Montgomery Zoo & Mann Wildlife Learning Museum 

     - Three jaguar cubs on display, 1pm - 4pm daily
     - Earth Day Safari, Tues and Wed, April 22-23, 9am - 2pm daily
     - Dino Dig, Saturday, May 17, 10am - noon

Giraffe KissPenetrate deep into the jungles of South America. Travel the savannahs of Africa or the hilltops of Asia. Venture the tall grasses of the North American plains. See the Zebras graze on the plains while tigers roam nearby. Or just visit your Montgomery Zoo and see it all. Join us for a fun-packed and educational adventure. Our residents include over 500 animals from five different continents, all housed in natural, barrier-free habitats. The Zoo spans over 40 beautifully landscaped acres, offering you a magnificent view 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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Quick, easy and fast!
Buy tickets, memberships
and make reservations online now.
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.  





Zoo summer camp open enrollment begins April 15
Zoo Summer Camp is a fun-filled, educational wildlife experience.  Geared for boys and girls 5-12 years of age, half day and full day camps are available.  

Camp dates and age groups
  - CAMP IS FULL. June 2-6, ages 11-12
  - June 9-13, ages 9-10, half day camp
  - CAMP IS FULL. June 16-20, ages 9-10
  - June 23-27, ages 7-8, half day camp
  - CAMP IS FULL. July 7-11, ages 7-8
  - July 14-18, ages 5-6, half day camp
  - July 21-25, ages 5-6, half day camp

To register
Open enrollment (members and non-members can register) begins April 15.  For the fastest results, register online by selecting the proper camp above.  If you want to register during your next visit to the Zoo, download the Zoo Camp registration form, complete the form and bring your payment to the Admissions office.  

For additional information, please call our Education Department at (334) 240-4909.   




Three jaguar cubs make public debut at Zoo
Friday, January 17, 2014, three jaguar cubs made their public debut at the Montgomery Zoo.  Born in October 2013 to mother, Nakita and father Kai.  The three cubs are black, meaning melanistic, in color favoring their father.  The cubs will be on display at the Montgomery Zoo in the South American realm from 1pm - 4pm daily.  

For more info, see our press release.    
Check out the cubs' debut photo session.




Montgomery Zoo featured
on CMT's Sweet Home Alabama
Check out the newest episode of Sweet Home Alabama on Country Music Television (CMT).  The City Slickers and Bubbas, along with Alabama girl Kelsey, make a visit to the Montgomery Zoo.  The original episode aired on Friday night, January 3 at 9pm CST on the CMT.

Check out the full episode.    
Check out bonus clips.



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Need more Zoo information
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 and animal exhibits
    begin closing at 4:30pm daily.

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

Phone contacts
Main:
(334) 240-4900
Gift Shop: (334) 240-4960
Mann Museum: (334) 240-4905
Overlook Cafe: (334) 240-4950
Memberships: (334) 240-4902
Education: (334) 240-4909
Field Trips: (334) 240-4902

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.  




Animal Enrichment Day
Thank you for making this a huge hit!
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. 

View Animal Enrichment Day photo album 


Be sure to check-out these upcoming events at the Montgomery Zoo.   
  • New Overlook Cafe, Newly remodeled, open daily and serving meals, snacks and cool treats daily, 10am - 3pm, view menu
  • Earth Day Safari, April 22-23, 2014, 9am - 2pm daily.  Designed with school groups in mind, the Zoo's Earth Day Safari is a fun and educational field trip for students.  Guests can participate in an Endangered Species Scavenger Hunt, play Earth Day Trivia games, see live animal presentations, keeper talks and more.  School group discount rates available, advanced reservations required.  
  • Mother's Day, May 11, 2014.  Free admission for all moms.  Celebrate Mother's Day at the Montgomery Zoo.  All moms receive FREE admission to the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum.  Join us for Mother's Day.  
  • Dino Dig, May 17, 2014. Go on an actual archaeological dig and discover bones from the past.  With the help of guides, you and your group will put the bones together discovering and naming a new species of dinosaur.  Make new friends, make new discoveries, and get dirty.  Geared for elementary aged boys and girls (ages 4-10), advanced reservations required.  Reserve your spot today.
  • Memorial Day, May 26, 2014.  The Zoo and Museum will be open for Memorial Day.  Open 9am - 5:30pm, last tickets are sold and major animal exhibits being closing at 4:30pm.
  • Zoo Summer Camp, Its a Jungle Out There! June 2 - July 25, 2014.  Zoo Summer Camp is a fun-filled, educational wildlife experience.  Geared for kids 5-12 years old, half-day and full-day camps available.  Advanced reservations required.  Reserve your spot today (select week and age group in left side bar).
  • Second Saturday Downtown Montgomery, June 14, 2014.  The Montgomery Zoo will be hosting Second Saturday.  There will be live animal presentations, Zoobeedoo and so much more.  Please come and support your Montgomery Zoo.
  • Military Day, June 19, 2014.  Join us in saying thank you to all the men and women that so bravely serve the United States armed forces.  All military personnel and their dependent families receive FREE admission to the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum.  Food, cool beverages and refreshments are also provided.  Thank you for proudly serving.  
  • Independence Day, July 4, 2014.  The Zoo and Museum will be open for Independence Day.  Open 9am - 5:30pm, last tickets are sold and major animal exhibits being closing at 4:30pm.
  • Animal Enrichment Day, July 19, 2014, 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 a wild. It can be a lot of trial and error, but it is always fun. Join us July 19, 10am - 2pm. 

 


 

 

MAZS presents Golden Egg Award to Miss Betty Brislin  
Tuesday, February 25, the Montgomery Area Zoological Society (MAZS) presented the Golden Egg Award to Miss Betty Brislin for her longstanding loyalty and dedication to the Montgomery Zoo.  Many may know her as the "Cookie Lady" or simply as Miss Betty.  Ms. Brislin has been a faithful volunteer and friend of the Montgomery Zoo since 1978. Congratulations Miss Betty!

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Docents of the Year:
Janie Jenkins and Adriana Bloodworth 
Tuesday, Feb 4, during the annual Docent and Zooteen Appreciation Banquet Janie Jenkins and Adriana Bloodworth were named Docents of the Year.  Janie and Adriana have given countless hours of dedication and love to the animals of the Montgomery Zoo's Education Department.  Help us in congratulating Janie and Adriana!

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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 Encounter & Training
  • 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 near Horse Trail Rides, open 10am - 4pm daily (pending weather) 
> Elephant Encounter and Training: 2:30pm daily at the African elephant viewing station near the Mann Museum.  Watch as one of our elephant keepers lead our three African elephants through a series of training exercises. 
> Giraffe Encounter Post: $2, 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: $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. Seasonal hours: Please call (334) 354-6243 or (334) 240-4960 to ride boats.
> Zoofari Skylift Ride, open daily 10am - 4pm (extended hours to 4:45pm during school group season, pending weather), $4 per ride, per person. All riders must be at least 32 inches tall.  Guests riding alone, must be at least 42 inches tall.  



Jungle Drums
Check out back issues of Jungle Drums in easy to view, download and read PDF versions.  Share with your family, friends and fellow zoo lovers. 
   - Spring 2013 issue
   - Fall 2013 issue
   - Calendar 2014 issue
   - Spring 2014 issue

 

 







  
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