Mar 122014

zooatl_logoIf you’re looking for discount tickets to Zoo Atlanta, you’re in luck. You have a few ways to check out the panda twins & my favorite, the red panda, for free or on the cheap, no coupon code required.

The deals:

  • Saturday, March 15, 2014, is Pajama Day at Zoo Atlanta. If they wear their PJs to the zoo, kids age 11 & under will save $3 on admission. They’ll be serving breakfast treats while supplies last. And there’ll be sleepover-themed activities, from making your own beauty sleep masks or cereal necklaces to playing musical pillows or competing in a pillowcase races.
  • Monday, March 17, 2014, is St. Patrick’s Day at Zoo Atlanta. If you wear green to the zoo, you’ll save $3 on admission for up to four guests.
  • If you have a library card, you can check out a family pass at Georgia’s public libraries (they’re available at participating branches in all 159 counties) & get free admission to Zoo Atlanta for a family of four. There’s one pass per location. The pass may be checked out once per year, per card, per household, and it is valid for two adults and up to two children. Essentially, you check out the Zoo Atlanta Family Pass DVD at the front desk of your local library, and when you return the DVD to your library, you will receive a receipt, which is required for Zoo admission. The pass is valid for 7 days from the date of the receipt showing the return of the DVD. FYI–Per the comments on previous Zoo Atlanta posts, the pass can be difficult to get, as some library locations won’t let you reserve the DVD in advance. Still, it’s worth a shot.
  • You’ll save a few dollars on adult tickets if you buy them via AtlanTIX; it’s just under $16 per ticket.
  • Visiting from out of town? If you stay at a participating Atlanta-area hotel, you can get a free cab ride to & from the Atlanta Zoo. The free ride is valid to/from participating hotels only.
  • If you’re planning to visit multiple attractions in Atlanta, take advantage of the Atlanta CityPASS to save about 40% on admission to five Atlanta-area attractions. The Georgia Aquarium ticket includes a Deepo Pass with Expedited Entry, Deepo’s 4-D theater, and the Dolphin Tales show (based on availability). The World of Coca-Cola ticket includes admission, the 4-D theatre, and a free keepsake bottle from the museum. Other attractions included are Inside CNN Studio Tour, Fernbank (includes IMAX, too) OR High Museum of Art, and Zoo Atlanta (includes All-Rides Wristband) OR Atlanta History Center. It’s valid for nine days, and if you plan it right, you’ll have two full weekends + the weekdays in between to get to all of the attractions.

General admission is regularly $21.99 for ages 12+ and $16.99 for ages 3-11. Military, college students, and seniors (age 65+) with ID will receive a discounted rate of $17.99. FYI–the Military discount is valid for up to six guests.

Zoo Atlanta is located at 800 Cherokee Ave. SE, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

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  One Response to “Zoo Atlanta: Free Admission & Discount Tickets”

  1. DeKalb County does let you reserve the zoo pass (well, the video). We went this week with it. I had been on the waiting list since 9/2011. Very long wait, very big savings. It was worth it.

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