Birmingham Zoo Prices, Membership & Hours Guide

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Birmingham Zoo Tickets & Membership Guide

Birmingham Zoo is worth the visit, as it offers a quick and convenient way to educate yourself on fascinating wildlife. 

It’s a perfect destination if you’re looking for a day-out trip from the hustle and bustle of the busy world. Birmingham Zoo is a fun-filled place where animal and wildlife enthusiasts can enjoy without spending too much and traveling more. 

Further, Birmingham Zoo has facilities that make it accessible to all. It has barbecue facilities for families who want to enjoy picnics, wheelchair facilities, and a playground for kids!

Visiting a Birmingham Zoo is a perfect plan to do in Sydney with your family and spend a day outdoors and witness the majestic creatures around you! 

Do you have plans to visit? Here is everything you need to know about this sanctuary of Sydney. I’ll tell you how to get Perth tickets and a lot more!

Birmingham Zoo Tickets Prices 2024

Birmingham Zoo is the largest zoo in Alabama, open to the public since 1955. The zoo is home to home to approximately 550 animals of 195 species from six continents allowing guests to learn about animals that they don’t get to see every day.

A visit to Birmingham Zoo Alabama provides an enriching experience for guests of all ages. With your Birmingham Zoo entry tickets, you can enjoy a hub for entertainment, a carousel ride for small kids, recreational activities, etc.

Birmingham Zoo Prices

Birmingham Zoo Ticket prices range substantially based on your preferences. See current Birmingham Zoo Prices –

ADULTS $19.95
2-12 years old
UNDER 2 years old
65 years +
Includes spouses and dependents. 
EMT/Paramedics, Firefighters, Law Enforcement
Must show current valid student ID.
Available to Alabama residents who currently receive SNAP benefits.
$10 Adult &
$7 Child (age 2-12)

Birmingham Zoo Membership Prices

The Birmingham Zoo membership plan has various benefits. Divided into various categories, Birmingham Zoo membership offers numerous additional add-ons at a very nominal annual cost.

Below are the latest Birmingham Zoo Membership Prices –

Individual $70  1 adult
Companion $100 2 adults
Family  $150  2 adults + up to 6 children (ages 2-17)
Military Family  $120
Foster Family   $50   
MEMBER- Adult $19.95  
MEMBER- Child (ages 2-17) $14.95
Infant $0.00

What included in Birmingham Zoo Membership

  • UNLIMITED daytime visits throughout the year.
  • 25% OFF regular admission tickets for your non-member guests (up to six).
  • 10% OFF stroller and wheelchair rental.
  • 10% OFF gift shop merchandise and food at Nourish 205 and Wild Burger restaurants.
  • Discounts on events, camps, classes, and birthday parties.

Birmingham Zoo Stroller & Wheelchair Rentals

Visitors to the Zoo are allowed to bring their own personal stroller, wheelchair, and electric wheelchair into the facility.

Rentals are also available at the Zoo’s Gift Shop located at the front entrance. Check Birmingham Zoo Prices for rentals –

Single Stroller  $10
Double Stroller $12
Wheelchair  $10
Electric Wheelchair $28

Birmingham Zoo Behind-the-Scenes Encounters & Experiences


  • BTS Encounter Member Rate – $60
  • BTS Encounter Member Rate + Adult General Admission: $74.96 ($60 +$14.96)
  • BTS Encounter Member Rate + Senior General Admission: $72.71 ($60 + $12.71)
  • BTS Encounter Member Rate + Child General Admission: $71.21 ($60 + $11.21)


  • BTS Encounter Non-Member Rate + Adult General Admission: $99.95 ($80 + $19.95)
  • Encounter Non-Member Rate + Senior General Admission: $96.95 ($80 + $16.95)
  • BTS Encounter Non-Member Rate + Child General Admission: $94.95 ($80 + $14.95)

African Elephant 2024

Available at 1:30pm for the following dates.

  • January 20th
  • Febuary 24th
  • March 16th
  • April 20th
  • May 18th
  • June 15th
  • July 20th
  • August 17th
  • September 21st
  • October 19th
  • November 16th
  • December 21st

Get close up to the largest land mammal on earth and learn about these African elephant herd on this behind-the-scenes tour!

Reticulated Giraffe

Available every Saturday at 1:00 P.M. till the end of February

Get close up to the tallest animal in the world and learn about their adaptations, individual needs, and useful details. The full experience will last about an hour.

Planning a full-day fun trip in a learning environment, do visit Brookfield Zoo.

Birmingham Zoo Exhibits & Attractions

Main Zoo
  • Alligator Swamp: American Alligators
  • Camel Rides (Spring and Summer only)
  • Bird Aviaries: Kori Bustard
  • Flamingo Lagoon: Black-necked swans American Flamingos
  • Lorikeet Interactive Feeding and Observation Aviary (only open Spring and Summer): Lorikeets
  • Predator Building (soon-to-be Asian Passage)
  • African Lions, Coyotes, Bobcat, Black-footed cats, Sand cats, Pallas cat, wildcat, fennec fox
  • Primate Building (South America): Black Howler Monkey Jaguar Giant Anteater Giant Otters Sumatran Orangutans
  • Sea Lions: California sea lions
  • Reptile Building: Snakes
  • Tortoise Yard: Tortoises
  • Wildlife Stage
Junior League of Birmingham-Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo
  • Alabama Barn: Goats
  • Alabama Wilds: Fish Sandhill cranes North American river otters Wild turkeys
  • Grandma’s Back Porch
  • Barbara Ingalls Shook Black Bear Trail: American black bears
  • The Corral:
  • Granny’s Butterfly House (Memorial Day through Labor Day)
  • Granny’s Goose Patch

Trails of Africa

  • Boma Yard:
  • Kiwanis Giraffe Encounter Reticulated Giraffes
  • Rhino Building: White Rhinoceros
  • Main Elephant Yard: African Elephants
  • Savannah Hoofstock Yards: Plain’s zebra’s Ostriches, Eastern bongo

Other facilities and activities

  • Carousel
  • Lorikeet Feeding
  • Primary Giftshop (relocated to Children’s Zoo area)
  • Nourish 205 Cafe
  • Flamingo Feeding
  • Wild Burger Cafe
  • Sea Lion Show
  • 2 ft (610 mm) narrow gauge
  • Birmingham Zoo Express/Red Diamond Express trains 
  • Wild Burger Cafe
  • Safari Peak Pavilion
  • Tiki Hut Giftshop
  • Wildlife Show

What can’t you miss at the Birmingham Zoo?

Mainly, you can’t miss Birmingham Zoo’s animal exhibits- it is home to over 200 species brought from all around the world. Observing them interact and play with each other is a very thrilling part of the visit.

Another sensational experience at Birmingham Zoo is when the zookeepers feed the animals. I recommend you check out what activities are prepared for your visiting day so you don’t miss them- very interesting!

In “The Children’s Zoo,” kids are allowed to feed and pet various animals in a barnyard such as alpacas, donkeys, sheep, goats, or prairie dogs. They will never forget this experience.

To complete your fun-filled day, children can also enjoy the ride of the insect carousel and play on Nature Trek bridges & walkways.

On-site facilities include gift shops, eateries, and food stands. You can also travel the world in one day by foot, on a safari cycle, or tram tour with a trip to Zoo Miami.

Useful tips to visit the Birmingham Zoo

  • Always book your tickets online in advance and confirm it.
  • Never feed the zoo animals without permission.
  • Download the Birmingham Zoo map to your phone or print it so you can easily guide the zoo from place to place.
  • Don’t touch the plants, flowers, or trees.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Dress appropriately and comfortably according to the season you are visiting.
  • Bring snacks with you to eat inside the zoo.
  • Carry your bottle.

When is the Birmingham Zoo open?

The Birmingham Zoo is open at 10 AM and it may close at 4:30 PM or 5:30 PM depending on the season from Monday through Sunday.

Planning a full-day fun trip in a learning environment, do visit Brookfield Zoo.

Where to eat at the Birmingham Zoo?

Your visit takes several hours so you may find you work up an appetite- take a break and grab a light bite to recharge your batteries!

The zoo is full of restaurants where you can stop for a while and eat on your visit. Check what restaurants are available inside the zoo- 

  • Nourish 205
  • Wild Burger

Hotels near Birmingham Zoo

  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Downtown
  • Residence Inn by Marriott Birmingham
  • Valley Hotel Homewood Birmingham, Curio
  • Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain
  • Hampton Inn Birmingham/Mountain Brook
  • Redmont Hotel Birmingham
  • Hilton Garden Inn Downtown
  • Hilton Birmingham
  • Elyton Hotel
  • Aloft Birmingham Soho Square

Planning a full-day fun trip in a learning environment, do visit Bronx Zoo.

Birmingham Zoo Map 2024 – Latest

Download a copy of our map and save it on your phone to help save the environment. At Birmingham Zoo you can visit exotic and native animal species, choose to eat at one of our eateries, and make use of the many facilities available for guests.

Birmingham Zoo Map

Birmingham Zoo Hours 2024 – Updated

Member early entry at 8:30 a.m.

How do I contact Birmingham Zoo?

(205) 879.0409
(205) 879.9426 (fax)

2630 Cahaba Road

View up-to-date Zoo news, promotions, fun facts, stunning photos of the Birmingham Zoo’s animals and so much more.

Stay connected and enjoy seeing all the Birmingham Zoo has to offer!


What better way to spend a day than visiting Birmingham Zoo? It is home to more than thousands of native and exotic animals of around 200 different species, including some most endangered species.

Birmingham Zoo also has various educational programs -perfect for schools, groups, or families, so there’s something for all ages.