Northeast Georgia Mountains / Cleveland

North Georgia Zoo and Petting Farm

2912 Paradise Valley Rd
Cleveland, GA 30528

706-348-7279
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Home to more than 400 animals, North Georgia Zoo is sure to be the highlight of your family adventure. North Georgia Zoo has one of the largest petting zoos in Georgia and is full of fun and educational experiences for all ages.

Pet and feed a variety of miniature and rare breed livestock, including potbelly piglets, miniature goats, sheep, donkeys and deer. Babies are born year-round. Join us for a guided wildlife walk, trained animal shows, wagon ride to the camels and zebras, or take a pony ride.

From alligators to wolves, you will surely not be disappointed. A fun, interactive adventure awaits you. North Georgia Zoo is a partner in conservation and ZAA accrediated.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    See Website : www.myfavoritezoo.com Other Pricing Options

    Zoo Admission Adult 23.00

    Zoo Admission Child (Ages 2-11) 21.00

    Discounts

    Group Discount

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Gift Shop, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Maps & Brochures Available, Meeting Facilities, Parking on Site, Party Facilities, Picnic Area, Public Restrooms, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible, Handicapped Accessible (Limited)

    Group Amenities

    Group Rates Available, Group-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    400, 75

    Payment Options

    Mastercard, Visa

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Behind the Scenes Tour

    Behind the Scenes Tour

    03/20/2016 - 12/18/2016

    Get up close and personal with animals not seen on regular zoo visits. See babies from the nursery, including bottle-fed kangaroos, deer and more! Experience and take part in the training and enrichment of animals from owls to zebras. Allow three hours for the tour, including time at your leisure in the farm petting area.

    Recommended for ages 6 and up.

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  • Mommy & Me at the Zoo

    Mommy & Me at the Zoo

    04/12/2016 - 12/13/2016

    Looking for a fun and educational activity for the kids at a cost you can afford? Join us on most second Tuesdays of the month for a discounted day for you and the kids at the zoo! This event is not just for moms! Grandparents, dads, guardians and friends are welcome to come. Special rates: Petting Zoo and Hay Ride: $8. Petting Zoo, Hay Ride and Wildlife Walk: $18.

    For more information, call (706) 348-7279 or email info@wild... read more

  • Winter Wonderland Tours

    Winter Wonderland Tours

    12/03/2016 - 02/25/2017

    Put your hat and gloves on and enjoy a fun and interactive winter tour of the zoo! Reservations are available at 12 p.m and 2 p.m.

    Winter Wonderland Tours include a 40-45 minute guided exotic animal tour where you can get up close with the animals; hands on with 1-3 exotic animals; wagon ride through the hoof stock area and stop to feed and pet the camels; time to interact and pet hundreds of friendly, unique, miniature and rare breed farm friends!

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  • Christmas Break - Tree Toss

    Christmas Break - Tree Toss

    12/26/2016 - 12/30/2016

    Curious about what the animals do with their recycled trees? See for yourself! They love dragging them, eating them, rubbing on them, tearing them up, and much more! Great fun and enrichment for both animal and human kind! Do you have a tree to recycle? Bring it with you, and get $1 off admission.

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  • Winter Wolf Encounters

    Winter Wolf Encounters

    01/07/2017 - 02/25/2017

    Learn, experience and interact with some of the wolves at North Georgia Zoo. Meet 1 or 2 of the wolves up close. Assist with training and enjoy taking photos. Call 706-348-7279 and reserve your spot now! By reservation only.

    Please arrive 30 minutes prior to encounter. We reserve the right at any time to deny animal encounter privileges to participants that are not able to listen and obey the guidelines or are posing a threat to themselves, the animals, or to others.

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  • Get to Know Your Zoo

    Get to Know Your Zoo

    01/21/2017 - 01/21/2017

    Interested in learning more about North Georgia Zoo? Would you like to meet our staff and volunteers? Thinking about getting involved? Want to Volunteer? Join us for a casual "get to know the zoo" evening. Snacks and refreshments will be available, along with a meet and greet with a couple of our zoo animals.

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  • Sneak Preview Days

    Sneak Preview Days

    02/18/2017 - 02/25/2017

    Come out and see what is happening at the Zoo! See some early spring babies! Take a wild tour and see all our amazing animals!

    Visit, feed and interact with hundreds of miniature and rare breed farm animals! Get up close to other animals like a giant tortoise, alligator, zebra, a parakeet landing and much more! Plus enjoy petting and feeding the animals in the petting zoo at your leisure. 

    *Seasonal schedule and times. Check for availability. Some animals change out seasonally... read more

  • Bouncing Baby Days

    Bouncing Baby Days

    03/11/2017 - 03/19/2017

    Join us in celebrating spring with baby animals, fun kids activites and more!  We are open additional days for all those on spring break! Don't forget you can enjoy a camel encounter, hayrides and wildlife walks! See alligators, kangaroos, lemurs, wolves, and more!

    Bouncing Babies
    March 11, 12, 18, & 19 from 10-5 p.m.

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  • Springtime Festival

    Springtime Festival

    03/31/2017 - 04/12/2017

    Join us in celebrating spring with baby animals, planting, fun kids activities, and more! We are open for spring break week.

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  • Easter Festival

    Easter Festival

    04/13/2017 - 04/16/2017

    Join us for this year's Easter Celebration! Enjoy the Rabbitpalooza where you can touch, hold, and learn about over 10 different types of rabbits. Lots of baby bunnies!

    Eggstravaganza is back! Enjoy egg hunting in a whole new fashion. Choose your style of egg hunting and don't worry about fighting the crowds! Find that one special egg or collect as many as you can and redeem them for prizes and treats!

    Other activities include: groom, pet, and even ride a donkey, hear the Easter... read more

  • Fiber, Farm & Art Festival

    Fiber, Farm & Art Festival

    04/29/2017 - 04/30/2017

    It's sheep shearing time! Come join us at the Fiber, Farm & Arts Festival and learn all about sheep shearing, spinning, and get free samples of wool! Check out Interactive Farm Demonstrations. Learn how to spin, time hooves, train, and more! Come out to see all of the vendors and their creations! From fiber arts, homesteading, knitting, painting, crafts and more! Would you like to be apart of this year's Fiber, Farm and Art Festival? Email read more

  • Celebrating Moms!

    Celebrating Moms!

    05/13/2017 - 05/14/2017

    Take a tour and learn all about being a mom in the animal kingdom. Learn what it's like to be a surrogate mom to animals at the zoo and meet some of those special animal "moms." Talk with mom's who help at the zoo and share fun stories of being a mom to both the human and animal kind! Is it really that different after all? Moms always get in free with paid child's admission on Mother's Day!

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  • Memorial Day Weekend at the Zoo

    Memorial Day Weekend at the Zoo

    05/26/2017 - 05/29/2017

    Take time to remember those who have died in our nation's services! We want to honor all veterans by offering free admission to veterans and children of deployed parents.

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  • June Family Fun Tour

    June Family Fun Tour

    06/09/2017 - 06/16/2017

    Join us Friday from 4-6 p.m. for our Family Fun Tour! Includes fun tour of farm area, reptiles and zoo walk. Hands on with several exotics and craft / activity time. (activities may vary but some examples are fun paw and hand print painting, creating enrichment for animals, grooming or milking time.) Cost: $23 Adults $21 Children, Must reserve in advance. Must have at least 10 signed up. Call now for more info or to reserve! 706-348-7279

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  • Celebrating Fathers

    Celebrating Fathers

    06/17/2017 - 06/18/2017

    Come join us as we celebrate Father's Day! Dads always get in free with paid child's admission on Father's Day!  We offer special "Zoo Dad" tours. Take a tour and learn all about being a dad in the animal kingdom and how moms take care of their young. Learn what it's like to be surrogate dad to animals at the zoo and meet some of those special animal "dads." Talk with dad's who help at the zoo and share fun stories of being a dad to both the human and animal kind! Is it really that different... read more

  • 4th of July Celebration

    4th of July Celebration

    07/01/2017 - 07/04/2017

    Join us at our 4th of July Celebration featuring Wild America Tours at the North Georgia Zoo. Learn all about the animals that call America home. Visit with animals from alligators, owls,  deer, cougar, wolves and more! Special activities and Meet and Greets will be offered just for the kids! Face painting, craft stations, snacks and more will be available.

    July 1-4, 2017
    Weekends 10-6 p.m. & Weekdays 10-4 p.m.

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  • Christmas in July

    Christmas in July

    07/07/2017 - 07/09/2017

    Enjoy a full weekend of Christmas music, holiday cheer and animals getting fun gifts and toys! Special gift shop discounts are available so you can stock up on Christmas gifts! Buy 2 gifts get one free! Santa will be ready and sporting his Hawaiian best for all those that wonder what does Santa do in the summer! Want to bring presents for the animals? Bring a present and receive $1 off admission all weekend long. Visit link for a list of thing needed for animals. read more

  • July Family Fun Tours

    July Family Fun Tours

    07/07/2017 - 07/14/2017

    Join us Friday from 4-6pm for our Family Fun Tour! Includes fun tour of farm area, reptiles and zoo walk. Hands on with several exotics and craft / activity time. (Activities may vary but some examples are fun paw and hand print painting, creating enrichment for animals, grooming or milking time.) Cost: $23 Adults $21 Children

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  • Sunset Tour

    Sunset Tour

    07/08/2017 - 07/08/2017

    See the zoo from a different perspective. Get a unique up close and personal guided tour. Meet & Greet with some of the zoo's baby exotic animals! Enjoy refreshments served while watching the sun set and get up close with even more animals! Don't forget your camera! Picture time provided with the baby animals!

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  • JR Zookeeper Day Camp

    JR Zookeeper Day Camp

    07/24/2017 - 07/26/2017

    Learn how to feed, train, groom, clean, and care for the animals. Activities are customized according to age. Included are pony rides, enrichment crafts, petting zoo, bottle feeding baby animals and more! Our camp staff is dedicated to providing a holistic camp experience. The campers grow spiritually, cognitively, physically, and socially. This event is for ages 8 and up.

    Note: Lunch is not provided,  please send your camper with a sack lunch. Drinks and snacks will be available for... read more

  • Overnight Teen Camp

    Overnight Teen Camp

    07/26/2017 - 07/29/2017

    Creation Encounters Camp is part of North Georgia Zoo, home of Wildlife Wonders & Paradise Valley Farms. The focus of this camp is to give campers a chance to interact with God's Creation in a new and unique manner. They will get to experience what it is like to be a zookeeper and a part of the Wildlife Wonders family. This includes shadowing zookeepers, meeting some amazing animals, helping with training and feeding, crafts, enrichment, games and of course there will be playtime with both ... read more

  • August Sunset Tour

    August Sunset Tour

    08/12/2017 - 08/13/2017

    Take in the zoo in the coolness of the evening when animals are more active! Refreshments served watching the sunset over the zoo!

    Sunset Tour- 6:45-8:45 p.m. 

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  • Labor Day Weekend & Sunset Tours

    Labor Day Weekend & Sunset Tours

    09/02/2017 - 09/04/2017

    Join us for all sorts of family fun! Celebrate Labor Day weekend at the zoo! Tons of adorable animals from miniature farm animals to some amazing exotic animals and much more! Great for all ages & groups!! Save $$ by purchasing a package deal!
    Don't forget to sign up for one of the Sunset Tours!

    Saturday the 2nd & Sunday the 3rd from 6:15p-8:45p.
    See the zoo from a different perspective! Howl with the wolves and more! Get a unique up-close and personal guided tour

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  • Scarecrow Trail

    Scarecrow Trail

    09/22/2017 - 10/29/2017

    Join us for lots of fall festivities! This year's scarecrow trail will be bigger than ever! Come see all the unique and fun scarecrows and even enter one of your own! Browse through the pumpkin patch and pick your perfect pumpkin

    Enjoy the wool jump, pumpkin patch, wildlife walk and much more! All this included with your admission to the Zoo! Meet and Greet with a variety of animals. Featuring: Themed Scarecrows, Wool Jump, hayrides - $7, and pumpkin patch.

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  • Pumpkin Fest!

    Pumpkin Fest!

    10/01/2017 - 10/29/2017

    Join us for the month of October for all kinds of fun filled activities. This is a great time to bring your group out and experience a variety of activities from: Wool jump, pumpkin patch, Scarecrow Trail, pumpkin painting and more! Find your perfect pumpkin during Pumpkin Fest! (There is an additional cost for pumpkins.)

    Groups will enjoy guided wildlife walks, feeding and petting over 100 rare and unique farm animals, farm demonstrations, hay maze, pumpkin patch and more. We reco... read more

  • Celebrating Columbus Day at the Zoo

    Celebrating Columbus Day at the Zoo

    10/09/2017 - 10/09/2017

    Join us for fun animal encounters and tours! Come and explore what makes our zoo great! Meet and discover all of our amazing animals with special guest appearances by North American animals just like those Columbus discovered when he came to America.

    Group discounts are available for reservations only. Visit: http://www.northgeorgiazoo.com/group-information.html for more information.

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  • Boo at the Zoo

    Boo at the Zoo

    10/27/2017 - 10/29/2017

    This is the perfect Halloween alternative event for those wanting to bring their kids to a fun and safe place to trick or treat and just have loads of fun! No witches, ghost or goblins here! But you may find a pig with wings, a goat dressed like a cowboy and a unicorn! Come dressed up and receive a free feed cup.

    Lots of goodies and prizes will be given away! Hold a tarantula. Dig for treasures at the Scavenger Hunt. Check out our adorable "Dressed" up animals! Learn about the creepy a... read more

  • Pumpkin Smashin Fun!

    Pumpkin Smashin Fun!

    11/03/2017 - 11/12/2017

    So what to do with all the left over pumpkins? Feed them to the animals of course! They are nutritious and great enrichment! Join us as we throw, smash and create enrichment from pumpkins!

    Anyone planning on bringing a group of 15 or more, we recommend reserving in advance! Visit: http://www.northgeorgiazoo.com/group-information.html for more infomation.

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  • Santa is Coming!

    Santa is Coming!

    11/17/2017 - 11/19/2017

    Join us as we get in the Christmas Spirit with Santa! Meet some adorable mini farm animals in our petting zoo and some wild exotic animals on our Wildlife Walk! All this included in your Zoo Admission!

    Don't forget to get your picture taken with Santa! High quality photos available for purchase: $5 & up.

    People with groups of 15 or more, please visit the following link for information on gro... read more

  • Holiday Celebration & Live Nativity

    Holiday Celebration & Live Nativity

    11/24/2017 - 11/26/2017

    Holiday Celebration & Live Nativity
    Under the stars with the Animals!
    Live Nativity  5:30-6:30pm 
    Starry Night Tours at 6pm!

    Hayrides, Wool Jump, Kids Activities, Christmas Music,
    ​ Hot Cocoa and Marshmallows! 
    Fun for the whole family!

    Regular Zoo Hours: Friday 11-4p Sat & Sun 10-4p
    Nativity backdrop and animals  will be  available for families to use for pictures during regular zoo hours 
    Join us for donkey rides during the d... read more

  • Starry Night Tours

    Starry Night Tours

    11/24/2017 - 11/25/2017

    BRING YOUR FLASHLIGHT!  Join our guides as they take you on a walk through the zoo under the stars!
    Hear the wolves howl, meet some amazing nocturnal animals such as a Bushbaby and Owl.
    ​Meet other zoo friends and learn lots of fun and exciting facts about the animals! While waiting for your tour to start, enjoy our petting area full of fun, cuddly animals! Afterwards, you will take the hayride past the camels, yaks, water buffalo and more!  Enjoy feeding and petting these... read more