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May 2017

PIRATES!

May 6 - October 31

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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September 2017

Bowling for Rhinos

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Vestavia Bowl, 1429 Montgomery Hwy
Vestavia Hills, 35216 United States
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The Birmingham Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers presents Bowling for Rhinos on Sunday, September 24 from 6-9pm at Vestavia Bowl. Tickets include bowling, shoe rental, t-shirt, door prizes and silent auction entry. 100% of proceeds go toward rhino conservation through the International Rhino Foundation and the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Highest bowling score will receive a behind-the-scenes tour with the Zoo’s rhinos! $20 adult ticket $10 child ticket (12 & under) Click here for tickets!

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October 2017

Western’s Wine & Food Festival 2017

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The wine & food lover's night that you don't want to miss! There will be over 500 wines to taste that cover every varietal and price as well as 40+ food vendors featuring the tastiest new local items. Pre-order wines at the show for super deals, ride the carousel, & see live animals on display. All proceeds will be donated toThe Birmingham Zoo, The Emmet O'Neal Library, Junior League of Birmingham, & East Lake Initiative. We hope to see you there! For tickets,…

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Birmingham Zoo ROCKS!

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

You're invited to join us for Birmingham Zoo Rocks on the new Henley Park event lawn from 9am-5pm on Saturday, October 7! Children who bring their own painted rock will receive FREE admission on October 7. There will be painted Zoo rocks in Henley Park - leave your painted rock in Henley Park and take a new one!

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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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Members Only Night – Boo at the Zoo Presented by Wells Fargo

October 14 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

October 14 is a new special Members Only Night where Zoo Members can experience Boo at the Zoo first and receive free admission! Make plans to head to the Birmingham Zoo for Boo at the Zoo presented by Wells Fargo! Watch as the Zoo transforms into a destination of spooky attractions for 12 nights of Boo at the Zoo. New this year, come experience the excitement of the all-new Red Mountain Theatre Company Haunted Hayride & Tour* beginning at the…

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Boo at the Zoo Presented by Wells Fargo

October 15 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Make plans to head to the Birmingham Zoo for Boo at the Zoo presented by Wells Fargo! Watch as the Zoo transforms into a destination of spooky attractions for 12 nights of Boo at the Zoo. New this year, come experience the excitement of the all-new Red Mountain Theatre Company Haunted Hayride & Tour* beginning at the Kiwanis Giraffe Encounter, and enjoy free games, strolling characters, Ghoul School, storytelling and inflatables on the new Henley Park event lawn. Be sure…

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Boo at the Zoo Presented by Wells Fargo

October 19 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Make plans to head to the Birmingham Zoo for Boo at the Zoo presented by Wells Fargo! Watch as the Zoo transforms into a destination of spooky attractions for 12 nights of Boo at the Zoo. New this year, come experience the excitement of the all-new Red Mountain Theatre Company Haunted Hayride & Tour* beginning at the Kiwanis Giraffe Encounter, and enjoy free games, strolling characters, Ghoul School, storytelling and inflatables on the new Henley Park event lawn. Be sure…

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Boo at the Zoo Presented by Wells Fargo

October 20 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Make plans to head to the Birmingham Zoo for Boo at the Zoo presented by Wells Fargo! Watch as the Zoo transforms into a destination of spooky attractions for 12 nights of Boo at the Zoo. New this year, come experience the excitement of the all-new Red Mountain Theatre Company Haunted Hayride & Tour* beginning at the Kiwanis Giraffe Encounter, and enjoy free games, strolling characters, Ghoul School, storytelling and inflatables on the new Henley Park event lawn. Be sure…

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BooSnooze

October 20 @ 5:00 pm - October 21 @ 8:00 am

Celebrate an extra special Boo at the Zoo this year at a BooSnooze on October 20 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…

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