Birmingham Zoo
  • Today's Regular Hours: 9am to 4pm
  • Boo at the Zoo presented by Wells Fargo: 5pm to 9pm

Visitor Info

Group Reservations

Place a Group Reservation Request.

View theNew! graphic Field Trip Guide.


Various Rates Educational Group
with Tax Exempt # and 15 guests minimum.
Non-Educational Group
without Tax Exempt # and 15 guests minimum.
Regular Admission
Adults $6
If Included in School Pre-Paid Payment
If Included in School Payment
$12* $15*
If Paid Individually at Zoo Front Gate
Children $6
If Pre-Paid
If Paid Day of Visit
$8* $10*
Teachers/Bus Drivers Free!
(1 with every 10 paying students)
Train, Carousel, Slide & Foam Zone
Animal Educational Program
Live Animal Show!
$2 $2* N/A
Auditorium Program
For Auditorium Program Options, click here
$2 $2* N/A
Field Experience
For Field Experience Options, click here
$4 $4* N/A
*Plus Tax
All Group Pricing is valid for one transaction/payment per group. Please tell your parents and chaperones that if they would like to receive the group rate, they must pay through your organization for a single payment to be made. Please collect money from any parents/chaperones that are receiving the group rate prior to arriving at the Zoo. We CANNOT accept individual payments from parents/chaperones for either Group Rate, but they are more than welcome to visit the Front Gate for Regular Admission. Zoo Memberships DO NOT apply towards group purchases or activities of any kind.

Any additional teachers, staff, chaperones or parents who are attending the Zoo with the group will be required to pay the group admission rates. We only allow one payment per group – please coordinate with parents who will be accompanying your group to ensure that all funds are collected by school representatives prior to arrival at the Zoo. As always, special accommodations can be made for special needs groups by calling our Groups Department at 205-879-0409.

Auditorium Program/Field Experience Questions:

For more information about booking an Auditorium Program or Field Experience, contact: Laura Duran, School Programs Coordinator

For more information, please click the links below:
Field Trip Teacher GuideNew! graphic
Field Trips Teacher Contact Sheet
Teacher Field Trip Organizer
Chaperone Field Trip Organizer

Group Meal Packages

Get more information on our Group Meal Packages.

Attraction Group Rates

trainTrain Ride
Cost: $2
Free for children under 2| All others one ticket each

carouselCarousel Ride
Cost: $2
One ticket to ride (unless you are standing beside your child as he/she rides)

slidWild Slide
Cost: $2
Free for children under 2| All others one ticket each
Open daily 9am-11am by request.

foam-zoneFoam Zone (Open Seasonally)
Cost: $2 for groups; $2.50 (plus tax) for individual customers
One ticket per person required. This attraction gets you wet.

education-classAnimal Educational Programs
Cost: $2
Teachers and Bus Drivers are Free. All others pay one fee per person. A private 20 minute educational program featuring live animals and biofacts. For more information, please click here.
*Groups booking Educational Programs in conjunction with their field trip are to submit a 25% deposit in the form of cash, credit card or check no less than 14 days prior to the date of your visit.

Auditorium Program Picture for Groups SiteAuditorium Program
Cost: $2
Ever wondered what type of digestive system a giraffe has? Or what sound does the fox really make? Or even what practical conservation steps you can offer your students? There is an auditorium program to address this and more. These 30 minute programs allow for your entire group to enjoy an interactive standard based experience that will reinforce classroom learning.

Field Experience picture for Groups siteField Experience
Cost: $4
Zoo Field Experiences are a great way to put classroom learning into action. Students will participate in a themed tour of a focused area in the Zoo featuring interactive, hands on, grade appropriate activities based on College and Career Readiness Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Field Experiences can be tailored to meet your group’s needs.