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

Visitor Info

Guided Tours and Experiences

coyote-kaya-002-birmingham-zoo-8-13-15-800x533Introducing NEW Guided Tours and Experiences at the Birmingham Zoo!

The Birmingham Zoo’s mission is to inspire passion for the natural world. We are putting our mission into action by now providing personal experiences for guests which build and strengthen connections to the lives of our resident animals and animals in the wild.

This new program will give guests a one of a kind experience that only the Zoo can provide! You will be able to engage with the Zoo in ways never possible before. Guided tours and experiences, whether front of house or back of house, will provide an opportunity for you to have a one on one interaction with staff that directly interact with and care for the animals.

This program has three different options, each providing a different view of the Zoo. Guided tours and experiences will change each quarter to provide guests a variety of different opportunities. Be sure to book your guided tour or experience in advance – spots are limited!

Birmingham Zoo Revealed

Join an educator for a personalized tour of a portion of the Birmingham Zoo and learn what it takes to maintain the well-being of our resident animals. Get a behind-the-scenes visit to the Animal Nutrition Center where all of the animals meals are prepared daily.

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Behind-the-Scenes Experience

Get a sneak peek at the places the Zoo animals call home when they’re behind-the-scenes, and hear directly from an Animal Care Professional about their experiences. Animals may or may not be present in the “off exhibit” areas of this experience.

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Animal Encounters

What does a rhino’s thick skin feel like? How long are a sea lion’s whiskers? Find out during this personalized, up-close encounter with the Zoo’s animals and an Animal Care Professional who cares for them.

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