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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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July 2017

Half-Price Summer Fun Days

July 29 @ 9:00 am - July 30 @ 7:00 pm

Visit the Zoo during Half-Price Summer Fun Days to take advantage of discounted half-price admission, half-price train, carousel and slide rides, and $1 hot dogs in the cafes! Guests will have the opportunity to get up-close with the elephants in Trails of Africa, experience Predator Zone, enjoy a Red Diamond Sea Lion Show and be surrounded by and feed* beautiful lorikeets in the Schaeffer Eye Center Lorikeet Aviary. Come learn how the Zoo uses enrichment activities to help keep the…

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Dr. Temple Grandin Discussion and Book Signing

July 29 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

The Birmingham Zoo and partner organization KultureCity have joined together to host Dr. Temple Grandin and Mr. Grant Maniér for a discussion and book signing in the Safari Peak at the Birmingham Zoo on Saturday, July 29. Zoo Members and guests with pre-purchased general admission may enter the Zoo at 8:30am, the discussion begins at 9:20am, and the book signing will follow. Dr. Temple Grandin is one of the leading advocates in the autism community, and is one of the first individuals…

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Cat Week

July 30 @ 9:00 am - August 5 @ 7:00 pm

Tiger Day on Sunday, July 30 is kicking off the first annual Cat Week at the Birmingham Zoo. Guests will learn how reducing palm oil consumption can help conserve Malayan Tiger habitat and how our choices in what we buy have a large effect on animals across the world. Sunday Activities: 10am Tiger enrichment 10:30am Orangutan Keeper chat 11:30am Tiger training 1:30pm Gibbon keeper chat 2:30pm Bird keeper chat 3:30pm Tiger training Monday, July 31 will feature the fishing cats! Monday…

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August 2017

Half-Price Summer Fun Days

August 5 @ 9:00 am - August 6 @ 7:00 pm

Visit the Zoo during Half-Price Summer Fun Days to take advantage of discounted half-price admission, half-price train, carousel and slide rides, and $1 hot dogs in the cafes! Guests will have the opportunity to get up-close with the elephants in Trails of Africa, experience Predator Zone, enjoy a Red Diamond Sea Lion Show and be surrounded by and feed* beautiful lorikeets in the Schaeffer Eye Center Lorikeet Aviary. Come learn how the Zoo uses enrichment activities to help keep the…

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Special Saturdays

August 12 @ 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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Pancakes and Princesses

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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