Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, Gulf Shores

3.9
#1 of 8 in Zoos & Aquariums in Alabama
Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
Home to over 500 exotic creatures, Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo offers close, personal encounters with animals in an intimate setting. Play with lemurs or cuddle a young kangaroo. Bears, lions, and leopards all reside on the 7 hectare (17 acre) site, where wide pathways allow for close-up views of the animals. Learn about the different species in the zoo by visiting the reptile house, aviary, and petting zoo. Animal shows take place daily, and reservations forĀ animal encounters are available at the gift shop. To visit Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo and get the most from your holiday in Gulf Shores, create itinerary details personal to you using our Gulf Shores trip planner.
Create an itinerary including Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
1,569 reviews
Google
4.2
TripAdvisor
  • The AL Gulf Coast Zoo has a nice collection of animals. Some of our favorites were the big cats, sloth, kangaroos, giraffes and lemurs. There is an air-conditioned reptile house. A butterfly house...  more »
Google
  • Great little zoo. Our two little ones really love the animals and getting to feed a good number of them. The animal encounters are fun if you're into doing something different like that (the kangaroo was my favorite). They will be moving to a larger facility at the end of September and will reopen sometime in November (check website for more updated info). Worth the price of admission, can easily spend half a day there with the kids.
  • Nice, small sized zoo. We did the lemur encounter which was fun. Apparently they start napping around 11, so they weren't very active but nice to pet. One really loved my son's hat :)

Plan your trip to Gulf Shores

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Gulf Shores

See all ›
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Gulf Shores

4.4
Duration: 4 hours
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
3.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Gulf Shores

4.6
Duration: 2 hours
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.7
Duration: 4 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Gulf Shores

See all ›
3.3
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
3.6
Duration: 2 hours

Golf in Gulf Shores

4.5
Duration: 2 hours
4.1
Duration: 4 hours
3.9
Duration: 4 hours
4.0
Duration: 2 hours

Nearby attractions in Gulf Shores

4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.6
Duration: 2 hours