• GHOULS AND BOYS WILL SCARE UP SWEET TREATS

    Join us at Halloween Nights, presented by Texas Instruments. Trick or treat around ZooNorth, witness mysterious magic tricks, and see spooky owls soar at the Animal Adventures Stage.
  • THE RACE IS ON!

    Your donations to our Annual Fund help us care for our animals. (They eat a lot!) This year, there’s a twist: vote for your favorite candidate to lead our Animal Board of Directors! Click here for all of the scoop.
  • ZOO AFTER DARK

    Come spend a night under the stars with some of your favorite animals! Registration is now open for family and group campout programs.
  • SMASHING RECORDS

    Thanks to our amazing supporters, we’ve set another all-time attendance record for the fifth straight year, with more than 943,000 visitors!
  • THE NEED FOR SPEED

    Cheetah Winspear and his Labrador retriever “brother” Amani (plus a few other friends) show off their speed in our new, free Cheetah Encounter program.
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Update: Gorilla Patrick prospers in new home

It’s been a year since we said farewell to our beloved Western lowland gorilla Patrick. You helped us send off the 24-year-old silverback with presents, cupcakes, cards, and a whole lot of love. Patrick now calls the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia, S.C., home.


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Crispy baked bugs, anyone?

Aaron Bussell, our Animal Nutrition Center supervisor, didn’t think he’d be wiped out of food at the State Fair of Texas when he was invited to hold a cooking demo, considering he was baking bugs! But that’s exactly what happened – 150 portions gone in a matter of minutes.


Labor Day Crowd at Zoo
Dallas Zoo smashes yearly attendance record

Thanks to our amazing guests, we’ve done it again! The Dallas Zoo has set an all-time attendance record for the fifth consecutive year, with 943,139 guests visiting Texas’ largest and oldest zoo in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30.


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New silverback joins female gorillas

He’s a sight for sore eyes — a handsome fella and a patient man (swooning much?). Subira, a 19-year-old Western lowland gorilla, has joined the Dallas Zoo troop as a breeding male, creating our first family group in over a decade.


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Halloween creepy-crawlers not so creepy

Admit it, there are a few creatures that make your skin crawl, or maybe make you squeal, jump on top of a table, or run like the wind. We’ve compiled a list of the scariest creatures at the Dallas Zoo. But we’re not trying to intensify your phobias — zookeeper Tim Brys tells why our top five “scariest” animals are simply misunderstood.


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HOURS
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily *Closed Christmas Day
GENERAL ADMISSION
$15.00 Adults (ages 12-64)
$12.00 Children (ages 3-11)
$12.00 Seniors(age 65 and up)
FREE Children (age 2 and under)
FREE Members of the Dallas Zoological Society
PARKING
$8 per vehicle
FREE Members of the Dallas Zoological Society
*All prices subject to change
LOCATION INFO
Dallas Zoo
650 South R L Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX
469.554.7500



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