Birmingham Zoo
  • Today's Regular Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Visitor Info

Group Reservations

Place a Group Reservation Request.

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
Lorikeet Nectar
Feed the birds!
$1 $1* $1.50*
Educational Program
Live Animal Show!
$2 $2* 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.
Slide Hours:
March – Thursday & Friday 9:30am-2:00pm
April – Wednesday-Friday 9:30am-2:00pm
May – Monday-Friday 9:30am-2:00pm
*If your group would like to ride the slide on additional days please call for availability.

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.

For more information, please click the links below:
Field Trip Teacher Guide
Field Trips Teacher Contact Sheet
Field Trips and Group Outings FAQ
Field Trip Chaperone Guide

Attraction Group Rates


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


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


Wild Slide
Cost: $2
Free for children under 2| All others one ticket each
March- Thursday & Friday 9:30am-2:00pm
April- Wednesday- Friday 9:30am-2:00pm
May – Monday- Friday 9:30am-2:00pm


Lorikeet Nectar
Cost: $1
For feeding these vibrantly colored parrots


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


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.

Get more information on our Group Meal Packages.