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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 are taking over the Zoo trains this May. Join us for the grand-opening from 9am - 2pm on…

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June 2017

Avian Adventure Free-Flight Bird Show

June 18 @ 11:00 am - July 4 @ 3:00 pm

The Schaeffer Eye Center Wildlife Stage is going to come alive as birds fly in their most natural of environments with a visit from the Avian Adventure Free-Flight Bird Show. Both delightful and moving, this one-of-a-kind free-flight show includes live narration as audiences are treated to an up-close look at unique and charismatic bird species exhibiting natural behaviors in dynamic ways. Whether swooping just inches overhead or perched gracefully for an exquisite photo, birds including colorful macaws, hornbills, owls and…

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July 2017

4th of July Weekend at the Zoo

July 1 - July 4
4th of july

The Birmingham Zoo invites families and friends to come out and join in all the fun the Zoo has to offer over the Fourth of July holiday. In honor of this holiday, the Zoo is giving FREE admission to veterans as well as all active and retired military and their dependents. Bring your proof of military service (military ID card, dependent ID card, driver's license, etc.) to take part in all the fun the Zoo has to offer. While you’re…

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Half-Price Summer Fun Days

July 8 @ 9:00 am - July 9 @ 7:00 pm

Visit the Zoo during Half-Price Summer Fun Days to take advantage of discounted half-price admission, half-price 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 animals mentally and physically…

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Special Saturdays

July 8 @ 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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Member Night at Regions Field

July 10 @ 7:05 pm - 10:00 pm

Attention Zoo Members: On Monday, July 10, you’re invited to enjoy FREE admission to watch the Birmingham Barons play at Regions Field! Just bring your valid Member I.D. card and cheer on the hometown team during Zoo Member Nights at the Barons. This is another benefit of being a Birmingham Zoo Member!

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Half-Price Summer Fun Days

July 15 @ 9:00 am - July 16 @ 7:00 pm

Visit the Zoo during Half-Price Summer Fun Days to take advantage of discounted half-price admission, half-price 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 animals mentally and physically…

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Pirate Movie Night

July 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Tickets are on-sale now for the all-new Pirate Movie Night at the Birmingham Zoo! This event begins at 6pm on July 15. Join us for a fun night full of pirates and the Zoo’s new Pirate Train Ride, and watch Muppets Treasure Island beginning at 8pm! Enjoy tattoos, free eye patches, dollar hotdogs and more! Purchase tickets in advance to save. Tickets include admission, rides and the movie. Please note, rides will close at 8:30pm. Pre-Sale Tickets: $10 for members…

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Member Night at Regions Field

July 19 @ 7:05 pm - 10:00 pm

Attention Zoo Members: On Wednesday, July 19, you’re invited to enjoy FREE admission to watch the Birmingham Barons play at Regions Field! Just bring your valid Member I.D. card and cheer on the hometown team during Zoo Member Nights at the Barons. This is another benefit of being a Birmingham Zoo Member!

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Half-Price Summer Fun Days

July 22 @ 9:00 am - July 23 @ 7:00 pm

Visit the Zoo during Half-Price Summer Fun Days to take advantage of discounted half-price admission, half-price 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 animals mentally and physically…

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