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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 […]

Honoring Giles Perkins, Founding Board Member of Birmingham Zoo
December 4, 2018

  On behalf of everyone at the Birmingham Zoo, we are deeply saddened by the passing of Giles Perkins, a Founding Board Member of the Birmingham Zoo, Community Leader and friend of the Zoo, on December 2, 2018.   As many of you know, Giles was an extraordinary person and a key figure in establishing the […]

Breakfast with Santa
November 21, 2018

Santa is coming to the Birmingham Zoo to join you for breakfast! Enjoy a scrumptious scrambled egg, pancakes and sausage breakfast with orange juice and coffee at the Nourish205 followed by a visit from Ole Saint Nick himself. All children receive a special holiday gift upon arrival. Event price covers Zoo admission for the day, […]

Phyllaris Fund at the Birmingham Zoo
November 13, 2018

The Birmingham Zoo Receives First Endowment for Conservation Philanthropists, Phyllis and Larry Wojciechowski create Phyllaris Fund to support Zoo’s PiCA Program The Birmingham Zoo received its first endowed gift for conservation from Phyllis and Larry Wojciechowski to name the Phyllaris Fund at the Birmingham Zoo. The initial gift for the endowment amounts to $250,000 and […]

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