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Birmingham Zoo Celebrates City of Birmingham’s 150th Anniversary

Guests Receive Discounted Admission to the Zoo on July 16-18


In celebration of the City of Birmingham’s 150th anniversary, the Birmingham Zoo will be offering a $5 off discount on general admission prices, online and onsite, during the weekend of Friday, July 16 through Sunday, July 18. The Zoo is a proud partner of the City’s kick-off event, Experience Birmingham and welcomes residents to come and enjoy fun with the animals at their Zoo!

Incorporated on Dec. 19, 1871, Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama and the seat of Jefferson County. Residents are encouraged to discover or rediscover what the Magic City has to offer – from sightseeing, attractions, restaurants, and staple businesses. Birmingham is filled with wonderful family-friendly venues and activities. Guests to the Zoo can feed the giraffes and lorikeets, take a ride on the Red Diamond Express Train, and go for a spin on the Protective Life Carousel. Kids will love water play and cooling off at the Splash Pads.

Guests can purchase discounted admission and Members can reserve tickets online at before visiting. The Red Diamond Express Train and Protective Life Carousel are operating from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and tickets are available for purchase onsite at each ride location. Splash Pads are on and operating from 9 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. Giraffe feedings are open Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. or until sold out. Giraffe feeding tickets are sold onsite at the Giraffe Outpost Gift Shop for $3.95 per person entering the platform. All visitors are required to wear face masks on the Giraffe platform and to participate in feedings. Lorikeet feedings are $3.95 plus tax at the Aviary Tiki Hut Gift Shop and will be available on weekends only, Saturday and Sunday during the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Daily activities and animal encounters at the Zoo are weather dependent.

The Predator and South America/Primate buildings are open for visitors to see indoor animal habitats in these areas as they travel the one-way path through the Zoo. All visitors are strongly encouraged to properly wear face masks inside buildings and outside when social distancing cannot be maintained. For the health and safety of our staff, guests, and animals, the Zoo will continue to monitor and evaluate our operations and modify our procedures as needed.

Visit for more info about the City of Birmingham’s 150th anniversary celebration, events, activities, and participating partners.

Experience Birmingham Weekend on July 16-18 (Friday-Sunday): Discounted admission of $5 Off (plus tax) – Prices listed on ticketing page reflect discount. Offer valid only on Experience Birmingham Weekend (July 16-18, 2021) and cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts, or coupons.


View Experience Birmingham Press Release, click HERE


$5 Off Admission
*Offer valid only on Experience Birmingham Weekend (July 16-18, 2021) and cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts, or coupons.

PRICING *Plus tax
Adults – $12.95*
Children 2 – 12 years old – $7.95*
Senior Citizens 65 years+$9.95*
Military  $9.95  (Active/Retired/Veteran/Reserve Military includes spouses and dependents– must show military ID)
First Responders – $9.95  (EMT/Paramedics, Firefighters, Law Enforcement – Must show current valid ID or badge)
College Student  – $9.95 (Must show current and valid student ID) 

Friday, July 16
Saturday, July 17
Sunday, July 18

9am – 5pm

Experience Birmingham Weekend is in proud partnership with the City of Birmingham


*Ride, attractions, and activities are weather dependent

Children’s Zoo Splash Pads
9am – 4:45pm
Included in the price of admission for the day
Weather Dependent

Protective Life Carousel
10am – 4pm
Cost: $3.95 plus tax
Tickets sold at Carousel
Children under two, receive a free ride on the carousel with a paid accompanying adult.
Children two and older must have a ride ticket.

Red Diamond Express Train 
10am – 4pm
Cost: $3.95 plus tax
Tickets sold at Train Depot

Goat Walk
Children’s Zoo & Alabama Wilds

Lorikeet Aviary
Saturday & Sunday
10am – 3pm
Cost: $3.95 plus tax per feeder
Tickets sold at Aviary Tiki Hut Gift Shop
Weather dependent

Kiwanis Giraffe Encounter
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
10am – 12pm OR until sold out
Cost: $3.95 plus tax per person on the platform
Tickets sold at Giraffe Outpost Gift Shop
Face masks are required to participate in giraffe feedings and while on the platform
Weather dependent