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Junior Board Presents 9th Annual Tails in the Trails
March 11, 2019

You’re invited to join us for a fun night at Tails in the Trails presented by the Birmingham Zoo Junior Board! Our ninth annual event will take place on Friday, May 31 from 6:30-10:00pm in the Birmingham Zoo’s signature Trails of Africa. Guests will be greeted by our animal residents and treated to an outdoor tropical […]

Zoo Parking Renovation Announcement
March 7, 2019

  In our efforts to improve your Zoo and provide you with the best visitor experience, we will be updating our parking infrastructure. Beginning now through April, restorations will take place on our main entrance parking lot. Guests will be routed to specific parking areas as we close down and restrict access to various parking […]

SAVE THE DATE! 5th Annual Zoo, Brews & Full Moon Bar-B-Que Event
March 1, 2019

    June is coming and so is our annual Zoo, Brews and Full Moon Bar-B-Que event at the Birmingham Zoo! Mark your calendars and join the Birmingham Zoo on Saturday, June 22 from 5:30-8:30pm. Craft beer fans will love and enjoy a fantastic selection of drinks from some of the finest specialty brews around. Enjoy drinks from breweries […]

Federal Employees Receive Free Admission
January 26, 2019

The Birmingham Zoo is offering free admission to all federal employees and their families, in honor of their work for our country and to say Thank You! Effective now, visitors may redeem this special free admission by showing valid federal government employment ID at any Zoo ticketing booth. Exciting activities include watching a sea lion demonstration (daily), Predator […]

Birmingham Zoo Launches New Membership Level for Foster Families
January 25, 2019

The Birmingham Zoo is offering Foster families the opportunity to become Zoo Members! This new member level was created to support Foster families by inviting them to visit the Zoo throughout the year with added benefits not included with regular daily admission. Zoo membership grants exclusive perks and access to special member events, discounted programs […]

Birmingham Zoo Offering Federal Employees Free Admission During Government Shutdown
January 24, 2019

The Birmingham Zoo will offer free admission to all federal employees and their families for the duration of the federal government shutdown. Effective now, visitors may redeem this special free admission by showing valid federal government employment ID at any Zoo ticketing booth. “We want federal workers to feel that we support them and their […]

Birmingham Zoo Voted Alabama’s Best Zoo & Wildlife Park 2019
January 11, 2019

We are thrilled and honored to be voted Alabama’s Best Zoo & Wildlife Park 2019!   Hundreds of Alabamians responded to Alabama Living Magazine with their favorite people, places and things about our great state. From venues for live music to shopping to museums to restaurants, Alabama has the best of the best! Read the […]

Groundhog Day Celebration with a Twist!
January 10, 2019

The Birmingham Zoo is celebrating Groundhog Day with a twist this year! Due to Birmingham Bill going through hibernation at this time, the Birmingham Zoo will be having a prediction with one of the Zoo’s opossums, a native species to Alabama. Join the Zoo for the Groundhog (Opossum) Day prediction at the Birmingham Zoo’s UAB Callahan […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Food Drive – Half-Price Admission
January 9, 2019

In the spirit of service, the Zoo will be hosting a Food Drive in partnership with the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama on Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 21, 2019. Guests are encouraged to bring a non-perishable or canned food item* and will receive half-price admission* to the Zoo.  While you’re here, watch a sea lion demonstration, […]

Reduced Pricing for ZooLight Safari
December 28, 2018

We have dropped the price of admission just in time before the end of the holiday season! Join us NOW from 5:00p-9:00p through December 31 as twinkling lights illuminate the Zoo during this festive holiday celebration. Watch as the Birmingham Zoo comes alive for a jubilant holiday celebration at our 25th annual ZooLight Safari presented by Wells […]

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