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.
Be 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. For more information on dates and times, click here.
To view a larger version of the Wells Fargo ZooLight Safari commercial on YouTube, click here.
*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.
Fall Membership Drive is Going on Now!
For more information or to sign up today, please click here.
Enjoy a Delicious Breakfast with Santa at the Birmingham Zoo
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.
Adopt your Mascot from the Birmingham Zoo!
We have 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.
Looking for the Perfect Venue? Have your holiday party at the Birmingham Zoo!
The Birmingham Zoo is the perfect venue for holiday parties and features amazing and unique rental spaces. One of these spaces, the Zoo Lodge, is a rustic stone house nestled in the woods and provides a beautiful and warm venue, perfect for your holiday party. The Zoo also offers event extras including animal demonstrations, greetings and walkabouts. During special nights in December your guests can also visit Wells Fargo ZooLight Safari at the Zoo! For more information and to book your event today, please click here or call 205.397.3868.
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 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!
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.
Single Strollers: $8*
Double Strollers: $10*
Electric Scooters: $22*
No outside food or drinks are allowed in the Zoo.
Daily: 9am to 5pm (See below for closings)
The Zoo will close at 4pm every night of Wells Fargo ZooLight Safari.
Christmas Eve hours: 9am to 1pm
The Zoo is closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
See below for early closings:
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.
Be one of the first to see the Video Debut of the First-ever Bachelor Herd of African Elephants in the U.S. at the Birmingham Zoo
The Trails of Africa exhibit designates the Birmingham Zoo as a national leader in the care and conservation of threatened elephants. We are the first accredited facility in the nation to successfully recreate an all-male African elephant herd as seen naturally in the wild. Click here to view interactions between the Zoo’s all-male African elephants!
Help Build Our New Black Bear Exhibit By Donating Today
The Birmingham Zoo needs your help to support the new North American black bear exhibit, the Barbara Ingalls Shook Black Bear Trail, coming soon.
Please click here to donate.