Birmingham Zoo
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ZooFari Camps

Winter Break 2017

This year, Birmingham Zoo is offering Winter Break camps for campers 4K-14yrs! See below for details.

Nature Detectives

Explore the secret winter lives of animals. Train your eyes to use clues in nature to understand where animals live and what they may be up to. We will also enjoy all the rides, attractions, and animals the Zoo has to offer!

Ages: 4k-5th

Dates: December 20-22 & 27-29, 2017
*Days may be purchase individually.

Time: 8:30-3:30

Prices: Members: $55 Per Day   non-Members: $60 Per Day
*Lunch and a snack are included.

Early Care: $4 Per Day
7:30 am – 8:15 am

Extended Care: $8 Per Day
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Click here to register.

Kids Day Out!

Are you searching for something exciting for your child to do when school is out for a holiday? We have the answer you’ve been searching for! The Birmingham Zoo is offering a day focused on FUN and it’s for kids only! We will see animals, play games, ride the train, carousel and slide, create crazy crafts, as well as movie and popcorn time!

  • Martin Luther King Day – Jan. 15
  • Presidents Day – Feb. 19

Ages: 4 – 11 year olds
Price: $55 per child for members and $60 per child for non-members.
*Purchase all 4 Kids Day Out by Oct. 6, 2017 and receive an additional discount.

Drop off and pick up: Anytime! During 7:30 am and 5:30 pm
Includes: One snack, pizza, chips, drink and lots of fun!

Space is limited so register your child today!

Keeper Camp: Night and Day

This one of a kind camp will let participants explore the workings of a zoo as they learn about animal care, training, exhibit design and more.  They will have the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes to learn directly from our zoo keepers and night keepers as they participate in training sessions, create enrichment items, prepare animal diets and explore what it takes to promote the health and welfare of our resident animals.

Ages: 11-14yrs

Dates: December 27-29, 2017

Time: 8:30-5:30

Prices: Members: $200  non-Members: $220

*Lunch and a snack are included.


Early Care: $4 Per Day
7:30 am – 8:15 am


Click HERE to register for any available camp.Questions

If you have questions about ZooFari Camp or the registration process, please call 205-397-3877 or email for assistance.

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).

For the safety of those who suffer severe nut allergies, parents of children who attend ZooFari Summer Camps are discouraged from sending snacks or lunches with foods that contain or may contain peanuts or tree nuts.

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