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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: Daily

Please note we are closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Protective Life Carousel Rides

9am - 4:45pm — Every Day

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 — Every Day

Cost: $3.50 plus tax

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

9:30am — Every Day

Sea Lion Training

10am — Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
2pm — Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Full Moon BBQ Wild Slide

10am - 4:45pm — Every Day

Cost: $3.50 plus tax

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

Jane H. Brock Soaring Safari Zipline Adventure

10:30am - 4:30pm — Saturday, Sunday

For details, click here.

Elephant Chat

11am — Saturday, Sunday

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.