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


New Class Schedules Coming Soon

Preschool at the Zoo

New Class Schedules Coming Soon

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.

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.