As A VENUE: Host your event…

Welcome to your window to the wild. Spectacular scenery, innovative culinary creations and transformative experiences make your next event an occasion your guests will be talking about for years to come. From an unforgettable wedding first dance in the grand ballroom of the majestic Savanna Hall, to a twilight dinner on the Takamenda Gorilla Deck surrounded by gorillas, to a company Zoo buyout that your colleagues will truly be excited about, Zoo Atlanta can tailor each of fourteen extraordinary places and spaces to make your vision come to life:

  • Michael & Thalia Carlos Ballroom at Savanna Hall: The spectacular Michael & Thalia Carlos Ballroom at Savanna Hall combines the classic elegance of a grand ballroom with the majesty of the wild, featuring sweeping views and terrace overlooks of the Zoo’s African savanna. A naturally inspiring canvas for galas, wedding receptions, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs and much more, the ballroom is a showcase of the Zoo’s extensive revitalization of Savanna Hall. 620 standing | 550 seated
  • Delta Savannah Terrace: A highlight of the magnificent Savanna Hall overlooking historic Grant Park and a newly-updated grand entry plaza, the outdoor Delta Savanna Terrace is an inspiring location against the backdrop of one of Atlanta’s most iconic structures. Neoclassical architecture creates the perfect background for outdoor cocktails, wedding photos and more. 300 standing | 150 seated
  • Savanna Vista: Savanna Vista is located in the heart of Zoo Atlanta’s African Savanna. The outdoor pavilion is immersed in the African elephant habitat on one side and the mixed-species giraffe, zebra, and ostrich habitat on the other,  offering stunning views with an intimate setting. The venue can accommodate 40 guests for a seated meal and about 50-60 guests for a cocktail style reception. There are private restrooms available as well. Our Elephant Care Team can offer private elephant feedings to make your event even more memorable!  60 standing | 40 seated
  • Zoo Buyout: Make your event the stuff of dreams! The grounds of Zoo Atlanta are yours with acres of fun and discovery. Host your company picnic or special large gathering in the home of giant pandas, great apes, charismatic cats, extraordinary bird life and much more. Rentals are available for up to 5,000 guests and include viewing of animal habitats until dusk; use of the Ford Pavilion, Panda Veranda and Chinese Plaza; and use of the Takamenda Gorilla Deck. Make the occasion your own with individual touches from a variety of additional entertainment options, including but not limited to face painters, caricature artists, magicians, stilt walkers, games and inflatables. 5,000
  • Ford Pavilion and Grand Patio: A destination for large company picnics, one-of-a-kind wedding receptions, black-tie galas, corporate dinners and much more, this 16,000 square-foot pavilion is a canvas for the transformation of your event. Evening rentals include use of the outdoor Grand Patio, a perfect space for cocktails or entertainment. 1,200 Standing | 950 Seated
  • Conservation Action Resource Center: The Conservation Action Resource Center (ARC) features three venues in one location. Enjoy the variety and versatility of all three with a rental of the entire ARC. Rental of this distinctive venue includes use of the Ford Conservation Conference Room, TECHlab and Coca-Cola World Studio. Daytime rentals include Zoo admission for up to 150 guests and use of the Zoo’s private Conservation Education Gate.  300 Standing | 250 Seated
  • Ford Conservation Room: From larger business meetings to perfectly-appointed receptions or seated dinners, this adaptable 2,000 square-foot space comes with a built-in audiovisual and sound system and a wall-to-wall natural outdoor view. Daytime rentals include Zoo admission for up to 75 guests and use of the Zoo’s private Conservation Education Gate. 185 Standing | 150 Seated
  • Techlab: Team-building retreats, small meetings and more intimate receptions are a perfect fit for this space, which also features a natural view into the outdoors and state-of-the-art 78” smart board. Daytime rental includes Zoo admission for up to 40 guests and use of the Zoo’s private Conservation Education Gate. 75 standing | 60 seated
  • The Coca-Cola World Studio: Ideal for awards ceremonies, corporate meetings, lectures and film screenings, this space features a 10’ X 13’ built-in screen with rear projection, stage and podium. Daytime rental includes Zoo admission for up to 150 guests and use of the Zoo’s private Conservation Education Gate. Theater is wheelchair-accessible. 257 Theater
  • Takamenda Gorella Deck: Host cocktails under the stars or dine al fresco in an intimate event setting in the heart of the Zoo’s lush Ford African Rain Forest, home of one of North America’s largest populations of critically endangered western lowland gorillas. Ask your event representative about including a special viewing of the Zoo’s dynamic family group of gorillas with a Gorilla Keeper Talk and Q&A for your guests. 100 standing | 70 seated
  • Panda Veranda and Chinese Plaza: Host a memorable reception or seated dinner at one of only four locations in the U.S. where your guests can see giant pandas. Bamboo-lined pathways and traditional Chinese architecture turn your event into a destination. Rental includes use of the covered Panda Veranda patio, adjacent to the Zoo’s Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Giant Panda Conservation Center. 100 Standing | 75 Seated
  • Elephant Event Room: An intimate space with a panoramic window overlook of the Michael & Thalia Carlos Ballroom creates a special spot for small meetings or intimate dinners. 30 standing | 40 seated
  • Savannah Hall Conference Rooms: Two versatile, fully-equipped gathering spaces are available for independent rental for smaller meetings or as breakout rooms with rental of Michael & Thalia Carlos Ballroom. 48 standing | 60 seated
  • Georgia Extremes: Adjacent to the Zoo’s award-winning Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile Experience, this intimate indoor venue features tranquil underwater views of native Georgia turtles and fishes.  75 Standing | 50 Seated

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As a SHOP: Discover unique gifts…

By shopping at Zoo Atlanta, guests contribute to conservation efforts around the world. We offer a wide variety of sustainably and ethically sourced items that not only support the Zoo, but support international conservation efforts and programs that help preserve and protect endangered species and habitats throughout the world. Shop today for a variety of souvenirs: * books * plush animals * distinctive housewares and * apparel that will provide not only a long-lasting memory of your visit to Zoo Atlanta, but also a reminder that your purchase helped support the Zoo’s vision for a world where wildlife and humans flourish together.

  • Exployer Store: The new single-use plastic free store environment features a wide variety of sustainable product representing the Zoo’s mission and animals, along with featured products from DEIA vendors and artisans. Find an eclectic mix of plush toys * games * books (including books in Spanish) * puzzles * souvenirs * distinctive housewares, * T-shirts and * unique collectibles.
  • Panda Pagoda Gift Shop: Discover a variety of panda-rific gifts for panda fans of all ages. Offering a variety of * toys * clothing * accessories * souvenirs and other panda-related gifts. Located at the Panda Veranda.

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As an EATERY: Food for thought…

Explore a variety of dining options throughout the Zoo, whether you’re in the mood for a hearty meal, light snack or sweet treat.

  • OOZ Grilled Cheese Truck: Our brand-new food truck, OOZ, features mouthwatering gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and crispy tater tots.
  • Sweetwater Beer Garden: The SweetWater Beer Garden offers an intimate opportunity to watch wildlife while you enjoy a local brew. Featured are six rotating taps from Atlanta’s hometown craft brewery.  Whether you prefer a classic pale ale, hoppy IPA, or easy drinking lager, enjoy a cold beer and grab a snack before continuing your journey through the Zoo.
  • Nourish Café: Offers a wide variety of menu options focused on seasonal, fresh ingredients. From the classic burger or hot dog, to made-to-order flatbreads, salads, and sandwiches, you’re sure to find something to fit your taste. Skip the lines by placing an order using our all-new mobile ordering site.
  • The Coop Food Truck: Zoo Atlanta’s resident food truck, The COOP, features all-natural, hand-breaded chicken tenders and fries or spice them up with buffalo sauce.
  • Fro-zen: Offers a variety of refreshing treats.
  • Flamingo Joes: Located steps inside the main entrance of Zoo Atlanta, Flamingo Joe’s is your place for hot beverages or cold treats.

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Be a DONOR: Show that you care…

When you make a donation to Zoo Atlanta, you are an active participant in conservation and education. Donations to the Zoo enable us to maintain our exemplary level of care for our animals, as well as equip us to continue to be world leaders in conservation initiatives both here at the Zoo and across the globe.Thank you for helping Zoo Atlanta continue to be a leader in conservation and education. Gifts of all sizes are important and make a difference! With a donation of $1,000 or more, you will join Zoo Atlanta‘s Conservation Society and receive several exclusive benefits.


  • Memberships Levels include: * Companion * Companion Adventure Pack * Family * Family Adventure Pack * Safari, and Journey.
  • Gift Memberships: Give a year of adventure for one low price with a Gift Membership. Zoo Atlanta is open year-round and home to more than 1,000 animals.

Sponsor an Animal:

The natural rate of extinction on Earth is one or two species per century. Scientists estimate we are currently losing up to 100 species per day, and most predict that half of the animal species alive today will become extinct in the next 100 years. When you sponsor an animal, you help us continue our conservation work here at the Zoo and around the world. And you help us continue sharing these animals’ magnificence with Zoo visitors. Sponsorship Levels include: *



When you make a donation to Zoo Atlanta, you are an active participant in conservation and education. Donations to the Zoo enable us to maintain our exemplary level of care for our animals, as well as equip us to continue to be world leaders in conservation initiatives both here at the Zoo and across the globe.

  • Donations at specified levels are designated and you may customize your gifts. Memorial and Tribute Gifts are welcomed. Matching gifts by your employer can be facilitated. Individual Giving includes * Feed the Zoo * Conservation Society * Amazon Smile * Zoo Wish List * Sponsor an Animal * Endowment Fund * Legacy Society * Honor & Memorial * Pandagram * Beastly Feast Gala * Matching Gift, and *eCards

Corporate Giving: Support Zoo Atlanta and make a lasting impact on your community. Zoo Atlanta offers companies many ways to give. There are many ways to give. Support our  educational program, sponsor an event, or sponsor an entire animal habitat or in-park destination. Sponsorship opportunities include * Beastly Feast * Corporate Sponsorship * Matching Gifts, and * Corporate Partners.

Volunteer: We invite you to take a walk on the WILD side and join our incredible Volunteer team! Volunteering at Zoo Atlanta is a great way to expand your knowledge of endangered species, give back to your community, meet new people, and inspire others to help safeguard existing species through conservation.  Zoo Atlanta’s Volunteers are dedicated individuals who have an immense appreciation and passion for the natural world and the desire to make a difference.

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