Montgomery Zoo & Mann Wildlife Learning Museum

     - Columbus Day, Monday, Oct 13, Zoo will be open
     - ZooBoo, Oct 16-19, 23-26 and 29-31, 6pm - 9pm nightly
     - Veterans' Day Week, November 9-15 
     - Top 8 things to do in Montgomery: check it out


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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ZooBoo: Oct 16-19, 23-26 and 29-31, 6pm - 9pm nightly
NEW SCENES!  HORROR and FUN for all ages.  Join us for 11 nights of horror and fun at the Montgomery Zoo's ZooBoo.  Climb aboard the thrill ride of a lifetime Haunted Hay (scary) or mosey on over to the Pumpkin Pull for a non-scary, tradition fall hay ride.  Enjoy Halloween-themed games, bounce houses, concessions, Creatures of the Night live animal presentations, and much more.  

Gates open nightly at 6pm.  The first Haunted Hay ride leaves the depot at dusk.

Admission: $15 per person, 3 year old and older.  Admission includes one ride ticket (Pumpkin Pull or Haunted Hay Ride) and one sheet of 10 game tickets.  Montgomery Zoo members receive a 50% admission discount.

View ZooBoo promo spot

NOTE: ZooBoo is an evening event at the Zoo.  All zoo animals will be in their night quarters during the event.  Select Education animals will be on display at the Creatures of the Night presentation at the Overlook Cafe. 





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.  



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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 at 4pm.  Major 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.  

GROUPS BOOKING FOR OCTOBER VISITS: During the month of October, there will be several Halloween-themed scenes on display throughout the Zoo. These scenes are for our night time event, entitled ZooBoo.  We do our best to cover the scenes; however, some scenes may remain visible during the daytime hours. If you deem this inappropriate for younger guests, you may wish to plan your visit during a different time.


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 and place your lunch order 
  • Columbus Day, Monday, Oct 13, 2014.  The Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum will be open regular operating hours; 9am - 5:30pm, last tickets sold at 4pm, major animal exhibits begin closing at 4:30pm.  
  • ZooBoo, 11 Nights of Fun and Horror, Oct 16-19, 23-26 and 29-31, 6pm - 9pm nightly.  Enjoy a thrilling and chilling evening at the Montgomery Zoo.  Fun for ages, Halloween-themed games, bounce houses, adventure rides on the Haunted Hay Ride (scary) and Pumpkin Pull Hay Ride (non-scary), Creatures of the Night education program, awesome refreshments and concessions, and more.  New scenes on the adventure rides.  Join us, if you dare.  NOTE: ZooBoo is an evening event at the Zoo.  All zoo animals will be in their night quarters during the event.  Select Education animals will be on display at the Creatures of the Night presentation at the Overlook Cafe. 
  • Veteran's Day Week, Nov. 9-15.  Join the Montgomery Zoo in thanking the proud men and women of the armed forces.  During Veteran's Day Week, all veterans, active duty military personnel and their dependents receive a 50% DISCOUNT on regular admission to the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum.  Participants must provide a valid military identification to receive discount.  Thank you for your service and dedication.  
  • Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov 27, 2014, the Zoo and Mann Museum will be closed.  The Zoo and Mann Museum will re-open for regular business hours on Friday, Nov 28 at 9am. 
  • Christmas Lights Festival, Dec 4-7, 11-14 and 18-31, 5:30pm - 9:30pm nightly.  See the Montgomery Zoo transformed into a winter wonderland sparkling with thousands of seasonal lights.  Enjoy a leisurely stroll, a brisk train ride or see the lights atop the Zoofari Skylift Ride.  Visit with Santa thru Dec 23, enjoy live entertainment and no winter's night would be complete without some warming hot chocolate.  NOTE: Christmas Lights Festival is an evening event at the Zoo.  All zoo animals will be in their night quarters during the event. 
  • Christmas Day, Thursday, Dec 25, 2014, the Zoo and Mann Museum will be closed; however, the Zoo will re-open that night for Christmas Lights Festival at 5:30pm.  
  • New Year's Day, Thursday, Jan 1, 2015, the Zoo and Mann Museum will be closed.  The Zoo and Mann Museum will re-open for regular business hours on Friday, Jan 2, 2015 at 9am.

 


 

 

Veterans' Day Week, Nov 9-15
Join the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum in thanking the proud men and women of the armed forces.  During Veterans' Day Week, all veterans, retired and active duty military personnel and their dependents receive a 50% DISCOUNT on regular admission to the Montgomery Zoo and/or Mann Wildlife Learning Museum.

Participants must provide a valid picture military identification to receive discount.  

Thank you for your service and dedication to our country and to the world. 
                


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: $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: $4 per ride, per person. All riders must be at least 32 inches tall.  Guests riding alone, must be at least 42 inches tall.  Open daily 10am - 4pm (extended hours to 4:45pm during school group season, pending weather).  



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
   - Fall 2014 issue

 

 







  
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