Experience Birmingham Zoo Career Day and Learn About Working with Animals!

Saturday, February 28
careerRegister your 9th-12th grader today for Birmingham Zoo Career Day on Saturday, February 28! Students will learn from the staff at the Birmingham Zoo about the exciting careers available to those who want to work with animals! Birmingham Zoo Career Day will explore different Zoo careers and include behind-the-scenes tours and animal encounters. To register, please call 205.397.3877, or email *Please note lunch is not provided. Participants may bring their own lunch or purchase their lunch in the Zoo’s Café.

$15 Members
$20 Non-Members

Go Green Day is back at the Birmingham Zoo!

Visit the Zoo on Saturday, March 14 for Go Green Day and see how the Zoo uses recycled products to help the animals! Animals at the Birmingham Zoo are enriched daily in various ways, through different items to manipulate, special scents, training and puzzles. Enjoy getting to see these special enrichment activities all throughout the Zoo with an emphasis on Going Green!

Spend Your Spring Break at the Zoo!

giraffe_feedingSaturday, March 28- Sunday, April 5
There is no better place to spend your Spring Break than the Birmingham Zoo! From Saturday, March 28 through Sunday, April 5, the entire family can enjoy seasonal favorites such as camel rides*, giraffe feedings at the Kiwanis Giraffe Encounter*, Splash Pads at the Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo, Schaeffer Eye Center Wildlife Shows and much more! Soak up the sun and pay a visit to your favorite Zoo animals this Spring Break at the
Birmingham Zoo. View our Daily Activities page here to plan your visit!
*Additional cost


Enjoy Exciting Spring Break Camps!

IMG_0375Monday, March 30- Friday, April 3
Register your child for a Spring Break Camp for exclusive behind-the-scenes tours, train and carousel rides, animal demonstrations and a one-of-a-kind learning experience! This year, Spring Break Camps will focus on various topics such as exploring lost habitats and discovering amazing and unusual animals, Zoo journeys, ‘wild’ art and more. Don’t miss out on these wild adventures and register your child today! For more information and to reserve a spot for your child, click here.

Save the Date for Tails in the Trails (Back by Popular Demand!)

Friday, April 24

Tails2014BearLogoDon’t miss this evening full of entertainment and help us celebrate our 60th Anniversary in the Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo! Adults 21 and up are invited to enjoy live music, appetizers, a cash bar, silent auction and animal encounters at the Birmingham Zoo Junior Board’s fifth annual event. Early Bird tickets will go on sale March 2! Be sure to purchase your tickets before prices increase April 1.  Net proceeds from the event will benefit the Barbara Ingalls Shook Black Bear Trail, coming soon to the Birmingham Zoo.

New this year, meet International Animal Expert and TV Personality Jack Hanna!

What: Tails in the Trails 2015
When: April 24, 6:30-10:30PM
Where: Junior League of Birmingham- Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo

Early bird tickets, $15 through March 31
$20 April 1- April 23
$25 at the door

Register for the 10th Annual Zoo Run

Saturday, May 16
ZooRun2015SeaLionLogoRegister today and run wild through the Zoo to benefit the Marine Mammal Center! The 10th Annual ZooRun 5K begins at 7:30am in the Zoo parking lot and finishes in Trails of Africa and the kids races begin at 8:15am in the Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo Barn. All participants receive FREE admission to the Zoo, with the opportunity to purchase additional discounted admission tickets for family (good for the day of the race only), a special t-shirt and more! Please click here to register today!

Registration is open until the day of the race. The Award ceremony will take place following the completion of the races in Trails of Africa.

Birmingham Zoo Breaks Attendance Record Third-Year in a Row!

NQ0X3396In 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 to everyone (members, patrons, visitors, volunteers, board members, staff, Zoo supporters, etc.) who visited or helped the Zoo reach this goal! Throughout the year 2014, Birmingham Zoo guests enjoyed “The Baby Bunch” in the spring which featured some of the Zoo’s youngest animals, meeting Bety and Sassy, the two newly rescued American black bears, the Jane H. Brock Soaring Safari Zipline Adventure and much more.  Spread the word, we are asking everyone to be sure to visit the Birmingham Zoo throughout 2015 to help celebrate 60 years of the Zoo and to help break another attendance record!

Enjoy Your Ride on the All-New Wild Slide! (Weekends only before 4pm)


Experience the thrill of the all-new Wild 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!

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

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

Height Requirement:
36 inches.