About the Zoo Bear Hollow Zoo and Memorial Park are facilities of the ACC Leisure Services Department. Memorial Park is open from 8:00 a.m. to sunset on weekdays and 9:00 a.m. to sunset on weekends and holidays. Bear Hollow Zoo is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.
Bear Hollow Zoo is a popular place for families to come and see Georgia’s native wildlife. Saturdays (and some Sundays) from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Reptile House (located in the center of the zoo) is open to the public, featuring reptile and amphibian exhibits.
The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department now has online registration for programs for adults and children. All programs are open to Athens-Clarke County residents and non county residents. Fall 2016 online registration begins Saturday, August 6 at 9 AM for ACC residents. Non-residents may register starting Monday, August 8 at noon. Those wishing to apply or renew a scholarship, must do so at least five business day prior to the start of registration.