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Education Events

Sensory Friendly Day

Sunday, March 26, 2017 

8 a.m. – 11 a.m. 

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.

Pricing – Non-members: $6/participant, Zoo Members: Free

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2017 Sensory Friendly Day Tools


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Dallas Zoo Teen Science Café


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Save the date for upcoming Cafés:

March 19th 6 – 8 p.m., Prof. Gonzalez (UTD, Biology)

April 23rd 6 – 8 p.m., Prof. Ranganathan (UTSW, Biology)

What is a Teen Science Café?

Teen Science Café out-of-school programs are a free, fun way for teens to explore the big advances in science and technology affecting their lives. Teens and STEM experts engage in lively conversations and activities to explore a topic deeply. Teen Science Café is open to all high school students in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.





Wild Earth Action Team: A Better World for Whooping Cranes

Whooping Cranes


Join the Dallas Zoo community, March 3 – 5, for a once in a lifetime opportunity at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge and the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi for a weekend filled with conservation action, Saving Whooping Cranes. You’ll be part of our Wild Earth Action Team focused on improving water quality, habitat restoration, and helping to save the incredible Whooping Crane. These majestic creatures are critically endangered across the United States and need all of our help. Let’s join together to make a difference for wildlife.

Tentative Itinerary

Saturday, March 4: 8:30 am breakfast at the Radisson Hotel, beach clean-up, lunch program, Texas State Aquarium tour, dinner, and evening beach combing. All three meals are included with registration.

Sunday, March 5: Early continental breakfast at the Radisson Hotel then travel to Aransas for a guided boat tour. Breakfast is included with registration. Our program ends at noon, but stick around and enjoy the area for as long as you like.


Trip cost is $300/person.This includes all expedition programming & activities, a VIP tour at the Texas State Aquarium, a guided boat tour and four meals. Travel and lodging are not included. There will be a limited number of Dallas Zoo van seats available on a first come/first serve basis. An additional $60 fee will be added to those choosing this option.

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Suggested Lodging Options:

Radisson Hotel

3200 E. Surfside Boulevard Corpus Christi, TX  78402  1 (361) 883-9700

A small block of rooms has been set aside for us at the rate of $65 per night.  These rooms are limited in number and are first come…first serve. Mention “Dallas Zoo- Wild Earth Action Team” when calling to book rooms or see the attached flyer for other ways to receive this special “Dallas Zoo-Wild Earth Action Team” rate.

If room block is sold out – Rates start at $109 per night –(based on AAA rate)

Quality Inn & Suites on the Beach

3202 East Surfside Boulevard Corpus Christi, TX 78402 1 (361) 883-7456

Quality Inn & Suites is located next door to the Radisson Hotel.  Rates start at $104 per night – (base on advance purchase)

Wild Earth Action Team t-shirts are available for purchase during the registration process for $25.

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Call Ben Jones at the Dallas Zoo with any additional questions at 469.554.7265 or email












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.