Hours of Operation:

Tues – Sat 12:00pm – 3:00pm, Weather Permitting

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Cost: $5 per person, 2 years and younger are free


What is Noah’s Ark?2024-03-01T14:28:04-05:00

Noah’s Ark is a non-profit organization that provides care and treatment for animals, including exotics, wildlife and domestic live stock animals. Noah’s Ark provides habitats that have the animals’ best interests in mind and that mimic their natural environments. Noah’s Ark promotes humane, responsible, and informed animal treatment and ownership.

Where are we located?2020-10-18T08:20:46-04:00

Nestled on 250 beautiful scenic acres, Noah’s Ark is approximately 30 minutes from the Atlanta Airport and 30 minutes south of Downtown Atlanta, located at 712 L G Griffin Road, Locust Grove, Georgia.

How many volunteers do we have?2020-10-20T22:23:25-04:00

Every year, 250 or more volunteers come for group work projects and to help with events. We also have many who volunteer weekly. To learn more about volunteering at Noah’s Ark, click on “Help”.

How long has Noah’s Ark been around?2020-10-18T08:22:53-04:00

Jama Hedgecoth, Noah’s Ark’s founder, has taken in abused and orphaned animals and children her entire life. In 1978, she and her family moved to a farm in North Henry County, Georgia, and started Noah’s Ark. When the animal population grew too large for their home and land, the family and all the resident animals moved to our current location in Locust Grove, Georgia.

What is your required licensing and regulatory information?2020-10-18T08:23:14-04:00

Noah’s Ark is one of the preferred destinations for confiscated and rescued animals through our partnerships with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), United States Department of the Interior (USDI), Georgia Department of Agriculture, and the United States Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Where do the animals come from?2020-10-20T22:23:34-04:00

The animals come from the Department of Natural Resources, zoos, educational institutions, and from the general public. What different species are represented in the Noah’s Ark animal population? Check it out by clicking on “Animals”.

How is Noah’s Ark funded?2020-10-18T08:24:42-04:00

Noah’s Ark is a non-profit organization that relies solely on the generous financial and volunteer support of the community through donations.

How much does it cost to operate Noah’s Ark?2023-05-04T14:03:27-04:00

It costs approximately $167,000 per month to feed, treat, and care for the animals, which is funded entirely by donations. Supporters are asked to donate through annual, major, or planned gifts.

Is my donation tax deductible?2020-10-18T08:25:33-04:00

Noah’s Ark is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organization with a unique Tax ID:58-1909303. Yes, donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Do we take in dogs and cats?2023-02-16T10:54:43-05:00

Currently, Noah’s Ark does not actively take cats or dogs for placement due to lack of space and funding.

What is a “No Kill” center?2020-10-18T08:26:31-04:00

A “No Kill” center saves both healthy and treatable pets. Euthanasia is used only for untreatable animals.

Do you ever turn away animals?2020-10-18T08:26:52-04:00

Yes, but only due to the lack of funding for habitats and care. When we cannot accept an animal, Noah’s Ark works with a network placement system. We’ve placed hundreds of animals through referrals.

How many people visit us each year?2023-09-27T15:30:59-04:00

More than 150,000 people visit Noah’s Ark and participate in educational program each year.

What amenities are available on site?2021-11-03T13:56:56-04:00

We have restrooms located inside the Welcome Center and portable restroom facilities available in numerous locations on site including the playground area and Animal Habitat Area (handicap accessible). We have vending machines located inside our Welcome Center building with bottled water, sodas, juice for sale and snacks.

How can you schedule a private tour?2023-09-27T15:33:14-04:00

Noah’s Ark offers two different tour options. Please click “Visit” for more detailed information.

When are we open?2024-04-02T13:11:18-04:00

Noah’s Ark is Open to the Public

Tuesday – Saturday 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Habitat Admission – $5 per person, 2 years and younger are free

We accept cash or credit card, and donations are greatly appreciated.

Pets are not allowed. 

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