Birmingham Zoo
  • Today's Regular Hours: 9am to 4pm


Kids & Families

The Birmingham Zoo is a great place for a family outing.  With the many outdoor learning opportunities, the Zoo makes a great place to have fun while connecting to the natural world and learning as a whole family.  Our fun daytime and evening family programs are a great way to learn more about the animals, conservation and much more!


Zoo Camp

Click here for information about Zoo camps.


Looking for something special to do as a family? Introducing Wee-ones on Wednesdays – a free program for you and your child.

For class information, please click here.

Animal Ed-Venture Classes

Preschool at the Zoo

Please join us for classes specially geared toward children ages 1-3 and their caregivers.

Fall classes are open! Click here for class and registration information.



Super Science Saturdays

Click here for information about Super Science Saturdays.


Nightlife Programs

Would you like to experience the Birmingham Zoo at night? The Birmingham Zoo offers three exciting nightlife programs:

ZooSnoozes: This overnight program invites groups to experience the Birmingham Zoo’s nightlife. ZooSnoozes begin at 7:00pm and conclude the next morning at 7:00am.

Twilight Tours: This program offers an intriguing exploration of the Birmingham Zoo’s nightlife. Twilight Tours include all the excitement of a ZooSnooze without the overnight stay. Twilight Tours begin at 7:00pm and conclude around 10:00pm.

For more information and registration instructions, click here.


ZooKeeper for a Day

Spend the day shadowing and working with a Birmingham Zoo ZooKeeper. ZooKeeper for a Day is designed for children ages 8 to 14. Participants will experience the daily life of one of the Children’s Zoo’s ZooKeepers. Register online to view availability and reserve your space.

Read more about our ZooKeeper for a Day Program.