Daily Activities

In the Plan A Visit section:

 

Program

Time

Giraffe Feeding at the Kiwanis Giraffe Encounter April 6 – May 22
Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: 9:30-11:30am & 1-3pm
Cost: $3 (plus tax)
Red Diamond Sea Lion Splash Show April 6 – May 22
Saturdays & Sundays: 10am & 2pm
Red Diamond Sea Lion Training Demo April 6 – May 22
Monday – Friday: 10am & 2pm
Camel Rides Daily: 10am-4pm
Cost: $5 (plus tax)
Schaeffer Eye Center Lorikeet Aviary Daily: 10am-4pm
Cup of Nectar: $1.50 (plus tax)
Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo Goat Show April 6 – May 22
Saturdays & Sundays: 10:30am
Mini Bird Tour  April 6 – May 22
Saturdays & Sundays: 10:30am
Boma Encounter April 6 – May 22
Saturdays & Sundays: 11am
Schaeffer Eye Center Wildlife Show April 6 – May 22
Saturdays & Sundays: 11am

Predator Zone (lion training)
April 6 – May 22
Saturdays & Sundays: 11:30am & 3:30pm
Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo Corral April 6 – May 22
Saturdays & Sundays: 1pm-3pm
Pelican Feeding April 6 – May 22
Saturdays & Sundays: 1:15pm
Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo Keeper Chat Daily: 1:30pm
Snake Feeding Thursdays: 1:30pm
Komodo Dragon Feeding Saturdays: 1:30pm
Up-Close Experience with Educational Animals April 6 – May 22
Saturdays & Sundays: 3pm
Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo Husbandry Demo April 6 – May 22
Saturdays & Sundays: 3:30pm
Kori Bustard Feeding and Keeper Chat April 6 – May 22
Saturdays & Sundays: 3:45pm
Red River Hog Keeper Chat Wednesdays & Thursdays: 3:45pm
Foam Zone April 6 – May 17
Saturdays & Sundays: 10am-4pm
*Ride ticket required
Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo Fountains Daily: 10am-4pm
Jane H. Brock Soaring Safari Zipline Adventure April 6 – May 17
Saturdays: 10am-4:30pm
Sundays: 12pm-4:30pm
Cost: $12 (plus tax) – Members
$15 (plus tax) – Non-Members
Wild Slide – Enjoy Your Ride! April 6 – May 22
Thursdays & Fridays: 10am-2pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 10am-4:30pm
Cost: $2.50 (plus tax)

 

 

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RED DIAMOND SEA LION SPLASH SHOW This wet, wild and fun show features the Zoo’s two sea lions, Giovanni and Farley, who were rescued from the Bay Area in California. Sit back, relax and be entertained during this seated narrated presentation. Learn all about sea lions while watching them show off their moves by performing natural behaviors. This year, you’ll get an even closer look at this aquatic species and see Gio and Farley perform back flips, high jumps and a balancing act.

 

LORIKEET FEEDING The Zoo’s Schaeffer Eye Center Lorikeet Aviary has more birds than ever! Take a walk through the aviary to be surrounded by colorful lorikeets and enjoy the sound of bird calls all around you. You’ll have the opportunity to hand-feed these beautiful birds with nectar and check out their bright colors up-close. See if you can identify each of the different species of lorikeets in the Schaeffer Eye Center Lorikeet Aviary.

 

 

 

PELICAN FEEDING A great way to see the Zoo’s American White Pelicans in action is to witness them eating their favorite treats near the Pelican Boardwalk. Learn interesting facts about these fascinating water birds while watching them open wide to catch fish being thrown by their keepers.

 

 

 

 

 

PREDATOR ZONE This exciting experience puts you face-to-face with African lions. Watch how the keepers care for the lions during this narrated presentation. Predator Zone features a training area where zookeepers and visitors are on the same level as the animals. See behind-the-scenes training that the keepers conduct on a daily basis to care for the Zoo’s lions.

 

 

 

 

Giraffe FeedingGIRAFFE FEEDING & KEEPER CHAT Come experience the thrill of hand-feeding the Zoo’s five giraffes – Jalil, Willow, Keyara Jane, Zuri Ann and Griffin. Be amazed as these gentle giants eat from the palm of your hand. The exhibit has a 4,000 square-foot deck that provides multiple access points for feeding and viewing the giraffes. This hands-on encounter is sure to create a memory that will last a lifetime. Learn all about these long-legged creatures from their keepers who know them best.

 

Sea LionSEA LION TRAINING DEMONSTRATION Watch as keepers work with the Zoo’s rescued California sea lions during their daily training routine. You may see the sea lions demonstrate behaviors such as waving, balancing a ball on the tip of their noses, spinning in circles, rolling over, catching objects in their mouths, vocalizing, doing a “hand stand” on their front flippers and much more.

 

 

 

carouselCAROUSEL Take a spin on the Zoo’s animal-themed carousel. There are an array of animals to choose from – a giraffe, rhinoceros, gorilla, cheetah, frog, zebra and many more. Pick your favorite and enjoy the ride!

 

 

 

 

trainTRAIN RIDE All aboard! Take a scenic ride through the Zoo on the Birmingham Zoo Express or the Red Diamond Express. You’ll learn about many of the Zoo’s animals and exhibits from the Zoo’s train conductor.

*Activities are subject to change and/or cancellation due to inclement weather or other circumstances.

Early Closings