Aquarium members appreciate fins, scales and gills, and
Zoo Atlanta is inviting us to experience their fur, feathers
and fangs! Zoo Atlanta is offering Aquarium members the opportunity
to see giant pandas Lun Lun and Yang Yang, along with the
rest of the zoo's animal family, all at a discounted price!
included in your Aquarium membership will receive a $2 discount
when you present your membership card at the zoo admission
gates. Your neighbor in the South, Zoo Atlanta is only a two-hour
drive away from Chattanooga.
One of only three zoos in the United States to exhibit and
study rare giant pandas, Zoo Atlanta is also home to many
other threatened and endangered species. The zoo exhibits
nearly 1,000 animals living in naturalistic habitats, including:
23 western lowland gorillas, African elephants, Sumatran tigers,
African lions, Sumatran and Bornean orangutans, black rhinos,
Masai giraffe, lemurs and an extraordinary reptile collection.
In addition to Zoo Atlanta's naturalistic habitats, kids of
all ages will enjoy the Nabisco Endangered Species Carousel,
the Norfolk Southern Zoo Express Train, the Publix Petting
Zoo and the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Playground.
Zoo Atlanta is open everyday of the year except Thanksgiving,
Christmas and New Year's Day. Hours of operation are 9:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The zoo is open until 5:30 p.m. on weekends
during Daylight Saving Time. For more information, call 404-624-5600
or visit the zoo's website at www.zooatlanta.org
of NATURAL HISTORY
prehistoric creatures that inhabited the earth -- on land
and under the sea -- can be found lurking inside the halls
of Fernbank Museum this summer in two remarkable exhibitions.
Aquarium members can see both for
$2 off general admission when you show your membership card
at the museum's ticketing counter. The
special exhibition Savage Ancient Seas journeys underwater
for an encounter with more than 50 specimens of the prehistoric
fish, crustaceans and reptiles that lurked beneath the surface
and reached lengths of up to 45 feet. Savage Ancient Seas
is on view in conjunction with the IMAX® film Ocean
The new permanent exhibition, Giants of the Mesozoic,
features the world's largest dinosaurs. Walk through an awe-inspiring
scene and among the fossils of prehistoric plants and other
animals exposed in a trackway of dinosaur prints. Longer than
three school buses end to end, Argentinosaurus is the
largest creature ever known to walk the earth.
Only a short drive away in Atlanta, Fernbank Museum is open
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m.
to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call (404) 929-6300
or log onto the website at www.fernbank.edu/museum.
some African spice to your trip and experience Knoxville Zoo's
new African exhibit. Grasslands Africa!, opened in August
2002 and brings the animals of Africa to one location. The
area was created to resemble an African animal translocation
station. It includes an expanded exhibit area for giraffe,
kudu, gazelles and waterbuck and a second area for zebra,
ostrich and eland. Several
huts and smaller exhibit areas include various species of
birds. Also explore the zoo's other premiere natural exhibits
- Stokely African Elephant Preserve, Black Bear Falls, Chimp
Ridge, Gorilla Valley and more.
Everyone included in your Aquarium membership
will receive a 20 percent discount when you present your membership
card at the zoo admission gates.Regular admission is $9.95
for adults and $5.95 for children ages 3 through 12. Children
under 3 are admitted free. Admission for senior citizens is
Knoxville Zoo is located off exit 392 from Interstate 40 and
is open every day except Christmas Day. For more information,
please contact the zoo at (865) 637-5331 or visit the website