Behind the Scenes: Black Bear

This event is no longer on sale.

Saturday July 6

Other dates...

1:30 PM  –  2:30 PM

 What is the Birmingham Zoo doing here and around the world to help ecosystems and animals? Find out during this personalized, up-close encounter with our resident animals and an Animal Care Professional who cares for them. Ages 5 and up are welcome on all Behind the Scenes Encounters. Guests 12 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Registration for any Animal Encounter ends 1 hour prior to the beginning of the encounter. Please wear PPE shoes for your safety. If you have any questions about Animal Encounter requirements, please contact our Education department at or by calling 205-397-3877.

Current Encounters (Daily Capacity: 6 participants)
Giant Tortoise- Sundays at 1:30pm (July-August)
Black Bears- Saturdays at 1:30pm (through July)

Members: $50 (must be signed in to get member pricing)

Please note: experiences may be changed or cancelled in order to maintain the health and well-being of our animals--our main focus at the Birmingham Zoo. Any tours that are cancelled will be refunded or rescheduled.