Behind the Scenes: Sea Lions

Saturday February 29

Other dates...

11:15 AM  –  12:15 PM


Get wildly connected at the Birmingham Zoo with our Behind-the-Scenes Encounters! You can get close to and meet our animals, all while learning from the Zoo’s expert Animal Care Professionals. Encounters include a tour of behind-the-scenes animal areas, time to ask the experts any questions you have, and more. 


  • 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.
  • All tours will meet at the front entrance starting 15 minutes before tour time.

CURRENT ENCOUNTERS - Daily Capacity: 6 participants

  • Giraffe Sundays - 1:15pm through the end of February
  • Sea Lions Saturdays - 11:15pm


  • Non-Members $65
  • Members $50 *Members will need to register or sign-in at the top of the registration page to access member discounted 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.