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November 2017

United Way Canned Food Drive

November 18, 2017 - November 19, 2017

Help the Zoo give back to the community this fall with the annual United Way Food Drive! Bring any canned or non-perishable food item and receive half-price admission* on Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19. *Limit one discounted ticket per guest. Cannot be combined with other offers.

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Giving ZOOday

November 28, 2017

We have Thanksgiving. We have Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Now, we have Giving ZOOday. Giving ZOOday is a chance to demonstrate support for zoos working to preserve wildlife for generations to come. Demonstrate your support of the Zoo by contributing to the Capital Campaign to build the Asian Passage habitat, which will help to conserve wildlife for generations to come.  We have $400,000 more to raise in order to achieve the $18.6 million goal.  Your gift today, will make…

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December 2017

Toy Drive at the Zoo

December 1, 2017 - December 22, 2017

This holiday season, you can give the gift that keeps on giving. The Birmingham Zoo is hosting a toy drive for the Lovelady Center's Santa Shoppe Toy Drive. Donations include new and packaged toys. Items may be brought to the Zoo, or purchased in the gift shop. Donations purchased in the gift shop not only go to a child, but a portion of the proceeds benefit the Zoo and the animals! All donations are accepted through Friday, December 22. Donation…

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Shelby County Weekend

December 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - December 10, 2017 @ 9:00 pm

All Shelby County residents and employees can take advantage of a special buy one get one free ticket special to ZooLight Safari on December 8, 9 & 10 (with Shelby County ID). ZooLight Safari is held from 5-9pm on participating nights in December. Tickets are $10 for admission. The Zoo will also offer $20 off any Zoo Membership to all Shelby County residents and employees for this weekend.

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ZooLight Safari Presented by Wells Fargo – CANCELLED TONIGHT

December 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Due to inclement weather, ZooLight Safari is cancelled tonight, December 8.

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Special Saturdays

December 9, 2017 @ 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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ZooLight Safari Presented by Wells Fargo

December 9, 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 10, 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 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Special Polar Express Pajama Night on December 15! 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…

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Breakfast with Santa

December 16, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am

Santa is coming to the Birmingham Zoo for breakfast at 8am and 9:30am on Saturday, December 16! Make your reservations now for this popular holiday event. Enjoy a scrumptious scrambled egg, pancakes and sausage breakfast with orange juice and coffee at the Kudzoo Café followed by a visit from Ole Saint Nick himself. All children receive a special treat upon arrival. Event price includes Zoo admission for the day, an unlimited ride wristband, breakfast, activities and a visit with Santa.…

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