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Zoo Atlanta to Host Zoos Go Blue Event

Individuals affected by autism will have a unique opportunity to experience Zoo Atlanta before regular opening hours on Sunday, April 17. In support of Autism Awareness Month, Zoo Atlanta partners with Autism Speaks to host Zoos Go Blue, exclusively sponsored by Northside Hospital. The Zoo will open early at 9:00am for families with children or individuals affected by autism, giving them a chance to exclusively enjoy the Zoo. Families are welcome to continue to explore the Zoo after it opens to the general public at 9:30am. The Zoo’s wide variety of educational and engaging programs will be available for all guests throughout the day.
Advance tickets are required. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Zoos Go Blue page on
In addition to early admission, special Zoos Go Blue activities will focus on color, shape, and sensory exploration designed for calming stimulation and fun. Two quiet zones will also be provided for any families who need to take a break. Volunteers from Georgia Autism Speaks will be on hand for questions and to assist visiting families.
Featured will be an opportunity to dance and sing along with actress, director and author Jenni Kopelman as she shares a creative and heartwarming story with a valuable message. Join Jambo, an endangered hoopoe bird, and a few of his best friends on a globetrotting mission to save the planet. Performances will be held in the Coca-Cola World Studio in the Conservation Action Resource Center (ARC). Guests should check Zoo maps for details.
Zoo Atlanta is located in Grant Park at 800 Cherokee Avenue.

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