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Birmingham Zoo

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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"Face lift in progress"

I was there in Dec. I really enjoyed my visit. The "Seal feeding/show" was certainly entertaining... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Always Fun for family outings

We love the Birmingham Zoo and are members. They are in the process of making many improvements... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Birmingham, Alabama
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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...more
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2630 Cahaba Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223-1154
+1 205-879-0409
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The zoo is certainly improving, but there doesn’t seem to be enough funding. Several animals off exhibit for veterinary care. Animals that have passed are not being replaced. Enclosures are small and sad.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 673joshuaf
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was there in Dec. I really enjoyed my visit. The "Seal feeding/show" was certainly entertaining. Good selection of animals. Got some great pictures of the Lion's and Giraffe's. Spent 3 hours. Could have spent more time, but the weather was a little chilly. I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank movingforward2016
Reviewed 6 days ago

We are long time Zoo members and have been disappointed this year each time we've gone. There has been so much construction going on, many exhibits closed and animals not on display. I understand it's all in the name of progress, but I feel it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Linda E
Reviewed 6 days ago

We love the Birmingham Zoo and are members. They are in the process of making many improvements which will make it even better. I've been to a lot of zoos and this one does a good job of providing a nice environment for the animals...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JPJin2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were traveling to Destin and needed a stop for our grandson. We all like zoos so we thought we would give this one a try. The weather was warm and the Christmas display must have been wonderful at night. We didn't have the time...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rosebudkam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went over holidays...took 4 and 7 year olds. Even though it was a bit rainy, they loved it! Will definitely go back when weather is better.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Fishfool52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a massive zoo with hundreds of species, you will be disappointed. If you want to spend time seeing uncommon primates, cool birds, giraffes, lions and elephants in a quaint atmosphere than this is the place for you. It was an...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank T2944NHjeffb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a last minute decision to stop and enjoy the Christmas light displays throughout the park. They were absolutely beautiful and very plentiful. We arrived at 8:30 pm, bought tickets to enter the park and we were able to ride the last train for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mae_438
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

This zoo is very nice. It’s not overly crowded like the Atlanta zoo usually is. Always fun seeing the animals and it’s just a nice clean place to take the family. Definitely recommend

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tyrober123
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

Once again, I’ve been to plenty of zoos. This one is by far the worst. It was basically a ghost town. There were very few animals and I didn’t see any zoo personnel. There were no shows. The Giraffe feeding wasn’t open. There was nothing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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December 25, 2018|
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Response from RC62170 | Reviewed this property |
No, Sorry , all the Animals are Busy opening Their Presents. But tomorrow will be a great day to visit the Zoo. Enjoy and Happy Holidays.
Charon W
October 7, 2018|
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Response from segraparanormal1 | Reviewed this property |
When I went the parking was free, however the website should inform you of all fees such as parking and admissions. (I just went to the website and in the Visitor Info section it has all prices, and parking was not listed as... More
March 19, 2018|
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Response from Katrina P | Reviewed this property |
$15 for adults and $10 for children per their website