$5 Fun Day, Birmingham Zoo

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For 2 Weekends in a row, the Birmingham Zoo will offer $5 Admission! The entire community is invited to come to the Zoo for $5 Fun Days during the first two weekends of August! Guests will enjoy $5 admission August 3rd – 5th and 10th – 12th.

Chefs from the Culinary Institute of Virginia College will showcase the techniques of blowing sugar and carving ice into the shapes of animals. Following the demonstrations, the elephants will enjoy the ice sculpture as it melts. Guests can also take part in a GetRhythm!® African Drum Circle in the Children’s Zoo and enjoy $1 hotdogs at the Kudzoo Café and Safari Café. Kids can create their own animal masks, join a parade and have their faces painted.

Have you ever seen a tiger tear open a piñata? Or a sea lion solve a water jug feeder puzzle? AZA-accredited zoos use exciting enrichment activities like these to provide a stimulating and challenging environment for the animals and help keep them mentally and physically fit. Guests can see animals in action while learning how the Zoo uses enrichment programs to encourage the animals to exhibit natural behaviors they display in the wild. Enjoy enrichment demonstrations, keeper talks, activities for kids and much more throughout the event. You won’t want to miss the Kiwanis Giraffe Encounter, Sea Lion Splash Show and Wildlife Show, as well as exciting activities such as the Boma Encounter and Predator Zone. Come feed the giraffes and lorikeets, watch keepers feed the alligator and pelicans, and much more. Come enjoy all the Zoo has to offer until 7pm each day.

Here is a schedule of events you will be able to enjoy during the Fun Days:

Schedule of enrichment activities:
Friday, August 3rd:

10am – Animal Mask Parade
11am – Boma Encounter
12pm – Watermelon Toss for Elephants
1pm to 3pm – Face Painting

Saturday, August 4th:
9:30am – Puzzles for Orangutans
10am – Animal Ice Carving and Sugar Blowing
11am – Boma Encounter
11am to 1pm – Get Rhythm!® Drum Circle
12pm – Watermelon Toss for Elephants
1pm to 3pm – Face Painting
2:30pm – Puzzles for Gorillas

Sunday, August 5th:
10am – Preying with Tigers
11am – Predator Piñatas with African Wild Dogs
11am – Boma Encounter
12pm – Watermelon Toss for Elephants
1pm to 3pm – Face Painting
2:30pm – Puzzles for Sea Lions
3:30pm – Popsicles and Playtime with African Lions

Friday, August 10th:
10am – Crafts for Kids
11am – Boma Encounter
12pm – Watermelon Toss for Elephants
1pm to 3pm – Face Painting

Saturday, August 11th:
9:30am – Puzzles for Orangutans
11am – Boma Encounter
12pm – Watermelon Toss for Elephants
1pm to 3pm – Face Painting
2:30pm – Puzzles for Gorillas

Sunday, August 12th:
10am – Predator Piñatas with the Malayan Tiger
11am – Ice Treats for African Wild Dogs
11am – Boma Encounter
12pm – Watermelon Toss for Elephants
1pm to 3pm – Face Painting
2:30pm – Ice Treats for Sea Lions
3:30pm – Predator Piñatas with African Lions

 

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  • Debbie says:

    I love the Birmingham Zoo it is amazing my favorite big cat is a Tiger And friday-Sunday is five dollar fundays and don’t forget to
    bring Sunscreen Hope you have fun

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