If You Go: The museum is open Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday 12 p.m.-3 p.m. For visits less than 45 minutes, park in the green-marked spaces in lot S06, which is accessible from East Campus Road and Cedar Street. For guests wishing to visit for longer than 45 minutes, please see the museum's front desk attendant to purchase a $2.00 parking pass for the day.
"Before leaving Athens, head on over to Bear Hollow Zoo and Memorial Park to see Georgia's native wildlife up close. The zoo and wildlife preserve are home to many animals, including the bald eagle, great horned owl, wild turkey, black bear, white-tailed deer, American alligator and more.
If You Go: The park is open 8:00 a.m. to sunset on weekdays and 9:00 a.m. to sunset on weekends and holidays, and the zoo 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.
Thanks again to Jaqueline Rosser, who wrote the original article in Georgia Magazine. Plan your family visits to Athens' Georgia Museum of Natural History and Bear Hollow Zoo and Memorial Park along with North Georgia's eight other featured destinations! For other family fun activities in the Classic City, see our Family Fun in Athens this Summer blog post.