• MEMBER MORNINGS ARE BACK!

    The Zoo opens an hour early for members and their guests every Saturday and Sunday this March. Snag a great parking spot and enjoy members-only programming. LEARN MORE!
  • HELP OUR HIPPOS EXPLORE DALLAS!

    Print and color our hippo sheet, and snap of photo of your colorful creation at your favorite area spots. DOWNLOAD NOW!
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    The Junior Rancher Adventure is a 75-minute experience with behind-the-scenes access in our Lacerte Family Children's Zoo. It's designed for children ages 3-8. BOOK YOUR ADVENTURE NOW!
  • SPRING INTO SAVINGS

    Hippos are surfacing soon at the Dallas Zoo and members enjoy free admission and parking while supporting the future of wildlife through conservation and research. LEARN MORE!
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Dallas Zoo welcomes hippos back for first time in 16 years

The Dallas Zoo welcomed a very special delivery: two super-sized Nile hippopotamuses from Albuquerque, N.M., and Los Angeles. Adhama and Boipelo are now sharing the spacious barn and pools in our new $14 million Simmons Hippo Outpost, set to open next month.


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Meet Adhama and Boipelo, our first hippos in 16 years

Through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Species Survival Plan (SSP), these two Nile hippos are being paired on a breeding recommendation in hopes that one day they’ll start their own family. They’ll share shiny, new state-of-the-art digs here in Dallas set to open late April.


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It’s been one magical year with our Swaziland elephants

Nolwazi, Amahle, Zola, Tendaji, Mlilo and baby Ajabu joined our four “Golden Girls,” Jenny, Gypsy, Congo and Kamba. And since they’ve arrived, we’ve soaked up every minute of this opportunity to get to know them.


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Animals visit brave patients at Children’s Health

The Zoo’s wonderful partnership with Children’s Health allows us to take patients’ minds off of the treatment they’re undergoing. Through the Simmons Animal Safari program, we’ve traveled to the hospital since 2014 for magical up-close animal encounters.


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It’s World Wildlife Day & we need millennials to care

Now, more than ever, we need to encourage these future leaders to take action and protect endangered wildlife before they are gone forever.


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HOURS
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 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 Dallas Zoo Members
PARKING
$8 per vehicle
FREE Dallas Zoo Members
*All prices subject to change
WILDS OF AFRICA ADVENTURE SAFARI
$5 per rider
LOCATION INFO
Dallas Zoo
650 South R L Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX
469.554.7500



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