Guided Tours


Guides lead your group on an exclusive educational experience, sharing fun facts and stories about our animals. A Zoo Tour is a great way to navigate the Zoo in a limited time period. A Behind-the-Scenes Tour of our Animal Nutrition Kitchen or Silberman Veterinary Clinic is a fun addition that gives students an exclusive peek at what it takes to care for the Zoo Atlanta animal collection. To find out if this program is right for you, please review the Program Packet prior to registering.

  • Minimum group size for all Zoo Tours is 10.
  • One chaperone per 10 students required and admitted for free; additional chaperones pay student price. Membership discounts do not apply to Zoo Tours.
  • All programs come with grade-specific activities to use at the Zoo, both before and after your visit.
  • Pre-order your lunch! For just $5.99 per person + tax, your group can order your choice of pizza or sandwich, chips, cookie and a drink! Call 404-624-5650, email or fill out the Group Lunch Order Form at least (1) week in advance to process your lunch order!

General Guided Zoo Tour
Spend 90 minutes exploring the Zoo with your Tour Guide. Topics highlighted will include: biology, zoology, environmental education and Zoo Atlanta history. We can tailor tours to cover grade-specific standards.

STEM-Themed Guided Zoo Tour
Explore the Zoo through bio-inspired design! Find out how animals are inspiring solutions to everyday scientific and engineering problems. For example, learn how researchers are studying the drinking behaviors of cats to create technologies that will propel liquid upward, helping to find more efficient ways to clean-up oil spills!

Dates: available daily year-round
Time/duration: start times are 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.; each tour lasts 90 minutes
Reservations/payment: must be made at least 5 weeks in advance
Fee: $13.95; price includes zoo admission

or call 404.624.5822 for more information.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour For only $6 additional per person, you can add one of these fun stops to your General Guided or STEM-Themed Tour!

Animal Nutrition Kitchen & Zoo Tour
Discover what Zoo animals eat! Learn how we prepare animal diets for our entire Zoo animal collection and see some of the unusual treats our animals enjoy that you might like too!

Silberman Veterinary Clinic & Zoo Tour
Visit the viewing area and hear incredible stories from your tour guide about the care of our animal collection. See x-rays and view equipment used in actual animal procedures. 

Dates: available daily year-round
Time/duration: start times are 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.; each tour lasts 90 minutes and includes a one hour Zoo Tour and 30 minutes behind-the-scenes in either the Zoo's Animal Nutrition Kitchen or Silberman Veterinary Clinic
Reservations/payment: must be made at least 5 weeks in advance
Fee: $19.95; price includes zoo admission

 or call 404.624.5822 for more information.

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