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Education

Accessibility for Students

The Birmingham Zoo makes every effort to accommodate all students in all education programs. Educational programs are modified or developed to meet the needs of diverse audiences. Education Staff will partner with parents or teachers to accommodate students.

Get more information related to the Zoo’s accessibility by clicking on one of the following areas:

For more information, please check the Zoo’s Accessibility page.

Allergy Information

The Birmingham Zoo is a facility that uses nuts and nut products for animal diet purposes. Traces of nuts or nut products may be found in areas where animal feedings are conducted and areas where Programs and Educational animal demonstrations are performed. The safety of our guests remains a top priority and the Zoo takes precautions to provide a safe environment.

In the Education Programs Department, safety precautions include:

  • Teachers are trained to recognize the physical characteristics that indicate an allergic reaction is occurring and proper responses to take when a student has a reaction.
  • Teachers are trained to properly use EpiPen.
  • Teachers will not offer students any food containing nuts or nut products and all students will be discouraged from bringing snacks/lunches containing nuts or nut products.
  • Teachers will ensure that no nuts or nut products are used as any part of class activities (not involving a live animal demonstrations).