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:


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


7pm – 9am

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

2020 Dates

Date      Type*                                                            Experiences*                                                                     Cost

5/9          Friends & Family (co-ed)                  Animal Demo & Animal Training                                $49/person

5/29        Friends & Family (co-ed)                 Bat Discovery & Zoo Detective                                     $47/person

6/12        Friends & Family (co-ed)                  Animal Demo & Wildlife Researcher                          $49/person

6/26       Members Only (co-ed)                       Animal Demo & Bat Discovery                                     $34/person (all attendees must be covered by a Birmingham Zoo membership)

9/5         Friends & Family (co-ed)                  Animal Demo & Wildlife Researcher                           $49/person

9/25       Friends & Family (co-ed)                 Animal Demo & Zoo Detective                                       $49/person

11/6        Friends & Family (co-ed)                 Animal Demo & Zoo Detective                                      $49/person

11/14      Friends & Family (co-ed)                Animal Demo & Wildlife Researcher                            $49/person



Twilight Programs

7pm – 10pm

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


2020 Dates

Available Open Nights

Date       Type*                                                          Experiences*                                               Cost

5/29       Friends & Family (co-ed)                Animal Demo & Animal Training                     $29/person


3rd Annual BooSnooze

Celebrate an extra special Boo at the Zoo this year at a BooSnooze for ages 7 and up. Bring your family to enjoy Boo at the Zoo 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 or make another treat and watch an animal discover (and maybe eat) your hard work in the morning. Spaces for this one-of-a-kind event are limited so register today!

$68/person or $58/person when purchasing 4 or more tickets.

More Dates To Come!



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!
  • 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.