An­i­mals & Na­ture

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AT­LANTA BOTAN­I­CAL GAR­DEN— This 30-acre gar­den fea­tures an or­chid dis­play house, Ja­panese gar­den, ed­i­ble gar­den, canopy walk and more. A new restau­rant by Chef Lin­ton Hop­kins is also on­site. Tick­ets: adults $18.95, ages 3-12 $12.95, ages 3and un­der free. Closed Mon­days. www. at­ 1345 Pied­mont Ave. NE, Mid­town, 404.876.5859. Map3/B7

CHATTAHOOCHEE NA­TURE CEN­TER— Non-profit fa­cil­ity on the Chattahoochee River cov­er­ing 127 acres of pre­served wet­lands and wood­lands. Vis­i­tors can en­joy wildlife pro­grams, environmental ed­u­ca­tion, hor­ti­cul­ture, walk­ing trails, guided ca­noe trips and more. M-Sa 9 am-5 pm, Su noon-5 pm. Adults $10, se­niors (65+) & ages 13-18 $7, ages 3-12 $6, ages 2 and un­der free. www. chat­tna­ture­cen­ 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, 770.992.2055. Map1/C4

GE­OR­GIA AQUAR­IUM— The world’s largest aquar­ium is home to unique marine life in­clud­ing whale sharks, bel­uga whales and dol­phins. A 4-D movie, cafés and gift shop are also on-site. Open daily. Tick­ets: adults $38.95, se­niors $34.95, ages 3-12 $32.95, in­clud­ing ad­mis­sion to AT&T Dol­phin Tales show. www.geor­giaaquar­ 225 Baker St. NW, Downtown, 404.581.4000. Map3/H3

WILD AN­I­MAL SA­FARI— This five-mile, drive-through sa­fari fea­tures over 650 an­i­mals in­clud­ing Amer­i­can bi­son, elk, wa­ter buf­falo, wilde­beest, tigers, hyena and ze­bra. Use your ve­hi­cle, rent a van or take a bus tour. Tick­ets: adults $19.95, chil­dren and se­niors $17.95. Ad­vance ticket pur­chase re­quired.­i­mal­sa­fari. com/Ge­or­gia. 1300 Oak Grove Road, Pine Moun­tain, 706.663.8744.

ZOO AT­LANTA— More than 1,500 an­i­mals call the zoo home, most no­tably go­ril­las and gi­ant pan­das. Also on-site are a pet­ting zoo, train rides and a carousel. Open daily. Adults $21.99, se­niors and chil­dren (ages 3-11) $16.99, ages two and un­der free. www.zooat­ 800 Chero­kee Ave. SE, Grant Park, 404.624.9453. Map3/M7

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