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January 2015

Help the Birmingham Zoo celebrate its 60th Anniversary this year!

January 1 - December 31
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Throughout 2015, the Birmingham Zoo will be celebrating with new and exciting events, giveaways and more. There are many reasons to celebrate the Birmingham Zoo turning 60, and we want you to join us! Make sure you are following the Zoo on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for your chance to win prizes during the 60 days of giveaways! The Zoo is also excited to announce a brand new event, Zoo, Brews and Full Moon BBQ on June 20! Be sure…

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May 2015

Red Diamond Coffee joins forces with the Birmingham Zoo to bring you great coffee and a Free Zoo Visit

May 23 - December 31
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The Birmingham Zoo has partnered with Red Diamond again for an exciting limited-time offer! Purchase the specially marked 34.5 oz. can of Red Diamond ground coffee with the attached Zoo offer to receive your redeemable Zoo ticket code. Use your code to receive one FREE adult and two FREE child admission tickets to the Zoo! This is a huge savings of $35! Great coffee and tickets to the #1 tourist attraction in Alabama is an offer that must be shared…

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July 2015

Birmingham Zoo 60th Anniversary Juried Photo Competition

July 10 - October 1
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Here at the Birmingham Zoo we think, sleep, and breathe animals, and are excited to be celebrating our 60th Anniversary Year. The Birmingham Zoo 60th Anniversary Photo Competition welcomes photographers of all ages who share our passion, and can capture that special something that transports us into the amazing natural world. We are looking for more than a pretty picture. We want images that take your breath away – just like real animals do – and challenge people’s perceptions of…

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September 2015

Visit the Zoo for Labor Day Weekend!

September 5 @ 9:00 am - September 7 @ 5:00 pm
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Come to the Zoo this holiday weekend and take advantage of the Birmingham Zoo’s many activities! Visit the American black bears in the all-new Barbara Ingalls Shook Black Bear Trail, take a ride on the Jane H. Brock Soaring Safari Zipline Adventure*, the train* and carousel*, feed the giraffes at the Kiwanis Giraffe Encounter* and cool off in the Splash Pads at the Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo! Don’t miss the thrill and excitement of the…

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Join the Zoo for International Vulture Awareness Day

September 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Join the Zoo for International Vulture Awareness Day on Saturday, September 5 from 10am-2pm. Vultures are an ecologically vital group of birds that face a range of threats in many areas that they occur. Populations of many species are under pressure and some species are facing extinction. The Birmingham Zoo currently has 3 of the world’s 23 species of vultures. Enjoy this exciting day and learn how you can help vultures and about the important role vultures play in our…

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IBERIABANK Presents ZooGala 2015!

September 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Save the date for the Birmingham Zoo’s biggest annual event, IBERIABANK ZooGala 2015, on Friday, September 18! Guests are invited to the VIP Party from 6pm-8pm and the main event from 8pm-11pm. Enjoy dinner and dessert by Kathy G & Company, cocktails, music by Compozitionz, dancing, a silent auction and more. This cocktail attire event is for guests 21 and older. Help us celebrate the Zoo’s 60th Anniversary at this spectacular event you won’t want to miss. Tickets are non-refundable. ZooGala 2015…

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Join the Zoo for International Red Panda Day!

September 19 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join the Zoo in celebrating International Red Panda Day 2015 on Saturday, September 19 from 12pm-3pm! Participate in red panda fact games to test your knowledge, enter the coloring contest (download and print the coloring sheet here) for a chance to win a behind-the-scenes tour, create your own red panda mask and learn how these unique animals survive in the wild by becoming a “red panda ranger.”  Don’t miss a red panda enrichment with a keeper chat at 1pm and…

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Join the Zoo for Hispanic Heritage Celebration Day

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Join the Zoo on Sunday, September 27 to celebrate, welcome and highlight the natural culture of Birmingham’s growing Hispanic and Latino community. Animals of Central and South America will be featured through keeper chats, animal encounters and other activities throughout the Zoo. This is a celebration of nature in Central and South America, but also a welcoming event for all parts of the Birmingham community. Enjoy a special visit by the Junior League of Birmingham Yummy Truck! This rain or shine…

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Visit the Zoo and Enjoy Story Time with Books-A-Million

September 27 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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The Birmingham Zoo invites you and your family to enjoy story time hosted by Books-A-Million! This event is free with admission. Guests will enjoy hearing an animal-themed story and creating a themed craft. Story time at the Zoo is a fun, educational experience you won’t want to miss!

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October 2015

Boo at the Zoo Presented by Wells Fargo Preview Weekend

October 3 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Make plans to head to the Birmingham Zoo to kick-off the first weekend of Boo at the Zoo presented by Wells Fargo on Saturday and Sunday, October 3-4, from 5-9pm! Members and guests can enjoy discounted $5 (plus tax) admission for the first weekend of Boo at the Zoo. Watch as the Zoo transforms into a destination of spooky attractions for 17 nights of Boo at the Zoo presented by Wells Fargo. New this year, come experience the thrill of…

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