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Second Annual Pumpkin Stomp at the Birmingham Zoo!
October 10, 2017

The Birmingham Zoo is excited to kick-off the first weekend of Boo at the Zoo with a special pumpkin stomp on Wednesday, October 11 at 10am. The Zoo’s elephants will have a smashing good time receiving a giant pumpkin provided by Sprouts Farmers Market to eat, play with, tear apart and stomp. Beginning at 10am […]

Birmingham Zoo Welcomes New Vice President of Living Collections
October 5, 2017

The Birmingham Zoo is pleased to announce that Dr. Stephanie Braccini Slade, PhD has joined the Birmingham Zoo team as the Vice President of Living Collections. This position is responsible for overseeing habitat design, animal health and welfare, conservation, horticulture and general operations. Dr. Slade comes to the Zoo with over 15 years of experience […]

Birmingham Zoo Announces 2017-2018 Board of Directors
October 4, 2017

The Birmingham Zoo is pleased to announce new members and welcome back former members to the Board of Directors for the Zoo. The Board is composed of eighteen professionals in the Birmingham area, who share the Zoo’s belief in “Inspiring Passion for the Natural World.” The Board welcomes three new members this year, Philippe W. […]

Birmingham Zoo ROCKS this Saturday
October 3, 2017

The Birmingham Zoo is excited to invite the community to “Birmingham Zoo ROCKS”, an all-new event this Saturday. On October 7 from 9am to 5pm, the Zoo will be offering free admission to children who bring their own decorated rock to the Zoo. The premise is simple: gather a few supplies (flat, paintable rocks, acrylic […]

Preschool at the Zoo – Exciting Educational Opportunities for Little Ones
October 2, 2017

The Birmingham Zoo is offering preschool at the Zoo classes to help prepare children for kindergarten and beyond. Preschool at the Zoo will help spark children’s curiosity and develop an appreciation for the natural world in a safe, fun and age-appropriate way. The Zoo has Stroller Safari for ages 0-23 months. Stroller Safari Classes are […]

Boo at the Zoo Volunteer Opportunities Available
September 28, 2017

It is that time of year again – the Birmingham Zoo is looking for volunteers to make Boo at the Zoo presented by Wells Fargo an exciting and memorable event for kids and families. This fun annual event allows volunteers ages 14 and up to come in their favorite family-friendly costume to help with different […]

Birmingham Zoo to Host Annual Teacher’s Night
September 20, 2017

The Birmingham Zoo is hosting its third annual Teacher’s Night at the Zoo on Tuesday, September 26 from 5:30-8pm. This event is designed just for educators and is a one-of-a-kind evening that features the Zoo’s ambassador animals, provides teachers with examples of the Zoo’s new and improved program opportunities, special keeper chats, door prizes and […]

World Rhino Day and Bowling for Rhinos This Weekend!
September 19, 2017

The Birmingham Zoo is gearing up for a weekend focused on rhino conservation with two special events, World Rhino Day on Friday, September 22 from 10am-2pm at the Birmingham Zoo and Bowling for Rhinos on Sunday, September 24 from 6pm-9pm at Vestavia Bowl. The community is invited to enjoy special keeper chats on Friday at […]

Birmingham Zoo Offers Discounted Admission for Hurricane Evacuees
September 14, 2017

The Birmingham Zoo is offering discounted admission to families from out of the state that have evacuated their homes and have come to the Birmingham area because of recent hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Evacuees will receive $3 off of the regularly priced Zoo admission tickets Thursday, September 14 through Saturday, September 16. Guests who wish […]

Birmingham ZooGala 2017 – The Birmingham Zoo’s Largest Fundraising Event
September 13, 2017

On Friday, September 15, the Birmingham Zoo will host its largest annual fundraising event, ZooGala 2017 – Mambo with the Macaws, sponsored by IBERIABANK, partner of the Birmingham Zoo. This annual affair will be held in the Zoo’s Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo. Guests are invited to mingle and enjoy dinner […]

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