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Military Discount Nights at Glow Wild

December 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - January 18, 2021 @ 9:00 pm

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The Birmingham Zoo is honoring our military heroes this holiday season with discounted admission to Glow Wild: An Animal Lantern Celebration. All active and retired military, veterans, and their dependents will receive half-price (50% off) admission with valid ID on nights of Glow Wild starting Friday, December 18 until Monday, January 18. Guests can take a ride on the Red Diamond Express train*,  spin on the Protective Life carousel*, and enjoy a spectacular illuminated experience with lanterns of animals from around the world soaring up to 30 feet high! Bring your proof of military service (military ID card, dependent ID card, or driver’s license with veteran’s designation) to take part in all the fun the Zoo has to offer during our animal lantern celebration!

*Additional cost


Wednesday – Monday
January 13 – 18

5pm – 9pm

  • Please allow yourself one hour and a half to fully experience Glow Wild and more time if riding the train.
  • *Glow Wild is a Weather Dependent Event


Half-price admission tickets (50% off) to Glow Wild for active and retired military, veterans, and their dependents.

  • Guests must show proof of military service (military ID card, dependent ID card, or driver’s license with veteran’s designation) at the ticket booth to receive discounted admission.
    • Online reservations are not required for guests with military ID.
    • Military discount can only be used on the night of your visit, onsite as a walk-up.
  • Half Price Glow Wild Admission Cost 
    • $11.97
    • $7.47
    • *Plus tax



  • Face Coverings  All Visitors & Members over the age of six (6) to the Birmingham Zoo are required to wear face coverings for the protection of other guests, our staff, and our animals
    • WHY? In accordance with State of Alabama ordinance mandating the wearing of face coverings in public places, the Birmingham Zoo supports efforts to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, and we recognize that the best way to prevent the COVID-19 illness is to avoid exposure to the virus.  The Birmingham Zoo follows, and expects our guests and members to follow, all applicable government ordinances and we will adjust operational plans accordingly. *Visitors can purchase face coverings at each ticket booth and gift shop kiosks near the exit.*  View State of Alabama face covering ordinance, HERE
  • Glow Wild at the Birmingham Zoo is open on select nights, Wednesday-Sunday (and Monday, MLK Day), now until January 18, 2021 from 5:00pm until 9:00pm.
  • Glow Wild is a limited capacity socially-distanced event.


Military Memberships  Your Zoo also offers Military service members: active, retired, and their dependents a discount on Birmingham Zoo Memberships! Click here or stop by our Membership booth for pricing, more information, and to purchase or renew your Military Family Membership!


Military Discount Nights at Glow Wild is made possible by our Presenting Sponsor the Trinka Davis Foundation.


December 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
January 18 @ 9:00 pm