Get ready for the Birmingham Zoo’s new larger than life illuminated experience, Glow Wild: An Animal Lantern Celebration! This extraordinary event will be held on select nights from 5pm until 9pm during the months of November, December, and January. Guests will be captivated by visually stunning lantern creations of wildlife from around the world. Watch the Zoo come alive with hundreds of marvelous animal shapes of all sizes – from pandas, elephants, cheetahs, polar bears, and whales – soaring up to 30 feet high! Spend all winter long with your Birmingham Zoo and glow wild into the new year!
Glow Wild: An Animal Lantern Celebration is made possible by presenting sponsor Wells Fargo and featured sponsors Chick-fil-A Birmingham, UAB Callahan Eye Hospital & Clinics, T-Mobile, and Abogados Centro Legal.
All Visitors & Membersover the age of six (6) to the Birmingham Zoo will be required to wear face coverings for the protection of other guests, our staff, and our animals
Children under six (6) years old are not required to wear face coverings
Zoo Staff are required to wear face coverings and maintain other heightened safety protocols
WHY?In accordance with State of Alabamaordinance 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
Entrance All guests and members will enter through the front gate
Exit All guests and members will be required to exit through the Children’s Zoo gate
NO Re-entryGuests and members will NOT be allowed to reenter the Zoo after exiting
Capacity The Zoo will have strict limits on attendance
One-way Traffic Flow Visitors will follow a one-way directional path through the Zoo from entry to exit
Ground Markers Directional and distancing markers will guide guests on a one-way path through the Zoo
Signage and other measures will remind visitors of safe & healthy practices and to follow social distancing guidelines
Hand Sanitizing Stations have been installed throughout the Zoo and made readily accessible
Sanitation Procedures The Zoo has enhanced our rigorous sanitation protocols and cleaning standards to ensure that all facilities will be thoroughly disinfected
High-touch Areas Staff will be routinely cleaning all surfaces and public areas, such as: handrails, viewing glass, door handles, sensory room, and restrooms
Feeling Sick? The Zoo continues to follow the current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines by asking staff and guests to stay home if they are sick or feel sick. We are also encouraging respiratory etiquette, hand hygiene, requiring face masks, and maintaining other heightened safety protocols
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