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Birmingham Zoo

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2630 Cahaba Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223-1154
+1 205-879-0409
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Nice zoo experience

We visited the Birmingham Zoo last October. The feel we got was that this zoo is on the rise. Many... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Atlanta, Georgia
Love love love the zoo

We love the zoo! Make sure to visit year round for all the different events such as Boo at the Zoo... read more

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Watch sea lions being trained and fed, zip around on the Zoo Train, hop on the carousel, check out the alligator swamp and tropical rain forest: all this and more are offered at this educational and entertaining zoo housing 170 animals from around the world, including endangered species.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“train ride” (67 reviews)
“splash pad” (43 reviews)
“giraffe feeding” (26 reviews)
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2630 Cahaba Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223-1154
+1 205-879-0409

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Reviewed yesterday

We visited the Birmingham Zoo last October. The feel we got was that this zoo is on the rise. Many of the animal habitats have been or are being updated. They are moving towards a much more open and expansive habitat approach. It cannot happen...More

Thank 1974Gator
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We love the zoo! Make sure to visit year round for all the different events such as Boo at the Zoo and Zoo Light Safari. On a typical day, make sure to feed the giraffes and do the camel ride. The train ride is always...More

Thank 787katrinap
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is always "under construction", and not many animals in this zoo. It does have a great elephant and giraffe exibit, but all the other sites for animals is dilapidated and terrible. I won't be going back for a long time!

Thank Mel C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For the size of the zoo it has a good variety of animals and birds. I recommend feeding the giraffes and riding the camel. A must on your list of activities should be to feed the lorikeets. The kids will love it here.

Thank branctm B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my birthday zoo visit trip and and lucked out that it was half off admission day. It was alright for around Halloween time but I think I would have enjoyed it more during the late spring or summer time when more activities were...More

Thank DestinyStL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parking was easy and lots of volunteers to help you get tickets and talk about the lights. The train ride was cold but fun. They even have accommodations for handicapped. Only addition I’d make would be a recoding or guide explaining the scenes

Thank aljrg90
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love our Zoo! At the time of this visit they were do some construction but very excited to see the outcome. It is hot in Bama in August so bring your sunscreen! The animals are awesome👍

Thank Stacey B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first time in Birmingham and we wanted to visit the zoo. It was a nice zoo but it was chilly so some of the animals weren’t out.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Watch as the Zoo comes alive at night for holiday fun at ZooLight Safari sponsored by Wells Fargo! Loads of fun walking through the zoo after hours. It’s kind of s cool feeling being around the animals is a darkened setting. The lights! It’s amazing...More

Thank Billy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have taken my two young children to the zoo twice and both times they love it! They have a lot of animals to see as well as a train that you can pay extra to ride on. Very fun for kids!

Thank jacobpeterson3
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Shirley J
20 October 2017|
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Response from txice | Reviewed this property |
I don't know never needed 1 sorry
20 June 2017|
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Response from Juanita B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is lots of tables to enjoy eating outside.
14 June 2017|
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Response from Sheri C | Reviewed this property |
No. It's not a long ride. It's just enough and it's very fun for the kids and adults too!