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Birmingham Zoo to Host La Celebración for Hispanic Heritage Month
September 19, 2018

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Birmingham Zoo is hosting its annual La Celebración event on Saturday, September 22 from 10am-2pm. This event will celebrate the culture of Birmingham’s growing Hispanic and Latino community and is presented by Abogados Centro Legal. Animals of Central and South America will be featured through bilingual keeper chats, […]

Birmingham ZooGala 2018 – The Birmingham Zoo’s Largest Fundraising Event
September 6, 2018

BIRMINGHAM, AL – On Friday, September 14, the Birmingham Zoo will host its largest annual fundraising event, ZooGala 2018 – Indaba in Africa, sponsored by IBERIABANK, partner of the Birmingham Zoo for the past nine years. The affair will be held at the Zoo from 7pm to 11pm. Stunning décor inspired by African safaris, markets, […]

Get Ready! Boo at the Zoo is Coming!
August 29, 2018

Make your Halloween plans all month long in October with the Birmingham Zoo! Prepare for over the top fun during our annual Boo at the Zoo presented by Wells Fargo! Watch as the Zoo transforms into a destination of spooky attractions, themed rides and carnival games for 18 nights! Come experience the excitement on Henley […]

Special Saturdays
August 29, 2018

Join us Saturday, October 13 to learn about Giraffes! As part of our ongoing efforts to provide inclusive opportunities to all members of the community, the Education Department at the Birmingham Zoo and KultureCity are excited to announce our new Special Saturdays program. Special Saturdays is a series of zoo-based learning experiences for children and adolescents with […]

Beginner Animal Photography Class
August 27, 2018

Saturday, September 15 8:00am-3:00pm Beginner photography enthusiasts or those looking for a little extra instruction are invited to join professional wildlife photographer Lindsay Donald for a special photography class focusing on a variety of Zoo animals. Learn special tips and tricks to capture striking images of animals, both at the Zoo and beyond. Price: $60 […]

Fairytales and Frogs Day this Saturday at the Birmingham Zoo
August 14, 2018

The Birmingham Zoo would like to invite all princes, princesses and fairytale characters to the Birmingham Zoo to join the celebration of Fairytales and Frogs Day this Saturday, August 18, from 10am-2pm. Festivities are free for Members or with paid admission to the Zoo. The event will be held behind the Wildlife Stage at the […]

The Birmingham Zoo to Host Rewind at the Zoo: 80s Fest Event
August 8, 2018

The Birmingham Zoo is hosting a new event, Rewind at the Zoo: 80s Fest on Saturday, August 11 from 7-11pm. Thanks to our Presenting Sponsors Heninger, Garrison, Davis, LLC and SouthPoint Bank. Guests will enjoy their favorite music hits of the 80s with opening local 80s band, Legal Limit, followed by Electric Avenue from Atlanta. […]

Birmingham Zoo Welcomes New President and CEO
June 28, 2018

The Birmingham Zoo proudly announces Chris Pfefferkorn as the new President and CEO of the Birmingham Zoo. After a nationwide search, the Birmingham Zoo’s board of directors selected Pfefferkorn to assume the role of president and chief executive officer as of July 1, 2018. Pfefferkorn has over 25 years of Zoological experience, which includes serving […]

Birmingham Zoo Welcomes New Corporate Relations Director
May 31, 2018

The Birmingham Zoo is pleased to announce that Leigh Laser Collins has joined the Birmingham Zoo team as the Corporate Relations Director. This newly-created role will ensure that all-important organizational partners remain enlightened, engaged and enthusiastically supportive of all that the Birmingham Zoo brings to our community. Collins comes to the Zoo with over 30 […]

Birmingham Zoo Offers Free Admission to Military in Honor of Memorial Day Weekend
May 23, 2018

In honor of Memorial Day, all veterans, active and retired military and their dependents will receive free admission to the Zoo on Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28 with proof of valid military identification. Guests can enjoy seasonal favorites including the Wildlife Show, Sea Lion show, and cool off in the Children’s Zoo splash […]

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