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Zoo Hours and Admission:
The Zoo is open daily from 9am to 5pm
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. (Half price special applies only to individual admission. It does not apply to Group rates.)
Members receive FREE admission every day!
Purchase Your Advance Tickets for Soaring Safari
Opening April 18! Please click here to purchase your advance tickets for an exciting aerial journey on the Jane H. Brock Soaring Safari Zipline Adventure.
Members, be sure to log-in here to receive your Member discount.
Register for ZooRun 2014
Run wild through the Zoo to raise money for African painted dogs! The 9th Annual ZooRun 5K and kids race begins in the Zoo parking lot and finishes in Trails of Africa. All participants receive free admission to the Zoo, with the opportunity to purchase additional discounted admission tickets for family (good for the day of the race only). Please click here to register today!
Please see below for early Zoo closings:
Children’s Zoo: April 24 (Closes at 3pm)
Children’s Zoo: April 25 (Closes at 3pm)
Children’s Zoo: May 2 (Closes at 3:30pm)
Children’s Zoo: May 8 (Closes at 3:30pm)
Children’s Zoo: June 3 (Closes at 4pm)
Trails of Africa: June 14 (Closes at 4pm)
Be sure to check out our schedule of Daily Activities
Donate to the Animal Care and Health Center and Support the Zoo
To make a donation today, click here and be sure to designate: Animal Care and Health.
Download a Desktop Wallpaper
Browse our collection of desktop wallpapers, including bird photographs by Justin Johnstone.
Take a Ride On Soaring Safari, And Then Enjoy Visiting Each Member of The Baby Bunch Throughout the Zoo
Celebrate Earth Day at Party for the Planet!
Join the Birmingham Zoo in celebrating the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ signature event and largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America! Enjoy special activities, animal demonstrations, Wildlife Shows and local Birmingham business booths all focused on promoting the care and conservation of our planet.
Membership Drive Going on March 15-May 31!
Become a Birmingham Zoo Proud Member today and enjoy exclusive member benefits including:
- NEW! Two-year discounted membership options now available
- UNLIMITED visits 363 days a year
- Discounted admission to Wells Fargo Boo at the Zoo
- FREE admission to every night of Wells Fargo ZooLight Safari
- FREE/Discounted admission to 150 Zoos and Aquariums nationwide
- FREE one-year subscription to Animal Tracks
- 10% off gift shop merchandise
- Discounts on classes, camps, events and birthday parties
- Invitations to members-only events and more
- 10% food discount at Kudzoo and Safari Café
In addition, take advantage of these exclusive benefits during the Membership Drive (March 15 – May 31):
- A Passport to Adventure coupon book with more than $200 in Zoo Savings (for Family Memberships and above)
- A one month extension on your Zoo Membership when you refer a friend!
Sign up online today or stop by the Zoo’s Membership Office during your next visit! For more information, call 205.879.0409.
Purchase Your Ticket to Tails in the Tails Today!
Don’t miss this evening full of entertainment 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 and animal greetings at the Birmingham Zoo Junior Board’s fourth annual event. Net proceeds from the event will benefit the Barbara Ingalls Shook Black Bear Trail, the new black bear exhibit coming to the Birmingham Zoo.
What: Tails in the Trails 2014
When: May 2, 6:30-10:30pm
Where: Birmingham Zoo
Learn About International Orangutan Mothers Awareness Day on Mother’s Day Weekend
In recognition of Mother’s Day, all mothers will get in FREE to the Birmingham Zoo on May 11 with the purchase of a full-price child’s admission ticket.* Take a spin on the carousel, feed the giraffes at the Kiwanis Giraffe Encounter, check out the four African bull elephants at Trails of Africa and so much more. Mother’s Day is the perfect time to support and pay tribute to orangutan mothers missing around the world. Keeper chats, face painting and educational activities will be held in front of the Primate Building for mothers and children of all ages. Create memories that will last a lifetime, and support this important cause by visiting the Birmingham Zoo this Mother’s Day weekend. For more information on orangutan conservation, please click here.
*This offer is exclusive for Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11 only.
Schedule of events:
- 10am: Animal enrichment
- 10am-3pm: Educational information available
- 10am-3pm: Children’s activities (while supplies last)
- 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm & 2:30pm: Keeper chats