The Birmingham Zoo will be opening soon! For the safety of zoo staff, visitors, and animals, there are significant changes to their daily operations.
The Birmingham Zoo will partially reopen with precautions in place on June 8 for members only. It will open for general admission to the public on June 11. Online reservations are required for both members and non-members in order for staff to time guest entrances to thirty-minute time blocks.
Don’t forget, the Birmingham Zoo has put together an awesome FREE online experience including scavenger hunts, virtual animal viewings, and even an online gift shop! Visit their Facebook page HERE as well as their official website HERE to learn more.
Members will need to sign in and access tickets through member reservations HERE. (The ticket will be discounted to $0 on the purchase summary page.)
The public may purchase tickets for general admission HERE.
General Admission Prices:
|CHILDREN ages 2 through 12||$12.95|
|UNDER 2 years old||Free|
|SENIOR CITIZENS age 65+||$14.95|
Active/Retired/Veteran/Reserve Military includes spouses and dependents
*Must show military ID and spouse/dependent ID
|FIRST RESPONDERS- must show current, valid ID
EMT/Paramedics, Firefighters, and Law Enforcement Officers
|COLLEGE STUDENT- must show current, valid ID||$14.95|
All guests, members, and employees are required to wear masks per the City of Birmingham ordinance mandating the wearing of masks in all public places. “The Birmingham Zoo follows, and expects our guests and members to follow, all applicable government ordinances and we will adjust operational plans accordingly.” Children under 2 are not required to wear face coverings.
The zoo will be a one-way directional experience with all guests entering through the front gate and exiting through the Children’s Zoo gate. There will be no re-entry after exiting. Ground markers indicating directions and appropriate social distancing will be in place for guidance. You can download a map of the one-way path HERE.
CHANGES TO AMENITIES
Amenities will be limited. The only restaurant open will be Wild Burger for outdoor dining. The gift shop will be closed but outdoor kiosks are available for shopping. Strollers will not be available to rent. NO CASH PAYMENTS. CREDIT CARDS ONLY.
WHAT’S REMAINING CLOSED
Plan on an outdoor-only experience. All buildings, playgrounds, rides, Henley Park, and interactive experiences will be closed. All shows/demonstrations/behind the scene experiences are on-hold.
Healthy measures will be in place such as hand sanitizing stations throughout the park, rigorous sanitation protocols for high-touch areas including restrooms, handrails, viewing glass, door handles, and sensory room. Following CDC guidelines, the Birmingham Zoo requests that staff and guests stay home if feeling ill.
THE BIRMINGHAM ZOO
2630 Cahaba Rd
Birmingham, AL 35223
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