Zoo Hours and Admission:
The Zoo is open daily from 9am to 5pm (see below for closings)
Adults - $15*
Children 2 - 12 years old - $10*
Senior Citizens 65 years+ - $10*
Military (Active duty only- must show military ID)- $12.75*
Admission is half price every Tuesday. (Half price special applies only to individual admission. It does not apply to Group rates.)
Members receive FREE admission every day!
Attention Birmingham Zoo visitors:
Please pardon our progress as construction crews are working outside of the Zoo’s entrance. Please drive especially careful on Cahaba Road during construction. Enjoy your visit to the Zoo!
The Birmingham Zoo is a Smoke and Tobacco Free Environment.
Please see below for early Zoo closings:
The Zoo will be closing at 4pm on Saturday, June 20.
Be sure to check out our schedule of Daily Activities
Be one of the first to see the Video Debut of the First-ever Bachelor Herd of African Elephants in the U.S. at the Birmingham Zoo
The Trails of Africa exhibit designates the Birmingham Zoo as a national leader in the care and conservation of threatened elephants. We are the first accredited facility in the nation to successfully recreate an all-male African elephant herd as seen naturally in the wild. Click here to view interactions between the Zoo’s all-male African elephants!
Help Build Our New Black Bear Exhibit By Donating Today
The Birmingham Zoo needs your help to support the new North American black bear exhibit, the Barbara Ingalls Shook Black Bear Trail, coming soon. Please click here to donate.
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Alligators are nocturnal predators, however, they do not eat during the winter. Their metabolism slows to a rate that would cause food to rot in their stomachs. They are best adapted for aquatic life. Their eyes, ears and nostrils are all positioned on the top of the head which allows alligators to be almost completely submerged without compromising these senses. Continue reading
Bumble Bee Dart Frog
Bumble bee dart frogs are one of more than 100 dart frog species and live in the tropical rain forests of Venezuela. Indigenous peoples of South America have used its deadly poison to tip their arrows and blowgun darts, hence the species’ name. They are extremely toxic; in fact they produce one of the most toxic natural substances in the world. Some dart frog species are so deadly that a single tiny frog can kill up to ten full grown men! Continue reading
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Although the komodo is a fierce predator, they do not generally kill their prey on attack. The Komodo dragon has virulent strains of bacteria in its salvia and prey usually dies from blood poisoning a few hours or days after being bitten. Adult Komodos can consume as much as 80% of its body weight in one sitting. Continue reading