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May 2017

PIRATES!

May 6, 2017 - January 1, 2018

Most pirates set sail, but this spring you're invited to set rail on the all new Pirate Red Diamond Express Train Ride at the Zoo! The Zoo's newest attraction promises to be both entertaining as well as inspiring and is designed to send an important message about water conservation. Guests of all ages will enjoy the dozens of life-size, animatronic swashbucklers who have taken over the Zoo trains.

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August 2017

Pancakes and Princesses – SOLD OUT!

August 19 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Hear ye, hear ye! Adorn your crown or tiara and join us for a special meet and greet between your little prince and princess and our court of princesses at this royal breakfast! The first ever Pancakes and Princesses will take place on Saturday, August 19 at 8am in Trails of Africa, and will be followed by Fairytales and Frogs Day at the Zoo from 10am-2pm. Tickets include a breakfast of fluffy pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee, orange juice, photo…

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Fairytales and Frogs Day

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Princes, princesses and all other fairytale characters are invited to the Birmingham Zoo to join the celebration of the 2nd annual Fairytales & Frog Day on Saturday, August 19, from 10am-2pm. Festivities are free for Members or with paid admission to the Zoo. Children are encouraged to dress up in their favorite costume for the magical day where fairytales come alive. All royal subjects attending will receive a crown and have a chance to get their face painted. Photo opportunities…

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September 2017

International Vulture Awareness Day

September 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

You’re Invited to celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day at the Birmingham Zoo on Saturday, September 2 from 10am-2pm. Vultures are an ecologically vital group of birds that face a range of threats in many areas that they occur. Populations of many species are under pressure and some species are facing extinction. The Birmingham Zoo currently has 3 of the world’s 23 species of vultures. Enjoy this exciting day and learn how you can help vultures and about the important role…

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Special Saturdays

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

As part of our ongoing efforts to provide inclusive opportunities to all members of the community, the Education Department at the Birmingham Zoo and KultureCity are excited to announce our new Special Saturdays program. Special Saturdays is a series of zoo-based learning experiences for children and adolescents with cognitive or physical disabilities whose opportunities for engagement in community programs might otherwise be limited. Caregivers must attend all classes with participants to provide behavioral support and meet child-specific needs. This program is…

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ZooGala 2017

September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

You are cordially invited to Mambo with the Macaws at ZooGala 2017.  Listen to a steel drum band under the stars and enjoy Caribbean culinary offerings by Kathy G & Co. as you party island-style. The Main Attraction will provide your favorite dance-party hits while you savor dinner and cocktails in the lushly decorated Children’s Zoo. Tickets:  $200 per person for Zoo Members and $250 per person for non-members Tickets will go on sale in August 2017 Caribbean Cocktail Attire *…

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International Red Panda Day

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the Zoo in celebrating International Red Panda Day 2017 on Saturday, September 16 from 12pm-3pm! Participate in red panda fact games to test your knowledge, create your own colorful masterpiece with a coloring sheet (download and print the coloring sheet here) to be displayed in the Predator Building, make your own red panda mask and learn how these unique animals survive in the wild by becoming a “red panda ranger.”  Don’t miss a red panda enrichment with a keeper chat at…

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La Celebración

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join the Zoo on September 23 to celebrate the culture of Birmingham’s growing Hispanic and Latino community at La Celebración presented by Abogados Centro Legal! Animals of Central and South America will be featured through bilingual keeper chats, animal encounters, arts & crafts, and other activities throughout the Zoo. Guests are invited to come and enjoy special enrichments for the animals, music, a dance lesson and more!  This event is in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, but also a…

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October 2017

Special Saturdays

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

As part of our ongoing efforts to provide inclusive opportunities to all members of the community, the Education Department at the Birmingham Zoo and KultureCity are excited to announce our new Special Saturdays program. Special Saturdays is a series of zoo-based learning experiences for children and adolescents with cognitive or physical disabilities whose opportunities for engagement in community programs might otherwise be limited. Caregivers must attend all classes with participants to provide behavioral support and meet child-specific needs. This program is…

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