Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum

  Zoo/Museum closed Wednesday, Jan 17 due to winter storm
     Zoo/Museum will reopen Thursday, Jan 18 at 1pm  
   - ZOO VOLUNTEER SERVE DAY, Saturday, Feb 3, 9am - 4:30pm
   - Animal Enrichment Day, Saturday, Feb 10, 10am - 2pm
   - Zoo Weekend, Saturday - Sunday, March 10-11, 9am - 6pm
          - Sign up today to volunteer during Zoo Weekend
   - Join us for Behind the Scenes & Animal Experiences -- see details

Giraffe KissThe Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum: Where Adventure Awaits You! 
Penetrate deep into the jungles of South America. Travel the savannas of Africa or the hilltops of Asia. Venture the tall grasses of the North American plains. See the Zebras graze on the plains while elephants roam nearby. Join us for a fun-packed and educational adventure. Enjoy over 500 animal residents from five continental realms, all housed in natural, barrier-free habitats. The Zoo spans over 42 beautifully landscaped acres, offering guests magnificent views of exotic wildlife and endangered species. By leisurely stroll, or with a ride on the miniature train, the Montgomery Zoo is a sight to see! Located minutes from historic downtown Montgomery.

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Enjoy a unique behind the scenes, wildlife experience 
Game Day at the Montgomery Zoo.  Start your weekend at the Montgomery Zoo with a special and unique behind the scenes tour and animal experience.  Learn about your favorite team's mascot, whether it be the University of Alabama Pachyderms, the Auburn Tigers or the Florida Gators.  Take in a one of a kind animal experience before the big game day kickoff.  

Experiences and behind the scenes available are:
     - Elephants
     - Tigers
     - Giraffes 
     - Alligators
      UNTIL SPRING 2018)

Behind the Scenes Experiences. We are looking forward to sharing this wonder experience with our Montgomery Zoo members and visitors.  

More detailed info and registration.

Help build a legacy for generations to come by giving 
A legacy has been built here at the Montgomery Zoo greatly in part from generous donations from friends and members just like you. Either as a dedication, class project, memorial, unique gift item, or as a holiday year-end gift, your gifts are contributed to the general fund allowing the Montgomery Zoo to continue to expand, develop new exhibits and programs, introduce new rides and animal encounters while continuing to touch the people of the region and outlying communities.  

There are multiple ways to contribute to the Montgomery Zoo. 

Our goal is simple yet true. We want to create and maintain an environment that is safe and healthy for our guests and animals alike, creating a positive and learning experience for all to enjoy. Won't you join us in building a legacy that will impact today and generations to come?  

Quick, easy and fast!
Buy online now!  Tickets. Memberships. Group reservations.
Buy your Montgomery Zoo and/or Mann Wildlife Learning Museum daily tickets, make group and school group reservations, and purchase your memberships online now.  It is quick, easy and a blast!  

  - Buy Zoo and/or Museum day tickets
  - Buy a membership
  - Renew existing membership
  - Make a school group reservation
  - Make a non-school group reservation

NOTE: When purchasing online day tickets and/or making group reservations: when you land on the ticketing page, select the desired date of your visit first then follow the prompts to complete your transaction.  


Need more Zoo information
Zoo and Museum hours of operation

open daily, 7 days per week*
     9am - 5:30pm**  ***
*Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas 
  Day (the zoo will open Christmas night
  during Christmas Lights Festival) and
  New Year's Day.  

** Last ticket is sold at 4pm.  Major animal
begin closing at 4:30pm daily. 
    All guests must exit the park by 5:30pm. 

Mann Museum open daily 7 days per week, 9am - 5:00pm daily. Last admission to the Museum is at 4:30pm.

*** December hours: 9am - 5pm.  Re-open at 5:30pm for Christmas Lights Festival on nights that it applies. 

Overlook Cafe concessions hours:  The Overlook Cafe is open Monday - Friday, 10am - 4:30pm.  Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm.  Grill open 10am-4pm daily.  Playground refreshments kiosk open Saturday and Sunday 10:30am - 3:30pm.  Months March - May weekdays 10am - 2pm.


Firearm and weapon policy: No firearms and/or weapons of any sort are allow on the City of Montgomery Zoo property. Signs are posted at each entrance.

Phone contacts
(334) 625-4900
Security: (334) 354-6243
Gift Shop: (334) 625-4960
Mann Museum: (334) 625-4905
Overlook Cafe: (334) 625-4950
Memberships: (334) 625-4902
Education: (334) 354-6034
Field Trips: (334) 625-4902

After hours or an emergency call:  
(334) 354-6243

Physical address
2301 Coliseum Parkway
Montgomery, AL 36110


Big savings... School group discounts and packages 
School groups, home school associations, day cares; large or small, come one, come all.  From a school field trip to a classroom outing or project, we welcome everyone to the Montgomery Zoo.  Visit over 500 species of exotic animals from five continental realms in the heart of Alabama's capital city.  Located only minutes from historic downtown Montgomery.  Move your classroom experience outside and enter the wildest adventure of the school year.  Roam 42 beautifully landscaped acres.  Delight in the sights and sounds of a world-class zoological facility.  Enjoy two fantastic attractions in the one convenient location.  Create a fun-filled, education packed day.  Groups or individuals, there is plenty of fun and adventure for everyone, and all ages. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to qualify for discounted group admissions, your group must have at least 20 paying guests.  

Be sure to check-out these upcoming events at the Montgomery Zoo.   
  • Overlook Cafe concessions hours: Regular seasonal hours: The Overlook Cafe is open Monday - Friday, 10am - 4:30pm.  Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm.  Grill open 10am-4pm daily.  Playground refreshments kiosk open Saturday and Sunday 10:30am - 3:30pm.  Months March - May weekdays 10am - 2pm.  Click to view menu and place your lunch order  
  • February 3, ZOO SERVE DAY. We are picking a single day, Saturday, Feb 3, to gather volunteer groups to accomplish several tasks in preparing the Montgomery Zoo for Zoo Weekend and the Spring school group season.  We are asking volunteers to help with landscaping, trimming bushes, planting flowers, raking leaves, painting, and general groups prep for the Spring. It will be a great opportunity for people of the River Region to volunteer their time and energy to the City of Montgomery Zoo.  For more information or to sign up, please give us a call at (334) 625-4900 or visit our volunteer page.  
  • February 10, Animal Enrichment Day, 10am - 2pm.  From zoo animals to our pets at home and even including us, we all need enrichment.  A chance to smell a new scent. Taste a new flavor. Play a new game or figure out a puzzle. Enrichment is an effort to tap into and stimulate our basic five senses: touch, sight, smell, taste, and hearing. The result is to stimulate behaviors resembling those for that species in the wild.  It is a lot of trial and error, but it is always fun. 
  • February 24, Volunteer Appreciation Day.  Brunch and banquet celebrating and awarding the Zoo's loyal and dedicated volunteers. All Montgomery Zoo volunteers are welcome to join this event allowing the Zoo staff and board members the opportunity to say thank you for all their hard work during the year.  Brunch begins at 10am at the Mann Museum conference room. After the brunch, volunteers spend the day in the Zoo with friends and family.  All guests MUST CHECK IN at the brunch at the Mann Museum to gain access to the event and to the Zoo.  
  • March 10-11, Zoo Weekend, 9am - 6pm daily. Annual Spring event and zoo fundraiser, festive environment with live entertainment, games, rides, concessions, and animals from around the world.  Enjoy the many activities, fantastic food, and have fun together at an affordable price.  It is also an excellent opportunity to take advantage of discounted memberships.  
  • April 17-18, Earth Day Safari, 9am - 2pm daily. Designed with school groups in mind, the Zoo's Earth Day Safari is a fun and educational field trip for students. You can participate in an Endangered Species Scavenger Hunt, play Earth Day Trivia games, see live animal presentations, enjoy keeper talks: Earth Day Safari is an ideal field trip for students.  Advanced reservations required, school group discounts available.  Register today.
  • View a complete list of all 2018 events


Zoo Volunteer Serve Day,
Feb 3, 9am - 4:30pm 

Volunteers at the Montgomery Zoo are very important people and play a vital role in the success of the Montgomery Zoo.  We are looking for energetic individuals who want to volunteer in a beautiful and fun place.  Volunteer commitment has allowed our Zoo to improve, expand programs, generate community involvement and support, and assist Zoo staff in daily Zoo operations.  

ZOO SERVE DAY, Saturday, Feb 3, 2018, 9am - 4:30pm. We are picking a single day to gather volunteer groups to accomplish several tasks in preparing the Montgomery Zoo for Zoo Weekend and Spring school group season.  We are asking volunteers to help with landscaping, trimming bushes, planting flowers, raking leaves, painting, and overall prepping the Zoo for the Spring season.  It will be a great opportunity for those people that volunteer their time and energy to give back to the City of Montgomery Zoo and the River Region community. 

Volunteers can be adults, teens, groups, schools, church groups, businesses, and families, Volunteers ages 12-16 years old must be accompanied by a parent / legal guardian or a designated group chaperone.  Volunteers under the age of 19 must obtain parent / legal guardian permission to volunteer.  NOTE: At this time, we are unable to accept court ordered community service. 

ZOO SERVE DAY will take place Saturday, Feb 3, 2018, 9am - 4:30pm.  Everyone serving at least six (6) hours of volunteer time during ZOO SERVE DAY will receive one (1) complimentary ticket to Zoo Weekend.  Also, all volunteers serving at least six (6) hours will receive morning beverages with snacks, lunch, and afternoon beverages with snacks.   

For more information on becoming a ZOO SERVE DAY volunteer, please visit our volunteer page or give us a call at (334) 625-4900. 

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you and ZOO SERVE DAY, Feb 3, 2018.  

Four jaguar cubs on display daily, 9am - 1pm
The Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum proudly announce the births of four jaguar cubs. The cubs were born on June 12, 2017 at the Montgomery Zoo. Join the Zoo in celebrating the debut of the cubs on Tuesday, August 8 at 3pm at the jaguar display located in the South American realm of the Zoo.

The cubs debut will coincide with the Zoo's Twilight Tuesday event. The Zoo and Museum will be open 11am - 7:30pm (last admissions at 6:30pm, and major animal exhibits begin closing at 7pm) on Tuesdays during the month of August to allow guests time to enjoy the park in the cooler evening hours. In addition to the cubs; debut on August 8, the Zoo will host Book Night, with readings of favorite children's books by Montgomery City/County Library representatives.

After the debut, the cubs will be out with their mom daily 9am - 1pm, pending animal husbandry needs and weather. On Tuesdays in August, the cubs will be on display 3pm - 7pm.

View and download press release

Animal Encounters

Everyone likes to see the animals, but at the Montgomery Zoo we bring you closer with our Animal Encounter stations.

  • Feeding the River Otters
  • Giraffe Encounter Post
  • Petting Zoo
  • Elephant Keeper talk and Q&A
  • Lion Training Session
  • South American Flight Aviary
  • Asian Koi Fish Pond
  • Parakeet Cove

Rides, encounters and other Zoo attractions

- Petting Zoo: Entry is FREE, Animal feed, $2 per bag. Located at the playground, open 10am - 4pm daily (pending weather).
- Lion Training session: 1:30pm daily at the Lion display adjacent to the Black Bear and Alligator Habitat. Watch as keepers lead our two African lions through a series of target training exercises
- Elephant keeper talk and Q&A session: 2:30pm daily at the double-decker, African elephant viewing station enjoy some interaction with one of our elephant keepers. Learning interesting information about our three African elephants
- Giraffe Encounter Post: $3, open 10am - 4pm daily (pending weather and animal status)
- Miniature train: $3, open 9am - 5pm daily (pending weather)
- Parakeet Cove feed sticks: Entry is FREE. Feed sticks, $2 per stick, open 10am - 4pm daily (pending weather and animal status)
- Pedal Boat Rides: CLOSED UNTIL SPRING 2018 $8 for the first person, $10 for 2, $12 for 3 and $14 for 4, max of four people per boat, 30 minute ride, riders must be 40 inches tall. Open 10am - 4pm daily, seasonal hours: Please call (334) 354-6243 or (334) 240-4960 to ride boats.
- Zoofari Skylift Ride: $5 per ride, per person. All riders must be at least 32 inches tall. Guests riding alone, must be at least 42 inches tall. Open 10am - 4:45pm daily, pending weather.

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