DELAYED OPENING AT NOON, SATURDAY, FEB. 28For the safety of guests, animals and staff, we will delay opening to the public until noon on Saturday, Feb. 28. Stay tuned for updates on DallasZoo.com, Facebook, and Twitter!
SOMETHING BIG IS COMING!The biggest zoo in Texas gets even BIGGER on April 1 with the opening of the Giants of the Jurassic exhibit, featuring more than 20 roaring, animatronic dinosaurs, plus the world-renowned, interactive theater puppet experience of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live.
GET A COOL DEAL THIS WINTER!The temperature is dropping and so is the price of admission to the Dallas Zoo. Throughout January and February, guests can visit the African penguins (and all the other animals) for just $5 per person.
SPRING BREAK CAMP REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!Join the Dallas Zoo for a fun-filled Spring Break Camp adventure! Each camp is jam-packed with exciting activites, education and animals. Click here to learn more or to register today.
VOTERS CHOOSE NAMEWith more than 10,000 votes, the public has spoken: our baby giraffe will be named “Kopano,” meaning “united” in Botswana. Click here for more info.
ZOO AFTER DARKCome spend a night under the stars with some of your favorite animals! Registration is now open for family and group campout programs. -->
Feb 28 12:00 pm
OPENING AT NOON DUE TO WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS
Mar 07 7:00 pm
Family Safari Night Hike
Mar 09 9:00 am
Spring Break Camp: Destination Reforestation
Mar 10 9:00 am
Spring Break Camp: Hakuna Matata
Mar 11 9:00 am
Spring Break Camp: Dr. ZooLittle
Mar 12 9:00 am
Spring Break Camp: Life of a Bug
Bonde, an 8-year-old cheetah, spends most mornings prowling the Giants of the Savanna predator habitat with his sister, Kilima. One day recently, though, he spent it doing what many of us dread: seeing the dentist.
It’s not just humans who show love and affection toward each other. During this season of love, we wanted to share with you some of our longtime animal couples who just can’t get enough of each other.
The Dallas Zoo will completely overhaul the popular Monorail Safari, updating electrical and mechanical systems and adding air-conditioning, with a goal of reopening the people-mover this summer.
Preparation of the gorilla habitat also begins early every morning, and includes an extra task: Anyone entering the building must don boots, and visitors also must wear rubber gloves and a mask, so no illnesses are passed to the gorillas, or vice versa. Gorillas can catch nearly any ailment that humans can, even the common cold!
It’s 6:45 a.m. when Sara Hamlin parks behind the lion and cheetah quarters. She’s followed closely by Becky Wolf and Sara Squires, the two primary keepers of these big cats. The sun is just rising and the lions are roaring.
HOURS9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily *Closed Christmas Day
GENERAL ADMISSIONPENGUIN DAYS (Jan-Feb)
$5.00 Adults (ages 12-64)
$5.00 Children (ages 3-11)
$5.00 Seniors(age 65 and up)
FREE Children (age 2 and under)
FREE Dallas Zoo Members
PARKING$8 per vehicle
FREE Dallas Zoo Members
*All prices subject to change