Birmingham Zoo
  • Today's Regular Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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 – Sunday

Carousel Rides

9am - 4:45pm — Every Day

Cost: $3.50

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!

Sea Lion Training Demonstration

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

Full Moon BBQ Wild Slide

10am - 4:45pm — Saturday, Sunday

Cost: $3.50

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

Predator Zone (Lion Training)

11:30am — Saturday, Sunday
3:30pm — Saturday, Sunday

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.

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

1:30pm — Every Day