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Memorial Park and Bear Hollow Zoo

Bear Hollow Zoo is a popular place for families to come and see Georgia’s native wildlife.  This small wildlife trail is home to black bears, bobcats, white-tailed deer, owls, and many other species of wild, free-living animals. Every Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., the exhibit hall is open to the public, featuring projects for younger visitors and live animals to see and touch.  Birchmore Trail, a mile-long nature trail, is also on the grounds.

Named one of the "Top ten fun and free places to take your family," in Georgia Magazine, June 2013


PARK HOURS: 8:00 a.m. to sunset on weekdays and 9:00 a.m. to sunset on weekends and holidays.

ZOO HOURS:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily


SPECIAL OFFERINGS and EVENTS: Open Exhibit Hall, every Saturday 1 - 4 p.m.
Learn the inside story of the residents at Bear Hollow Zoo and how staff care for them. Explore the exhibit hall and visit some of the animals used in programs. 

Zoo Open Exhibit Hall Saturdays at Bear Hollow Zoo

    From: May 05, 2012
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
The community can explore Bear Hollow’s exhibit hall and visit some of the animals used in programs such as amphibians, reptiles, fish,and more. View Details

Contra Dance

    From: December 21, 2013
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday
Learn the folk art of Contra Dance with the Athens folk Music and Dance Society. Dances held in the Recreation Hall and feature a caller and live band... View Details

Athens Creative Theatre presents “Live Art”

    From: April 24, 2014 - April 27, 2014
Athens Creative Theatre presents "Live Art" featuring a unique musical revue featuring a wide range of Tony-winning productions. Audience ... View Details