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December 2018

Winter Break Camp

December 20, 2018 @ 8:30 am - December 21, 2018 @ 3:30 pm

We are excited to introduce Winter Break Camp as part of our Zoo Camp program at the Birmingham Zoo! Our camps have always been amazing, but this year we have revamped the program to include even more hands-on science, nature play, conservation and ‘zoo-learning’! Our camps are educational and encourage active learning through games, crafts, age-appropriate explorations, and special encounters with a variety of our resident animals. Rich in STEM-based explorations, these camps engage the natural curiosity of a child…

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ZooLight Safari presented by Wells Fargo

December 26, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - December 31, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

Join us for another magical holiday season as twinkling lights illuminate the Zoo for a dazzling 19 nights! Watch as the Birmingham Zoo comes alive for a jubilant holiday celebration at our 25th annual ZooLight Safari presented by Wells Fargo! Be amazed by enchanting illuminations and sparkling lights. Enjoy the sounds of seasonal songs and holiday classics as you delight in delicious treats and decadent desserts at the S’mores & More station! Take a merry ride on the Shipt Candy…

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Winter Break Camp

December 27, 2018 @ 8:30 am - December 28, 2018 @ 3:30 pm

We are excited to introduce Winter Break Camp as part of our Zoo Camp program at the Birmingham Zoo! Our camps have always been amazing, but this year we have revamped the program to include even more hands-on science, nature play, conservation and ‘zoo-learning’! Our camps are educational and encourage active learning through games, crafts, age-appropriate explorations, and special encounters with a variety of our resident animals. Rich in STEM-based explorations, these camps engage the natural curiosity of a child…

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January 2019

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Food Drive – Half-Price Admission

January 21

In the spirit of service, the Zoo will be hosting a Food Drive in partnership with the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama on Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 21, 2019. Guests are encouraged to bring a non-perishable or canned food item* and will receive half-price admission* to the Zoo.  While you’re here, watch a sea lion demonstration, take a ride on the Red Diamond Express, the Protective Life Carousel and much more! *Limit one ticket per guest. Cannot be…

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Integrated STEM Workshop

January 22 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

  See the Zoo in a whole new way! This workshop will engage you in utilizing the Zoo and its animals as a resource to integrate engineering concepts into your curriculum. Information provided will be guided by Alabama College and Career Ready Standards and Scientific and Engineering Practices (SEP’s). Recommended Grade Levels: 3 – 12 *CEU’s available upon completion of the workshop.**This workshop is for Teachers   WORKSHOP FOR Teachers DATE Tuesday, January 22, 2019 TIME 8:00am – 3:00pm WHERE Birmingham…

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Federal Employees Free Admission During Government Shutdown

January 25

The Birmingham Zoo is offering free admission to all federal employees and their families for the duration of the federal government shutdown. Effective now, visitors may redeem this special free admission by showing valid federal government employment ID at any Zoo ticketing booth. Exciting activities include watching a sea lion demonstration (daily), Predator Zone lion training (weekends) and much more! The Birmingham Zoo is open daily from 9am to 5pm. WHAT FREE admission to all federal employees and their families…

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Federal Employees Receive Free Admission

January 26 - February 10

The Birmingham Zoo is offering free admission to all federal employees and their families, in honor of their work for our country and to say Thank You! Effective now, visitors may redeem this special free admission by showing valid federal government employment ID at any Zoo ticketing booth. Exciting activities include watching a sea lion demonstration (daily), Predator Zone lion training (weekends) and much more! The Birmingham Zoo is open daily from 9am to 5pm. WHAT FREE admission to all federal employees and…

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February 2019

Groundhog Day Celebration with a Twist

February 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:45 am

The Birmingham Zoo is celebrating Groundhog Day with a twist this year! Due to Birmingham Bill going through hibernation at this time, the Birmingham Zoo will be having a prediction with one of the Zoo’s opossums, a native species to Alabama. Join the Zoo for the Groundhog (Opossum) Day prediction at the Birmingham Zoo’s UAB Callahan Eye Hospital Wildlife Stage to learn about Groundhog Day traditions from all over the world and find out if we’ll have six more weeks of winter.…

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Valentine’s Day Enrichment

February 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us on Valentine's Day as members of our animal family enjoy special holiday themed enrichment! Guests are welcome to watch from the viewing areas outside of the animal habitats. Photos and video of the enrichment are welcome! WHEN Valentine's Day on Thursday, February 14 SCHEDULE 9am - 10am Coyotes and Fishing Cats at the Predator building 10:30am Raptors in Children's Zoo 11:30am Komodo Dragon 1:45pm Elephants in Trails of Africa Afternoon various Primates  **Enrichment activities are FREE when you…

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Great Backyard Bird Count

February 16 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Birmingham Zoo and Birmingham Audubon are teaming up for our annual Great Backyard Bird Count! The event unites birdwatchers from across the globe as they track bird species found in their own backyards, parks and local spaces. Seasonal bird counts have been a central part of Birmingham Audubon’s work ever since its founding in 1946. Hear bird watching tips from Birmingham Audubon experts and take part in bird conservation activities in the Junior League of Birmingham –  Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo and Alabama Wilds.…

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