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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, weekends, and holidays.

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

ADMISSION: free

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. 

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

Groundhog Day

    From: February 01, 2015 - February 01, 2015
In anticipation of Groundhog Day, The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department hosts a special Groundhog Day Celebration on Sunday, February ... View Details

ACT After Dark: Farce of Nature

    From: March 05, 2015 - March 08, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
Presented by the Athens Creative Theatre (ACT), After Dark presents "Farce of Nature", a hilarious Southern-fried comedy highlighting one d... View Details

The Bears’ Birthday

    From: March 07, 2015 - March 07, 2015
You’re invited to a birthday party for the bears! Come watch the bears unwrap their presents and enjoy their cake; sign the Bears’ birthda... View Details

Live Art: Famous Broadway Duos

    From: April 23, 2015 - April 26, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
Presented by: Athens Creative Theater ACT presents Live Art, an annual musical revue featuring the works of famous Broadway songwriter/lyricist duos.C... View Details