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Education

Teacher’s Lounge

Teacher’s Night at the Zoo

Tuesday, September 26 – 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Please join us and enjoy a night out at the Zoo designed just for educators! This one of a kind evening will feature ambassador animals, examples of new and improved program opportunities, a special keeper chat, door prizes and much more! STI PD credit available. Dinner and drinks will be provided.

Cost: $10 per person

For reservations: www.eventbrite.com/e/teacher-night-at-the-birmingham-zoo-tickets-36731907123

For more information: education@birminghamzoo.com   205.397.3877

  • Field Trip Reservations – information and tips!
  • Nightlife Programs
  • Memberships – ask about our Educator Discount
  • Discovery Kits – items you can check-out for your classroom
  • Gift Shop is OPEN!
  • Creature Carts
  • Programming Opportunities

Win Door Prizes!

  • Family 4 pack of tickets to the Zoo
  • Signed copies of books by Dr. Temple Grandin
  • 1 FREE week of summer camp
  • Behind the Scenes Experience for Two
  • FREE education program for up to 25 students with admission to the Zoo
  • And much more!

Bring the Natural World to Your Classroom

The Birmingham Zoo has a library unlike any you’ve ever experienced. Need to check out a cheetah? Want to borrow a bobcat? Lease a leopard? We’ve got you covered. Our library of biofacts – skulls, study skins, eggs, antlers and more –  are available to you at any time. Please take a look at our online catalogs below to see if we can help you inspire passion for the natural world in your students.

Items may be checked out for a 2 week period free of charge. Check out and return hours are 9am-4:30pm Monday-Saturday. A valid driver’s license and credit card will be kept on file for the check-out period.

BIRD BIOFACTS

MAMMAL BIOFACTS

REPTILE BIOFACTS

FOSSILS, INVERTEBRATES, MARINE AND CONSERVATION

BIOFACT CHECKOUT FORM

TEACHER BAGS

TEACHER KITS

 

Teachers please note:  We are happy to support student inquiries into animals, animal care, conservation and other related topics to the best of our availability. Please be aware when making assignments that involve contacting the Zoo that our staff is unable to respond in person or by telephone to interview requests. Students may send 3-5 questions via email to education@birminghamzoo.com. Due to the large number of requests, we aim but cannot guarantee to answer inquiries within 10 business days. We are also unable to accommodate job shadowing requests but you may refer students to our ZooKeeper for a Day program.

K-2 Inquiry Guide

 

K-2 Inquiry Guide