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Hurry, Only Two Days Left of Wells Fargo Boo at the Zoo!

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 29-30 & November 1
5pm-10pm: October 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.

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.

 

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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 ages, ride the slide with speed, and make memories that will last a lifetime. Be amazed by all-new light displays in this transformed winter wonderland. View over one million lights, listen to holiday music and delight in festive snowfalls every night! Enjoy a ride on the Candy Cane Train, take a photo with Santa, go for a spin on the Jingle Bell Carousel, experience the thrill of the Holiday Hayride and so much more. Every night at 5pm, watch a tree lighting ceremony with an illuminating tree reaching nearly 30 feet tall by the front gate! Be sure not to miss a special appearance and photos with Santa through December 23.

*The Zoo will close at 4pm every night of Wells Fargo ZooLight Safari. Animals will not be on exhibit during the event.

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.

Save time and energy. Purchase your Wells Fargo ZooLight Safari tickets online to skip the long ticket booth lines! Select the date you wish to attend and click here to purchase your tickets now.

Enjoy a Delicious Breakfast with Santa at the Birmingham Zoo

December 6, 13 & 20
child with santaSanta is coming to the Birmingham Zoo! Make your reservations now for this popular holiday event. Enjoy a scrumptious scrambled egg and sausage breakfast at the Kudzoo Café followed by a visit from Ole Saint Nick himself. All children receive a special treat upon arrival. Hurry – spots fill up quickly, so register today!

To purchase tickets in advance, click the date your wish to attend.

Saturday, December 6

Saturday, December 13

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