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Birmingham Zoo

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Address: 2630 Cahaba Road, Birmingham, AL 35223
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+1 205-879-0409
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Watch sea lions being trained and fed, zip around on the Zoo Train, hop on...

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.

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Always a Fun Day!

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!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Town Creek, Alabama
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Town Creek, Alabama
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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!

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Mount Olive,AL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

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.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I can't wait to see the upcoming improvements! The animals were great and the Woo at the Zoo event looks wonderful!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really thought it was going to be lame. It was a great day and family had a great time. I would definitely recommend in BHam. The zoo is very clean and not crowded the day we went. Go if you have a chance

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Minot, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been bringing my nieces and nephews here for years. The kids absolutely love it here and so do I. The exhibits are nice and well kept, the animals are healthy and well looked after, and the grounds are kept up. You can walk this Zoo in a couple of hours but if you take your time and visit the... More 

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Leesburg, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of empty exhibits. I think most of the animals were gone on vacation. I am glad I am a member of another AZA zoo so admission was free for my family.

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Brewton, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited the Birmingham Zoo multiple times over the past 15 years. Is always a great time with the family. Make sure to go on Wednesdays when it's half price day and in the summer be sure to bring swimsuits or change your clothes for the kids as they can play in the water area.

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Waco, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoy coming to the zoo and I like the size. It doesn't have many amenities and the train ride was a disappointment for me. Still I liked walking around the zoo although it could be cheaper for what it is.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My kids always enjoy a visit to the local zoo. We recently went to the zoo light safari which was a big hit with the kiddies. They really enjoyed the petting farm. A great way to spend the evening with family!!

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