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.
9am to 5pm – Monday – Sunday
*Please note: Alabama Wilds will be closed March 6 – March 17
— Every Day
9am - 5pm — Every Day
All aboard! Take a scenic ride through the Zoo on the Birmingham Zoo Express or the Red Diamond Express. You’ll learn about many of the Zoo’s animals and exhibits from the Zoo’s train conductor.
9am - 5pm — Every Day
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!
9:30 am - 11:30 am — Every Day
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm — Every Day
Cost: $3 plus tax
10am - 4pm — Saturday, Sunday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm — Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm — Sunday
For more information on the Jane H. Brock Soaring Safari Zipline Adventure powered by Red Mountain Park, please click here.
10:00am — Saturday, Sunday
2:00pm — Saturday, Sunday
10 am - 4:30 pm — Saturday, Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm — Every Day
10am - 4pm — Every Day
Hand feed the beautiful lorikeets in the Schaeffer Eye Center Lorikeet Aviary.
Cost: $1.50 plus tax for nectar
10 am — Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
2 pm — Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
10 am - 4 pm — Every Day
Cost: $5 plus tax
11 am — Saturday, Sunday
11:00 am — Saturday, Sunday
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.
1:15pm — Every Day
A great way to see the Zoo’s American White Pelicans in action is to help feed them their favorite treat at the Pelican Pond! Learn interesting facts about these fascinating water birds while tossing fish right into their wide open bills.
1:30pm — Every Day
2 pm — Every Day
2:30 pm — Saturday
2:30pm — Thursday
3 pm — Saturday, Sunday
Located at the Schaeffer Eye Center Wildlife Stage
3 pm — Wednesday, Thursday