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

Visitor Info

Group Reservations

It only takes a minimum of 15 people to be considered as a group. Coming to the Zoo as a group allows for discounts on admission and rides, which include our Red Diamond Express Train, Protective Life Carousel, and Full Moon BBQ Wild Slide. After completing the reservation form below, we will be in touch to confirm your visit date. Please note, group reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance. You may complete your reservation even if you do not know your exact number of attendees. Simply estimate the number you will have coming and we can update the information later.

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Group Pricing

Educational Group Pricing*

(Tax Exempt groups of 15 or more)

  • Admission Only: $8 each for Adults and Children
  • Admission Plus Unlimited Ride Wristbands: $13 each for Adults and Children
  • Field Experience: $4 each for students only (teachers/chaperones may observe for FREE)
  • Zoo University: $6 each for students only (teachers/chaperones may observe for FREE)
  • 1 FREE teacher admission for every 10 paying students (up to 10). Bus drivers and nurses are always complimentary.

*Tax Exempt groups are schools, churches, and non-profit organizations. A Tax ID is required to receive educational pricing.

Basic Group Pricing**

( Non-Tax Exempt groups of 15 or more)

  • Adult Admission Only (ages 12+): $12.50 + tax
  • Child Admission Only (ages 2-12): $8.50 + tax
  • Infant (ages 0-23 months): Free
  • Unlimited Ride Wristband: $8.00 + tax

**Basic groups are families, scout troops, or for profit organizations

Educational Programs

Want to add something special to your trip? Try an educational program! We currently offer Field Experiences where your students and a Zoo Educator can explore specific areas of the Zoo and learn a bit more about our animals. Or if you have older students, check out our Zoo University programs. These programs are 2 hours long and take place in our education classroom and out in the Zoo and feature subjects like Elephant Observation, The Role of Genetics in the Modern Zoo, and more! To find out more about our educational programs click here.

Lunch at the Zoo

It’s always fun to have lunch at the Zoo! You can bring your lunch and enjoy our picnic tables behind our front gate area or pavilion in the east parking lot area. Tables are first come, first served. You can also pre-order your lunch with us and we’ll do all the work for you! To pre-order your lunch with us, please fill out the lunch section on the “Book your trip here” form.

 

Payment Details

  • Payment should be received no later than 24 hours in advance of your trip to the Zoo. Please allow 5-7 business days when mailing payment. All groups who prepay in full will receive four FREE regular admission tickets for use on a future visit. This incentive may be used by the group’s coordinator, the school or business itself, or be used as a fund raiser for the organization.
  • If you are unable to pay for your trip in advance, you may pay for trip the day you attend.
  • We accept school checks and all major credit cards. No personal checks.
  • All Group Pricing is valid for one transaction/payment per group. This means that the entire group must be paid together. Anyone not paid as part of the group must purchase regular price tickets at the front gate.
  • Please tell your parents and chaperones that if they would like to receive the group rate, they must pay through your organization to be included in the single group payment. If your group is paying the day of, 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 Group Rates, but they are welcome to visit the Front Gate for regular admission.
  • Zoo Memberships may be used for admission only. Rides and other programs must be paid for with the group.

GROUP FAQS


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 to be included in a single payment. If your group is paying the day of, 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 Group Rates, but they are welcome to visit the Front Gate for regular admission. Zoo Memberships may be used for admission only. Rides and other programs must be paid for by the group. As always, special accommodations can be made for special needs groups by calling our Groups Department at 205.870.5230.