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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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Natural setting, I have had the privilege to be behind the scenes and a visitor. This venture is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steven V
Birmingham, Alabama
via mobile
Great for little ones and us

We loved the zoo. Most of the animals have really big areas. We were impressed by the size of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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%
Travellers talk about
“train ride” (68 reviews)
“splash pad” (44 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Natural setting, I have had the privilege to be behind the scenes and a visitor. This venture is run by a dedicated group of professionals and volunteers. The Alabama exhibit, kids pavilion with Merry go Round, cafe’s, mini train as good as any, Exhibits regularly...More

Thank Steven V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the zoo. Most of the animals have really big areas. We were impressed by the size of the elephant area. The train ride was a must for us. Our 2 yr old loved it. You can buy the tickets for that at the...More

Thank FlorianHo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here as a couple without children, and loved the experience of the zoo. The one who was doing the tickets was very polite and helpful. The cafe was a bit high priced, so we decided to eat away from there. Being its the...More

Thank Onyx K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here over spring break with my fiancé and his little brother. It was lots of fun and we enjoyed seeing the animals! The zoo has lots of potential to grow. As of right now it is one of the smallest zoos I’ve ever been...More

Thank Sydney J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 Katrina P
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 7 January 2018 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 5 January 2018 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 4 January 2018

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
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Pamela L
15 February 2018|
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No they don’t.
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Yes, there is lots of tables to enjoy eating outside.