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Zoo Atlanta Pass

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Georgia families can check out free excursions to Zoo Atlanta, just by owning a library card. A partnership between Zoo Atlanta and the Georgia Public Library Service allows adults with valid library cards access to the Zoo Atlanta Family Pass at any participating public library branch throughout the state of Georgia.

One Zoo Atlanta Family Pass is available for checkout in each participating public library. The pass may be checked out once per year, per card, per household, and is valid for 4 admissions. The pass is not valid for fee-based events or programs and may not be combined with other discounts or promotions. Standard general admission will apply to families with additional children; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Visit for more information about Zoo Atlanta, and call your local public library for more information about the pass.

How it works

  • Visit your local library and checkout the Zoo Atlanta DVD. The checkout period is 14 days.
  • When you return the DVD, library staff will fill out a form that serves as your family pass.
  • Return the DVD to the lending library to receive the Zoo Pass.
  • Take the pass and your library card to Zoo Atlanta within 14 days of receiving your pass. The pass is good for 4 admissions. The pass can be used any day of the week including holidays and school breaks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I place a hold on the Zoo Atlanta DVD?

No, the Zoo Atlanta DVD cannot be placed on hold. You can ask at the Circulation Desk if it is available when you visit the library.

What if I don't use my pass within 14 days; can I check out the DVD again?

You can only be issued one pass per year. You may check out the DVD and get another pass in the next year.

What happens if I keep the DVD longer than 7 days?

There is a $.50/day fine for an overdue Zoo Atlanta DVD. Fines can be paid at the Circulation Desk.

What happens if I lose the Zoo Atlanta DVD?

The replacement cost of the Zoo Atlanta DVD is $40. Fines can be paid at the Circulation Desk.