Now through July 21st | 9am-4:45pm
Hurry, the exhibit ends July 21st!
Watch the Dino Discovery TV commercial:
Click here to listen to the Dino Discovery radio commercial.
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.
Memorial Day Weekend
Experience the Red Diamond Sea Lion Splash Show, which features an even closer look at this aquatic species and showcases new behaviors from the Zoo’s California sea lions like back flips, high jumps and a balancing act. Take a prehistoric journey through time at the Zoo’s new Dino Discovery exhibit*, cool off in the Splash Pads, take a ride on the train*, enjoy the Wildlife Show and experience all the Zoo has to offer.
In honor of Memorial Day weekend, all active, disabled and retired military personnel and their dependents can enjoy FREE admission to the Zoo with proof of military I.D.
*Additional cost applies.
Celebrate Father’s Day at the Zoo
Come celebrate Dad’s special day at the Zoo! In recognition of Father’s Day, dads get in free at the Zoo with the purchase of a full-price child’s admission. Guests can experience the Zoo’s new Dino Discovery exhibit*, feed the giraffes at the Kiwanis Giraffe Encounter*, check out a Wildlife Show, enjoy the Red Diamond Sea Lion Splash Show, experience Predator Zone, hear educational keeper chats and much more.
*Additional cost applies.
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.
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.
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!
ZooRun 2013 Results
Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s ZooRun! Click here to see the results of ZooRun 2013.
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, May 24th
- Friday, June 14th
- Friday, July 5th
- Monday, July 15th
Winner #1 – Victoria