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Visitor Info

Daily Activities

Below are all of the regularly scheduled activities at the Zoo. If you’re looking for special events, head over to our Events page. If you’re looking for additional information about your visit, check out our Visitor Info page.

Regular Zoo Hours

9am to 5pm: Monday – Friday
9am to 7pm: Saturday – Sunday

*Please note, the Children’s Zoo will close at 3:30pm on August 19

Protective Life Carousel Rides

9am - 4:45pm — Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
9am - 6:45pm — Saturday, Sunday

Cost: $3.50 plus tax

Take a spin on the Zoo’s animal-themed carousel. There are an array of animals to choose from – a giraffe, rhinoceros, gorilla, cheetah, frog, zebra and many more. Pick your favorite and enjoy the ride!

Red Diamond Express Train Ride

9am - 4:45pm — Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
9am - 6:45pm — Saturday, Sunday

Cost: $3.50 plus tax

Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo Goat Walk

9:30am — Every Day

Kiwanis Giraffe Encounter & Feeding

9:30am - 11:30am — Every Day
1pm - 3pm — Every Day

Cost: $3 plus tax

Weather Permitting

Full Moon BBQ Wild Slide

10am - 4:45pm — Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
10am - 6:45pm — Saturday, Sunday

Cost: $3.50 plus tax

Riders must be 4 years of age and 40 inches tall to ride

Red Diamond Sea Lion Show

10:00am — Every Day
2:00pm — Every Day

Children’s Zoo Contact Yard

10am - 12pm — Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Camel Rides

10am - 5pm — Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
10am - 7pm — Saturday, Sunday

$5.50

Jane H. Brock Soaring Safari Zipline Adventure

10am - 4:30pm — Every Day

For details, click here.

Schaeffer Eye Center Lorikeet Feeding

10am - 4pm — Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
10am - 5pm — Saturday, Sunday

$1.65 per nectar cup

Elephant Chat

11am — Every Day

Behind-the-Scenes with Programs

11am — Monday
3pm — Every Day

Predator Zone (Lion Training)

11:30am — Every Day
3:30pm — Every Day

This exciting experience puts you face-to-face with African lions. Watch how the keepers care for the lions during this narrated presentation. Predator Zone features a training area where zookeepers and visitors are on the same level as the animals. See behind-the-scenes training that the keepers conduct on a daily basis to care for the Zoo’s lions.

Komodo Dragon Feeding

11:30am — Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Barn Yard Demo in the Corral

1:30pm — Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday