS & CAMPS
Adventure Cubs: Creature Quarters
September 2, 5 or 12
Who lives where and why? Learn more about animal homes during a morning just for 3
and 4-year-olds and their favorite grownups. Book a program on zooatlanta.org.
Join Zoo Atlanta for an afternoon of learning and discovery designed specifically for
home school students. HomeSchool Academy is a unique program that allows students
to explore animal and science concepts in a fun, interactive environment. Programs are
grade-appropriate and include games, activities, Zoo tours and animal encounters. Book
a program on zooatlanta.org.
Keeper for a Day: Birds and Reptiles
What does it take to be a zookeeper? Help animal care professionals with feeding and
daily husbandry. Spend the morning with the Zoo’s feathered flyers; then venture to the
all-new Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile Experience to work with
Aldabra giant tortoises and more. Participants must be 14 years old or older. Book a
program on zooatlanta.org.
Art after Dark Family NightCrawler
Spend the night in the Zoo! Join a family overnight adventure featuring exclusive tours,
hands-on activities, animal encounters and more. Facilities are climate-controlled;
program includes a continental breakfast and guided Zoo tour in the morning. Book a
program on zooatlanta.org.
Keeper for a Day: Show Birds and Animal Ambassadors
Meet dozens of birds, mammals, reptiles and more during an all-NEW Keeper for a Day.
Spend the morning with the Zoo’s education animal ambassadors, and venture behind
the scenes to the Wildlife Theater to help with the afternoon show. Participants must be
at least 14 years old. Book a program on zooatlanta.org.
Stroller Cubs: Full of Feathers
September 19, 23 or 26
Learn more about our feathered friends the birds in an educational morning that’s tailor-
made for infants to 2-year-olds and their adult caregivers. Book a program on
Leaping Lemurs Deluxe Family NightCrawler
Meet the fascinating icons of the island of Madagascar during an overnight adventure!
Learn more about the different types of primates, enjoy an exclusive tour and continental
breakfast, and go behind the scenes to meet and feed a lemur! Book a program on