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Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham

3.8
#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, Birmingham Edition.
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  • Be sure to get a guide map as you can get turned around in this place. Food is overpriced and low quality so consider bringing your lunch. Some animals stay "hidden" from view.  more »
  • Lots to see at the zoo. All kinds of animals and lots on endanger species. They have things to for kids too. Fairly price admissions.  more »
  • They are in the process of building a new front entrance so for now you will still need to enter through the older entrance. If you are a member at another zoo, you may qualify for 50% off gate admiss...  more »
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  • Even though going through renovations, this zoo was quite entertaining. Can see animals and do most activities in about 5 hours. Giraffe feeding was set up well and moderately priced. The lady at the elephant exhibit was quite entertaining and informative. Will be an extremely nice zoo when renovations are complete.
  • We've had a family membership to the zoo for almost 5 years, and I love it. My kids like running around and occasionally looking at the animals. I like letting them run around without having to worry about them. Although we go often, the Zoo changes up exhibits often enough to be interesting.
  • Very nice zoo. Kinda small but has many different attractions. It's a nice walk through the zoo, but following the trails gets you backtracking quite a bit. Also a lot of renovations going on at the same time made it difficult to really enjoy all of the animals.
  • Wish it had more animals, but all in all is was wonderful. I was hoping to see a tiger or wolves, and a panther, but other than that it did have more than most zoo's I've went to in my life. It was great and the staff was so nice and had a conversation with a parrot :)
  • We had a great visit to the Birmingham Zoo. The only issues we encountered were that the member entrance had a long line because they were signing up new members at the same time delaying existing members and they do not make it clear that to use the coupon book you have to get tickets at the main gate, which required getting back in line. Otherwise, we are super excited about the progress and the new exhibits coming soon!
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