Experience Birmingham Zoo Career Day and Learn About Working with Animals!

Saturday, February 28
careerRegister your 9th-12th grader today for Birmingham Zoo Career Day on Saturday, February 28! Students will learn from the staff at the Birmingham Zoo about the exciting careers available to those who want to work with animals! Birmingham Zoo Career Day will explore different Zoo careers and include behind-the-scenes tours and animal encounters. To register, please call 205.397.3877, or email education@birminghamzoo.com.*Please note lunch is not provided. Participants may bring their own lunch or purchase their lunch in the Zoo’s Café.

$15 Members
$20 Non-Members

Join Us For Go Green Day at the Birmingham Zoo!

Visit the Zoo on Saturday, March 14 for Go Green Day and see how the Zoo uses recycled products to help the animals! Animals at the Birmingham Zoo are enriched daily in various ways, through different items to manipulate, smelling special scents, training and puzzles. Enjoy getting to see these special enrichment activities all throughout the Zoo with an emphasis on Going Green!

Spend Your Spring Break at the Zoo!

Saturday, March 28- Sunday, April 5
There is no better place to spend your Spring Break than the Birmingham Zoo! From Saturday, March 28 through Sunday, April 5, the entire family can enjoy seasonal favorites such as camel rides*, giraffe feedings at the Kiwanis Giraffe Encounter*, Splash Pads at the Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo, Schaeffer Eye Center Wildlife Shows and much more! Soak up the sun and pay a visit to your favorite Zoo animals this Spring Break at the Birmingham Zoo. View our Daily Activities page here to plan your visit!
*Additional cost

Enjoy Exciting Spring Break Camps!

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Register your child for a Spring Break Camp for exclusive behind-the-scenes tours, train and carousel rides, animal demonstrations and a one-of-a-kind learning experience! This year, Spring Break Camps will focus on various topics such as exploring lost habitats and discovering amazing and unusual animals, Zoo journeys, ‘wild’ art and more. Don’t miss out on these wild adventures and register your child today! For more information and to reserve a spot for your child, click here.


Save the Date for Tails in the Trails

Friday, April 24

Tails2014BearLogoDon’t miss this evening full of entertainment and help us celebrate our 60th Anniversary in the Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo! Adults 21 and up are invited to enjoy live music, appetizers, a cash bar, silent auction and animal encounters at the Birmingham Zoo Junior Board’s fifth annual event. Early Bird tickets will go on sale March 2! Be sure to purchase your tickets before prices increase April 1.  Net proceeds from the event will benefit the Barbara Ingalls Shook Black Bear Trail, coming soon to the Birmingham Zoo.

New this year, meet International Animal Expert and TV Personality Jack Hanna! Click here for more information.

Cheers to 60 Years! The Birmingham Zoo is Celebrating 60 Years Serving the Community

Zoo_60thLogo_MonkeyFinal2Help the Birmingham Zoo celebrate its 60th Anniversary this year! Throughout 2015, the Birmingham Zoo will be celebrating with new and exciting events, giveaways and more. There are many reasons to celebrate the Birmingham Zoo turning 60, and we want you to join us! Make sure you are following the Zoo on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for your chance to win prizes during the 60 days of giveaways!

The celebration will go into full swing at the 60th Anniversary Celebration Weekend, April 3-5. Help us kickoff our 60th Anniversary during this weekend of celebration! Activities throughout the weekend include experiencing special animal enrichments, face painting, Schaeffer Eye Center Wildlife Shows, giraffe feedings*, playing in the Splash Pads and more. An interactive Get Rhythm Drum Circle will take place at 11:30am on Saturday, April 4 in Trails of  Africa! On Sunday, April 5, guests born in or before 1955 get in FREE! You won’t want to miss this exciting weekend at the Zoo full of activities that the whole family is sure to enjoy!
*Additional cost

Click here for more information. Spread the word, visit the Zoo and join us as we celebrate 60 Years and Still Swinging!