Zoo Hours and Admission:
The Zoo is open daily from 9am to 5pm (see below for closings)
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!
Attention Birmingham Zoo visitors: Please pardon our progress as construction crews are working outside of the Zoo’s entrance. Please drive especially careful on Cahaba Road during construction. Enjoy your visit to the Zoo!
Please see below for early Zoo closings:
Be sure to check out our schedule of Daily Activities
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.
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In 2014, a record number of 574,581 visitors made their way to the Birmingham Zoo, setting the Zoo’s new all-time attendance record! This is the third year in a row that the Zoo has broken an attendance record. Thank you … Continue reading
Saturday, February 14 6pm-8pm Join us this Valentine’s Day, Saturday, February 14, as the Birmingham Zoo hosts its second annual Woo at the Zoo! The event will feature light hors d’oeuvres, desserts, wine, beer, giveaways and exclusive animal greetings in the … Continue reading
Saturday, February 14 8am-10am Join the Birmingham Audubon Society and the Birmingham Zoo in a FREE two-hour guided birding trip through the Zoo. The walk begins at the Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo gate and continues … Continue reading
Saturday, February 14 10am-2pm This annual event unites birdwatchers from across the globe as they track bird species found in their own backyards, parks and local spaces. Hear birdwatching tips from Birmingham Audubon Society experts and take part in bird … Continue reading
Voting for the 2015 Birmingham Parent’s Family Favorites is open and the Zoo needs your help! To vote, please click here and nominate the Birmingham Zoo for “Favorite Family Attraction in Birmingham,” “Favorite Birthday Party Place” and “Favorite Kids Camp … Continue reading
Ride the all-new slide with speed! Fun for all ages, glide past your friends and family on this exhilarating inner tube ride of over 100 feet! Feel the blast of speed and fun on this amazing new attraction near the … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading