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Valentine’s Day at the Birmingham Zoo

VALENTINE’S DAY ENRICHMENT: Join us on Valentine’s Day as members of our animal family enjoy special holiday themed enrichment! Guests are welcome to watch from the viewing areas outside of the animal habitats. Photos and video of the enrichment are welcome! WHEN Valentine’s Day on Thursday, February 14 ? SCHEDULE 9am – 10am Coyotes and ... Read More

Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun – February 8th – February 10th

Here are our top picks for Weekend fun around the Magic City Marvel Universe Live! BJCC LEgacy Arena If you’ve been following us on social media, then you know that Marvel has taken over Birmingham and we can’t recommend this show enough! Marvel fans, assemble for this live, legendary battle to defend the universe from ... Read More

Great Backyard Bird Count

The Birmingham Zoo and Birmingham Audubon are teaming up for our annual Great Backyard Bird Count! The event unites birdwatchers from across the globe as they track bird species found in their own backyards, parks and local spaces. Seasonal bird counts have been a central part of Birmingham Audubon’s work ever since its founding in 1946. Hear ... Read More

15th Annual Chili Cook-Off

The Chili Cook-Off is The Exceptional Foundation’s largest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds from this event are a significant source of funding for our programs at The Exceptional Foundation where we strive to meet the social and recreational needs of individuals of all ages that are mentally challenged. Join us on Saturday, March 2nd for the ... Read More

Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun February 1st – 3rd

Tops picks for weekend fun in the Magic City! National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day – Bluff Park Ice Cream Shoppe Celebrate national ice cream for breakfast day with our delicious homemade Belgian waffle ice cream sundaes! Saturday, 8am – 10:30am Groundhog Day with a Twist at the Birmingham Zoo Due to Birmingham Bill going ... Read More

Big Machines Day at McWane Science Center

Get your motors running and head over to McWane Science Center for a truckload of fun. Spend a constructive day getting up close and personal with some big machines including backhoes, excavators, dump trucks, loaders, dozers and cranes! Learn the science of simple machines and participate in fun building programs throughout the day! Machines provided ... Read More

Spring Zoo Camps Birmingham Zoo

The Birmingham Zoo has some great camps coming up to keep the kiddos busy, registration is open now! KID’S DAY OUT CAMP is just around the corner on FEBRUARY 18 for their President’s Day Camp! . Register your child for this amazing hands-on learning camp! Kids will have a blast with ‘zoo-learning’ science, nature play ... Read More

Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun Jan 25th – 27th

Top picks for Weekend Fun in the ‘Ham! Birmingham Bulls Hockey – Pelham Ice Complex Vs Roanoke As You Walk Through the Door, Your Hearts Starts Pumping! The irresistible lure of HOCKEY and the buzz of a packed house causes your ADRENALIN to surge. The music is PUMPING, the lights fade and the smoke swirls ... Read More

Beaker Bash 2019: Carnivale

At McWane Science Center, science is a celebration full of magical experiences, forces of nature, and fun. So, we feel it is only fitting that we theme Beaker Bash 2019 to illustrate the incredible wonders of science. As such, we are excited to unveil to you our theme for the 2019 event: “Carnivale”. This February, ... Read More

Martin Luther King Jr Day at the Birmingham Zoo

In the spirit of service, the Zoo will be hosting a Food Drive in partnership with the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama on Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 21, 2019. Guests are encouraged to bring a non-perishable or canned food item* and will receive half-price admission* to the Zoo.  While you’re here, watch a ... Read More