Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum

    - Register for Zoo Summer Camp today! 7 camps, ages 5-12 yrs old
    - Zoo & Museum are OPEN, Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day 
    - Military Appreciation Day at the Zoo, Thursday, June 16
    - Join us for Behind the Scenes & Animal Experiences -- see details
    - Giraffe calf Connye on display daily at the Giraffe Encounter
    - Top 8 things to do in Montgomery: Check it out


Giraffe KissPenetrate 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 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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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

Behind the Scenes Experiences begin Saturday, September 5. We are looking forward to sharing this wonder experience with our Montgomery Zoo members and visitors.  

REGISTER NOW!
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?  





Help bring Stingray Bay to the Montgomery Zoo 
One of our future animal exhibit projects is building a touch and feel stingray exhibit, Stingray Bay.  This exhibit will be an enclosed exhibit with a pool filled with a multitude of free swimming stingray. Guests will be able to enjoy a full animal encounter by observing them as they swim about the tank and interact with each other, guests will be allowed to touch the stingray as well as feed the stingray.

The past few Zoo Weekends and Zoobilations have raised funds to bring this exhibit and this animal experience to the Montgomery Zoo. However, we still need to raise some additional funds in order to move forward and begin construction. If you would like to help by contributing online to this fund and bring stingrays to the Montgomery Zoo, please visit this online giving site.

Also, help spread the news by liking and sharing the Stingray Bay facebook page. 

Thank you, and we are grateful for your support and help in bringing stingrays to the Montgomery Zoo. 

     - Give online today 

     - Visit the Stingray Bay facebook page

     - Fundraising event




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
Zoo and Museum hours of operation

Zoo
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. 
    Last admission to the

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. 

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
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


 


Congratulations Joseph and Becca, Docent and Zooteen
of the Year! 
Tuesday night, January 26, the Montgomery Zoo proudly honored the Education volunteers with a cowboy-themed party and banquet.  Participants enjoyed a campfire-style dinner, awards program and square dancing lessons.  The highlight of this annual event is the announcement of the Docent and Zooteen of the Year.  This year’s recipients are Joseph Massey and Becca Frederick.  

Joseph Massey has been a volunteer in the education department since 2004.  He is an environmental science graduate from Auburn University of Montgomery.  Joseph currently volunteers several days a week helping to take care of the animals and maintain exhibits.  He is a level 4 handler which means he is able to handle and work with all the animals in the department.  His favorites are the rats, Chris and Holly.

Becca Frederick is a 14 year old Zooteen who has been with the department since January of 2015.  During this time, she has learned about and tested to handle all the animals through level 2.  Becca is a homeschool student who usually volunteers on Saturdays, but is always willing to come in and help other days of the week if she is needed.  Her favorite animal is Anakin the sugar glider.

Congratulations Joseph and Becca.  And thank you to all of the Zoo's Education volunteers for their countless hours of dedication to the animals of the Montgomery Zoo and the River Region community. 

Are you interested in joining the team of wonderful Education volunteers?  We would definitely love to have you join the team.  
     -- Zooteen info and application
     -- Docent info and application




The Montgomery Area Zoological Society serves as the fundraising board of the Montgomery Zoo 
It is the goal of the Montgomery Area Zoological Society (MAZS) to aid and contribute to the conservation, education and preservation efforts of the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum.  It serves this purpose as being a fundraising arm of the Zoo to aid in the growth and expansion of the Zoo by raising funds to build future exhibits, animal encounters, rides and attractions and play as host and partner of many of the Zoo's special events.

To discover more information about the MAZS board 




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 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 10am - 4pm.  Months March - May weekdays 10am - 2pm.  Click to view menu and place your lunch order  
  • Dipping Dots at the Montgomery Zoo Gift Shop.  Eight delicious flavors: Chocolate, Birthday Cake, Cotton Candy, Rainbow, Oreo, Cookie Dough, Red Berry Sherbert, and Banana Split.  $3.50 per bag.  Great summer time treat and zoo snack!    
  • Zoo Summer Camp, June 6 - July 29.  Zoo Summer Camp is a fun-filled, educational experience.  Geared for boys and girls 5-12 years old, half-day and full-day camps available.  Advanced reservations are required.  Register online now.
  • Military Day, June 16.  All military personnel and their families (dependents) receive FREE admission to the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum.  Food, drinks, and refreshments are also provided.  Thank you for proudly serving.  
  • Father's Day, June 19.  Celebrate Father's Day at the Montgomery Zoo.  All dads receive free admission to the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum.  Make dad feel special by bringing him to the Montgomery Zoo.  
  • Animal Enrichment Day Summer, Beat the Heat! Saturday, July 16, 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 scenes; touch, sight, smell, taste and hear.  The result is to stimulate behaviors resembling those for that species in the wild.  It can be a lot of trial and error, but it is always fun!

 


Enroll your zoo camper today for Zoo Summer Camp: Animal Olympics
Let your favorite zoo camper enjoy a summer at the Montgomery Zoo with one of the most unique wildlife adventures in the River Region.  Campers can enroll in half or full day camps, perfect for boys and girls, ages 5-12 years old.  Campers will enjoy daily live animal presentations, scavenger hunts, games, assorted educational exercises, an afternoon on a giant slip and slide, assorted animal themed games, arts and craft projects, play time and much more.

This year's theme is ANIMAL OLYMPICS.  It should be a lot of fun, lots of great competitions to win the GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE medals.  So grab your safari hat and let's go to Zoo Summer Camp!  Your parents will be so jealous they will want to come to.      
 

For more information or to enroll online now. 


 

Giraffe calf Connye makes debut at Zoo, on display daily 9am - 4:30pm
The Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum proudly announce the birth of Connye, the zoo's newest giraffe calf.  She was born March 23, and made her public debut on Wednesday, April 22 at 10:30am during Mayor Todd Strange's Weekly Media Briefing.  After Connye's debut, she and her mother (Ashley) will be on display at the Giraffe exhibit daily 9am - 4:30pm, pending any animal husbandry needs.  

This is Ashley's first calf and Willie's (father) third calf.  Ashley is eight years old and Willie is nearly 12 years old.

Giraffe birth press release
Photo gallery from AL.com 
Story from WSFA
Story from Montgomery Advertiser

                                         

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. 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.




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
   - Winter 2014 issue
   - Calendar 2015 issue 
   - Spring 2015 - Zoo Weekend issue
   - Summer 2015 issue
   - Fall 2015 issue
   - Winter 2015 issue
   - Calendar 2016 issue

 

 







  
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