Birmingham Zoo
  • Today's Regular Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


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!

Animal Ed-Venture Classes


Preschool at the Zoo classes are designed for children up to four.
Stroller Safari: infant – 2
Zoo Tots: Ages 2 – 4

Spring Break Camps

school break campsFeaturing up-close animal encounters, train and carousel rides, lorikeet and giraffe feedings and guided tours of the Zoo, Birmingham Zoo Spring Break Camps are the best place for entertaining and interactive learning. Spring Break Camps are available for 4K-5th grade students.

Read more about our Spring Break Camps!

Preschool at the Zoo

Preschool at the Zoo classes are perfect for preparing your little one for kindergarten and beyond. This program is designed to spark your child’s curiosity and an appreciation of the natural world in a safe, fun and age-appropriate way.

Read more about our Preschool at the Zoo classes.

Summer Camp

Sign up today for a Birmingham Zoo Summer ZooFari Camp! The best place for fun and learning it at a Birmingham Zoo Camp. Summer ZooFari Camp is available for 4K-12th grade students.

Read more or register your child today.

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.

Nocturnal Adventures: (For school groups only.) This overnight program presents a combination of adventure and learning. Nocturnal Adventures is an academic program that allows school groups to experience the nocturnal side of the Birmingham Zoo. Nocturnal Adventures begin at 7:00pm and conclude the next morning at 7:00am.

Read more about our Nightlife Programs.

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.