Montgomery Zoo & Mann Wildlife Learning Museum

     - Sept 18: The Zoo closes at noon in preparation for Zoobilation
     - Zoobilation: The WILDEST party in town, Thursday, Sept 18, 6pm
     - Ballet and the Beasts, Friday, Sept 26, 6pm - 10pm, FREE admission
     - 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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Zoobilation: The WILDEST party in town, Sept 18 
Join us Thursday, Sept 18 at the Montgomery Zoo for the wildest party in town.  Dance under the stars to the jazzy beat of local favorites, Cockeyed Camel; relish in a shmorgishborg of delectable delights from the region's finest eateries; partake of invigorating specialty drinks, spirits and cool libations; bid the night away at an electrifying silent auction; but most importantly smile and be merry while raising funds for the new stingray exhibit at the Montgomery Zoo. 

Zoobilation is a continuing effort and part of a multi-year project to raise funds for the new touch and feel stingray exhibit.  Past Zoobilations have aided in the efforts to build the African elephant habitat, the North American River Otter display, the Zoofari Sky lift ride and the new American Alligator exhibit soon completing construction in summer 2014.  
Zoobilation is an adult-only cocktail party.  All guests must be at least 21 years of age to attend.  Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased online or at the Zoo's admission gate.  Looking forward to seeing you at Zoobilation: The WILDEST party in town!

HOT OFF THE PRESS!  The Auburn vs. Kansas State University football game will be telecast LIVE at the Montgomery Zoo during Zoobilation, Thursday, Sept 18.  Large screen, dynamic sound, and theater provided by Keith's Electronic and Satellite of Prattville, AL.  

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
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.

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

Phone contacts
(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.  

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 
  • Thursday, September 18, 2014. The Zoo will close at noon in preparation for Zoobilation later that evening.
  • Zoobilation, Thursday, Sept 18, 2014, 6pm - 10pm.  Join us for an evening that will include a shmorgishborg of great-tasting food and specialty drinks, energized live entertainment, an action-packed silent auction and many more surprises.  But more importantly, this Zoo fundraiser all goes towards a great cause: building a touch-and-feel stingray exhibit at the Montgomery Zoo.  Tickets are $50 per person, and you must be at least 21 years of age to attend.  Buy your tickets now
  • Ballet and the Beasts, Friday, Sept 26, 2014.  Enjoy the Montgomery Zoo as they perform on the green at the Montgomery Zoo.  FREE admission to all.  Bring picnics, blankets and chairs and enjoy watching the Montgomery Ballet under the stars.  Gates open at 6pm, performance will begin at dusk.   
  • 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.  




Ballet and the Beasts, Sept 26
Join us Friday night, Sept 26, 6pm - 10pm, at the Montgomery Zoo for Ballet and the Beasts.  Enjoy this wonderful presentation from the Montgomery Ballet as they perform under the stars at the Montgomery Zoo.  Admission is FREE, picnic blankets and lawn chairs are welcome.  

Gates open at 6pm, performance will begin at dusk.  Join us Sept 26 at the Montgomery Zoo for Ballet and the Beasts.  

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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