Daily Activities

In the Plan A Visit section:




Giraffe Feeding at the Kiwanis Giraffe Encounter Daily: 9:30-11:30am & 1-3pm
Cost: $3 (plus tax)
Red Diamond Sea Lion Splash Show Daily: 10am & 2pm
Camel Rides Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10am-4pm
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10am-6pm
Cost: $5 (plus tax)
Granny’s Butterfly Garden Daily: 10am-4pm
Schaeffer Eye Center Lorikeet Aviary Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10am-4pm
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday:
Cup of Nectar: $1.50 (plus tax)
Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo Goat Show Daily: 10:30am
Mini Bird Tour  Daily: 10:30am
Boma Encounter Daily: 11am
Schaeffer Eye Center Wildlife Show Daily: 11am
Predator Zone (lion training) Daily: 11:30am & 3:30pm
Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo Corral Daily: 1pm-3pm
Pelican Feeding Daily: 1:15pm
Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo Keeper Chat Daily: 1:30pm
Large Tortoise Encounter Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 1:30pm
Snake Feeding Thursdays: 1:30pm
Komodo Dragon Feeding Saturdays: 1:30pm
Alligator Feeding at the Swamp Sundays: 1:30pm
Up-Close Experience with Educational Animals Daily: 3pm
Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo Husbandry Demo Daily: 3:30pm
Kori Bustard Feeding and Keeper Chat Daily: 3:45pm
Red River Hog Keeper Chat Wednesdays & Thursdays: 3:45pm
Foam Zone Daily: 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 Mondays: 10am-4:30pm
Tuesdays: 12pm-4:30pm
Wednesdays and Thursdays: 11am-4:30pm
Fridays: 11am-6:30pm
Saturdays: 10am-6:30pm

Sundays: 12pm-6:30pm
Cost: $12 (plus tax) – Members
$15 (plus tax) – Non-Members
Wild Slide – Enjoy Your Ride! Daily: 9am-5pm
Cost: $2.50 (plus tax)




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