Given the possibility of winter weather, the Zoo will be on a 2-hour delay and plans to open at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16. We will continually reassess the situation on Monday evening and Tuesday morning and may change our hours further or even close the Zoo if conditions warrant. Check here or the Zoo's social media for the latest update.

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Halloween Nights Presented by Texas Instruments

October 26, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


October 26-29

5-8 p.m.



The most family-friendly, spooky place for little ghouls and goblins this month is at the Dallas Zoo, where the gates will creak open after-hours for Halloween Nights Presented by Texas Instruments. 
Dress your children in Halloween costumes, trick-or-treat in the wildest setting in Dallas, and catch special events and activities throughout the Zoo! 

Spooky fun activities include: 

  • Collect candy at 13 themed treat stations throughout ZooNorth. 
  • Catch recycling superhero-themed animal shows at the Wonders of the Wild Amphitheater presented by Kimberly-Clark at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. 
  • Play in bounce houses and an interactive bubble experience on Cat Green 
  • Enjoy activities, games, frequent animal encounters and more in the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo 
  • Connect with nature by making “ghost eyes” (clay balls filled with soil and seeds that will grow into native wildflowers) near the Breezeway 
  • Create “vulture vomit” while learning about birds of prey on Cat Green 
  • Find creepy-crawly critters like serpents, newts, and toads in the Herpetarium 
  • Wander through the National Geographic Photo Ark Tunnel to see 25 larger-than-life images from National Geographic fellow Joel Sartore 
  • View the residents of Don Glendenning Penguin Cove swim, splash, and waddle in the Wilds of Africa 
  • Take a backwards spin on the Haunted Carousel ($2 per ride) 
  • Ride the mini-train around Picnic Ridge ($2 per ride) 
  • Grab a bite and drinks at our Coop on the Fly food truck, BBQ cart and beer garden 
  • Super heroes take over Cat Green: 
  • Watch a musical super hero show every half hour beginning at 5:30 p.m. 
  • Enjoy super hero-themed games 
  • Take photos with roving super heroes 
  • Picnic Ridge Medieval make-believe: 
  • Compete as a knight in a duel hosted by Sir Lancelot, while Lady Guinevere and a court jester look on 
  • Gather for photo opps on a replica Game of Thrones Iron Throne and a throne fit for a queen 

The Zoo closes at 4 p.m. and reopens at 5 p.m. for Halloween Nights. Admission is $10 per person for ages 3 and older and includes six candy coupons per guest for each paid admission. Tickets are available to purchase at the gate, or buy them online in advance. Ages 2 and under are free, and Dallas Zoo members receive a discount of $2 per ticket. Additional candy coupons are available for $5 for another six coupons. Parking is $7 per vehicle (including members), or take the DART Red Line to the Zoo’s door.  To help our rain forest friends, all candy made with sustainably-harvested palm oil. 


Special thanks to our Halloween Nights Sponsors


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October 26, 2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Dallas Zoo
650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75203 United States