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

Visitor Info

Group Reservations

Place a Group Reservation Request.

Access the Teacher Invoice Form.

Access the Group Meal Reservation Form.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

View theNew! graphic Field Trip Guide.

View theNew! graphic Dino Teacher Packet.



Categories Educational Group
with Tax Exempt # and 15 guests minimum.
Other Group
without Tax Exempt # and 15 guests minimum.
Regular Admission
Adults $6
If Included in School Pre-Paid Payment
If Included in School Payment
$13* $16*
If Paid Individually at Zoo Front Gate
Children $6
If Pre-Paid
If Paid Day of Visit
$9* $11*
Teachers/Bus Drivers Free!
(1 with every 10 paying students)
Train, Carousel, Slide 
Schaeffer Eye Center Lorikeet Feeding – Nectar Cups $1
DINO Discovery – They’re Back! Available March 19- July 31, 2016 $2
 Extinction is Forever Animal Ed. Program Live Animal Demonstration! For more information, click here. Available March 19- July 31, 2016 $2
Auditorium Program
For Auditorium Program Options, click here. For Dino Auditorium Program, click here.
$2 $2* N/A
Field Experience
For Field Experience Options, click here. For Dino Field Experience, click here.
$4 $4* N/A
*Plus Tax
All Group Pricing is valid for one transaction/payment per group. Please tell your parents and chaperones that if they would like to receive the group rate, they must pay through your organization for a single payment to be made. Please collect money from any parents/chaperones that are receiving the group rate prior to arriving at the Zoo. We CANNOT accept individual payments from parents/chaperones for either Group Rate, but they are more than welcome to visit the Front Gate for Regular Admission. Zoo Memberships DO NOT apply towards group purchases or activities of any kind.

Any additional teachers, staff, chaperones or parents who are attending the Zoo with the group will be required to pay the group admission rates. We only allow one payment per group – please coordinate with parents who will be accompanying your group to ensure that all funds are collected by school representatives prior to arrival at the Zoo. As always, special accommodations can be made for special needs groups by calling our Groups Department at 205-879-0409.

For more information, please click the links below:
Field Trip Teacher GuideNew! graphic
Field Trips Teacher Contact Sheet
Teacher Field Trip Organizer
Chaperone Field Trip Organizer

Attraction Group Rates

trainTrain Ride
Cost: $2
Free for children under 2| All others one ticket each

carouselCarousel Ride
Cost: $2
One ticket to ride (unless you are standing beside your child as he/she rides)

slidWild Slide
Cost: $2
Free for children under 2| All others one ticket each
Open daily 9am-11am by request.


DINO Discovery – They’re Back!
Cost: $2
Available March 19-July 31, 2016

education-classAnimal Educational Programs
Cost: $2
Teachers and Bus Drivers are Free. All others pay one fee per person. A private 20 minute educational program featuring live animals and biofacts. For more information, please click here.
*Groups booking Educational Programs in conjunction with their field trip are to submit a 25% deposit in the form of cash, credit card or check no less than 14 days prior to the date of your visit.

Auditorium Program Picture for Groups SiteAuditorium Program
Cost: $2
Ever wondered what type of digestive system a giraffe has? Or what sound does the fox really make? Or even what practical conservation steps you can offer your students? There is an auditorium program to address this and more. These 30 minute programs allow for your entire group to enjoy an interactive standard based experience that will reinforce classroom learning.

Field Experience picture for Groups siteField Experience
Cost: $4
Zoo Field Experiences are a great way to put classroom learning into action. Students will participate in a themed tour of a focused area in the Zoo featuring interactive, hands on, grade appropriate activities based on College and Career Readiness Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Field Experiences can be tailored to meet your group’s needs.