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

Visitor Info

Daily Activities

Regular Zoo Hours: Wednesday – Sunday | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

 

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*Entry into the Zoo stops ONE HOUR before closing.

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Daily Weekday Schedule | Wednesday – Friday

  •  9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. – Red Diamond Express Train

  • 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. – Children Splashpad

  • 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. – Full Moon Bar-B-Que Adventure Tower

  • 9:30 a.m. – Goat or Sheep Walk in Alabama Wilds

  • 10:00 a.m. – Reptile Keeper Chat

  • 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Lorikeet Feedings

  • 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. – Giraffe Feedings

  • 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Contact Yard at Alabama Wilds

  • 11:00 a.m. – Elephant Keeper Chat

  • 11:15 a.m. – Ambassador Animal Chat – Alabama Wilds

  • 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. – Giraffe Feedings

  • 1:30 p.m. – Lion Keeper Chat

  • 2:00 p.m. – Primate/South America Keeper Chat

  • 2:15 p.m. – Ambassador Animals – Alabama Wilds


Weekend Schedule | Saturday – Sunday & Holidays

  • 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. – Red Diamond Express Train

  • 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. – Full Moon Bar-B-Que Adventure Tower

  • 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. – Children Splashpad

  • 9:30 a.m. – Goat or Sheep Walk in Alabama Wilds

  • 10:00 a.m. – Reptile Keeper Chat

  • 10:00 to 11:30 p.m. – Giraffe Feedings

  • 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Lorikeet Feedings

  • 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Contact Yard at Alabama Wilds

  • 11:00 a.m. – Elephant Keeper Chat

  • 11:15 a.m. – Ambassador Animal Chat – Alabama Wilds

  • 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. – Giraffe Feedings

  • 1:30 p.m. – Lion Keeper Chat

  • 2:00 p.m. – Primate/South America Keeper Chat

  • 2:15 p.m. – Ambassador Animals – Alabama Wilds

*All activities are subject to change due to weather, staffing, and the ever-changing needs of the animals.
Please check specific schedules upon arrival.


Rides

Ride tickets are sold in the gift shop or anywhere concessions are sold within the Zoo. All rides are weather and staffing permitting and are subject to change.

CLOSED Attraction

Carousel closed for refurbishment. 


  • Family PLUS Member update! 

    • Our Family PLUS membership is still unavailable at this time. Per the feedback we’ve received from you in person and through our recent annual survey, we are working hard to make improvements to our attractions and their consistent availability in order to bring this membership type back to you in the future.
  • Ride tickets are for daytime operation only and are not valid for special events

    • One ticket per person per ride, ages 2 years and up.
    • Children under 2 years old must be accompanied by a paying adult on the train and carousel.
    • Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult chaperone on the train.
    • Children must be 42″ to ride the new Adventure Tower.
  • Limited Capacity & Cleaning

    • The train and carousel will be operating at limited capacity to ensure riders are at safe distance from one another.
    • In addition, the train and carousel will be thoroughly disinfected and cleaned after each ride.
  • PLEASE NOTE

    • Ride tickets are non-refundable but are date-transferable up to one year after the purchase date.
    • Zoo Discounts for rides cannot be combined with any additional coupons, specials, or offers.
    • *All rides are weather dependent and subject to change.

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Spire Safari Challenge »

Come to the zoo to play! — Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Have you ever wondered how the Birmingham Zoo’s animals keep warm in Birmingham’s colder winter climate? Spire and the Birmingham Zoo have created a fun, interactive scavenger hunt safari you can play to learn more about the Zoo’s animals and enter to win a family prize pack!