Spring Time at the Birmingham Zoo

Spring Birmingham ZooSpring time is always one of our favorite times to visit the zoo, as the weather warms up it’s a great way to get out and enjoy the weather and hopefully catch the animals out enjoying it too! In addition to their Spring Break Camps, here are some other things you can expect to see and do at the Zoo this Spring!

Pirates at the Birmingham Zoo

Most Pirates set sail but this spring you’re invited to set rail on the all new Pirate Train ride! The Zoo’s newest attraction promises to be both entertaining as well as inspiring and is designed to send an important message about Water Conservation. Guests of all ages will enjoy dozens of life-size animatronic swashbucklers who are taking over the Zoo trains this May!

Welcome Khan!

An all-new jaguar exhibit is coming to the Zoo and will open this spring! The exhibit will be home to Khan, a three year old male jaguar, that was born at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. Unlike most cats, jaguars enjoy being in the water and Khan is no exception! There are only an estimated 15,000 jaguars left in the world and you’ll have the opportunity to learn through educational messaging how you can help this amazing species survive.

You’re invited to see the construction of the exhibit going on now, and to visit this spring to see Khan in his new home. Don’t miss out on being the first to see the new exhibit this spring!

World Water Day

March 15th, 10am – 2pm

World Water Day began in 1992 when it was established in a United Nations Conference. It is a day that aims to bring awareness to water conservation issues that are currently occurring. Enjoy a day of learning, fun and activities at the Zoo.


10am-2pm: Seafood Watch Cart at Sea Lions
10am-2pm: Educational Activities in the Children’s Zoo
10am-2pm: Cahaba River Keeper Booth
10am-2pm: Turkey Creek Nature Preserve Booth
10am-2pm: Leave No Trace Booth
10:30am: Fishing Cat Keeper Chat
2pm: Fishing Cat Keeper Chat
3pm: Sea Lion Water Conservation Keeper Chat and Training Demo

Freestyle Your Spring Break!
Freestylin’ is a new way to do Zoo Camp! Campers will have the freedom choose their activities throughout the day. A few options might include Zoo hikes, games, ride the train, carousel or slide, create crazy crafts, see an animal show or relax and watch a movie! Freestylin’ is designed for your camper by your camper.

Visit our Spring Break Camp List for More Information

Kori Bustard Day

April, 1st 10am – 3pm

You’re invited to join the Birmingham Zoo for Kori Bustard Day on Saturday, April 1 from 10am-3pm. This day will be celebrating the Kori Bustard, the heaviest flying bird in the world. The Birmingham Zoo has one of the largest collections of Kori Bustards in the world and paves the way in chick raising techniques. Enjoy special Kori Bustard enrichments, a feeding, children’s activities and more! See below for a schedule of the day’s activities.


10am-3pm: Children’s Activities including games, coloring, temporary tattoos and flying demonstration)
: Keeper Chat and Kori Bustard Feeding
1:30pm: Keeper Chat and Kori Bustard Feeding
2:30pm: Keeper Chat and Kori Bustard Feeding

Farm Day
April 8th,  10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Gopher Tortoise Day
April 8th 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Breakfast with the Bunny
April 15th 7:30 am – 10:00 am
Non-Members- $30.00-Adults, $25.00-Kids
Members- $25.00-Adults, $20.00-Kids
*Tax included
Reserve and Purchase Tickets HERE

Eggstravaganza – Birmingham’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt
April 15th 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

For more ideas on how to enjoy Spring and your Spring break around Birmingham, check out our list of Spring Break ideas for Families!



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