Flowers aren’t the only things blooming right now – so are new amenities. In just a few hours, you can travel around the world and meet some of the wildest residents in Dallas. Check out one of the many shows and exhibits offered at the Zoo, including the award-winning Giants of the Savanna, live Wild Encounters stage presentations, the SOAR: A Festival of Flight bird show, or zookeeper encounters.
Spend the day investigating your very own animal kingdom. Meet the new chimpanzee baby, take a trek on the Monorail Safari, feed the lorikeets, view the creepy-crawlies in Bug U!, or catch the new giant anteaters in ZooNorth.
- Giants of the Savanna: Zookeepers have been mixing it up on the savanna all winter. Look for elephants alongside giraffes, impalas, ostriches, guineafowl and zebras.
- Showtime: Grab your camera and free ticket to SOAR: A Festival of Flight at the Wildlife Amphitheater in ZooNorth. And over in the Wilds of Africa, make sure to stop by the Wild Encounters Stage to experience live animal presentations every half-hour.
- Expanded Keeper Encounters schedule: Once the kids are released from school and into the wild, they can still learn about wildlife from the zookeepers that care for our animals every day. (Encounter times found on Zoo map).
- Baby chimpanzee: Born Jan. 26, the baby is the second for mother Ramona. Guests may see Ramona carrying the baby in the Kimberly-Clark Chimpanzee Forest (weather permitting) until it begins to start moving on its own.
- Spring Break camps: Little animal lovers will love Nature’s Superheroes spring break camp, available for one day or the entire week. Visit dallaszoo.com/education/camps-classes/spring-camp/ for information or to register.
- Food: Cool down spring fever with a frozen treat at the new Sweet Treats stand, which offers gourmet ice cream, cotton candy and more. At lunchtime, find everything from soups and salads to burgers and pizza at three restaurants.
- Gifts and rentals: Shop ’til you drop at the Zoofari Market, where purchases from a wide selection of unique gifts and souvenirs help support the Zoo. Strollers and wheelchairs can be rented there, as well, but are subject to availability.
- Rides and attractions: Other adventures include the Safari Express mini train, $2; giraffe feeding, $5; Endangered Species Carousel, $2; Monorail Safari, $3; and pony rides, $2 (must weigh less than 80 pounds).