GULF COAST ZOO

Harris Vacations Staff Writer">Harris Vacations Staff Writer | December 8, 2022

Location: 20449 Oak Road E, Gulf Shores, AL 36542 | Phone: (251)-256-7008

Do you want to treat you and your family to the ultimate fun-filled day by the Gulf Coast? Make your way to the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. You’ll have a blast watching the lions roar, the monkeys swinging from vine to vine, and all the fascinating antics by the other animals. It doesn’t get any better than that! 

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Have a Blast at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo 

Are you ready to make memories that will last a lifetime? Plan your day at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. The park is filled with so many intriguing animal encounters and educational exhibits that you need to see to believe! 

Must-See Animal Exhibits 

The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is home to 118 species of animals, including 22 critically endangered, endangered, vulnerable, or near-threatened species. It’s a rich, diverse family of animals under the zoo’s care and they’re dedicated to providing them with the best home possible and educating the public about them.  

Here is a list of just some of the gorgeous creatures you can catch sight of at the zoo: 

boa snake
tiger
monkey

Can’t Miss Animal Encounters 

The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is proud to offer a collection of one-of-a-kind animal encounters. It gives adults and children a unique opportunity to learn about certain species in an up-close and personal format.  

Know Before You Go 

It’s time to start getting excited about your fun-filled trip to the zoo! Get your plans in order and get ready for a day you’ll never forget.  

Hours: 

Open Daily 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Kangaroo and Sloth Encounters 

Available 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (weather permitting) 

Lemur Encounters (masks required) 

Available 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (weather permitting) 

Giraffe feedings are offered twice daily 

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. (weather permitting) 

Please Note: 

For the health of the staff and animals, it is strongly recommended that all guests observe social distancing practices. Masks are required during lemur encounters and are suggested where social distancing is not possible.  

Holiday Hours 

Open Christmas Eve from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day 

Parties and Gatherings  

If someone in your group is celebrating a birthday or special event, let the zoo know beforehand. The zoo offers party perks to add even more fun to your zoo celebration! There’s no end to the fun that can be had at the zoo in Gulf Shores. 


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