Wild Encounter: Giant Panda

Event Date

Thursday, May 19, 2022
10:30am - 11:30am


Dates & times for May 2022
Thursday, May 19, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am
Friday, May 20, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am
Saturday, May 21, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am
Sunday, May 22, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am
Monday, May 23, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am
Thursday, May 26, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am
Friday, May 27, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am
Saturday, May 28, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am
Sunday, May 29, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am
Monday, May 30, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am


Zoo Atlanta
800 Cherokee Ave. SE
Atlanta GA 30315
Zoo Atlanta is one of only four zoos in the U.S. housing giant pandas.

Meet and feed one of Zoo Atlanta’s world-famous black-and-white bears during an exclusive behind-the-scenes encounter with a Giant Panda Wild Encounter!

During this encounter, a Zoo Educator will engage participants through an exploration of what makes giant pandas so unique, including stories about the giant pandas at Zoo Atlanta. As a capstone to this exciting educational program, participants will get the chance to go behind the scenes to meet and feed an adult giant panda one of their favorite treats!

  • Meet at the giant panda habitat 15 minutes before the Wild Encounter.
  • Please note that for human and animal safety, all interactions with bears are through a safety barrier.
DAYS AVAILABLE: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday at 10:30 a.m.
COST: $200 per participant + Zoo admission
MEMBER COST: $180 per participant
LOCATION: Giant Panda

Effective December 1, 2021, proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is now required for all Giant Panda Wild Encounter program participants ages 6 and up. Prior to being allowed on this experience, each participant will be required to show a digital/paper proof of vaccination (with the last dose being a minimum of 14 days from the date of the encounter), along with a photo ID for individuals over 16. All encounter participants, including children, will be required to wear a KN95 face mask. If you do not have a KN95 face mask, the Zoo will provide one before the encounter.
  • Military Discount
Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Parking off Site
  • Parking on Site
  • Concessions
  • Party Facilities
  • Public Restrooms
  • Restaurant on Site
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
Near Interstate Highway
  • 20
  • 75
  • 85
Payment Options
  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • Visa
Special Tags
  • Eco-Friendly
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Accessible