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Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham

(3.8/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
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. To visit Birmingham Zoo on your holiday in Birmingham, and find out what else Birmingham has to offer, use our Birmingham vacation trip planner.
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  • My family and I have always loved the Birmingham Zoo! We go at least four times just during the summer! More than one trip makes the Membership worth the price! 
  • Good time to take the young ones to see the animals and lights. First time going and I enjoyed it. Plan on going next year. 
  • This is a wonderful place to have a family visit. if your trip to Birmingham is in December be sure to see the Zoolights show. This is a great family place to visit. 
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  • This was my first time visiting the Birmingham Zoo, and I was NOT disappointed! My MIL lives in Alabama, so my husband and I brought our almost 2 year old son to visit her. We all had a great time at the zoo, it was clean, the people were friendly, and the animals were awesome! I highly recommend it, and I can't wait to come back!!
  • The day we went it started raining. The staff took all the animals inside and we paid to see the empty cages. The staff didn't tell us when buying the tickets that this was a possibility. The staff were friendly. What we did get to see was cool!
  • I bring my kids about once or twice a year. We just recently went and there were great new exhibits. We always have a blast and it's educational.
  • I really did NOT enjoy this experience. I was so shocked at how small the zoo was and that there weren't many animals. I have been to the Montgomery Zoo many times and thought it was small and assumed that since Birmingham is the largest city in our state, then they must have a larger and more exciting zoo but I was VERY wrong. I guess the capital of a state usually has the largest zoo? My biggest issue with this zoo is that it didn't have many different types of animals. I would say it is 75% birds. I was thinking the whole time where is everything else. They did have an African Safari like area that did have nice animals (giraffe, elephant, etc) but the animals were so far away you can not get a good view of them from the place where zoo visitors stand. They do have a Splash Fountain for children and they LOVE it. It's a shame though if you bring your kids to a zoo to play in water. I highly recommend visiting the Montgomery Zoo and this one and you compare the two and see for yourself.
  • thay tald me 47$doller fore me and my wife and my son and half hour thay tall me we closing and plus I dant see animals