If your family only visits one destination in the Atlanta area this year, Zoo Atlanta is the one. Kids love Zoos! My brood love seeing animals and creatures of all sorts. Zoos bring out the wonderment and discovery in every kid. That desire to learn about creatures is innate in all of us from birth and zoos give your children the opportunity to explore! You simply cannot go wrong with a trip to Zoo Atlanta!
Great news! Children under 2 years old get in FREE! Additionally, active duty military, veterans, military retirees, and reservists get in FREE as well! However, the fine print says that you must have a military ID and that all other family members must pay regular price admission. I personally, think this is an awesome offer!
Furthermore, zoo admission is somewhat pricey, but not Orlando theme park expensive. Just be aware of this if you have a good size family. Moreover, when you expect to be doing multiple destinations in Atlanta like the World of Coke, Fernbank Museum, or the College Football Hall of Fame, look into the Atlanta City Pass for deep discounts. Check out this post at DQ Family Travel for more information about the Atlanta City Pass.
Subsequently, the memberships are where it’s at if you have more than 4 people in your family. We have six and it was actually cheaper to buy a Zoo membership than it was to pay for all of our individual admission prices. This way you save a few dollars and can come back for free within the year. We used the membership to go several times. Lastly, I have found that buying a membership at several zoos, museums, and attractions that we have visited is indeed the best way to go.
Bring towels and a Swimsuit! Zoo Atlanta has a great playground and a splash pad for the warmer months. There is a petting zoo, train ride, and rock climbing wall. There is an aerial ropes course as well. You can even pay to help feed the animals and take a behind the scenes tour. In total, there is more to do than you can get to in a single day. However, many of the extra activities do have additional fees. Therefore, spreading them out over several visits worked well for our family. Bumkins swim bags are great for carrying wet swimsuits around all day after playing in the water.
The zoo is where it’s at! Go on a weekday if you can swing it. Zoo Atlanta is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. It may even close on the rare days that Atlanta gets severe weather, so plan ahead. Take your family to the zoo! Tell ’em we sent ya!