Attention, Zoo Atlanta fans: You have a few ways to check out the pandas & my favorite, the red panda, for free or on the cheap. For a limited time, you can snag discount tickets, no coupon code required.
- On Sunday, September 11, 2016, you can celebrate Grandparents’ Day at Zoo Atlanta with a deal: If you purchase a regularly-priced child’s or adult’s general admission ticket, you’ll get free admission for up to two grandparents. The deal is valid at the ticket office only.
- Saturday, September 17, 2016, is Educator Appreciation Day at Zoo Atlanta. Educators with ID will receive free admission, and their guests will receive $2 off admission. If you register online, you can take advantage of Express Entry, too.
- While they last, you can get discount tickets to Zoo Atlanta, thanks to a deal on Goldstar.
- 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 up to four guests. 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 14 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.
- 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 almost 50% on admission to five Atlanta-area attractions. The Atlanta CityPASS covers admission to The Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca-Cola, the Inside CNN Studio Tour, Fernbank Museum of Natural History (includes IMAX, too) OR the Center for Civil & Human Rights, and Zoo Atlanta (includes All-Rides Wristband) OR the College Football Hall of Fame. 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.
If you order in advance online, you’ll save on general admission tickets: They’re $22.99+tax & fees for ages 12+, $16.99+tax & fees for ages 3-11, and $18.99+tax & fees for seniors (age 65+) with ID. At the gate, general admission prices go up to $25.99+tax for ages 12+ and $17.99+tax for ages 3-11. College students and seniors (age 65+) with ID will receive a discounted rate of $21.99+tax at the gate. All active-duty, reserves, and retired members of the Armed Forces with ID will receive free admission at the gate.
Zoo Atlanta is located at 800 Cherokee Ave. SE, Atlanta.