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  • 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.


Summer Hours

Monday – Friday  9:00am – 5:00pm

    Saturday & Sunday  9:00am – 6:00pm

Early Closing

Saturday, August 3   9:00am – 4:00pm

 

Onsite Admission Tickets stop being sold one hour before Zoo closing.

Entry into the Zoo stops fifteen minutes before closing.

 


 

Splash Pads

9am - 5pm — Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
9am - 6pm — Saturday, Sunday

Weather dependent

Protective Life Carousel Rides

9am - 5pm — Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
9am - 6pm — Saturday, Sunday

Cost: $3.50 plus tax

Children under two, receive a free ride on the carousel with a paid accompanying adult. Children two and older must have a ride ticket.

Weather dependent.

Full Moon BBQ Wild Slide

9am - 5pm — Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
9am - 6pm — Saturday, Sunday

Cost: $3.50 plus tax

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

Weather dependent

Red Diamond Express Train Ride

9am - 5pm — Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
9am - 6pm — Saturday, Sunday

Cost: $3.50 plus tax

Weather dependent 

Goat Walk

9:30am — Every Day

This exciting experience is an enrichment activity/exercise for our goats and is not interactive for guests, but is viewable from the walking paths around Alabama Wilds. Please note, the route of the goat walk varies and goats may be walked through certain areas restricted to guests.

 

Schaeffer Eye Center Lorikeet Aviary

10am - 4pm — Every Day
10am - 5pm — Saturday, Sunday

Cost: $2 plus tax

Weather dependent

Kiwanis Giraffe Encounter

10am - 3pm — Every Day

Cost: $3.50 plus tax

Weather dependent

Red Diamond Sea Lion Show

10am — Every Day
2pm — Every Day

Camel Rides

10am - 5pm — Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
10am - 6pm — Saturday, Sunday

Cost: $5 plus tax – per rider

Weather dependent

Snake Feedings

11am — Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
1:30pm — Saturday

*Snake feedings will happen in the Reptile building.

UAB Callahan Eye Hospital Wildlife Show

11:00am — Every Day

Komodo Dragon Feedings

11am — Friday

Komodo Dragon feedings will happen in the Reptile building.

Alligator Feedings

11am — Monday

Alligator feedings will happen at the Alligator Habitat in the Bayou area.

Coca-Cola UNITED Predator Zone (Lion Training)

11:30am — Every Day
3pm — 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.

Animal Greetings at the UAB Callahan Eye Hospital Wildlife Stage

2:30pm — Every Day