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!


Audubon Tom Imhof Zoo Bird Walk

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Join the Birmingham Audubon Society and the Birmingham Zoo in a FREE two-hour guided birding trip through the Zoo. The walk begins at the Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo gate and continues into the natural areas of Alabama Wilds. Bird lovers of all ages are invited to bring their binoculars, bird field guides and cameras for an experience like no other! Participants should enter the Zoo through the Children’s Zoo Breezeway Gate to the right of the Zoo’s front entrance.


Register Today for the Amazing Bird Photography Workshop

Saturday, February 14
birdRegistration is now open for the Amazing Bird Photography Workshop on Saturday, February 14 at the Birmingham Zoo! Photography enthusiasts from beginners to experts are invited to join skilled wildlife and nature photographer, George Ritchey, for a special photography workshop focusing on bird photography. Learn special tricks to capture spectacular images of birds at the Birmingham Zoo and in your own backyard! Participants will need a camera and flash, image capture cards, a tripod, a camera lens and extra batteries. Hurry- spots are limited! To register, please call 205.397.3877 or email

Members- $35
Non-Members- $45
*Price includes entry to the Birmingham Zoo


Great Backyard Bird Count

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This annual event unites birdwatchers from across the globe as they track bird species found in their own backyards, parks and local spaces. Hear birdwatching tips from Birmingham Audubon Society experts and take part in bird conservation activities in the Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo and Alabama Wilds. Admission to this event is FREE to members, and FREE to non-members with the purchase of a regular Zoo admission ticket.

Join Us for Woo at the Zoo

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Join us this Valentine’s Day, Saturday, February 14, as the Birmingham Zoo hosts its second annual Woo at the Zoo! The event will feature light hors d’oeuvres, desserts, wine, beer and exclusive animal greetings in the Zoo’s auditorium. Enjoy a series of engaging expositions on “love” in the wild, led by the Zoo’s experienced staff. Topics covered will explore courtship of different animals and anatomical diversities. Woo at the Zoo is designed for those seeking an enriching and unique experience on Valentine’s Day, setting this day apart from other Valentine’s Day formalities. Animal advocates and romance enthusiasts alike will be excited to attend this love-themed event at the Birmingham Zoo!

$50 Zoo Member individual
$75 for Zoo Member couple
$65 for non-member individual
$90 for non-member couple

To purchase tickets and reserve your spot at “Woo at the Zoo,” please click here.

Ages 21 and up only. All proceeds benefit conservation efforts at the Birmingham Zoo. Seating is limited. Animals are not on exhibit during Woo at the Zoo.

Experience the thrill of the All-New Slide with Speed! (Weekends only before 4pm)

DSC_0075Ride the all-new slide with speed! 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.


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!

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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, Wildlife Shows and much more! Soak up the sun and pay a visit to your favorite Zoo animals this Spring Break at the giraffe_feedingBirmingham Zoo. View our Daily Activities page here to plan your visit!

*Additional cost



Enjoy Exciting Spring Break Camps!

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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.