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.
(Tax Exempt groups of 15 or more)
*Tax Exempt groups are schools, churches, and non-profit organizations. A Tax ID is required to receive educational pricing.
( Non-Tax Exempt groups of 15 or more)
**Basic groups are families, scout troops, or for profit organizations
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.
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.
Refunds will be issued to the school. Teachers may come in person, call, or e-mail to ask for a refund if the refund amount due is over $35 (5 or more unused yellow wristbands or 3 or more unused blue wristbands are eligible for a refund). The Birmingham Zoo will process a check back to the school/organization that paid the original invoice. Please keep in mind that any extra wristbands may still be used by students or parents that couldn’t come on the trip. Wristbands are valid for future use for up to a year. Please allow at least two weeks for processing refunds. Please call or e-mail the groups department for any questions.
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.