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

Visitor Info

Group Reservations

Attention all school, church, business or community groups, book your trip to the Birmingham Zoo today! It only takes a minimum of 15 people to be considered as a group. Being a group allows for discounts on admission and rides, which include the train, carousel and slide. After completing the reservation form below, we will be in touch to confirm your visit date. Group reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.

You can also go on an adventure with a Field Experience where Zoo Educators will take your group to study specific exhibits in depth.

If you have older students in your group, we offer Zoo University for grades 7-12 where Zoo Educators will teach a variety of topics such as conservation and its different effects on the environment. Whatever you want to do at the Zoo, we look forward to making your group trip the wildest it can be!





Educational Group

(Minimum 15 guests and Tax Exempt # / EIN / Federal Tax ID)

  • Admission Only: $8 each for Adults and Children
  • Admission Plus Unlimited Ride Wristbands: $13 each for Adults and Children
  • Field Experience: $4 each
  • Zoo University: $6 each
  • Payment should be received no later than 24 hours in advance. (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.
  • 1 FREE teacher admission for every 10 paying students (up to 10). Bus drivers and nurses are always complimentary.

Basic Group Pricing

(Minimum 15 guests without Tax Exempt #)

  • 20% discount off regular admission: $12.80* for Adults
  • 20% discount off regular admission: $8.80* for Children
  • 20% discount on unlimited ride wristband: $8.00* each
  • Field Experience: $4* each
  • Zoo University: $6* each

*Plus Tax

Payment Details

  • A $100 non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking. Deposit will hold specific date/time and be applied to your balance.
  • Balance is due 14 days prior to your visit.
  • We accept school checks and all major credit cards. No personal checks.

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.