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 zebras, 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 - 6:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Petting Zoo - Adults $8

    Petting Zoo - Children $6

    See Website : www.myfavoritezoo.com Other Pricing Options

    Facility Amenities

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

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    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

  • Family Night Friday

    Family Night Friday

    07/01/2016 - 07/08/2016

    Enjoy a picnic at the Zoo! Join us for a fun evening of meet and greet with animals, kids' activities, music, karaoke and pizza.

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  • 4th of July Celebration

    4th of July Celebration

    07/02/2016 - 07/04/2016

    Join us to learn all about the animals that call America home. Visit with animals such as alligators, owls, opossum, deer, cougar, wolves and more. We offer special activities and meet and greets just for the kids. Face painting, craft stations, snacks and more are available to help celebrate our freedom.

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  • Christmas in July

    Christmas in July

    07/08/2016 - 07/11/2016

    Santa is coming in July! Come for a picnic with Santa on Friday night. Make gifts for the animals, shop for early Christmas presents and more!

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  • Sunset Tour

    Sunset Tour

    07/09/2016 - 07/09/2016

    See the zoo from a different perspective. Get a unique up-close-and-personal guided tour. Meet and greet with some of the zoo's baby exotic animals and animal ambassadors. Enjoy refreshments while watching the sunset, and get up close with even more animals. Don't forget your camera so you can take pictures with the baby animals! Space is limited.

    Tour schedule:

    Check in/ visit the Petting Zoo: 30 minutes. Guided Wildlife Walk with a twist: 30 minutes. Hay Ride/ Camel Encounter:... read more

  • Junior Zookeeper Day Camp

    Junior Zookeeper Day Camp

    07/25/2016 - 07/27/2016

    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. For ages 7 - 12 years. Full and half days available.

    Full day - Monday - Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Half day - Monday - Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 1 ... read more

  • Overnight Boys Teen Camp

    Overnight Boys Teen Camp

    07/27/2016 - 07/30/2016

    The focus of this camp is to give teens 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 be a part of the North Georgia Zoo/Wildlife Wonders family. This includes shadowing zookeepers, meeting some amazing animals, helping with training and feeding, and of course playtime with both animals and staff. We want the campers to have an amazing experience interacting with God's creation in a whole new way!

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  • Overnight Girls Teen Camp

    Overnight Girls Teen Camp

    07/27/2016 - 07/30/2016

    The focus of the camp is to give teens 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 be a part of the North Georgia Zoo/Wildlife Wonders family. This includes shadowing zookeepers, meeting some amazing animals, helping with training and feeding, and of course playtime with both animals and staff. We want the campers to have an amazing experience interacting with God's creation in a whole new way!

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  • Family Night Friday

    Family Night Friday

    08/05/2016 - 08/12/2016

    Picnic at the Zoo! Enjoy more zoo fun in the coolness of the evening! Join us for a fun evening of meet and greet with animals, kids' activities, music, karaoke and pizza.

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  • Sunset Tour

    Sunset Tour

    08/13/2016 - 08/13/2016

    See the zoo from a different perspective. Get a unique up-close-and-personal guided tour. Meet and greet with some of the zoo's baby exotic animals and animal ambassadors. Enjoy refreshments while watching the sunset, and get up close with even more animals. Don't forget your camera so you can take pictures with the baby animals! Space is limited.

    Tour schedule:

    Check in/ visit the Petting Zoo: 30 minutes. Guided Wildlife Walk with a twist: 30 minutes. Hay Ride/ Camel Encounter:... read more

  • Labor Day Weekend - Sunset Tours

    Labor Day Weekend - Sunset Tours

    09/03/2016 - 09/04/2016

    See the zoo from a different perspective. Get a unique up-close-and-personal guided tour. Meet and greet with some of the zoo's baby exotic animals and animal ambassadors. Enjoy refreshments while watching the sunset, and get up close with even more animals. Don't forget your camera so you can take pictures with the baby animals! Space is limited.

    Tour schedule:

    Check in/ visit the Petting Zoo: 30 minutes. Guided Wildlife Walk with a twist: 30 minutes. Hay Ride/ Camel Encounter:... read more

  • Labor Day Weekend at the Zoo

    Labor Day Weekend at the Zoo

    09/03/2016 - 09/05/2016

    Labor day weekend is fun for the whole family! Enjoy time off from work and come to North Georgia Zoo and enjoy the extended hours and many activites offered during this holiday weekend. Take a guided wildlife walk and get up close and personal with cougars, kangaroos, lemurs and more. Join us for a wagon ride to the camels, learn more about a variety of rare breed livestock, and meet Mully the famous Water Buffalo. Enjoy a very large petting zoo area and join us for Creature Features, Baby A... read more

  • Scarecrow Trail

    Scarecrow Trail

    09/24/2016 - 10/30/2016

    Join us for lots of fall festivities, including themed scarecrows, hayrides, wool jump, pumpkin patch and sunset tours (TBA). Meet and greet with a variety of animals, and make crafts.

    Boo at the Zoo: Halloween weekend.

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  • Pumpkin Fest

    Pumpkin Fest

    10/01/2016 - 10/30/2016

    Join us for the month of October for all kinds of fun-filled activities. This is a great time to bring your family or group to experience a variety of activities. If you are bringing a group, we recommend you reserve a group tour time so we can give you the best experience. Families and groups will enjoy guided wildlife walks, feeding and petting more than 100 rare and unique farm animals, farm demonstrations, hay maze, pumpkin patch and more. Activities are customized to the age of the par... read more

  • Boo At the Zoo

    Boo At the Zoo

    10/22/2016 - 10/23/2016

    North Georgia Zoo and Petting Farm invites your family to come to the zoo Halloween weekend to see our teacup pigs, deer, and more! Come dressed in costume and receive a free feed cup. We will have lots of goodies and prizes to give away.

    Visit with our adorable, dressed up animals, hold a Tarantula, and learn about the creepy and crawlies! We will also have a scavenger hunt, and you can dig for treasures. Spend the day with us while interacting with hundreds of miniature and rare bree... read more

  • Pumpkin Smashin' Fun

    Pumpkin Smashin' Fun

    11/05/2016 - 11/13/2016

    What can animals do with pumpkins? Come find out! Visit us and help toss pumpkins in with the animals and use pumpkins for enrichment for all kinds of animals!

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  • Santa is Coming

    Santa is Coming

    11/19/2016 - 11/20/2016

    Santa is coming to the zoo! Visit with Santa and the animals! Meet a miniature deer and get your picture taken with Santa! Cost: Free with admission to the petting zoo. High quality pictures cost $5 extra.

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  • Holiday Celebration and Live Nativity

    Holiday Celebration and Live Nativity

    11/25/2016 - 11/27/2016

    Join us Thanksgiving weekend as we celebrate the holiday season! From 6 - 9 p.m., enjoy a live nativity, marshmallow roast, hayrides, caroling and more. Reserve your spot for the starry night tours and hayrides, where you will get up close and personal with the animals under the stars! Discounts are available for families.

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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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