With the eclipse in full swing, the zoo has started selling tickets for visitors to attend its fireworks display.
The zoo says the show, which begins at 11:00pm on Sunday night, is expected to draw more than 5,000 people to the zoo, which is just over 1km away from Birmingham’s famous Tyneside Road.
A ticket for $8 will see a guest pass the gates of the zoo and enter through a door that opens at the front of the building.
Visitors are also invited to attend a ‘tickets and admission’ event, which runs until 1am on Saturday, which will see them purchase a ticket and then pass through the doors of the museum and a fireworks display, before returning to the building’s main entrance.
A second ticket, priced at $20, will see guests take a bus through the main entrance, then travel back through the museum, before exiting the main gates.
Tickets are sold out for the fireworks display at the zoo at a special price of $80 for adults and $50 for children.
Zoo director-general Jim Wilson says the cost of admission is due to the amount of people who will attend the show.
“We don’t want to encourage people to come to the Zoo,” he said.
“It’s very important that people know that they can still see the spectacle and see fireworks at the same time.”
Our primary concern is safety.
If there’s a big event, the public will want to come back and enjoy it.
“The zoo has also started selling special event tickets for people who wish to take the tour of the nearby Birmingham Art Museum.
Tickets for the tour, which takes visitors from around the area to see Birmingham’s original 18th century gallery, can be purchased from the zoo’s ticket office.”
For the people who are interested, we have a number of special events that are being held in the area, and we’re doing those in conjunction with the zoo,” Mr Wilson said.