Hours of Operation & Admission

Hours of Operation

a. Vulcan Center Museum:
Monday through Saturday 10 am - 6 pm and Sunday 1- 6 pm.

b. Vulcan Observation Tower:
Monday through Saturday 10 am - 10 pm and Sunday 1 pm - 10 pm.

c. Vulcan Gift Shop
Monday through Saturday 10 am - 6 pm and Sunday 1- 6 pm. Located inside Vulcan Center Museum.

d. Want to visit Vulcan at night?
Vulcan's park grounds and observation tower stay open every evening from 6 - 10 pm. Evening admission to the park grounds and Vulcan's observation tower: Just $4 (tax included)!

e. Holiday Hours
Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Open at 1 pm on Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. Closed at 6 pm on 4th of July.

***Subject to close for special events and Vulcan Observation Tower may close due to bad weather.

Park Rules

For a safe and pleasant experience, please refrain from the following prohibited activities during your visit:

  • Smoking
  • Bicycles, Skates, Skateboards, etc.
  • Soliciting
  • Pets off leashes
    *** Please Note: Pets are not permitted inside Vulcan Center Museum or Observation Tower, or on park grounds during public events. Visitors are responsible for cleaning up after their pets.


Tickets are available for purchase at the Ticket Booth located at the park entrance. The following forms of payment are accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card, Travelers, personal or business checks and cash.

a. Daily Admission Rates (plus tax) 10 am - 6 pm:
(Includes park grounds, Vulcan Center Museum and Observation Tower)
$6 Adults
$5 Seniors (65+) / Military
$4 Children ages 5-12
Children 4 years and under are admitted free.

b. Evening Admission Rates 6 - 10 pm:
(Includes park grounds and Observation Tower)
$4 (tax included) all ages 5 and up
Children 4 years and under are admitted free.

c. Group Rates (Non-School Groups)
Groups of 10 or more receive $1 discount off daily adult admission price with advanced reservation and when making one payment. For group reservations, contact Educational Program Coordinator at 205.933.1409 x29 or tours@visitvulcan.com. You can also click the "Book a Tour" button below to submit the group tour form online.

Book a Tour

d. Group Rates (School Groups)
Explore Birmingham through a field trip to Vulcan Park and Museum.

e. Vulcan Members - FREE!

f. AAA Show Your Card & Save!
20% off 1 full price adult admission for cardholder and 1 guest.