Members of the military, families get into zoo for free

The{}Birmingham Zoo is also honoring all active and retired military this holiday weekend. It{}is offering free admission to service members and their families with valid military identification.

The deal{}comes just in time for extended summer hours and the summer launch of the Red Diamond Sea Lion Splash Show and the Wildlife Show. Granny's Butterfly Garden is also now open.

The zoo stays open Sunday until 7 p.m.. It reopens Memorial Day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m..

Free military days runs through Memorial Day.