• DELAYED OPENING AT NOON, SATURDAY, FEB. 28

    For 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 NAME

    With 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 DARK

    Come spend a night under the stars with some of your favorite animals! Registration is now open for family and group campout programs.
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Cheetah Bonde during dental exam (115x77)
The latest treatments in canine teeth (and feline, and bovine, and…)

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.


Otters proof (719x514) (115x82)
Longtime animal couples set the bar for love

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.


Monorail crocodile exhibit Mockup FINAL 2 (115x77)
Monorail Safari to get a complete renovation

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.


Dallas Zoo gorillas B'Wensi & Shana-CB (115x115)
PART TWO: Gorillas’ health a key part of habitat inspection

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!


Lion brothers Dinari and Kamaia (96x115)
PART ONE: Lion-cheetah habitat gets special attention

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.


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HOURS
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily *Closed Christmas Day
GENERAL ADMISSION
PENGUIN 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
MONORAIL SAFARI
CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
LOCATION INFO
Dallas Zoo
650 South R L Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX
469.554.7500



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