We were gifted a membership to the Zoo this year, in exchange for sharing our fun here on the blog with all of you.
The Birmingham Zoo is absolutely one of my sons’ favorite places to visit. We moved back to the Birmingham area shortly before my oldest son turned 2, and every year since we’ve made the tradition of visiting the Zoo for their birthdays, which are just one day apart. I think the only year we may have missed was the year that our baby was born.
Experiences are such a fun way to celebrate with your kids, and you can extend the fun all year long by getting memberships to your favorite places to visit. We have already enjoyed visiting a few times since this visit, thanks to our Zoo membership.
They love seeing our native animals in the Alabama Wilds exhibit, and the petting zoo is always a fun time.
Our younger son is two now, and he is really starting to get into the animals.
His absolute favorite exhibit is the elephants. He’s an Elephant fan anyway, and he was really amazed on this trip.
Of course we ended up picking him up a little elephant birthday surprise at the gift shop, which is probably one of his most favorite stuffed animals he’s ever received, he calls it “Elfie”.
Of course we all love visiting the Tiger and the Lions. On the weekends you can even watch the Zoo staff do some lion training.
The lions are a treat, anytime, though. Our next favorite animal is the Giraffe.
In the Summer you can get the chance to feed them, which is such a fun experience.
Of course there are plenty of great photo opportunities around the Zoo, as well.
Finally, Mama’s favorite animal to see at the Zoo.. the Sea Lions!
Whether you want to visit the Zoo for a day or get a membership, you can find out all the information you need over on their website, and stay tuned to the Birmingham Zoo Facebook page for fun updates and special announcements.