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Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham

3.9
#3 of 8 in Zoos & Aquariums in Alabama
With over 230 species on site, Birmingham Zoo provides expertise in conservation and helps tell the story of the plight of endangered species spanning six continents. The not-for-profit organization educates and entertains, with over 99 hectares (122 acres) that are home to over 950 animals. Visit bird exhibits and take part in a pelican feeding. See the world's largest lizard at the Komodo Dragon exhibit. While here, you can learn about the zoo's efforts and proficiency in elephant conservation and African wildlife. You'll be entertained by a seated performance conducted by the two host sea lions or jump on the zoo train for a ride around the property. The children's area features a carousel that's appropriate for all ages. Birmingham Zoo is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • Warning do not go to the Birmingham Zoo. It is a waste of money there are no animals to see. We took my daughter on the 4th of July and it was disappointing I wasted 53 dollars for nothing. They...  more »
  • Went in at the first of July and the way this zoo is set up, we were able to stay cool. You walk from one outdoor exhibit to an indoor one. The animals were all up close and there was several...  more »
  • Excellent small zoo with a kid friendly atmosphere. Well maintained healthy animals. Great staff ready to answer any questions.  more »
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  • We absolutely love Birmingham Zoo. It's perfect for the kiddos and has something for everyone. Prices are reasonable. Admission is average, souvenirs are expensive, animal encounters are inexpensive. Altogether, a group of three can spend as little as $35 or up for several hours of fun. Or you can go all out and spend a fortune, knowing that at least some of that money is going to improvements. They're always improving everything at the zoo :)
  • The zoo is amazing. We always wait to go until it is a special occasion like a birthday (3 adults @ $17, 2 seniors @ $14, then a free childs birthday ticket plus tax was $86.90) but for someone who wants to go often it is a great place to take small kids to spend the day. The yearly membership is definitely the way to go if you want to visit often... 1 adult. $60 2 adults. $90 Family(2 adults and up to 6 kids). $140 Plus with the membership you can customize it and get really great discounts.
  • It had been a long time since my children and I visited the zoo. So we decided to go Labor Day. We had a great time! We all agreed that the best part was feeding the Loorekeets! Such beautiful little birds! We loved seeing all the animals. Train ride and carousel was fun too. And they have a splash pad for the kiddos! Definitely going back!
  • Beautiful grounds. Most of the animals have really nice enclosures. Lunch was fairly good, but really expensive. There were several air conditioned buildings, which was great in August. I enjoyed the personal mini bios of each animal. I'd go again!
  • The zoo is very beautiful and clean. The staff is very helpful and nice. The price is a little high to get into a zoo that needs more animals. The train ride is disappointing to play $3.50 for and you don't get to see any of the animals. That they should tell you and I understand the park is under construction so I probably will come back once more to see what changes they have made and what animals they have brought in.

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