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Birmingham Zoo Offers Free Admission to Military and Dependents in Honor of Memorial Day Weekend

In honor of Memorial Day, all veterans, active and retired military, including their dependents will receive FREE admission to the Birmingham Zoo on Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27 with proof of valid military identification.

Guests to the Zoo can enjoy seasonal favorites and special activities including the Children’s Zoo Splash Pads, happenings at the Coca-Cola UNITED Predator Zone, Giraffe Feedings* at the Kiwanis Giraffe Encounter, and Camel Rides*. Meet and feed the Zoo’s beloved lorikeets in the Schaeffer Eye Center Lorikeet Aviary*, take a ride on the Red Diamond Express Train*, spin on the Protective Life Carousel* and zip down the Full Moon Bar-B-Que Wild Slide*. Enjoy watching a Wildlife Show or meet an Ambassador Animal at the UAB Callahan Eye Hospital Wildlife Stage. Participate in up-close fun with our sea lions at a Red Diamond Sea Lion Show.

Our All Adventure Wristband* will be available to purchase for access to unlimited rides on the train, carousel and slide, in addition to one camel ride, one ticket for giraffe feeding and one ticket for lorikeet feeding. Just in time for the summer break, guests can soak up the sun while creating lasting memories with a visit to your favorite Zoo!

*All rides and various activities are an additional cost – plus tax and are weather dependent.

WHEN
Saturday, May 25 – 9am-6pm
Sunday, May 26 – 9am-6pm
Monday, May 27 – 9am-5pm**

OFFER
FREE admission to veterans as well as all active and retired military and their dependents.
Guests must show proof of military service (military ID card, dependent ID card, driver’s license, etc.)

Important To Know
**Beginning Memorial Day weekend, the Birmingham Zoo will be open daily from 9am to 5pm on Monday through Friday and from 9am to 6pm for extended summer hours on Saturday & Sunday. Please note, extended summer hours are only for Saturday & Sunday and will end September 1.


Memorial Day Weekend at the Zoo 2019 is made possible by our Presenting Sponsor the Trinka Davis Foundation.


Click here for the Memorial Day 2019 press release.