Learn about all the November Events at the Birmingham Zoo!



Tuesday, November 27, 2018

In Partnership with #GIVINGTUESDAY

Support your Zoo on this special day of giving!

#GivingZOOday is about the impact zoos and aquariums have on their communities by engaging visitors to be stewards of the environment and save species from extinction. It’s also about how these institutions give back by mentoring their staff and volunteers to support a wide range of causes.

Wildlife Photography Exhibit : Meet & Greet

Friday, November 9
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

In conjunction with our current wildlife photography exhibition, Wildlife in Focus,  the Birmingham Zoo welcomes you to a meet and greet for award winning wildlife photographer Lindsay Donald!

Join us on Friday, November 9 from 5:30p to 7:30p at the Birmingham Zoo Predator Building located in the Zoo’s Predator Zone. View the exhibition, mingle, and meet photographer Lindsay Donald.

*Please note: the Birmingham Zoo’s Predator Building will be the only area accessible for the event. Animals may or may not be visible.

Special Saturdays

Saturday, November 10
10am - 11am & 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Join us to learn about Elephants!

As part of our ongoing efforts to provide inclusive opportunities to all members of the community, the Education Department at the Birmingham Zoo and KultureCity are excited to announce our new Special Saturdays program!

Special Saturdays is a series of zoo-based learning experiences for children and adolescents with cognitive or physical disabilities whose opportunities for engagement in community programs might otherwise be limited. Caregivers must attend all classes with participants to provide behavioral support and meet child-specific needs. This program is designed with the unique learning needs of this population in mind. Using evidence-based teaching and sensory strategies, we hope to provide a fun and engaging educational experience that will benefit all participants.

There is no charge for the Special Saturdays program. Space is limited to 10 students per class. Caregivers must attend all classes with participants to provide behavioral support and meet child-specific needs. For more info, click here!

Veterans Day at the Zoo

Sunday, November 11 & Monday, November 12

In honor of Veterans Day, all veterans, active and retired military and their dependents will receive free admission to the Birmingham Zoo on Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12.

* To be eligible for free admission, guests must show proof of military service by presenting a valid military identification card, dependent identification card or driver’s license with veteran’s designation.

Veterans Day activities include exploring animals native to the state in Alabama Wilds, see a sea lion training demonstration, ride the *Red Diamond Express Train and *Protective Life Corporation Carousel, plus so much more!

*Additional cost.

Kid’s Day Out Camp & Fall Break Camp

Kid's Day Out Camp
Monday, November 12
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Fall Break Camp
November 19 - 21
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

We are excited to introduce Kid’s Day Out Camp & Fall Break Camp as part of our Zoo Camp program at the Birmingham Zoo!

Our camps have always been amazing, but this year we have revamped the program to include even more hands-on science, nature play, conservation and ‘zoo-learning’!

Our camps are educational and encourage active learning through games, crafts, age-appropriate explorations, and special encounters with a variety of our resident animals. Rich in STEM-based explorations, these camps engage the natural curiosity of a child and allow ample opportunity to practice critical emerging science skills. Learning has never been so much FUN!
*Members receive discounted pricing for all Zoo Camps!