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Veterans Day Weekend at the Zoo 2023

In honor of Veteran's Day, the Zoo will be offering FREE admission to veterans, active and retired military, including five dependents (up to s total) on Saturday, November 11 through Sunday, November 12. Guests must show proof of military service (military ID card, dependent ID card, or driver’s license with veteran’s designation) at the ticket […]


Zoo Year’s Eve Celebrations

ZOO YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATIONS PLANNED AT BIRMINGHAM ZOO Get an early start to 2024. Swing into the New Year. Two Zoo Year’s Eve celebrations featuring Jingles, a giant plush monkey, are planned for Sunday, December 31. These are very family friendly events for those who may have trouble staying up until midnight. The giant 5-foot […]

FREE E-Recycling Day at the Zoo

Always a successful event, Jefferson County Commission will be holding another FREE E-Recycling Day at the Birmingham Zoo on Saturday, January 27 from 9:00 am until 11:30 am. This event is rain or shine, but lightning or severe weather may cause collection to be paused for the safety for staff and attendees. Below is a […]

The Great Backyard Bird Count

Please join us! Audubon Bird Walk: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.* Birmingham Zoo Activities: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. *pre-registration with Audubon required The Birmingham Zoo is excited to partner with the Birmingham Audubon Society for the annual Great Backyard Bird Count. Before the Zoo opens, Alabama Audubon will lead a birding walk through the […]

Spire Safari Challenge Day

Join us for Spire Safari Challenge Day – Feb. 24 Come join us at Spire Safari Challenge Day for fun, prizes and activities! When: Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Where: Birmingham Zoo, 2630 Cahaba Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223 Bring a canned good to benefit the Community Foodbank of Central Alabama and get 10% […]

Spring Break at Your Zoo!

Spring into Adventure! Welcome to the ultimate spring adventure at your Birmingham Zoo! Spring 2024 is set to be a season of exploration, education, and unforgettable family moments. Starting March 13, your Birmingham Zoo is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. The zoo will be open the Monday and Tuesday of […]

Farm Day

Join your Birmingham Zoo on Saturday, April 20 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. for Farm Day! Celebrate Alabama's farming heritage and learn about how we care for our farm animals and conserve our local, native wildlife. Guests can create rural-themed arts and crafts, experience a sheep shearing by our Animal Care Professionals, meet local […]

Alabama Bird Search – Youth Challenge 2024

Alabama Bird Search – Youth Challenge 2024 What is the Alabama Bird Search – Youth Challenge?  Birmingham Zoo is excited to announce the first annual Alabama Bird Search - Youth Challenge (ABS) and T-shirt Art Contest. During this state-wide, twenty-four-hour competitive birding event, youth teams ranging from prekindergarten through high school will compete against other […]

‘Tails in the Trails 2024

Purchase your tickets for this fabulous fundraiser benefiting 'Fund Carlito's Casa'! Your Birmingham Zoo’s Junior Board invites you to their 14th Annual ‘Tails in the Trails event on Friday, May 10 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Come party with us on the Trails of Africa at this outdoor celebration with music, animal encounters, small bites from […]

Zoo Brews

Experience more than 20 breweries from all over Alabama and the southeast while you travel through the Zoo! Perfect for adults 21 and up, this event is a signature favorite! Attendees will delight in tasty selections from local food truck vendors. Come sample tastings from Abita, Avondale, BBL, Bold Rock Cider, Braided River Brewing, Cahaba Brewing, […]

Pancakes and Princesses

Hear ye, hear ye – Princes and Princesses! Join your Birmingham Zoo for an enchanted day with our magical court of characters during the Royal Pancakes and Princesses Breakfast! Taking place on Saturday, June 15 on the Balcony and Terraces of the Zoo's Administration Building. First Seating: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - SOLD OUT Second Seating: 10:30 […]