Upcoming Events

September 24, 2014

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Stroller Buddies presented by Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Each 6-week session is offered on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Join us for a wild time with new experiences as your little one learns through nature exploration! Each animal themed 6-week session provides a fully immersive environment complete with nature play, music, movement, up-close animal encounters, and Zoo tour. During nature play, children use a variety of natural materials to connect to nature and explore with their senses, cultivate their imagination, problem solve, and develop language and motor skills in the process. Children have the freedom to choose from a variety of activities and let their creativity soar! Weekly themes correlating to areas of the Zoo and Aquarium are student-centered and designed to focus on students’ expressed interests when possible. Parents will receive updates regarding weekly topics throughout the duration of the program.

This program is a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your child and mingle with other adults. Healthy snacks will be provided. Walking shoes and compact strollers are recommended. This class is designed for one child per adult. A maximum of two children may be enrolled per adult. Each session is limited to 24 total participants. Walk-up registrations will not be accepted. Registration closes one week prior to the first day of the session.

 

Session 1:              October 1 – November 7, 2014

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Session 2:              February 18 – April 3, 2015

          *February 25 – 27 classes will meet at the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park

          *No classes March 11-13 due to Spring Break

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Session 3:              April 29 – June 5, 2015

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Start: September 24, 2014 8:00 am
End: September 24, 2014 5:00 pm

September 27, 2014

ExxonMobil Science Day

Science Day is back! Teachers are invited to enjoy a fun and innovative way to connect with Zoo and Aquarium educators and community partners while discovering the world of science!  Participate in all new, hands-on activity stations for Pre-K through 8th grade.

 

Preregistered educators will receive FREE:

  • Zoo admission and parking*
  • Certificate of completion**
  • Science Day curriculum
  • Photo souvenir
  • 10% discount at the Zoofari Food Court or Serengeti Grill
  • 10% discount at Zoofari Market Gift Shop

Preregistered educators will earn four (4) hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) and Texas Environmental Education Advisory Committee (TEEAC) credit. To receive credit, you must attend the event for four (4) hours and participate in all booth activities targeted at the grade level you teach.  Partial credit will not be given.  Registration check-in opens at 9:00 AM and closes at 12:00 PM. Check-out will open at 1:00 PM and close at 5:00 PM.

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Start: September 27, 2014 9:00 am
End: September 27, 2014 4:00 pm

October 10, 2014

Family Campout (Overnight)

Sleep in our new Camp Okapi campground tucked away in the Wilds of Africa!  Tents sit atop wooden decks overlooking a rustic fire pit, perfect for roasting marshmallows and singing around the campfire.  Tent features include cots, fans, and electrical outlets.  Each tent accommodates ten (10) guests total and may be mixed-family and mixed-gender.  We offer a special rate if you would like to reserve an entire tent (based on availability).

Family Campouts begin at 7 p.m. and end at 10 a.m. the following day.  The minimum participant age is 5 years old.  Participants 17 years and under must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years old.  Limit four (4) children per adult.  No free adult chaperones.  Adults must accompany children throughout the overnight experience, including all walks, tours, and activities and must enforce and abide by Dallas Zoo rules. We cannot accommodate special events/requests such as birthday parties, reunions, etc. in our educational programs.  Campouts are not exclusive to your group and we may book multiple groups per night and per tent. We require all participants to be preregistered.

Member Cost:

  • $65 / Adultcamp okapi website
  • $50 / Child (5-17 yrs)
  • $500 / Tent (*maximum 10 participants per tent)

Non-Member Cost:

  • $80 / Adult
  • $65 / Child (5-17 yrs)
  • $650 / Tent (*maximum 10 participants per tent)

 

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For more information, please visit our Family Nights web page.

Start: October 10, 2014 7:00 pm
End: October 11, 2014 10:00 am

October 23, 2014

Halloween Nights

The Zoo is the most naturally frightening place for Halloween family fun during twilight hours!

Candy stations, costumed characters, Animal Adventures shows and more.

Tickets are $10 per person (ages 3 and up); DZS members receive a $2 discount per ticket.

Parking for this special event is $5 per vehicle; please note that there is no free member parking for this event.

Start: October 23, 2014 5:00 pm
End: October 23, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: ZooNorth at the Dallas Zoo
Phone: 469.554.7400
Address:
650 S RL Thornton Freeway, Dallas, TX, 75203, United States
Cost: $10 per person (ages 3 and up); DZS members receive a $2 discount per ticket. Parking for this special event is $5 per vehicle; please note that there is no free member parking for this event.

October 24, 2014

Halloween Nights

The Zoo is the most naturally frightening place for Halloween family fun during twilight hours!

Candy stations, costumed characters, Animal Adventures shows and more.

Tickets are $10 per person (ages 3 and up); DZS members receive a $2 discount per ticket.

Parking for this special event is $5 per vehicle; please note that there is no free member parking for this event.

Start: October 24, 2014 5:00 pm
End: October 24, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: ZooNorth at the Dallas Zoo
Phone: 469.554.7400
Address:
650 S RL Thornton Freeway, Dallas, TX, 75203, United States
Cost: $10 per person (ages 3 and up); DZS members receive a $2 discount per ticket. Parking for this special event is $5 per vehicle; please note that there is no free member parking for this event.

October 25, 2014

Halloween Nights

The Zoo is the most naturally frightening place for Halloween family fun during twilight hours!

Candy stations, costumed characters, Animal Adventures shows and more.

Tickets are $10 per person (ages 3 and up); DZS members receive a $2 discount per ticket.

Parking for this special event is $5 per vehicle; please note that there is no free member parking for this event.

Start: October 25, 2014 5:00 pm
End: October 25, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: ZooNorth at the Dallas Zoo
Phone: 469.554.7400
Address:
650 S RL Thornton Freeway, Dallas, TX, 75203, United States
Cost: $10 per person (ages 3 and up); DZS members receive a $2 discount per ticket. Parking for this special event is $5 per vehicle; please note that there is no free member parking for this event.

October 26, 2014

Halloween Nights

The Zoo is the most naturally frightening place for Halloween family fun during twilight hours!

Candy stations, costumed characters, Animal Adventures shows and more.

Tickets are $10 per person (ages 3 and up); DZS members receive a $2 discount per ticket.

Parking for this special event is $5 per vehicle; please note that there is no free member parking for this event.

Start: October 26, 2014 5:00 pm
End: October 26, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: ZooNorth at the Dallas Zoo
Phone: 469.554.7400
Address:
650 S RL Thornton Freeway, Dallas, TX, 75203, United States
Cost: $10 per person (ages 3 and up); DZS members receive a $2 discount per ticket. Parking for this special event is $5 per vehicle; please note that there is no free member parking for this event.

November 1, 2014

Zoo To Do 23: Jewels of the Kalahari

Guests will stroll through the Giants of the Savanna exhibit sampling exquisite dishes from over twenty-five of Dallas’s premier chefs and restaurants while enjoying interactive animal demonstrations and musical entertainment.  Following dinner, guests will move to the Wilds of Africa plaza for a live auction and will dance the night away with music from Emerald City!

Start: November 1, 2014 6:00 pm
End: November 1, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Dallas Zoo's Giants of the Savanna
Phone: 469.554.7470
Address:
650 S RL Thornton Freeway, Dallas, TX, 75203, United States
Cost: Tickets - $500; Underwriting begins at $1,500

November 8, 2014

Half-day Group Photo Safari

Capture amazing shots of wild and exotic animals in their naturalistic habitats with Dallas Zoo staff photographer Cathy Burkey. With help from zookeepers and guidance and tips from Cathy, you’re guaranteed excellent photos of animals foraging for their breakfast, romping and playing, and exhibiting other natural behaviors. You’ll meet at 8 a.m. for a continental breakfast, then set out to explore some of the Zoo’s most interesting and charismatic animals. Groups are limited to 15 participants to ensure individual attention. The session concludes at noon, and participants are welcome to stay at the Zoo for the day.

Time: 8 a.m. to noon

Cost per person: $45 for members; $55 for non-members

2014 dates: March 22, May 17, Nov. 8

For more information or to make a reservation: Contact Cathy Burkey at 469-554-7423 or Cathy.Burkey@DallasZoo.com.

Start: November 8, 2014 8:00 am
End: November 8, 2014 12:00 pm
Cost: $45 for members; $55 for non-members

November 26, 2014

Dollar Day

The Dallas Zoo shows its appreciation to the community for its support with dollar deals and $1 admission all day. Take the DART Red Line to the Zoo entrance to avoid traffic and start your adventure sooner.

Start: November 26, 2014 9:00 am
End: November 26, 2014 4:00 pm
Cost: $1 admission for everyone; Parking $8 per vehicle
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