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In the Education section:

School Programs

School Programs are held at 10:00 a.m., 10:45 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday during the school calendar year and pre-registration is required. During summer months, Education programs for groups are available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. To register, click here. School Programs are 15 to 20 minutes depending upon the grade level and are $2 per person. These programs include live animals. Unless noted, all programs are available for Kindergarten to High School. These programs are correlated to state and national science standards. Programs are available on a first-come, first-reserved basis. Due to the fact that we use live animals, cancellations are required.

Monday
Alabanimals - Alabama has amazing animals! This program features live animals native to Alabama and can include birds, mammals, and reptiles.   The program focus is on biodiversity, backyard ecology, and protection of our local environment.

Tuesday
Rock Around the Clock! - What time of day is it for an animal?  This program features live animals that are awake during all hours of the day and seasons of the year.  The program focuses on the daily and yearly patterns of an animal.

Wednesday
What’s for Dinner? – All animals need to eat for survival!  This program features live animals with diverse eating habits.  The program focuses on the food chain and what happens when the system isn’t able to function properly.  It also will focus on animals’ adaptations to find food.

Thursday
Alabanimals - Alabama has amazing animals! This program features live animals native to Alabama and can include birds, mammals, and reptiles.   The program focus is on biodiversity, backyard ecology, and protection of our local environment.

Friday
Rock Around the Clock! - What time of day is it for an animal?  This program features live animals that are awake during all hours of the day and seasons of the year.  The program focuses on the daily and yearly patterns of an animal.

Zoo Visit Activities

For Grades K-2
Zoo Scavenger Hunt (Grades K-2)

For Grades 3-5
Animal Adaptation
Animal Observation
Zoo Riddles
Scavenger Hunt (Grades 3 – 5)

For Grades 6-8
Animal Observation
Scientific Name Game (Scavenger Hunt)

For Grades 9-12
Survival of the Fittest

For the safety of all campers, students and participants, all Education programs are nut-free programs. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Peanuts
  • Tree nuts
  • Pine nuts
  • Walnuts
  • Any/all nut products

Education Summer Office Hours:
9:00AM – 3:00PM, Sunday – Saturday, until August 17, 2014.

Congratulations to the winners of the First Annual Birmingham Zoo Conservation Student Art Competition!

We received hundreds of submissions from talented students around the state.  The Grand Prize Winner receives a complementary week in ZooFari Summer Camp and a Zoo to You Animal Encounter for his or her classroom.  Winning artists from each grade level grouping receives a complementary Family Fun day at the Birmingham Zoo.  All winning and honorable mention artwork will be displayed in the Birmingham Zoo’s Predator Building throughout the summer.

Grand Prize Winner
David Dauphin
Liberty Park Middle School
7th Grade

Grand Prize Winner

 

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade Winner
Connor Rushing
Snow Rogers Elementary School
1st Grade

Dog 1

 

Honorable Mention
Adeline Moore
Deer Valley Elementary School
Kindergarten

Dog 2

 

Honorable Mention
Mia Starr
Greystone Elementary School
2nd Grade

Dog 3

 

3rd – 5th Grade Winner
Madelyn Guy
Shelby Elementary School
5th Grade

Dog 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mention
Braden Brock
Greystone Elementary School
5th Grade

Dog 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mention
Tyler Johnson
Shelby Elementary School
4th Grade

Dog 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Middle School Winner
Tinley Waggoner
Hewitt-Trussville Middle School
6th Grade

Dog 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mention
Jacob Webb
Crossroads School
8th Grade

Dog 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mention
Katie Stanley
Hewitt-Trussville Middle School
7th Grade

Dog 9