Alabama Wildlife Center

A leader in the rehabilitation of wild birds. Our hallmarks are rehabilitation excellence and innovation in reuniting baby birds with their family. We also engage people of all ages in learning about birds and protecting Alabama’s native wildlife. 100 Pelham Heights Road, Pelham, Alabama 35124. Tel: 205-663-7930. Cost: Fee.

Birmingham Zoo

2630 Cahaba Road, Birmingham, AL 35223. 205-879-0409. Approximately 750 animals of 250 species on 122-acres, including sea lions, kangaroos and endangered species from six continents. Sleepovers available. Fee.

McWane Science Center

200 19th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203. 205-714-8300. Four floors of interactive exhibits — from a collection of dinosaurs to innovative environmental showcases, early childhood playgrounds, an aquarium and an IMAX® Dome Theater. Sleepovers available. Fee.

Treetop Nature Trail

In Oak Mountain State Park, stroll along a broad, elevated boardwalk that winds through the trees in a secluded woodland valley. As you wander along, you catch sight of some of Alabama's most thrilling wild creatures. Oak Mountain State Park, 100 Terrace Drive, Pelham, AL 35124. Tel: 205-663-7930. Cost: Fee.