Montgomery Zoo & Mann Wildlife Learning Museum

    - Jaguar cubs on display daily, 9am - 2pm in SA realm. Read more 
    - Summer camp enrollment begins Feb 3 for Mtgy Zoo members
    
- Animal Enrichment Day, Saturday, February 21, 10am - 2pm
    - 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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Where Eagles Fly
Lake Guntersville, AL 
Eagle Awareness is a must-attend event for bird watchers and outdoor lovers. Covering six weekends from early January through early February, the event has been a tradition at Lake Guntersville for more than 25 years.  The program was started as an activity for people of all ages to experience the joy of watching eagles and other birds in their natural habitat and as a way of educating the public about the importance of protecting the area's wildlife.

Also, the Montgomery Zoo will be participating in this event.  The Montgomery Zoo's Education Department will be presenting a Birds of Prey Educational program on January 24 at 7pm at the Lake Guntersville facility.  

For more information on this event  

Watch a video about this 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
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.  


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
  • Montgomery Zoo Summer Camp. Registration for Montgomery Zoo members will begin on Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015.  Registration for non-Montgomery Zoo members will begin on Wednesday, April 15.  Guests may register online or during a visit to the Zoo.  Hurry, space is limited and spots are filled fast. 
  • Presidents' Day, Monday, Feb 16, the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum will be open on this national holiday, 9am - 5:30pm, last tickets are sold at 4pm and major animal exhibits begin closing at 4:30pm, all guests must exit the park by 5:30pm. 
  • Animal Enrichment Day Saturday, February 21.  From zoo animals to our pets at home at and even including us, we all need enrichment.  Enrichment is an effort to tap into and stimulate our basic five senses: touch, sight, smell, taste and hear. Enrichment gives a chance to smell a new scent, taste a new flavor, play a new game or figure out a puzzle.  Join us on February 21, 10am - 2pm, and have fun watching the animals react to the treats they receive.  Enrichment schedule.
  • Daylight saving time begins, Sunday, March 8
  • St. Patrick's Day, Tuesday, March 17, the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum will be open on this national holiday, 9am - 5:30pm, last tickets are sold at 4pm and major animal exhibits begin closing at 4:30pm, all guests must exit the park by 5:30pm. 
  • Spring begins, Friday, March 20
  • Zoo Weekend, April 11-12, 9am - 6pm daily. 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. 
  • Earth Day Safari, April 21-22, 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, enjoy keeper talks and gain valuable insight from the staff members that care for our animals daily. School group discount rates available, advanced reservations required. Book now.

 


 

 

Animal Enrichment Day, Saturday, February 21,
10am - 2pm
From zoo animals to our pets at home at and even including us, we all need enrichment.  Enrichment is an effort to tap into and stimulate our basic five senses: touch, sight, smell, taste and hearing. Enrichment gives animals and people alike an opportunity to smell a new scent, taste a new flavor, play a new game or figure out a puzzle.  Enrichment provides both mental and physical activity, which is great for everyone involved.  So, join us on February 21, 10am - 2pm for Animal Enrichment Day...  and have fun watching the animals react to the puzzles and treats they receive. 

Enrichment schedule.

                   

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). JANUARY 2015 NOTE: The Petting Zoo will be closed Monday - Friday during the month of January.  It will be open Saturday and Sunday pending weather conditions and animal husbandry. 
- 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
   - Winter 2014 issue
   - Calendar 2015 issue 

 

 







  
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