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

Visitor Info

Daily Activities


Welcome back to your Zoo!


Online reservations are required!

The Birmingham Zoo will be reopening in phases and operating with limited capacity. For the health and safety of our staff, guests, and animals, we have made significant changes to the ticketing and entry process, as well as our daily operations. 

Please read carefully before planning your visit.


Limited Amenities

  • Food Service  options have been reduced. Wild Burger outdoor dining will be the only restaurant open. Side Track concessions stand will be open.
  • Indoor Retail  The Gift Shop will be closed
  • Outdoor Retail  Guests can purchase merchandise at gift kiosks located at the exit gate in Children’s Zoo
  • Drinking Fountains will be disabled but water bottle filling stations will be operational
  • Rentals Strollers will not be available for rent during this time
  • Purchasing Credit card will be the only accepted form of payment. Cash will NOT be accepted to buy tickets, food, or merchandise


Closed Buildings, Areas & Attractions

  • Outdoor Only The Birmingham Zoo will be operating as an outdoor experience in a park environment
  • Zoo Grounds will be open, but buildings, interactive experiences, playgrounds, Henley Park, and all rides will be closed
  • Experiences & Encounters including Behind-the-Scenes programs, shows and demonstrations, have been postponed
  • ZOO MAP Download a copy of our one-way path map of the Zoo, here

Rides & Attractions 

  • Carousel
  • Splash Pads
  • Wild Slide
  • Train


Animal Buildings

  • Predators
  • South America/Primates
  • Reptiles

Food & Retail

  • Nourish 205
  • Gift Shop

Play Areas

  • Junior League of Birmingham Playground (Parking Lot)
  • Children’s Zoo Playground
  • Trails of Africa Playground
  • Nature Play Space on Henley Park

Encounters & Experiences 

  • Lorikeet Aviary
  • Giraffe Encounter & Feedings
  • Predator Zone Lion Training
  • Sea Lion Show
  • Wildlife Show
  • Camel rides
  • Flamingo Feeding
  • Goat Walk
  • Ambassador Animals
  • Behind-the-Scenes Encounters
  • Chipangali Research Station