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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


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

Breakfast with the Bunny!

    From: April 04, 2015 - April 04, 2015
  Join the Easter Bunny for breakfast, and enjoy crafts & activities for children as well as your chance to talk to the Bunny himself! (Ph... 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

Birds, Bears and Bagels

    From: May 09, 2015 - May 09, 2015
Join staff for a beginner level bird walk around the zoo and Birchmore Trail. You’ll work up an appetite searching for birds, and finish up in ... View Details