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Thursday June 11

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9:00 AM  –  9:30 AM

The Birmingham Zoo is open and operating with reduced hours and at limited capacity. Timed admission tickets are no longer required but visitors are encouraged to pre-purchase tickets to help minimize physical contact with Zoo staff.

Entry into the Zoo will be monitored to ensure limited capacity and elevated safety protocols are still in place. Hours of operation have been reduced to five (5) days a week, Wednesday to Sunday from 9am until 5pm.


Read our Visitor Guidelines HERE before purchasing your tickets.



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Last Entry into the Zoo stops thirty (30) minutes before closing

Onsite Ticket Sales stop one hour (1) before Zoo closing

Members are encouraged to reserve your free Member ticket(s) online and show your card at the ticket booth upon arrival. Members must be signed in to your account to receive a member discounted ticket. Please contact if you do not see your discounts or are prompted to enter credit card information on a members-only order.

ACCEPTED PAYMENT Credit card will be the only accepted form of payment. Cash will NOT be accepted to buy tickets, food, or merchandise

To purchase ride tickets, please go HERE. The Protective Life Carousel and Red Diamond Express Train will be open daily from 10am-3pm, weather permitting.

PLEASE NOTE  Admission tickets are non-refundable but are date-transferable up to one year after purchase date. Zoo Discounts cannot be combined with any additional coupons, specials, or offers. Reciprocal Zoo discounts are available onsite at the ticket booth.