Birmingham Zoo
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Nightlife Programs

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

  • ZooSnoozes (Group Nights and Open Nights)
  • Twilight Programs

Questions and Reservations

If you have questions about the Nightlife Programs, or if you would like to reserve a date, the Education Department is here to help!

Please contact us at 205-397-3864 or by email at

Information Packet

Zoo Snooze


This overnight program allows all types of groups to experience the excitement of the Birmingham Zoo after dark.  ZooSnooze programs are perfect for Scouts, church groups, birthday parties, school groups and any other type of group. ZooSnoozes begin at 7:00pm and conclude the next morning at 9:00am.

Join the fun! Any size group from 2 people and up can register for Open Nights, space permitting.

For groups of 40 or more, you may contact us to schedule a Group Night


Available Open Nights

Date      Type*                                                   Experiences*                                                                     Cost

10/13     Friends & Family (co-ed)            BooSnooze **                                                                    $60/person

10/19     Friends & Family (co-ed)            BooSnooze **                                                                    SOLD OUT

10/26     Friends & Family (co-ed)            BooSnooze **                                                                    $60/person

11/2       Friends & Family (co-ed)            Animal Show & Animal Training                                   $37/person

11/3       Friends & Family (co-ed)           Bat Discovery & Animal Training                                  $35/person

*Please see Information Packet for complete details.   Experiences subject to change.

** See below for more information about BooSnoozes




 Twilight Tour Programs

This evening program offers an intriguing view of the Birmingham Zoo’s night life. Twilight Tours are perfect for Scouts, church groups, birthday parties and any other type of group. Twilight Tours offer the evening fun of a ZooSnooze without spending the night.

Twilight Tours begin at 7:00pm and conclude at approximately 10:00pm.


Available Open Nights:

Date      Type*                                                   Experiences*                                                                     Cost

11/3       Friends & Family (co-ed)               Animal Show & Zoo Detective                                  $27/person

*Please see Information Packet for complete details.  Experiences subject to change.

Please call 205-397-3864 with any questions or to register.


Celebrate an extra special Boo at the Zoo this year at a BooSnooze on October 13, 19 or 26 for ages 8 and up. Bring your family to enjoy Boo at the Zoo presented by Wells Fargo with all of the rides, candy and fun before joining us on a night tour of the Zoo. Sleep under the stars in the Children’s Zoo area for an unforgettable Zoo experience. You will also have a chance to carve a pumpkin and watch the elephant discover (and maybe eat) your hard work in the morning. Spaces for this one-of-a-kind event are limited so register today!

Cost is $60/person or $50/person when purchasing 4 or more tickets.

Please call 205-397-3864 with any questions or to register

About Our Nightlife Programs

  • These programs are offered on limited dates, and fill quickly. Please register in advance to secure the reservation for your group. Registration requires a minimum of a three weeks notice, but dates often fill months in advance.
  • All overnight participants will receive a free pass to the Birmingham Zoo. Passes are only valid for the day following the overnight program.
    (NOTE: Next-day passes are not available for Twilight Tours.)
  • Bring your own sleeping bags, pillows, tents, mats, etc. This is like camping so bring only what you can carry!
  • Evening snack time. You bring the snacks and we will provide the hot chocolate and coffee!
  • Programs are available any night of the week throughout most of the year. Check for availability.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

  • A $100 non-refundable deposit is required when scheduling a Nightlife Program.
  • If a group decides to reschedule their program; an additional $25 will be added to their initial price.
  • If for any reason the Birmingham Zoo has to cancel a group’s program, the entire deposit, as well as any other payments, will be refunded. The Birmingham Zoo will work with groups to reschedule the Nightlife Program.

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.