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Experience Exciting Special Events this Weekend at Wells Fargo Boo at the Zoo!

Win Fun Prizes at the Magic 96.5 Costume Contest
October 25, 5-7pmmagic 96.5

Join us for the Magic 96.5 costume contest on October 25 at Wells Fargo Boo at the Zoo! Dress in your best, family-friendly costume for a chance to win fun Zoo prizes, including a free Family Membership, a Family Four Pack and special Birmingham Zoo Fun Pack. In addition to these costume contest prizes, don’t forget to tune in to Rob and Dana every morning during the week of October 20, to listen as they give away tickets to the Wells Fargo Boo at the Zoo!

Meet Characters from across the Galaxy at Star Wars Night
October 25, 5-10pm

307_0749Come meet your favorite Star Wars characters at Wells Fargo Boo at the Zoo on October 25! Take photos with your favorite intergalactic heroes while you enjoy the Zoo’s many spook-tacular attractions, including the all-new Monster Slide.* Glide past your friends and family on this amazing new attraction at the Birmingham Zoo! The fun continues with the Scarousel,* the Eerie Express,* Trick-or-Treat Lane and much more!
*Ride tickets required

Hurry, Don’t Miss the Fun of Wells Fargo Boo at the Zoo, Only Two Weekends Left!

Watch as the Zoo transforms into a destination of spooky attractions for 16 nights of Wells Fargo Boo at the Zoo. New this year, come experience the thrill of the Monster Slide. Fun for all ages, glide past your friends and family on this exhilarating inner tube ride of over 100 feet! Feel the excitement of speed and fun on this amazing new attraction near the Primate Building.

IMG_0311 (800x612)Be sure to come dressed in your favorite family-friendly costume to search for Bigfoot on the Sasquatch Hay Ride, take a spin on the Scarousel, participate in animal-themed games at the Creepy Carnival, travel down trick-or-treat lane and more! Wells Fargo Boo at the Zoo is one spook-tacular event you won’t want to miss!

Enjoy the Despicable Boo 2 Wildlife show nightly at Wells Fargo Boo at the Zoo at 6pm and 7pm. Watch as your favorite little yellow characters discover the amazing adaptations animals have made to their environment as they come together to save their friend from evil in this hilarious show! With special, up-close animal encounters, the Wildlife Show is fun for the entire family. See how these animals are able to overcome evil and learn about saving the environment at the same time. Also, be sure to see all of the amazing decorations around the Zoo that feature organic materials, repurposed materials and more- all ways that the Birmingham Zoo works to support its mission of Inspiring Passion for the Natural World.

Skip the long lines and purchase your tickets in advance! To purchase tickets, click here and select the date you wish to attend Wells Fargo Boo at the Zoo.

Dates and Times:
5pm-9pm: October 26, 29-30 & November 1
5pm-10pm: October 24-25, & 31

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Prices:
Non-members: $8*  -  Members: $6*
Ride tickets: $3.50*
Unlimited attraction wristband: $12*

IMG_0283 (800x533)Attractions:
Monster Slide*, Eerie Express*, Gruesome Golf*, Ghoul School, Sasquatch Hay Ride*, Wildlife Show, Ghost Rollers*, Monster Mash Dance Party, Scarousel*,
Booterflies & Wonderland, Cajun Sadie’s Fortune Telling Adventure*, Creepy Carnival*
And much more!

*Plus tax. The Zoo will close at 4pm each night of Wells Fargo Boo at the Zoo. Animals will not be on exhibit during Wells Fargo Boo at the Zoo.

Enter the Wells Fargo #BooAtTheZoo2014 Photo Contest for the chance to win a Family Membership and more! 

Visit Wells Fargo Boo at the Zoo in your favorite family-friendly costume, snap photos of your spook-tacular experiences and share your photos with us to enter to win fun prizes! Make sure to follow the Zoo on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram where weekly winners will be announced. Your winning photo could be posted on the Zoo’s website! Click here for details and contest guidelines. Final submission deadline for photos is Saturday, November 1 at 11:59pm.

Congratulations to our third weekly winner of the Wells Fargo #BooAtTheZoo2014 photo contest! This young lady and her family are the lucky winners of a Birmingham Zoo Family Membership!

Jana Jameson

Trick-or-Treating Can Make a Difference – Choose Sustainable Candy!

Did you know that you can help endangered animals by choosing sustainable, palm oil-free candy? Be sure to visit the Birmingham Zoo during Wells Fargo Boo at the Zoo for fun trick-or-treating with palm oil-free candy and help make a difference! The high demand for palm oil has led to a rapid destruction of the rainforest habitat, home to endangered Sumatran and Bornean orangutans. Download the Palm Oil Shopping Guide app, and take the next step in making a difference for orangutans and other species affected by the palm oil crisis. To download today, click the links below.

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Experience the thrill of the All-New Monster Slide (Weekends only before 4pm)

DSC_0075New this year, come experience the excitement of the Monster Slide! 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 Primate Building!

Hours:
Saturdays, 9am-4pm
Sundays, 9am-4pm

Price:
$2.50* per ride
$6* Unlimited Wristband (includes unlimited rides on slide, train, carousel and more)
*plus tax

Height Requirement:
36 inches.

Take a Ride On the Jane H. Brock Soaring Safari

Take an aerial journey at the Birmingham Zoo on the Jane H. Brock Soaring Safari Zipline Adventure! This weekend attraction will take you through the treetops of Alabama Wilds as you soar to extraordinary heights reaching 20 feet above ground level. Powered by Red Mountain Park, this attraction is fun for the entire family! Watch below as Rob and Dana from Magic 96.5 take an exhilarating ride on the zipline, and make plans to experience this adventure for yourself!

The Jane H. Brock Soaring Safari Zipline Adventure is powered by Red Mountain Park. See details here!

Veterans Day

veterans dayNovember 10-11
In honor of this special holiday, all active and retired military personnel and their dependents will receive FREE admission on November 10 and 11! Bring your military identification card to take part in all the fun the Zoo has to offer, including the all-new over 100ft slide*! Ride the slide with speed, fun for all ages, the train* and carousel,* watch sea lion training demonstrations, feed the lorikeets* and much more! Bring your family and spend this Veterans Day at the Zoo!
*Additional cost.

Receive Half-Priced Admission when you donate to the United Way Food Drive

canned foodNovember 22-23
Help the Zoo give back to the community this fall with the annual United Way Food Drive! Bring any canned or non-perishable food item and receive half-price admission*. Get up-close and personal with the elephants at the Boma Encounter, visit the animals at the Junior League- Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo Barn, experience a pelican feeding and much more!
*Limit one discounted ticket per guest.

 

ZooLights LogoSave the Date for the 2014 Wells Fargo ZooLight Safari! Be amazed by over one million lights, holiday music and plenty of festive activities as the Zoo comes alive for 18 nights of holiday-centric fun!

zoolightsDates and Times:
5pm-9pm: December 5-7, 12-14, 18-23 & 26-31

Non-members: $8*
Members: FREE

Ride tickets: $3.50*
Unlimited attraction wristband: $10*

*Plus tax. The Zoo will close at 4pm each night of Wells Fargo ZooLight Safari. Animals will not be on exhibit during Wells Fargo ZooLight Safari.