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, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Maps & Brochures Available, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Scarecrow Trail

    Scarecrow Trail

    09/20/2014 - 10/31/2014

    Date: Sept. 20 - Oct. 31. Time: Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 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

    10/01/2014 - 10/31/2014

    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 from hayrides, wool jump, scavenger hunt, hay maze and more. 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 pa... read more

  • Boo At the Zoo

    Boo At the Zoo

    10/25/2014 - 10/26/2014

    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 interacting with hundreds of miniature and rare breed farm... read more

  • Pumpkin Smashin' Fun

    Pumpkin Smashin' Fun

    11/01/2014 - 11/09/2014

    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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  • Mommy & Me at the Zoo

    Mommy & Me at the Zoo

    11/11/2014 - 11/11/2014

    Looking for a fun and educational activity for the kids at a cost you can afford? Join us most second Tuesdays of the month for a discounted day for you and the kids at the zoo! Not just for moms! Grandparents, dads, guardians and friends are welcome to come. Special rates: Petting Zoo and Hay Ride: $6. Petting Zoo, Hay Ride and Wildlife Walk: $15.

    For more information, call (706) 348-7279 or Email info@wildlifewonders.org<... read more

  • Santa is Coming

    Santa is Coming

    11/22/2014 - 11/23/2014

    Santa Claus is coming to North Georgia Zoo on Nov. 22 and 23! Time : 2 - 4 p.m. Get your picture made and meet all of Santa's little animal helpers!

    Zoo is open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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  • Holiday Celebration and Live Nativity

    Holiday Celebration and Live Nativity

    11/28/2014 - 11/30/2014

    Join us Thanksgiving weekend as we celebrate the holiday season! From 6 - 8 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 for families.

    Regular Zoo Hours: 10 - 5 p.m. (Petting Zoo, Wildlife Walks, Animal Encounters and more)

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  • Get to Know Your Zoo

    Get to Know Your Zoo

    01/17/2015 - 01/17/2015

    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

    Sneak Preview

    02/21/2015 - 02/28/2015

    Come see what we are getting ready for during the spring at the zoo! Visit our website, www.myfavoritezoo.com, for more details!

     

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  • Springtime & Easter Festival

    Springtime & Easter Festival

    04/02/2015 - 04/12/2015

    Springtime Festival – April 6-12, 2014  

    Join us in celebrating spring with baby animals, planting, fun kids activates and more! Open additional days for all those on spring break!

    Time: Monday - Friday 10-4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10-6 p.m.


    Easter Festival
    April 2nd - April 5th (EASTER)

    Time: Thursday and Friday 10-4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10-6 p.m.

    Visit the North Georgia Zoo for an Easter Celeb... read more

  • Mommy & Me at the Zoo

    Mommy & Me at the Zoo

    04/14/2015 - 11/10/2015

    Looking for a fun and educational activity for the kids at a cost you can afford? Join us on the second Tuesday of the month for a discounted day for you and the kids at the zoo! The discount is not just for moms! Grandparents, dads, guardians and friends are welcome to come, too.

    We now offer new kid-friendly Wildlife Walks, which are 30-minute tours geared toward the little ones!

    For more information, call 706-348-7279 or e-mail us at read more

  • Celebrating Mom's Weekend

    Celebrating Mom's Weekend

    05/09/2015 - 05/10/2015

    Moms get in free with paid child's admission on Mother's Day! Take a tour and learn all about being a mom in the animal kingdom: how moms take care of their young, what it is like to be a surrogate mom to animals at the zoo and meet some of those special animal "moms." Talk with moms 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?

    For more information, visit read more

  • Memorial Day Weekend at North GA Zoo

    Memorial Day Weekend at North GA Zoo

    05/22/2015 - 05/25/2015

    Take time to remember those who have died in our nations services! We want to honor all veterans by offering free admission to all veterans and children of deployed parents. This is the first official weekend of being open four days a week instead of two!

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  • Summer Hours at North Georgia Zoo

    Summer Hours at North Georgia Zoo

    06/04/2015 - 08/03/2015

    North Georgia Zoo is home to hundreds of animals. Many of the animals spend their time behind the scenes for a variety of reasons. Some of the animals are working as animal ambassadors and going out to schools, parties and other events. Other animals are in the process of their training program that involves daily interaction and positive reinforcement. These animals are preparing for movies, commercials and waiting for their claim to fame!

    Our animals have been used in Vampire Diaries... read more

  • Family Night Friday & Jam with the Animals

    Family Night Friday & Jam with the Animals

    06/05/2015 - 06/12/2015

    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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  • Father's Day Weekend at North Georgia Zoo

    Father's Day Weekend at North Georgia Zoo

    06/20/2015 - 06/21/2015

    Join us as we celebrate Father's Day weekend! Dads get in free with paid children's admission.

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  • Family Night Friday & Jam with the Animals

    Family Night Friday & Jam with the Animals

    07/03/2015 - 07/10/2015

    Picnic at the Zoo!  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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  • Christmas in July

    Christmas in July

    07/10/2015 - 07/13/2015

    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 Tours

    Sunset Tours

    07/11/2015 - 07/11/2015

    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

    07/20/2015 - 07/29/2015

    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. The camp is for ages 7 - 12 years. Full and half days available.

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

    Half day: Monday - Wednesday -... read more

  • Junior Zookeeper Overnight Boys Camp

    Junior Zookeeper Overnight Boys Camp

    07/22/2015 - 07/25/2015

    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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  • Junior Zookeeper Overnight Girls Camp

    Junior Zookeeper Overnight Girls Camp

    07/29/2015 - 08/01/2015

    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!

    T... read more

  • Family Night Friday & Jam with the Animals

    Family Night Friday & Jam with the Animals

    08/07/2015 - 08/14/2015

    Picnic at the Zoo!  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!

     

    read more

  • Sunset Tours

    Sunset Tours

    08/08/2015 - 08/08/2015

    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

  • Scarecrow Trail

    Scarecrow Trail

    09/19/2015 - 10/31/2015

    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.

    read more

  • Boo At the Zoo

    Boo At the Zoo

    10/24/2015 - 10/25/2015

    North Georgia Zoo and Petting Farm invites your family to come to the zoo on 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 interacting with hundreds of miniature and rare breed far... read more

  • Pumpkin Smashin' Fun

    Pumpkin Smashin' Fun

    11/07/2015 - 11/15/2015

    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!

    read more

  • Santa is Coming

    Santa is Coming

    11/21/2015 - 11/22/2015

    Santa Claus is coming to North Georgia Zoo on November 21-22, 2015, from 2 - 4 p.m. Get your picture made and meet all of Santa's little animal helpers!

    Zoo is open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    read more