Birmingham Zoo
  • Today's Regular Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Guests with Mobility Impairments

Guests with Mobility Impairments

Although some pathways feature grades that are steeper than others, Birmingham Zoo is wheelchair accessible.  In some cases, please look for signs directing to special access.  Personal wheelchairs or electric carts are welcome inside the Zoo.

Accessible parking spaces are available for guests with disabilities in the main parking lot on a first-come, first-served basis; there is ramp accessibility at the main entrance.

The train and carousel are wheelchair-accessible.  The Zoo’s restaurants have wheelchair-accessible entrances and table accommodations. Family restrooms which accommodate wheelchairs and companions are located at the Primate Building and at Safari Peak.

A limited quantity of manual strollers, wheelchairs and  electric carts are available for rent inside the Zoo on a first-come, first-served basis.  Due to the popularity of these rentals, we are unable to guarantee availability or reserve equipment.  Rental fee plus a held photo ID as a deposit are required to rent all equipment.


  • Single Stroller: $9 (plus tax)

  • Double Stroller: $11 (plus tax)

  • Manual Wheelchair: $10 (plus tax)

  • ECV: $25 (plus tax)