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Head to the Birmingham Zoo for Farm Day

On April 12, the Birmingham Zoo invites the whole family to take part in Farm Day from 10am to 2pm. This fun-filled and educational celebration of Alabama’s farming heritage will be held in the Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo. Farm Day is a community focused event to celebrate the agricultural history of Alabama with a special emphasis on Birmingham Zoo farm animals. Guests will have the opportunity to watch a blacksmith make horseshoes, create rural-themed arts and crafts, examine several antique tractors and farm equipment, plant garden crop seeds and much more. Booths from Alabama 4-H, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Alabama Farmers Federation/Alabama Young Farmers, Blacksmiths and Junior Master Gardeners will be onsite to give guests the opportunity to learn about farm tools, agriculture and local farming opportunities. There will also be a Wildlife Show at the Wildlife Stage after the Farm Day activities. All Farm Day activities are free with admission to the Zoo.

Approximately 950 animals of 230 species call the Birmingham Zoo home, including sea lions, zebras, rhinos and endangered species from six continents. The Birmingham Zoo is open daily from 9am to 5pm. Regular admission is $15* for adults and $10* for senior citizens and children ages 2-12 (*Price not including tax). All Birmingham Zoo Members and children under two-years-old receive free admission.

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