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Zoo Weekend

Zoo Weekend, March 7-8, 9am - 6pm

  • Date: -  
  • Location: Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Museum
    2301 Coliseum Parkway
    Montgomery, Alabama 36110
  • Introduction: 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.

YOU’RE INVITED to the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum’s 44th Annual Zoo Weekend Saturday and Sunday, March 7-8, 9am - 6pm daily. 

During this two-day event the Montgomery Zoo is transformed into a amazing carnival like atmosphere for everyone from two to 92, with two stages of entertainment, games, rides, bouncy houses, giant inflatable slides, pony and camel rides, petting zoo, animal encounters, Montgomery Fire Department’s Smoke House, Montgomery Police Department K-9 Unit, live animal presentations, concessions, baked goodies, and more. Special appearances include Zoobeedoo, Big Mo, McGruff the Crime Dog, Lisa’s Party Palace characters, and more.

Zoo Weekend is our biggest fundraiser of the year.  All event proceeds from this event will be contributed to the construction of a new reptile facility with its featuring animals including the critically endangered, Indian Gharial, Komodo Dragon, and King Cobra.

Admission fees are:
     -- Adults: $17
     -- Children (3-12 years old): $13
     -- Toddlers (2 years old and younger): FREE
     -- Montgomery Zoo members: FREE
     -- Discounted memberships available
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Membership admission: In order to use your Montgomery Zoo membership to gain entry to the Zoo/Museum for regular daytime admission (and qualified nighttime events, like Christmas Lights Festival), the specified, adult members listed on the membership must have their Montgomery Zoo-issued membership card along with a valid government-issued photo identification. If you have lost, misplaced, do not have, or have not received your membership cards, you must provide a valid government-issued photo identification to use your membership to gain entry to the Zoo/Museum for regular daytime admission (and qualified nighttime events, like Christmas Lights Festival).  No exceptions. If you have lost your membership card, please call (334) 625-4905 for a replacement card. Fees may apply. 

Guest Passes:
Guest passes are NOT intended to be used for admission to any special event; including nighttime events.  GUEST PASSES MAY NOT BE USED DURING ZOO WEEKEND!  No one will be able to use a GUEST PASS for admission to any special or nighttime event; only the people listed on the membership will be provided admission. Guest passes must be present for admission (one guest pass per entry). Entry/admission will not be allowed without the guest pass (one guest pass per entry) being present. 
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Game/Ride Tickets are $5 per sheet of ten tickets.  Most games/rides require at least 2 tickets.  Animal Encounters and other Zoo Attractions like the train, Zoofari Skylift, animal encounters and petting zoo require anywhere from six to 10 tickets.

We would like to thank our major event sponsors
     -- Cumulus Broadcasting (Mix 103.3, Fox 95.1, WLWI 92.3 and Y-102)
     -- WCOV FOX 20
     -- Coca-Cola Bottling Montgomery
     -- McDonald's | Murphy Family Restaurants
     -- City of Montgomery
     -- Montgomery Area Zoological Society(MAZS)

Game, ride, and encounter sponsors
     -- Fastening Solutions, Inc.
     -- Gardner Flooring & Design
     -- Goodwin Animal Hospital
     -- John Lee Paint
     -- Kick Back Ranch & Event Center
     -- Kwik Kopy Shop
     -- Montgomery Fire Equipment

Games, rides, and encounters available during Zoo Weekend
     -- Train Ride: $3 or 6 tickets per ride, per rider
     -- Zoofari Skylift Adventure Ride: All riders must be at least 32 inches tall, to ride alone you must be 42 inches tall.  $5 or 10 tickets per ride, per rider
     -- Parakeet Cove: Enter an open aired aviary with hundreds of parakeets. Entry: FREE, Feed available for $2 or 4 tickets
     -- Giraffe Encounter Post: (located at the Giraffe Exhibit by the Overlook Cafe): $3 or 6 tickets per person, includes entry to the deck and feed. All guests entering the giraffe deck must pay encounter admission.
     -- Pony Ride: (located at the playground): $5 or 10 tickets per person, per ride
     -- Camel Ride: (located at the playground): $5 or 10 tickets per person, per ride
     -- Petting Zoo: (located at the playground): $5 or 10 tickets
     -- Stingray Bay: (located by Mann Museum): FREE for entry, Feeding $3 or 6 tickets per feeding

GAME SHEETS: $5 per sheet of 10 tickets

Games and tickets per admission during Zoo Weekend
     -- Games - 2 tickets (no cash) (list of games below) 
     -- Inflatable Slide(s) - 4 tickets (no cash)
     -- Inflatable Spacewalk(s) - 4 tickets (no cash)
     -- Inflatable Bounce house(s) - 4 tickets (no cash)
     -- Inflatable Maze - 4 tickets (no cash)
     -- Twin Spin - 4 tickets (no cash)
     -- Rock Climbing Wall - 8 tickets (no cash)
     -- Petting Zoo - 10 tickets or $5; includes animal feed
     -- Parakeet Cove feed sticks: $2 or 4 tickets
             - Entry into Parakeet Cove: FREE
     -- Giraffe Encounter Post: 6 tickets or $3 per person
             - All guests entering the giraffe deck must pay encounter admission.
     -- Train ride - 6 game tickets or $3 per person
     -- Stingray Bay feeding - 6 tickets or $3 per feeding
     -- Zoofari Skylift Ride - 10 game tickets or $5 per person, per ride, all riders must be at 32” tall to ride
     -- Camel rides - 10 tickets or $5, per person, per ride
     -- Pony Rides - 10 tickets or $5, per person, per ride

GAME SHEETS:  $5 per sheet of 10 tickets

Zoo Weekend games (all ticketed games)
     -- Ball Toss
     -- Basketball
     -- Bottle Ring Toss
     -- Duck Pond
     -- Football
     -- Giraffe Toss
     -- Go Fish
     -- Gator Golf
     -- Lollipop Tree
     -- Milk Jug
     -- Monkey Tumble
     -- Musical Safari
     -- Plinko
     -- Beach Ball Playhouse (play area for smaller kids, no prize provided) 

GAME SHEETS:  $5 per sheet of 10 tickets

Concessions, snacks, and refreshments
BBQ Shack and Art Tent: The BBQ Shack & Art tent will be selling and best BBQ sandwiches east of Texas, along with smoked turkey legs, refreshing bottled Coke, and bottled water.  Also, there will be a fine collection of Animal Art for sale. Each of these masterpieces was created by local zoo residents. Proceeds from these sales will be contributed to conservation efforts and to the design and construction of our new REPTILE FACILITY. 

ZOO SOUVENIRS and SNACKS: Located near the squirrel monkey exhibit, The Zoo Gift Shop tent will be selling assorted zoo-themed t-shirts, plush animals, zoofari toys, cold drinks (sodas and water), and select yummy frozen treats.

Zoo Weekend Entertainment
Entertainment – Main Stage

  Main stage on Saturday, March 7 
     -- 11am-12:00pm: DJ JODY JOE (live DJ)
     -- 12:30pm-1:30pm: DJ JODY JOE (live DJ)
     -- 2pm-3pm: Different Flavors of Dance (dance/music)
     -- 5pm-6pm: Blaster Burner Funk (rock)

  Main stage on Sunday, March 8 
     -- 11am-12pm: Caryl Lawson
     -- 12:30pm-1:30pm: DJ JODY JOE (live DJ)
     -- 2pm-3pm: Cameron Dubois
     -- 5pm-6pm: Andrew McCarter


Jaguar Stage on Saturday, March 7 
     -- 10am     Lisa’s Dance Dimensions
     -- 11am     Montgomery Dulcimer Players 
     -- Noon     Shebang
     -- 1pm       Montgomery Martial Arts
     -- 2pm       Rachel & Jason Rhodes
     -- 3pm       Stepper’s Choice
     -- 4pm       Louis Ogletree and Son
     -- 5pm       MPD K9 Demo

Jaguar Stage on Sunday, March 8 
     -- 10am     CJ's Dance Factory
     -- Noon     Zoo Education Animals
     -- 2pm       Jones Gospel Duet
     -- 3pm       Charlena and Soulful Psalmists
     -- 4pm       Celia Huff Porea
     -- 5pm       MPD K9 Demo

Purchase memberships at a discounted price
In celebration of Zoo Weekend, guests have the opportunity to purchase memberships at a reduced rate.  Save $10 on both memberships and guests passes March 1-14.  You may purchase your membership at the Zoo during Zoo Weekend or avoid the rush and the crowd by purchasing your membership today online.  

Additional parking and bus shuttles
Due to the large crowds expected during Zoo Weekend, additional FREE parking has been made available at the Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) located at 1400 Coliseum Blvd, 36110. Shuttle buses will be running throughout the day, 8:30am - 6:30pm making sure everyone returns to their cars safely. 
     -- Please refrain from parking in no parking or questionable parking areas; including apartment building lots, shopping center lots, and church parking lots.  Your car may be towed, and the cost of recovery will be at your expense. Also, to avoid car break-ins, refrain from leaving items in plain view in your car. Store items in your trunk or out of sight.    
     -- Parking at Zoo: FREE
     -- Parking at ADEM: FREE
     -- Shuttle service from ADEM to Zoo (and return): FREE, running 8:30am - 6:30pm (Saturday and Sunday)

For more information about Zoo Weekend, please call the Zoo @ (334) 625-4900. 

See you at the ZOO WEEKEND!

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