Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Birmingham Zoo News for March 2016


Donate to the Birmingham Reads Book Drive!
February 29 - March 13
From February 29 through March 13, the Birmingham Zoo will host a book drive to benefit Birmingham Reads! Birmingham Reads is an annual city-wide celebration of reading that is a collaborative project of Better Basics, the Junior League of Birmingham, and partners. Guests who visit the Zoo from February 29 through March 13 are invited to donate new or gently used children’s books. “In low income communities, books are a luxury that most families cannot afford. With your help, Birmingham Reads ensures that all children in Birmingham City elementary schools have quality books in their homes.”
For more information on Birmingham Reads, click here.

Dino Discovery – They’re Back!
March 19 - July 31

Dinosaurs are returning to the Birmingham Zoo! Don’t miss the Zoo’s newest exhibit, back from extinction, Dino Discovery – They’re Back! This limited-time exhibit features 12 life-sized, North America-native animatronic dinosaurs at heights of nearly 20 feet, weighing almost 7 tons and measuring 85 feet in length! Take an expedition down a trail filled with magnificent creatures that once roamed the earth over 160 million years ago at Dino Discovery – They’re Back!
*Additional Fees Apply

Enjoy Spring Break at the Birmingham Zoo
March 26 - April 3

There is no better place to spend your Spring Break than the Birmingham Zoo! Seasonal favorites such as Predator Zone, Children’s Zoo Splash Pads, Schaeffer Eye Center Wildlife Shows and more are back just in time for the warmer weather. Soak up the sun and pay a visit to your favorite Zoo animals this Spring Break at the Birmingham Zoo. NEW! Enjoy the limited-time Dino Discovery – They’re Back! exhibit in the Alabama Wilds!
Save the Date! Tails in the Trails 2016
April 29, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Save the Date for Tails in the Trails 2016 presented by the Birmingham Zoo Junior Board! On Friday, April 29 from 6:30-10:30pm, enjoy food, drinks, an auction and live music by Gentleman Zero! This 21 and up event is one you won’t want to miss. Early bird tickets will go on sale beginning in March!

Summer ZooFari Camp Information is Available Now
Register for Camp Today!

Summer ZooFari Camp is available for 4K through 8th grade students. Space is limited, and camps fill up quickly. Please register in advance to guarantee your child a spot.
While attending Summer ZooFari Camp, campers will experience:
  • Live animal demonstrations
  • Train and/or carousel ride
  • Crafts and activities
  • Guided tours
  • Snacks
  • Animal Biofacts

For more information and to register today, please click here.

Save the Date! Dino Discovery - They're Back!
March 17, 9am-5pm
March 18, 9am-5pm
March 19, 9am-12pm

Join the Zoo for 3 days of special Members-Only access to Dino Discovery - They're Back! View the dinosaurs before they open to the public at noon on Saturday, March 19 just in time for Spring Break!
Save the Date! Zoo Member Nights at Regions Field
July 11 & July 20

Save the Date for Zoo Member Nights at Regions Field on Monday, July 11 and Wednesday, July 20!  More information will be available soon!

Help the Birmingham Zoo by Using Amazon Smile

If you are an Amazon shopper please consider registering with “amazonsmile.”  By choosing the Birmingham Zoo as your charity of choice, the Birmingham Zoo will receive 0.5% of your eligible purchases at no additional cost to you. The key is to start on!  Pass this on to your friends and fellow shoppers and thank you for supporting the Birmingham Zoo! Click here to start your shopping!


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