Madison, Alabama isn’t home to any zoos or aquariums, but residents of our community are fortunate to have a slew of day trip options to visit attractions like these semi-nearby. Below is a list of locations to put on your bucket list to make a point to get out and enjoy with friends and family of all ages.
An Aquaraium and Zoos Near Madison, Alabama
Harmony Park Safari
(Please note that this is a unique drive-thru experience of exotic and endangered animals and not a traditional zoo.)
Distance from Madison: 45 minutes (30 miles)
Cost: $10/person (2 and under are free)
Days and hours of operation: March 1st through November daily, 10 a.m. through sunset
Distance from Madison: 1hr 50 min (100 miles)
Cost: Children ages 2-12 are $12.95, adults are $17.95, and seniors (65+) are $14.95. Memberships are available.
Days and hours of operation: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday
Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
Distance from Madison: 1hr 50min (112 miles)
Cost: Pricing varies by day. Adult and teen tickets range from $16-$23, and child tickets (ages 2-12) are $4 off of the adult price. Children under 2 are free. Memberships are available. Parking is $8 for non-members.
Days and hours of operation: Daily from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (March through early September) and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (early September through early March)
Distance from Madison: 1hr 56min (115 miles)
Cost: Options vary depending on the day, how tickets were purchased (online versus on-site), veteran status, etc. The average price is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors (65+), and $12 for children ages 3-12. Children 2 and under are free!
Days and hours of operation: open daily from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Distance from Madison: 1hr 52min (113 miles)
Cost: Adults are $34.95 and children (ages 3-12) are $21.95. Children 2 and under are free!
Days and hours of operation: Sunday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.