Special Alert

Memorial Park and Bear Hollow Zoo

  • 293 Gran Ellen Dr.|
  • Athens GA 30605
  • (706) 613-3580
  • Region: Five Points

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. 

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