Receive Half-Priced Admission when you donate to the United Way Food Drive

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November 22-23
Help the Zoo give back to the community this fall with the annual United Way Food Drive! Bring any canned or non-perishable food item and receive half-price admission*. Enjoy up-close encounters with the lions at the Predator Zone, visit the animals at the Junior League- Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo Barn, experience a pelican feeding and much more!
*Limit one discounted ticket per guest.

Fall Membership Drive is Going on Now!

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Adopt your Mascot from the Birmingham Zoo!

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We’re kicking off November with exciting news for football fans! Whether you’re an Alabama fan, an Auburn fan or a house divided, you can support your team and the Birmingham Zoo by adopting an animal like Kumar the Malayan tiger and Ajani the African elephant today. Adoptions begin at only $25 and all proceeds directly benefit the animals at the Birmingham Zoo. Show your support and adopt your mascot or any of our other animals on the adoption list today. For more information and to Adopt-An-Animal today, please click here.

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Wells Fargo ZooLight Safari starts December 5, click here for other dates. Watch as the Zoo comes alive for 18 nights of holiday-centric fun at Wells Fargo ZooLight Safari! New this year, take a ride on the over 100 foot Yuletide Slide attraction each night near the Primate Building. Fun for all ages, ride the slide with speed, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Wells Fargo Zoolight Safari ArchBe amazed by all-new light displays in this transformed winter wonderland. View over one million lights, listen to holiday music and delight in festive snowfalls every night! See and listen to the new amazing 12 Days of Christmas musical light show displays, towering up to 10 feet tall. Also, guests will enter the Zoo through an all-new, nearly 30 foot tall illuminated giraffe arch.

Enjoy a ride on the Candy Cane Train, take a photo with Santa, go for a spin on the Jingle Bell Carousel, experience the thrill of the Holiday Hayride and so much more. Every night at 5pm, watch a tree lighting ceremony with an illuminating tree reaching nearly 30 feet tall by the front gate! Be sure not to miss a special appearance and photos with Santa through December 23.

*The Zoo will close at 4pm every night of Wells Fargo ZooLight Safari. Animals will not be on exhibit during the event. For more information on dates and times, and to purchase tickets in advance, click here.

Enjoy a Delicious Breakfast with Santa at the Birmingham Zoo

child with santaDecember 6, 13 & 20
Santa is coming to the Birmingham Zoo! Make your reservations now for this popular holiday event. Enjoy a scrumptious scrambled egg and sausage breakfast at the Kudzoo Café followed by a visit from Ole Saint Nick himself. All children receive a special treat upon arrival. Hurry – spots fill up quickly, so register today!

To purchase tickets in advance, click here and select the date you wish to attend.


Red Diamond Coffee joins forces with the Birmingham Zoo to bring you great coffee and a Free Zoo Visit

Red Diamond Zoo CoffeeThe Birmingham Zoo has partnered with Red Diamond 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!redeeem here png