Montgomery Zoo & Mann Wildlife Learning Museum
- Jaguar cubs on display daily, 9am - 2pm in SA realm. Read more
- Thanksgiving Day, Nov 27, the Zoo and Museum will be closed
- Christmas Lights Festival, Dec 4-7, 11-14, 18-31, 5:30pm - 9:30pm
- Top 8 things to do in Montgomery: Check it out
Penetrate 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.
Santa and Zoobeedoo need your help!
Christmas Lights Festival is coming soon and we need entertainers, singers, dancers, acting troupes, cheer and baton squads, church and school choirs, school groups, youth groups, bands, story tellers, puppet masters, DJs, and more. This is your chance to strut your stuff in front of a whole new audience and celebrate the holiday season.
Individuals and groups are invited to showcase their family friendly, holiday-themed talent during the Montgomery Zoo's Christmas Lights Festival. We need performers on the nights of December 14 and 20-31. Performance time slots are 6pm, 7pm and 8pm at the Overlook Cafe. We typically ask performers to entertain for 45 minutes. Also, all entertainers gain FREE ADMISSION to Christmas Lights Festival on the night of their performance; which admission includes a train ride. And if you have friends and family that wish to come see you entertain the crowds, they can purchase Christmas Lights Festival tickets at a 50% discount (this discount applies only with advanced reservation and advanced ticket purchases).
For more information or to book your slot, please contact our Entertainment Coordinators, Tami LaBahn at email@example.com or Christy Wells at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also call them at (334) 240-4900.
Christmas Lights Festival dates are: Dec 4-7, 11-14 and 18-31, 5:30pm - 9:30pm nightly.
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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** Last ticket is sold at 4pm. Major animal
Enter the 2015 Montgomery Zoo Calendar contest!
Be part of the Montgomery Zoo 2015 Calendar contest. Submit photos of you, family members and friends while visiting the Montgomery Zoo; great pics of the animal residents at the Zoo; perhaps you at one of our animal encounters; visiting one of our special events; touring the Mann Museum; or even an original piece of artwork (colorings, paintings, drawings, etc.).
If you submit your entry digitally, please make sure the file is at least 11x8.5 inches (horizontal format), 350dpi resolution and saved as a JPG, TIF or PSD format.
Entry contestants will win valuable zoo prizes. For more information or to submit an entry, please email email@example.com or call (334) 240-4900. Mail entries to 2015 Calendar Entry, Montgomery Zoo, 2301 Coliseum Parkway, Montgomery, AL 36110.
Deadline for entries is Dec 15, 2014. Make sure to include all contact information with entry. All entries will be returned after the calendar is printed.
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.
- Online Non-school Group Reservations
- Overlook Cafe menu and web site
- Montgomery Zoo scavenger hunt
Be sure to check-out these upcoming events at the Montgomery Zoo.
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 lights. Take a leisurely stroll, a brisk train ride or see the lights atop the Zoofari Skylight Adventure Ride. Visit Santa thru Dec 23, enjoy the nightly live entertainment and no winter's night would be complete without some warming hot chocolate from the Overlook Cafe. Open 5:30pm - 9:30pm nightly.
Open Christmas Eve and Christmas night, Dec 24 and 25.
Winter Holiday Laser Adventure presented by the Gayle Planetarium showing at the Montgomery Zoo’s Christmas Lights Festival, opening night and the three Friday nights before Christmas (Dec. 4 - 5, 12 & 19) at 6:30pm and 7:30pm. In cooperation with Rick Evans, W. A. Gayle Planetarium in Oak Park and Troy University, the Montgomery Zoo will be presenting a Winter Holiday Laser Adventure on the opening night and the three Friday nights before Christmas (Dec. 4-5, 12 and 19) of Christmas Lights Festival, 6:30pm and 7:30pm. This laser light adventure will be played on a big screen with dynamic sound and will brighten the eyes of all ages. The show is approximately 40 minutes long and will be a great addition to everyone’s Christmas Lights Festival experience.
IMPORTANT ANIMAL NOTE: Christmas Lights Festival is an evening event at the Montgomery Zoo. All zoo animals will be in their night quarters during the event.
Admission and more information: Day and night time admission rates available.
Entertainment schedule (as of Nov 20, 2014)
Everyone likes to see the animals, but at the Montgomery Zoo we bring you closer with our Animal Encounter stations.
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