The Montgomery Zoo Montgomery
Where are we going today?
Did you know that you don't even need to leave Alabama to delve deep into the South African jungles, or explore the hilltops of Asia? You don't even need to leave Montgomery to venture the tall grasses of the North American plains, or go on safari on the plains of Africa.
You just have to travel to The Montgomery Zoo!
The Montgomery Zoo is where the whole family can meet over 500 animals, which come from all corners of the globe. Here, they can roam in natural, barrier-free habitats too, which means they are happy and healthy, just like they would be in the wild!
Across 42 acres, The Montgomery Zoo lets families go on a journey with exotic wildlife as well as endangered species, giving kids not only amazing animal experiences, but also those invaluable lessons on conservation.
Kids, have you ever wanted to watch those cheeky chimps play, or see those majestic elephants in their heads? Perhaps you want to see how you compare to the height of a giraffe, or try and spot those hippos?
You can make a stop down under with those red kangaroos, or admire the alligators of South America. Don't forget to check out the pythons from there too...if you're brave!
Kids might even meet animals they have never heard of before, like the Kudu!
The Montgomery Zoo also has amazing experiences for you, giving you the chance to go behind the scenes at the zoo, or watch the animal feeding sessions, or keeper talks to give you that little bit more insight into these amazing creatures.
Did we mention there was a petting zoo too, AND a mini train? Oh, and let's not forget those pedal boat rides in summer!
There is also the Mann Wildlife Learning Museum with a collection of large animals on display, so you can feel some of the furs!
So much more than just animal fun in this Alabama capital! Let's get WILD!
How much does it cost?
- Adults$15 zoo. $7 museum. $20 combo
- Children$11 zoo. $5 museum. $15 combo (Ages 3-12)
- Free Under: 2 years
When can we go?
9am - 5:30pm daily. 11am - 7pm select Tuesdays in summer
Year round, but closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day & New Years Day
From field trips, to camps, and Zooteen programs, there are a number of ways to teach the kids all about the animals!.
The Overlook Cafe has tasty lunch and snack options, including hot dogs, burgers, wraps, frozen treats, and even ice cream! Kiosks are located around the zoo too with drinks and snacks.
The Overlook cafe has salads for you!.
Any Top Tips?
When you arrive, check what animal encounters or feedings are on, and plan your day around them!.
Doing our bit
The zoo are part of a number of conservation projects to support those endangered animals!.
Need a little extra help?
The zoo is accessible, and wheelchairs are available to rent on a first come basis.
There is stroller rentals available at the gift shop for a small charge, on a first come basis.
Can I get one of those?
There is a gift shop so make sure you take that pocket money! You can grab some great animal-themed items!.
The petting zoo is free with admission, but animal feed is $2/bag. Giraffe feed is $3 (free for under 2s), and the train ride is $3 (free for under 2s). Skylift and pedal boat additional cost too.
What people are saying?
by James Odom
I went in mid sept, animals seem just as hot as we were. Good for a quick zoo trip to see some exotic animals but don't expect too much.
by Ashley McClarran
We always love taking our daughter to the Montgomery Zoo. It is a fun filled adventure for the whole family! We go at least 4 times a year. You do not ever want to miss the Christmas Lights!
by Emily Nixon
by DERRICK POLLARD
I LOVE THE MONTGOMERY ZOO IT IS AWESOME 5 STARS
by Marina Bowing
Have taken my son there recently and we had a lot of fun. It is actually very well maintained and a lot of improvements were made over the years.