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Birmingham Zoo attracts locals and visitors year round

Birmingham Zoo color logo
Birmingham Zoo color logo
courtesy of Birmingham Zoo

The Birmingham Zoo attracts thousands each year during two annual events – Boo at the Zoo during the month of October and Zoolight Safari during the month of December.

For birthdays not soon forgotten, the zoo also offers a choice of two birthday party packages.

The zoo also hosts meetings, reunions, parties and dinners with food provided by one of five approved caterers.

Camps serving grades K-4 through grade 12 allow children and teens to make full use of their summer and school year breaks, while children from six months to five years may participate in year-round classes at the zoo.

Extending the fun into the evening, the zoo offers Twilight Tours and Zoo Snoozes for groups of 15 or more.

With more than 800 animals and over 450,000 visitors each year, The Birmingham Zoo is the most popular not-for-profit attraction in the state of Alabama. More than 200 species of birds, reptiles and mammals make their home at the zoo.

In addition to the animals, the zoo features a water park, train rides and a carousel.

Planning your visit

The zoo, open year round from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. The cost of admission is $12 for adults and $7 for children 6-12 years old and seniors 65 and older. Visitors receive half off the regular admission price each Tuesday. Train and carousel tokens may be purchased for $2.50 each.

The Birmingham Zoo is an independent, not for profit, 501 (c) (3) organization located at 2630 Cahaba Road, Birmingham, AL 35223. For more information, call (205)879-0409 or visit

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