MARCH 2014 HAPPENINGS
Lemur Wild Encounters
Daily at 2:30 p.m.
Go behind the scenes to meet and feed the endangered primates that make the forests of Madagascar one of the most dynamic places on Earth. Visit zooatlanta.org for reservations and details.
Aldabra tortoise Wild Encounters
Daily 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
Daily 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 and details.
Wear your PJs to the Zoo! Lounge around with the wildlife with special keeper talks, crafts, special activities and appearances by Zhu Zhu the giant panda mascot and his Zoo buddies. FREE for Zoo Atlanta Members and children under 3; free with general admission. Stay tuned to zooatlanta.org for event details.
Educator Appreciation Day
Zoo Atlanta welcomes educators and their families to the biannual Educator Appreciation Day. Educators enjoy FREE admission (educator ID required) and $2 off general admission for accompanying guests. Visit the Educator’s Lounge from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. to receive a coupon for 10% off in Zoo gift shops and food outlets, and meet Zoo educators and vendors while the kids enjoy face-painting and animal encounters. Pre-register or learn more on zooatlanta.org.
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS & CAMPS
Girl Scout NightCrawler
Girl Scouts enjoy a unique sleepover while working toward the Naturalist Legacy badge. Come with a parent, or bring an entire troop for crafts, special activities and after-hours tours. Wake to a continental breakfast and Zoo tour. Book a program on zooatlanta.org.
Adventure Cubs: Safari Africa
March 5 or 8
Elephants, lions, gorillas and more! Toddlers ages 3 to 4 and their adult caregivers go on a wild safari to learn about the animals that call Africa home. Book a program on zooatlanta.org.
Monkey Madness Family NightCrawler
Monkey around with Zoo Atlanta on an unforgettable nocturnal adventure focused on primates. Spend the night in the Zoo, and wake to a continental breakfast and exclusive tour. 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.
School’s Out! Safari Day Camp
Who’s ready to become a scientist? Kindergartners to 5th graders spend a fun-filled break from school conducting their own experiments and learning more about the scientific method. Topics are age and grade-appropriate. Book a program on zooatlanta.org.
Keeper for a Day: Birds and Reptiles
Spend the day helping zookeepers with their daily routines of food preparation, cleaning and animal care. Meet some exciting animals along the way, and learn what it takes to be a zookeeper! Hang out with the Zoo’s feathered flyers in the morning, and venture over to meet Aldabra tortoises and more in the afternoon. Participants must be 14 or older. Book a program on zooatlanta.org.
Amazing Africa Deluxe Family NightCrawler
Jambo! Take the journey of a lifetime with an exciting overnight adventure in the Zoo. Meet some amazing African wildlife, learn about the awe-inspiring wild places they call home, and get a different view of the Zoo with an exclusive opportunity to feed an African animal. Wake to a continental breakfast and Zoo tour. Book a program on zooatlanta.org.
Stroller Cubs: Happy Herbivores
March 26 or 29
What’s for dinner? Take a closer look at animals that eat plants on a Zoo adventure tailor-made for infants to 2-year-olds. Book a program on zooatlanta.org.