There’s Always Something New at the Birmingham Zoo!


Visit the Zoo for Share a Coke Day and Get Your Name on a Coca Cola!

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

Red Diamond Zoo CoffeeThe 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!


Saving Animals from Extinction at the Birmingham Zoo

SAFE_logoFriday, 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

To support AZA SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction, Frito-Lay will donate $1 for each social share* made through 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  Limit $1 social media share donation per person per day.

Spring Membership Drive is Going on Now!


LOGO_DC_SCIENTIFICNew- 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.


Come See the Bears in Their Temporary Exhibit!

10380218_10152495067254680_6512571516363476596_oVisit the Birmingham Zoo and see Bety and Sassy, the rescued American black bears, in their temporary exhibit in the Predator Building before they move to their exhibit in Alabama Wilds, the Barbara Ingalls Shook Black Bear Trail, opening Summer 2015.

Help the Birmingham Zoo celebrate its 60th Anniversary this year!

Zoo_60thLogo_MonkeyFinal2Throughout 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
ZooBrewsBBQ_LogoFINAL1Cheers 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
Adults: $15
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.