The Birmingham Zoo

Category: Amusement Parks, Entertainment, Family Fun Outdoors, Party Places


One of the state’s most popular attractions, the Birmingham Zoo, is an ever-evolving adventure. Guests come from around the Southeast to see animals such as red pandas, lions, giraffes, orangutans, rhinos, bears, elephants, sea lions, zebras, a jaguar, and many more.

From Trails of Africa to the Children’s Zoo and everything in-between, the Birmingham Zoo features animals from all over the world, with signage highlighting the Zoo’s amazing animal care, conservation initiatives, and Species Survival Plans.

With approximately 550 animals of 180 species and endangered species from 6 continents, the Birmingham Zoo’s 122-acre site is the perfect place to visit any time of the year.

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Address: 2630 Cahaba Road Birmingham, AL 35223
Phone 1: 205-879-0409
Web: Click to visit us online
Venue Type: Outdoor Family Attraction

Hours of Operation:

The Birmingham Zoo is open to the public Wednesday – Sunday / 9am – 5pm.
Private tours are held on Monday and Tuesday at 10am.

Holidays observed:
Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
Early Closing on Thursday, December 23 at 1pm

In Business Since: Since 1955
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The Birmingham Zoo is a great place for a family outing! With the many outdoor learning opportunities, the Zoo makes a great place to have fun while connecting to the natural world and learning as a whole family. Our fun daytime and evening family programs are a great way to learn more about the animals, conservation and much more! Visit our website for more information.

Price Range for Services: Adults: $17.95, Seniors (65+): $14.95, Children ages 2-12: $12.95. Infants under age 2 do not need a ticket.
Packages Available: Discounted rates for groups of 15 and more. Our playground pavilion is a great place to host your Birthday Party – and it’s FREE! (No reservation needed – playground pavilion is first come first serve. Located in the main parking lot green space)
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