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Monday, June 1
The Birmingham Zoo is excited to partner with Coca Cola for Share a Coke day at the Zoo. Visit the Zoo on Monday, June 1 and receive a FREE custom Coca Cola with your name on the can from 10am-4pm! Guests can receive one can for themselves and one can for a friend. This event is free with admission to the Birmingham Zoo.
Red Diamond Coffee joins forces with the Birmingham Zoo to bring you great coffee and a Free Zoo Visit
The Birmingham Zoo has partnered with Red Diamond again for an exciting limited-time offer! Purchase the specially marked 34.5 oz. can of Red Diamond ground coffee with the attached Zoo offer to receive your redeemable Zoo ticket code.
Use your code to receive one FREE adult and two FREE child admission tickets to the Zoo! This is a huge savings of $35! Great coffee and tickets to the #1 tourist attraction in Alabama is an offer that must be shared with everyone. Enjoy!
Friday, May 15 was the 10th Anniversary of Endangered Species Day. The Birmingham Zoo highlighted the growing national importance of working on saving endangered species from extinction. This past Friday, visitors experienced special keeper chats relating to how they can help with saving animals from extinction (SAFE). The spotlighted animals at the Birmingham Zoo range from vulnerable to critically endangered and are part of a larger, national effort organized by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA), of which the Birmingham Zoo is a member. Guests who visited the Birmingham Zoo on Friday, May 15 were able to learn about the threats that the Southern white rhino, Sumatran orangutans, Malayan tiger, Egyptian tortoise, gopher tortoise and cassowary are facing in the wild. These animals are in danger of going extinct and never being seen again. Guests also had the opportunity to speak with educators at several different animal exhibits.
As part of AZA SAFE, we encourage you to find out what YOU can do to help prevent these, and many other animals from the threat of extinction. For more information on SAFE, please visit www.aza.org.
To support AZA SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction, Frito-Lay will donate $1 for each social share* made through www.FritoLayZooFun.com to help an endangered species. Click and share to show your support! #SavingSpecies
*Between 12:01am CT on 5/15/15 and 11:59:59pm CT on 6/15/15, Frito-Lay will contribute up to a maximum of $100,000 to SAFE to match donations and donate for social media shares made from www.FritoLayZooFun.com. Limit $1 social media share donation per person per day.
New- All Birmingham Zoo Members receive 10% off any service from DC Scientific Pest Control. For more information or to sign up today, please click here.
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 Zoo is also excited to announce a brand new event, Zoo, Brews and Full Moon BBQ on June 20! Be sure to visit the Zoo’s website regularly for information on these events and all of the upcoming 60th anniversary events.
Did you know that Monkey Island was the Zoo’s first official exhibit and was dedicated on April 2, 1955? In 2008, this exhibit was removed to make way for Trails of Africa. Since its opening, the Zoo has continued to grow; in 2002, the Birmingham Zoo opened the Junior League of Birmingham- Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo, opened Trails of Africa in 2011, and coming soon- the Barbara Ingalls Shook Black Bear Trail will be finished in summer 2015. Spread the word, visit the Zoo and join us as we celebrate 60 Years and Still Swinging!
Purchase Your Tickets for the All-New Zoo, Brews and Full Moon Bar-B-Que Event!
Saturday, June 20
Cheers to 60 Years! Save the date for the all-new Zoo, Brews and Full Moon Bar-B-Que event at the Birmingham Zoo on Saturday, June 20 to celebrate our 60th Anniversary and the Year of Alabama Barbeque! During this family event at the Birmingham Zoo you will be able to enjoy live music by The Whigs, Full Moon Bar-B-Que*, brews* provided by Good People Brewing Company, drinks*, animal greetings and walkabouts, a bouncy castle, train rides and much more! The first 1,000 guests ages 21 and up will receive a complimentary memorabilia cup. All proceeds will benefit the care of the Zoo’s animals and educational programming. For tickets, please click here.
What: Zoo, Brews and Full Moon Bar-B-Que
When: Saturday, June 20, 5pm-8pm
Where: The Birmingham Zoo (Entrance through the Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo)
Click here for tickets
Children 2 – 12 years old: $10
*Food, tea and water are included in the ticket price. Brews and soft drinks are an additional price.
**The Junior-League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo will close at 4pm on June 20. All attractions will close at 3:45pm on June 20. The Zoo will close at 4pm on June 20.
Adults - $15*
Children 2 - 12 years old - $10*
Senior Citizens 65 years+ - $10*
Military (Active duty only- must show military ID)- $12.75*
Admission is half price every Tuesday.
Please Note: Half price special applies to individual admission only. It does not apply to group rates.
Members receive free admission every day!
Attention Birmingham Zoo visitors: Please pardon our progress as construction crews are working outside of the Zoo’s entrance. Please drive especially careful on Cahaba Road during construction. Enjoy your visit to the Zoo!
Train Ride: $2.50*
Carousel Ride: $2.50*
Unlimited Wristband (includes unlimited rides on train, carousel & more): $8*
Single Strollers: $8*
Double Strollers: $10*
Electric Scooters: $22*
No outside food or drinks are allowed in the Zoo.
Daily: 9am to 5pm: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
9am-7pm: Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
(See below for closings)
The Zoo is closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
For a list of early closings, please visit the Daily Activities page.
The Birmingham Zoo is a facility that uses nuts and nut products for animal diet purposes. Traces of nuts or nut products may be found in areas where animal feedings are conducted and areas where Programs and Educational animal demonstrations are performed. The safety of our guests remains a top priority and the Zoo takes precautions to provide a safe environment.
We’re proud to partner with Hampton Inn Mountain Brook, the official lodging facility of the Birmingham Zoo. To book a stay for your next Zoo visit, please click here.
*Ride ticket required
Junior League of Birmingham - Hugh Kaul Children's Zoo Fountains
Jane H. Brock Soaring Safari Zipline Adventure
Wednesdays and Thursdays: 11am-4:30pm
Cost: $12 (plus tax) - Members
$15 (plus tax) - Non-Members
Wild Slide, Enjoy Your Ride!
Cost: $2.50 (plus tax)
Giraffe Feeding at the Kiwanis Giraffe Encounter
Daily: 9:30-11:30am & 1-3pm
Cost: $3 (plus tax)
Red Diamond Sea Lion Splash Show
Daily: 10am & 2pm
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10am - 4pm
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10am-6pm
Cost: $5 (plus tax)
Granny's Butterfly Garden
Schaeffer Eye Center Lorikeet Aviary
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10am-4pm
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10am-5pm
Cup of Nectar : $1.50 (plus tax)
Junior League of Birmingham - Hugh Kaul Children's Zoo Goat Show
Mini Bird Tour
Schaeffer Eye Center Wildlife Show
Predator Zone (lion training)
Daily: 11:30am & 3:30pm
Junior League of Birmingham - Hugh Kaul Children's Zoo Corral
Junior League of Birmingham - Hugh Kaul Children's Zoo Keeper Chat
Up-Close Experience with Educational Animals
Junior League of Birmingham - Hugh Kaul Children's Zoo Husbandry Demonstration
Kori Bustard Feeding and Keeper Chat
Red River Hog Keeper Chat
Tuesdays & Saturdays: 3:45pm