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ExxonMobil Science Day at the Dallas Zoo

Saturday,ScienceDay2 Sept. 24th




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Sensory Friendly Day

2017 Date Coming Soon!


8:00 am – 11:00 am (Participants will be welcome to stay all day at the Zoo)


The Dallas Zoo welcomes individuals with autism, their families, and others who may benefit from a sensory-friendly experience. Modifications around the Zoo will include sound adjustments and quiet zones to create an enjoyable environment for the whole family. In addition families will be provided with social stories and parent tips prior to the event. Special activities will include a sensory activity tour featuring primates, reptiles, and invertebrates with special animal encounters.



Preregistration required for early entrance (prior to 9:00 a.m.) and access to Sensory Friendly Day Activities and quiet zones.



What is included in my Sensory Friendly Day ticket?

  • Admission to the Dallas Zoo

  • Hands-on sensory friendly activities

  • Access to quiet zones facilitated by occupational therapy students from Texas Woman’s University

  • Social stories and parent tips will be sent to participants one week prior to the event to the email address provided during registration.


Sensory Friendly Day Tools

Social Story – Sensory Friendly Day

Dallas Zoo Sensory Friendly Day – Parent Tip Sheet

Sensory Friendly Day 2016 Map








Cancellation Policy
This is a non-refundable final sale.  Credit will not be issued within 14 days of the program/event start date.  The Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park reserves the right to cancel or change any program for reasons we deems appropriate.  Programs will take place rain or shine.  Programs that have not met the minimum number of participants within one week of the scheduled program date may be cancelled.  In the event that we cancel your program, a full refund will be issued and individuals will be contacted directly.  If you cancel a program with the Dallas Zoo or Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park, a program credit may be issued based on circumstance.  No credits or refunds will be issued for changes/cancellations made within two weeks of your scheduled program, for any amount under $20, or for no-show groupsCredit may be used for any education program or camp at the Dallas Zoo or Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park.  All changes or cancellations must be submitted in writing to
The Education Office is open Monday-Friday during regular Zoo hours.  Contact us at or 469.554.7300.