Now Open Until September 2nd!!
You asked and we listened, Dino Discovery will now be open until Labor Day weekend!|9am-4:45pm
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The Zoo’s newest exhibit, Dino Discovery presented by Wells Fargo, will give you the opportunity to hear dinosaurs roar, see them move and take in a pre-historic experience like no other. Featuring 15 life-sized, animatronic dinosaurs, some at heights of almost 20 feet, Dino Discovery will take you on an expedition down a trail filled with magnificent creatures that once roamed the earth over 160 million years ago. Search for fossils in the Dino Dig, learn from a dino expert and even get your picture taken with a T-Rex.
Once you’re in the Zoo, explore Dino Discovery for only $3 (plus tax) for members, $5 (plus tax) for non-members, or you can purchase an unlimited attraction wristband for only $8 (best value).
Follow the dino footprints to the exhibit!
*Every dinosaur has sounds and movement. The combined effect may be too intense for small children.
Members Only ZooSnooze
Members can experience the Birmingham Zoo’s nightlife by attending a ZooSnooze! Participants can enjoy a live animal encounter, an engaging activity, a carousel ride and, of course, bring your flashlight for a one-of-a-kind night tour around the Birmingham Zoo. Overnight participants can also sleep in the Zoo and see a side of the Zoo not seen during the day.
Celebrate Fourth of July at the Zoo
Come to the Zoo this Fourth of July to visit the Zoo’s animals! Enjoy all the Zoo has to offer during the holiday, such as exploring the Zoo’s newest exhibit, Dino Discovery*, feeding the giraffes at the Kiwanis Giraffe Encounter*, cooling off in one of the Zoo’s water features, Foam Zone and experiencing an up-close and personal look at the Red Diamond Sea Lion Splash Show.
*Additional cost applies.
In honor of our nation’s birthday, all active and retired military and their dependents get free admission to the Zoo on July 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th with valid military identification.
International Festival Honoring 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Movement
Join the Zoo in commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement. Come see the progression the Zoo has made throughout the years and take in an experience that is rich in culture with a focus on historical moments at the Zoo and all over the world highlighting Japan, India and South Africa. Enjoy special entertainment, taste unique food, experience a Wildlife Show, see an animal greeting and much more. All of these fun-filled activities are included with the price of regular Zoo admission.
Bowling for Rhinos
Brunswick Riverview Lanes
All rhinos are under threat and all but one species is on the verge of extinction. Without drastic action, some rhinos could be extinct in the wild within the next 10 to 20 years. Show your support for rhino conservation by joining the Zoo for Bowling for Rhinos.
A $15 registration fee includes 4 hours of bowling, shoes, access to door prizes, raffles and snacks (first come, first serve). Personal sponsors are encouraged. Anyone who raises over $50 in sponsors will receive a special rhino-themed incentive. The top fundraiser’s name will be entered to win a trip to Africa.
100% of proceeds will go towards rhino conservation through the International Rhino Foundation.
To learn more about the event, please visit www.aazkbfr.org.
$5 Fun Days
Visit the Zoo during $5 Fun Days sponsored by Wells Fargo! Enjoy $5 admission and experience all the Zoo has to offer. Get up-close with the elephants at the Boma Encounter, experience Predator Zone and be surrounded by beautiful butterflies in Granny’s Butterfly Garden. Come learn how the Zoo uses enrichment activities to help keep the animals mentally and physically fit. See animal demonstrations and feedings, chat with the keepers and much more!
Family Night ZooSnooze
Experience a thrilling night-time tour with your family around the Zoo! See animal demonstrations, take part in an entertaining activity, and delight in a continental breakfast for all. Don’t forget to bring your tents and sleeping bags; this is a snooze worth taking!
Wake up with the Animals
Don’t miss your chance to wake up with the animals during this once-in-a-lifetime experience at the Zoo. Have personal animal interactions, the chance to participate in special encounters at the Wildlife Stage and enjoy a delicious breakfast at the Safari Café. After breakfast, explore the Zoo and the many activities it has to offer. Sign-up today by calling 205.879.0409. Hurry, space is limited!
August 30-September 2
Spend this holiday weekend at the Zoo! Visit the Zoo animals, take a ride on the train and carousel, feed the giraffes at the Kiwanis Giraffe Encounter* and cool off in the Splash Pads at the Children’s Zoo! Don’t miss the thrill and excitement of the Red Diamond Sea Lion Splash Show and make sure to see the butterflies in Granny’s Butterfly Garden before the exhibit closes for the season.
Granny’s Butterfly Garden
Visit Granny’s Butterfly Garden and walk around emperors, monarchs, admirals, painted ladies, variegated fritillaries, zebra longwings and tiger swallowtails. This is an experience you won’t want to miss!
Birmingham Zoo’s Photo and Social Media Contest – Dino Discovery Giveaway
Dinos are in town! Be on the lookout for the Dinosaur Egg near you. If you find the Egg and take a picture with it, you can submit the photo to enter a drawing to win prizes like a Zoo Behind-the-Scenes Tour, Family 4 Pack of Dino Discovery tickets or a Dino Discovery Fun Pack. The Egg will make appearances at local YMCAs and libraries until July 15th. Make sure to follow the Zoo on Facebook and Twitter to track the Egg.
Here’s how to play:
- Option #1: Submit an image of you with the Dinosaur Egg to email@example.com.
- Option #2: Tweet a picture of you with the Dinosaur Egg along with the hashtag #TheDinoEgg.
There will be drawings for Dino Discovery prizes. Winners will be announced on the Zoo’s website, Facebook and Twitter on the following dates:
- Friday, June 14th
- Friday, July 5th
- Monday, July 15th
Winner #1 – Victoria