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Glow Wild

 

 

Check event dates to purchase admission tickets – HERE

 

Get ready for the Birmingham Zoo’s larger-than-life illuminated experience, Glow Wild: An Animal Lantern Celebration! This extraordinary event will be held on select nights from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm during the months of November, December, and January. Watch the Zoo come alive with jaw-dropping plant and animal lantern creations brilliantly lighting up the night! Take a wild ride on the Red Diamond Radiant Express Train* or go for a spin on the Protective Life Jingle Bell Carousel*. Spend all winter long with your Birmingham Zoo and GLOW WILD into the new year! 

 

  • *Additional cost
  • Please be aware that as a night event, our Zoo animals will not be viewable during Glow Wild.
  • Event Map – View HERE or click the image below!

 


Event Details 

DATES

Now – January 17, 2022

DAYS

Wednesday – Sunday

  • Glow Wild is open on select nights throughout the week – check dates when purchasing tickets.
  • Glow Wild is a weather-dependent event with nights being subject to cancellation.

TIME

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

  • Tickets online and onsite stop at 8:00 pm.
  • Entry into the event stops at 8:00 pm.
  • Glow Wild ends at 9:00 pm.
  • Please allow yourself one hour and a half (90-minutes) to fully experience Glow Wild and more time if riding the train and/or carousel.

 

HOLIDAY HOURS

  • OPEN
    • Monday, December 20
    • Tuesday, December 21
    • Monday, January 17, 2022
      • Jan. 17 – Last Night
      • Non-Peak Price Night
      • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • CLOSED
    • Thanksgiving Day  (Thursday, November 25)
    • Christmas Eve  (Friday, December 24)
    • Christmas Day  (Saturday, December 25)

 


Pricing

 

  • Purchase Glow Wild admission tickets online before your visit to avoid long lines at the ticket booths and to obtain discounted pricing.
  • Admission tickets are non-refundable but are date and time transferable.
    • Email reply to the payment receipt you received after ticket purchase to request date and time transfer.
  • Discounts cannot be combined with any additional coupons, specials, or offers
  • Train and Carousel tickets are available onsite and sold separately. 
  • Prices listed do not show taxes included.

 

Non-Member/General 

  • Purchase event tickets online before your visit.
  • Ticket prices vary – plus tax.
  • Check event dates and purchase event admission tickets – HERE

 

Online Tickets/Pre-purchased

  • Wednesday & Thursday
    • Adult  $16.95
    • Child (ages 2-12)  $9.95
    • Non-Peak Nights
  • Friday – Sunday
    • Adult  $20.95
    • Child (ages 2-12)  $12.95
    • Peak Nights
  • Monday, January 17
    • Adult  $16.95
    • Child (ages 2-12)  $9.95
    • Last Night and Non-Peak Night

Onsite Tickets/Purchased at the Gate

    • Tickets purchased onsite at the gate are higher in price than online tickets.
    • Wednesday – Sunday (and Jan. 17)
      • Adult  $23.95
      • Child (ages 2-12)  $14.95

 

Member

  • Check event dates and purchase event admission tickets HERE
  • Members receive a 30% off discount on Glow Wild admission tickets.
    • Sign-in at the top-right of the ticketing page to access and purchase discounted admission tickets.
    • Once signed in, add the Member-type ticket you need (Member Adult/Member Child).
    • Only add the number of tickets per the number of people allowed on your Membership, or you will be charged for the additional tickets.
    • Proceed to checkout, and the sum will show a 30% off discount at order preview before you confirm.

Online Tickets/Pre-purchased

    • Wednesday & Thursday
      • Adult  $11.87
      • Child (ages 2-12)  $6.97
      • Non-Peak Nights
    • Friday – Sunday
      • Adult  $14.67
      • Child (ages 2-12)  $9.07
      • Peak Nights
    • Monday, January 17
      • Adult   $11.87
      • Child (ages 2-12)  $6.97
      • Last Night and Non-Peak Night

Onsite Tickets/Purchased at the Gate

    • Tickets purchased onsite at the gate are higher in price than online tickets.
    • Wednesday – Sunday (and Jan. 17)
      • Adult  $16.77
      • Child (ages 2-12)  $10.47

 

Family Plus Member

  • Includes Glow Wild Ride Wristband is for one (1) person to receive access to unlimited rides on the train and/or carousel.
  • Family Plus Glow Wild Ride Wristbands cannot be reserved online and will be available onsite at the Zoo when you arrive. Show your Zoo Member Card to receive wristbands.

Ride Tickets & Schedule

  • Red Diamond Express Train and/or Protective Life Carousel
    • $3.95 plus tax Single Ride Ticket is for ONE (1) RIDE on the Train OR Carousel
    • Train & Carousel tickets stop being sold at 8:00 pm during Glow Wild.
    • Ride tickets are for Glow Wild operation only and are not valid for any other event or during daytime hours.
    • Admission into the event is NOT included with the purchase of ride tickets and must be purchased separately.
    • Single ride tickets allow for one (1)  person to have access to one (1) ride on the train or carousel.
    • Train and carousel are for ages 2 years and up.
    • Children under 2 years old must be accompanied by a paying adult on the train and carousel
    • Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult on the train
    • Purchase Train tickets onsite at the Train Depot and Carousel tickets onsite at the Nourish205 restaurant walk-up window. 
    • Guests cannot purchase ride tickets at the front gate or online. 
    • Full Moon Wild Slide is closed for repairs and renovation until further notice.

 WEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAY
TRAIN Glow Wild5:00 pm - 8:45 pm5:00 pm - 8:45 pm5:00 pm - 8:45 pm5:00 pm - 8:45 pm5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
CAROUSEL Glow Wild5:00 pm - 8:45 pm5:00 pm - 8:45 pm5:00 pm - 8:45 pm5:00 pm - 8:45 pm5:00 pm - 8:45 pm

 


 

PLEASE NOTE

  • Glow Wild is a weather-dependent event with nights being subject to cancellation.
  • Please be aware that as a night event, our Zoo animals will not be viewable during Glow Wild.
  • Purchase Glow Wild admission tickets online before your visit to avoid long lines at the ticket booths and to obtain discounted pricing.
  • Please allow yourself one hour and a half (90-minutes) to fully experience Glow Wild and more time if riding the train and/or carousel.
  • Glow Wild takes place on select nights now until January 17, 2022, from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm
  • Check event dates to purchase admission tickets – HERE
  • Rides on the train and/or carousel require a ticket that can be purchased for an additional cost.
  • Train and Carousel tickets are available onsite and sold separately.
  • Admission into the event is NOT included with the purchase of ride tickets and must be purchased separately. 
  • Online ticket sales stop at 8:00 pm
  • Onsite tickets sales stop at 8:00 pm
  • Entry into Glow Wild stops at 8:00 pm
  • Members receive a 30% off discount on Glow Wild admission tickets – HERE
  • Member Plus receives free unlimed ride wristband(s) on the train and carousel that are available onsite at the ticket booth – must show Membership Card.
  • Event Map – View HERE 

 

 


Glow Wild is made possible by Supporting Sponsors Chick-fil-A Birmingham, UAB Callahan Eye Hospital & Clinics, and Abogados Centro Legal