Every Tuesday in 2017 is Half-priced Birmingham Zoo Tickets. Some restrictions may apply.

May 20, 2017 - 7:30 am - 10:30 am, Annual Birmingham Zoo Run. All participants receive FREE zoo tickets and additional discount tickets for family good for the day of the run.

May 27-29, 2017 - Memorial Day Weekend - FREE admission to veterans, active and retired, and dependents with proper proof of military service. Some restrictions may apply.

June 17, 18, 2017 - Receive a FREE child's admission to the Birmingham Zoo with the purchase of a full-price adult admission ticket.

July 1 - 4, 2017 - FREE admission to veterans as well as all active and retired military and their dependents, with proof of military service.

October 7, 2017 - Birmingham Zoo Rocks - 9am-5pm. Children are encouraged to bring their own painted rock and receive FREE admission. Painted Zoo rocks will be available in Henley Park - leave your painted rock in Henley Park and take a new one!

Guests at the Birmingham Zoo can see a variety of snakes.

Guests at the Birmingham Zoo can see a variety of snakes.

The Birmingham Zoo offers a group discount to groups of 15 or more. Non-education groups can save a couple dollars per ticket and educational and non-profit groups can save over half-off the regular zoo ticket price. Reservations required.

Get cheap tickets for Birmingham Zoo by using the Senior rate that is offered to all those 65 and over.

All active duty Military receive a discount on Birmingham Zoo daily admission. Proper ID required.

The Zoo Train Ride is an additional fee. You can save a bit of money if you buy a three Train Ride package. 

You can sign up for the Zoonews email to be sent to you. This will keep you up-to-date on Birmingham Zoo deals and specials as well as other special events at the zoo.

If you have a membership to another zoo, you may qualify for a discounted or FREE admission. You must show your membership card and valid ID.

If you plan on visiting this zoo often or a few different zoos throughout the year, you will find that a Birmingham Zoo membership can help you save money. Zoo memberships offer free unlimited visits to the Birmingham Zoo as well as free or discounted admission to other zoos and aquariums throughout the U.S. for one year.  Other benefits include free admission to 17 nights of ZooLight Safari and discounts on gift shop merchandise, zoo classes, camps, events and birthday parties.

The zoo has a Twitter and Facebook page.  Zoo deals, specials, news and special events can be found on these pages.

Birmingham Zoo coupons, discounts, specials and deals are usually for a limited time and may have an expiration date.


Birmingham Zoo Information

 Address:  2630 Cahaba Road, Birmingham, Alabama 35223

Phone: 1-205-879-0409  

Website:  www.birminghamzoo.com

Animals:  Over 800                         

Size:  122 acres

About Birmingham Zoo

This Birmingham Zoo has been rated Alabama’s Number One Tourist Attraction by the Alabama Bureau of Tourism. The Alabama zoo is home to over 750 animals with over 250 species from 6 continents. Animals include lions, wallabies, snakes, flamingos, birds, tortoises, rhinos, monkeys and giraffes.

Trails of Africa is one of the first mixed species exhibits that features a bachelor elephant herd, red river hogs, giraffes, rhinos and antelopes together. Visitors will be able to view the animals in the open environment  from the ground or the air.

Other areas of the zoo include Fine Feathered Friends, Sensational Sea Lions, Gentle Giants, Savannah Safari, Cold Hearted Snakes, Ferocious Felines, Monkey Business, Wild in Your Backyard and Child’s Play. In addition, Birmingham Zoo has a Butterfly Encounter in the spring.


Birmingham Zoo Details

Regular Birmingham Zoo ticket prices are: Adults $16, Children (Ages 2-12) $11 and Children under 2 are FREE. Seniors over 65 $14 and Military $14.

Birmingham Zoo hours are 9am - 5pm everyday.  Summer hours are sometimes until 7pm.  The zoo sometimes has early closings.

The zoo is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  It is open Christmas Eve from 9am - 1pm.

The zoo offers the Train Ride, Carousel Ride, Lorikeet Feeding and the Foam Zone for an additional fee. Tokens for the rides can be bought at the front gate and at ride location.  

Food and drink are not allowed in the zoo.  However, there are picnic tables offered just outside the zoo for guests that bring their own food.