Animals & Nature
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. atlantabg.org. 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. chattnaturecenter.org. 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.georgiaaquarium.org. 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. www.animalsafari. 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.zooatlanta.org. 800 Cherokee Ave. SE, Grant Park, 404.624.9453. Map3/M7