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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 […]

Christmas tree recycling at the Birmingham Zoo
December 26, 2018

In partnership with the City of Mountain Brook   The time has come for Christmas tree recycling at the Zoo! Each year the Birmingham Zoo partners with the City of Mountain Brook’s Forestry Division as a designated Christmas tree recycling site. This year of 2018, will mark the 11th year that the Birmingham Zoo, City […]

ZooLight Safari Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 11, 2018

Join us for a special night of ZooLight Safari presented by Wells Fargo as we illuminate our magnificent 30ft tall tree for a spectacular show of sparking lights!   WHEN Saturday, December 15th TIME 6:00pm WHERE Safari Peak in Trails of Africa PRICING Free with admission into ZooLight Safari      

Surprise Guests and Joyous Performances during ZooLight Safari
December 11, 2018

Presented by Wells Fargo at the Birmingham Zoo ZooLight Safari present by Wells Fargo will feature special nights with surprise guests to help spread the incredible holiday magic! Be amazed by enchanting illuminations and sparkling lights. Enjoy the sounds of seasonal songs and holiday classics as you sing along with our Singing Santa during performances […]

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