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Birmingham Zoo

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Address: 2630 Cahaba Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223-1154
Phone Number: 205-879-0409
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Watch sea lions being trained and fed, zip around on the Zoo Train, hop on...

Watch sea lions being trained and fed, zip around on the Zoo Train, hop on the carousel, check out the alligator swamp and tropical rain forest: all this and more are offered at this educational and entertaining zoo housing 170 animals from around the world, including endangered species.

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Great visit!

The zoo was easy to get to from five points area , easy free parking. Admission was $14 for 13 and over. On the day of our visit there happened to be a special if you had the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Annette K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The zoo was easy to get to from five points area , easy free parking. Admission was $14 for 13 and over. On the day of our visit there happened to be a special if you had the Pokemon Go app on your phone, woohoo we save 50%. There is a side exhibit with animatronic dinosaurs, we did opt for... More 

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Thank Annette K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small zoo compared to some but it is nice and I enjoy going here during Christmas and seeing the lights.

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Thank Leslie H
Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent several hours at the zoo with 2 toddlers. The up close and personal attractions are great! The giraffe encounter was so much fun! There are side attractions that are an additional cost but were worth it. WARNING: The zoo is PACKED on Tuesdays! (Half price admission). The splash pad is a great idea and a great location.

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Thank AUTigerGal75
Birmingham, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

there for a5k run-- around and thru zoo-- some improvements to date- still in progress-- it least someone is trying-- just need an infusion of you know-- money-- but our city gov would rather waste It like always....so try it for the kids-- they have some seasonal events- h-ween, xmas etc--

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent several hours at the zoo midweek. There were no crowds and got to meander at our own pace. I've never gotten up this close to zoo animals. It's not a big zoo but it is very well put together. There was enough shade to allow for the 90+ degree weather. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank lauren r
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Birmingham Zoo has made some great improvements over the past several years. We are season ticket holders and go quite often. It's well worth a visit.

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Thank sciencetraveler2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great place to go even with my kids who are teens. The weather was on & off that day but still plenty to do and to keep the kids entertained. And for me, its just a serene & stress relieving visit. Staff always willing to help. Even a roudy bunch of teens.

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Thank AngelaA1973
Clermont, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the zoo with my two preschoolers. A lot of the zoo is under construction so exhibits were closed. I am not faulting the zoo in anyway for this because you can see that the construction will greatly improve the zoo. We liked that they had some "big" attractions like elephants, giraffes, and lions but what we found most... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everytime my husband and I go on vacation somewhere we look for a new zoo, and the Birmingham Zoo did not disappoint. There's a little splash pool for the little ones to cool off in, or the bigger kids, petting zoo and the best part was Dino world. This is a new thing for them and we were very impressed.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my mother in law and youngest sister in law while we stayed in Birmingham for 4 months. This was the most fun we had and really enjoyed all the beautiful animals.

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