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Birmingham Zoo to Host Grand Opening and Dedication of New Henley Park Event Lawn
September 5, 2017

This week, the Birmingham Zoo will host a grand opening celebration and dedication of the new Henley Park Event Lawn. The event will take place at 5:30pm on Thursday, September 7. Major supporters of Henley Park and friends of the Zoo will be recognized. The opening of the Henley Park Event Lawn concludes Phase 1 […]

Spend Labor Day Weekend at the Zoo and Enjoy International Vulture Awareness Day
August 31, 2017

Saturday, September 2 through Monday, September 4, the entire community is invited to enjoy the many activities available at the Birmingham Zoo for Labor Day Weekend. On Saturday, September 2, guests are invited to celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day as they learn about vulture conservation and the important role vultures play in our ecosystem. Enjoy […]

Birmingham Zoo to Unveil New Nature Inspired Miniature Vulcans on Parade Statue
August 29, 2017

This week, the Birmingham Zoo will reveal a new miniature Vulcan statue as part of the “Vulcans on Parade” community art project. A representative from Vulcan Park and Museum will be the guest speaker at the unveiling on Thursday, August 31 at 5:30pm in the Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo at […]

Royally Good Time to Be Had at Fairytales and Frogs Day
August 15, 2017

The Birmingham Zoo would like to invite all princes, princesses and fairytale characters to the Birmingham Zoo to join the celebration of the second annual Fairytales and Frogs Day on Saturday, August 19, from 10am-2pm. Festivities are free for Zoo Members or with paid admission to the Zoo. Children are encouraged to dress up in […]

Royal Festivities to be had at Birmingham Zoo’s Pancakes and Princesses
August 9, 2017

Hear ye, hear ye – the Birmingham Zoo is inviting the community to adorn their crown or tiara and join us  for a special meet and greet between little princes and princesses and our court of princesses at a royal breakfast. The first ever Pancakes and Princesses will take place on Saturday, August 19 at […]

Birmingham Botanical Gardens Partners to Inspect Birmingham Zoo Trees
July 27, 2017

Through its longstanding partnership with Birmingham Botanical Gardens, several oak trees on the Birmingham Zoo’s 122-acre property were diagnosed with Hypoxylon canker, a fungus that typically invades red oak trees, including water oak and Southern red oaks, but can occur in any oak. Unfortunately, this fungus typically kills the tree when it is on the […]

Birmingham Zoo Partnering with KultureCity to Host Dr. Temple Grandin
July 26, 2017

The Birmingham Zoo and partner organization KultureCity have joined together to host Dr. Temple Grandin and Mr. Grant Maniér for a discussion and book signing in the Safari Peak at the Birmingham Zoo on Saturday, July 29. Zoo Members and guests with pre-purchased general admission may enter the Zoo at 8:30am, the discussion begins at […]

All-New Pirate Movie Night this Saturday at the Birmingham Zoo
July 12, 2017

The Birmingham Zoo would like to invite the community to join us this Saturday, July 15 from 6pm-9:30pm for Pirate Movie Night presented by Valkpak of Central Alabama. This all-new event at the Birmingham Zoo includes a night full of pirates at the Zoo’s new Pirate Train Ride, meet and greets with costumed characters, music […]

There’s a New Giant at the Birmingham Zoo! Carlito, the Giant Anteater
July 5, 2017

The Birmingham Zoo is excited to announce the newest addition to the Zoo family, Carlito, a giant anteater. Carlito is two years old, weighs 165 pounds and came to the Birmingham Zoo from the Santa Barbara Zoo in California as part of the Species Survival Plan Program. Giant anteaters are insectivores, meaning they eat bugs. […]

Celebrate the Fourth of July Weekend at the Birmingham Zoo
June 28, 2017

In honor of our nation’s birthday, all veterans, active and retired military and their dependents will receive free admission to the Birmingham Zoo on July 1, 2, 3 and 4 with valid military identification. The Birmingham Zoo invites the community to come out for Fourth of July weekend to enjoy the limited time Avian Adventure […]

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