Open Daily 9 am – 4 pm

Education • Conservation • Adventure • Community

Open Daily 9 am to 4 pm

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We Can't Wait to See You!

As one of Alabama’s favorite family attractions, Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is an exciting place to visit with a lot happening every day. We can’t wait for you to visit!

We are open every day of the week except on major US holidays- Christmas, New Year’s Day, and Thanksgiving Day!

Come visit us at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo! Parking is free and we welcome groups of all sizes!

Each adventure is $24.95 per person, plus a regular paid zoo admission, weather permitting.

$5 per person, plus a regular paid zoo admission, weather permitting.

These features are currently unavailable:

  • Our Coola Springs Walkabout (Kangaroo) encounter is currently closed. You can learn more about Kangaroos on our Animals page!

10% off regular admission for Baldwin County Locals with ID.

We offer a discounted admission rate of $8.00 per person with a minimum of 15 students and chaperones. Teachers and bus drivers get in free and there’s no minimum for daycare groups. Advance reservations are required. Ask about adding an educational program to your visit.

The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is the coolest classroom ever!

Zoology, biology, ecology, geology, geography, conservation… Where else can teachers bring students of all ages to one unique place, surrounded by over 600 exotic animals, to learn about the amazing variety of life or “bio-diversity” of Planet Earth? We welcome both public and private school groups.

Something magical happens when human beings get up close and personal with creatures they might otherwise never get to meet beyond a computer or TV screen. Curiosity and imagination are given flight here every day and we think those are great educational building blocks.

Our zookeepers provide easy-to-understand science-based information and fun factoids about our zoo animals that will energize kids to keep learning, both inside and outside of the classroom. We hope we can inspire teachers too.

Explore Our Extra-Special Educational Experiences

We’re happy to accommodate most types: civic, community, church, tourist, employee, service organizations, and membership clubs. Groups require a minimum of 15 people to receive 15% off regular admission. A reservation at least 48 hours before arrival is required.

Additional Information

All school groups and other educational groups receive a special discounted rate of $8 per person, paid staff is free. We require a reservation at least 48 hours prior to arrival. Call 251-256-7008 any time between 9am & 4pm. Be sure to ask about how to get an Educational Program added to your trip for a small additional fee.

*Publicly funded school (K5-12, community college or university) are exempt from Alabama State Sales and Use Tax. Teachers and bus drivers receive free admission, but chaperones are charged admission.

** Civic, church or non-profit organizations that are exempt or may qualify for exemption from Alabama State Sales and Use Tax are required to provide documentation at the time of reservation.

We have an awesome gift shop! Please call 251-256-7008 or email [email protected] for more information! 

Zoo Gift Shop

Visit our Venue Rental page! From weddings to birthdays, corporate gatherings, and any celebration in between, the Zoo is the perfect fit for your next event.

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Current Hours

9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day & New Year’s Day

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Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
20499 Oak Road East
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

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