• COOL TEMPS, HOT DEAL

    Winter is coming, and so are Penguin Days! Enjoy our $7 admission special from December through February. Think of it as our holiday gift to you! LEARN MORE!
  • SNOWFARI WINTER CAMP REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

    Explore a different animals in single-day camps for PreK-5th grade youth at the Dallas Zoo with tours, games, crafts, and animal encounters. Sign up for one day or come for them all!
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    We're hard at work on our new $13.5 million Simmons Hippo Outpost. Leave your mark on the new habitat with a customized commemorative brick! LEARN MORE!
  • THE NEED FOR SPEED

    Cheetah Winspear and his Labrador retriever "brother" Amani (plus a few other friends) show off their speed in our free Cheetah Encounter program. LEARN MORE!
  • LECTURE SET FOR JAN. 11

    Learn about the work being done to help gorillas in Rwanda and Congo from Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund CEO Tara Stoinski. BUY YOUR TICKET NOW!
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Tunnel into the world of naked mole rats

Did you know naked mole rats can run as fast backwards as they can forwards? Tucked away in a quiet corner of the Dallas Zoo’s Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo is the Underzone, which hosts two colonies of naked mole rats.


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Elephant introductions: A peek at a very complicated process

All summer, you’ve seen our four “Golden Girls” getting to know our five rescued Swaziland elephants (plus baby Ajabu after his arrival in May!). But you probably don’t realize the care and hard work our elephant team spent ensuring a positive introduction. It’s very intricate, requiring great skill and dedication.


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‘Rockstar’ cooperative cat aides Zoo medical study

Zoo staff are taking blood pressure readings on Lakai’s tail using an inflating cuff, similar to one used on humans. The readings will help monitor his well-being and track data in a medical area without a lot history.


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Dallas Zoo, city unveil new elephant-statue gateway

Visitors will now receive a taste of Africa before stepping on Zoo grounds with Two Elephants Greeting, a new steel sculpture unveiled at the corner of Marsalis Ave.
and the I-35E frontage road.


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Scimitar-horned oryx: Thanks to zoos, the world welcomes them back from extinction

While we proudly care for five new scimitar-horned oryx at the Dallas Zoo, these African antelope are making huge strides across the world – they’re rebounding from extinction in the wild.


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HOURS
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily *Closed Christmas Day
PENGUIN DAYS ADMISSION
$7.00 Adults (ages 12-64)
$7.00 Children (ages 3-11)
$7.00 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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