Spend Your Spring Break at the Zoo!

Saturday, March 28- Sunday, April 5
giraffe_feedingThere 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 feeding the lorikeets in the new Schaeffer Eye Center Lorikeet Aviary*, gliding through Alabama Wilds on the Jane H. Brock Soaring Safari Zipline Adventure*, taking a ride on the new Wild Slide*, the new Schaeffer Eye Center Wildlife Shows and more. Seasonal favorites are back such as camel rides*, giraffe feedings at the Kiwanis Giraffe Encounter*, Splash Pads at the Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo 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

Spring Membership Drive is Going on Now!

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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.

Register Your Child For Exciting Spring Break Camps!

IMG_0375Monday, March 30- Friday, April 3
Register your child for a Spring Break Camp for exclusive behind-the-scene 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 “Dining in the Desert,” “Surviving the Swamp,” and “Movement in the Mountains.” 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.

 

Join us for the Zoo’s 60th Anniversary Celebration Weekend!

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Help us kickoff our 60th Anniversary during this weekend of celebration! Activities throughout the weekend include feeding the lorikeets in the new Schaeffer Eye Center Lorikeet Aviary*, riding the new Wild Slide*, gliding through Alabama Wilds on the Jane H. Brock Soaring Safari Zipline Adventure*, experiencing special animal enrichments, face painting, new Schaeffer Eye Center Wildlife Shows, giraffe feedings*, playing in the Splash Pads and more.

The first 60 guests to arrive on Saturday, April 4 will receive a FREE Birmingham Zoo 60th Anniversary tote bag. An interactive Get Rhythm® Drum Circle will take place at 11:30am on Saturday, April 4 in Trails of Africa for a community music-making experience. At 12pm on Saturday guests can enjoy FREE Bud’s Best Cookies while supplies last, special 60th Anniversary buttons and more. On Saturday and Sunday enjoy 60 cent ice cream sandwiches while supplies last in the Kudzoo and Safari Cafes!

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

Friday, April 3
Daily: Enjoy the Foam Zone
Daily: Experience Camel Rides
9:30am-11:30am: Get up-close and Feed a Giraffe at Kiwanis Giraffe Encounter
10am-2pm: Enjoy Educational Activities in the Special Events Yard
11am: See a new Schaeffer Eye Center Wildlife Show
12pm: Enjoy the Bear Enrichment near the Predator Building
1pm-3pm: Get up-close and Feed a Giraffe at Kiwanis Giraffe Encounter
2pm: Enjoy the Komodo Dragon enrichment
3pm: Experience a Behind the Scenes with Educational Animals at the Schaeffer Eye Center Wildlife Stage

Saturday, April 4
Daily: Enjoy the Foam Zone
Daily: Experience Camel Rides
9:30am-11:30am: Get up-close and Feed a Giraffe at Kiwanis Giraffe Encounter
10am: Enjoy a Lion enrichment
10am-2pm: Enjoy Educational Activities in the Special Events Yard
11am: See a new Schaeffer Eye Center Wildlife Show
11am-1:30pm: Make Music at the Get Rhythm Drum Circle in Trails of Africa
11am: Play “Simon Says” with an elephant in the Boma Yard
12pm: Enjoy Free Bud’s Best Cookies while supplies last in the Special Events Yard
1pm-3pm: Get up-close and Feed a Giraffe at Kiwanis Giraffe Encounter
1pm-3pm: Enjoy Face painting and crafts at Trails of Africa
2pm: Enjoy a Komodo Dragon enrichment
2:30pm: Experience a Rhino encounter by the Rhino exhibit in Trails of Africa
3pm: Experience a Behind the Scenes with Educational Animals at the Schaeffer Eye Center Wildlife Stage

Sunday, April 5
Daily: Enjoy the Foam Zone
Daily: Experience Camel Rides
9:30am-11:30am: Get up-close and Feed a Giraffe at Kiwanis Giraffe Encounter
10am-2pm: Enjoy Educational Activities in the Special Events Yard
11am: See a new Schaeffer Eye Center Wildlife Show
1pm: Watch Kumar, the Malayan Tiger, during a training demo
1pm-3pm: Get up-close and Feed a Giraffe at Kiwanis Giraffe Encounter
1pm-3pm: Enjoy Face painting and crafts at Trails of Africa
2pm: Enjoy a Komodo Dragon enrichment
3pm: Experience a Behind the Scenes with Educational Animals at the Schaeffer Eye Center Wildlife Stage

Enjoy Farm Day at the Zoo!

Saturday, April 11

IMG_8953Bring the family and join us for Farm Day on Saturday, April 11! Take a look at Alabama’s agricultural heritage with a fun and educational peek into daily farm life during this annual event in the Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo and Alabama Wilds. Create rural-themed arts and crafts, examine several antique tractors and farm equipment, watch a goat show and much more!

Schedule of Activities:
10am–12pm: Interact up-close with the Dwarf Nigerian Goats in the Corral
10am–2pm: Visit the booths featuring local farmers and agricultural groups located around the Kudzoo Café
10am–3:30pm: Enjoy seeing tractors located in the parking lot, near Kudzoo Café and near the Carousel
11am–12pm: Experience a Sheep Shearing in the Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo Barn
1pm–2pm: Play a Jeopardy style Trivia Game in the Corral to win prizes!
1pm–2pm: Enjoy a Children’s Zoo Livestock Keeper Chat in the Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo Barn
2pm–2:30pm: Enjoy a Goat show in the Corral
2pm–2:30pm: Experience a Ferrier Demo with Napoleon the Pony in the Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo Barn
2:30pm–3pm: See a Hoof Trimming Demo in the Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo Barn
3pm-3:30pm: Enjoy a Goat show in the Corral

 

Party for the Planet (Earth Day)
Saturday, April 18
10am-2pm
Party for the Planet 2012.exhibitor.1Join the Birmingham Zoo as we celebrate AZA’s signature event and the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America! Enjoy visiting local Birmingham business booths that are all focused on promoting the care and conservation of our planet. While you’re here, feed the lorikeets* in the new Schaeffer Eye Center Lorikeet Aviary, take a ride on the new Wild Slide*, glide through Alabama Wilds on the Jane H. Brock Soaring Safari Zipline Adventure, watch an exciting new Schaeffer Eye Center Wildlife Show, get an up-close animal encounter and feed the giraffes at the Kiwanis Giraffe Encounter*, cool off in the Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo splash pads, ride the train* and carousel* and more!
*Additional cost

Join Us for Tails in the Trails 2015

Friday, April 24
6:30-10:30pm

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 by Gentleman Zero, appetizers, a cash bar, silent auction and animal encounters at the Birmingham Zoo Junior Board’s fifth annual event. Early Bird tickets are available here! 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, star of the Fox 6 show, “Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild!” Click here for more information.

Click here for early bird tickets, $15 through March 31

 

Save the Sea Lions Student Art Competition

California Sea LionThe Birmingham Zoo would like to invite area students to participate in our Second Annual Conservation Student Art Competition. This year’s competition will focus on sea lions. Sea lions have been significantly impacted by human interaction and hazards like net and fishing line entanglement, gun shots, illegal pick-ups and boat strikes.
Students in kindergarten through eighth grade may submit artwork throughout the month of April.  Winning artists will be recognized by having their artwork displayed in the Zoo’s Predator Building during the summer for thousands of Zoo guests to admire.

Winners will be selected by grade level groupings: K-2, 3-5 and 6-8.

Entries may be mailed to the Zoo or dropped at the Zoo Membership Office after 3:00pm each day during the month of April.  Entries must be postmarked by April 30, 2015.

Winning artists from each grade level grouping will receive a complimentary Family Fun Day at the Birmingham Zoo.

See Contest Details for additional information.
Click here to learn more about the sea lions and conservation.