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December 2017

ZooLight Safari Presented by Wells Fargo

December 29, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Watch as the Zoo comes alive for 18 nights of holiday-centric fun at ZooLight Safari presented by Wells Fargo! Be amazed by over one million lights, listen to holiday music and delight in festive snowfalls every night! Enjoy a ride on the Shipt Candy Cane Ride*, go for a spin on the Jingle Bell Carousel*, experience the thrill of the over 100 foot Yuletide Slide*, ride the Santa Rollers* and so much more. Take in the beauty of a decorated…

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ZooLight Safari Presented by Wells Fargo

December 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Watch as the Zoo comes alive for 18 nights of holiday-centric fun at ZooLight Safari presented by Wells Fargo! Be amazed by over one million lights, listen to holiday music and delight in festive snowfalls every night! Enjoy a ride on the Shipt Candy Cane Ride*, go for a spin on the Jingle Bell Carousel*, experience the thrill of the over 100 foot Yuletide Slide*, ride the Santa Rollers* and so much more. Take in the beauty of a decorated…

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ZooLight Safari Presented by Wells Fargo

December 31, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Watch as the Zoo comes alive for 18 nights of holiday-centric fun at ZooLight Safari presented by Wells Fargo! Be amazed by over one million lights, listen to holiday music and delight in festive snowfalls every night! Enjoy a ride on the Shipt Candy Cane Ride*, go for a spin on the Jingle Bell Carousel*, experience the thrill of the over 100 foot Yuletide Slide*, ride the Santa Rollers* and so much more. Take in the beauty of a decorated…

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January 2018

Special Saturdays

January 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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

January 15

In the spirit of service this holiday, bring any non-perishable or canned food item and receive half-price admission to the Zoo during the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama Food Drive*. 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 per guest. Cannot be combined with other offers.

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February 2018

Groundhog Day

February 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

All Alabamians want to know: will Birmingham Bill see his shadow or not? Join the Zoo for the annual Groundhog Day prediction at the Birmingham Zoo’s Schaeffer Eye Center Wildlife Stage and find out if we’ll have six more weeks of winter. Don’t miss a chance to play kid-friendly games, make a Groundhog craft and more. *In the chance of rain, the activities and prediction will be held at the Safari Peak. 9am-10am: Games and more 10am-10:30am: Wildlife Show and Weather Prediction 10:30am: Animal Photo Opportunity

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Special Saturdays

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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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Woo at the Zoo

February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join the Birmingham Zoo this Valentine’s day as we discuss “love” in the animal kingdom. You’re invited to sip and stroll through the Birmingham Zoo’s Predator Building as you enjoy live music, animal encounters and keeper chats. New this year! Enjoy a sampling of wines by Cat-N-Bird Winery. Reservations also include hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, and a souvenir champagne flute and photo. Advance tickets only – tickets are limited. This fun event for guests 21 and up is one you…

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Great Backyard Bird Count

February 17 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

This annual event unites birdwatchers from across the globe as they track bird species found in their own backyards, parks and local spaces. Hear bird watching tips from Birmingham Audubon Society experts and take part in bird conservation activities in the Junior League of Birmingham –  Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo and Alabama Wilds. Participants are invited to take part in the bird walk from 8am-10am and afterwards enjoy crafts and activities from 10am-2pm.

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March 2018

Member Appreciation Morning

March 3 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

As a thank you for supporting the Zoo, current Members are invited to join us for a special Member Appreciation Morning on Saturday, March 3 from 8am-9am. During this hour, Members can explore the Zoo before it opens to other guests, enjoy free rides, and special breakfast treats in the Membership Office. To become a Zoo Member to enjoy this event, free admission daily, and a variety of other perks, click here.

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