Calendar of Events

June 28, 2014

Photo Safari Overnight

Are you game for an overnight adventure? Spend the night at the Zoo, photographing animals after it closes to the public. You’ll enjoy a gourmet dinner and have the opportunity to discuss your favorite photographs. After spending the night in our Camp Okapi jungle-style bunkhouse tents, you’ll awake to a sunrise breakfast, then visit some of the Zoo’s most charismatic animals. Groups are limited to 28 participants to ensure excellent access. Accommodations are basic and no shower facilities are available. The session ends at 9 a.m., and participants may stay at Zoo and photograph for the remainder of the day. Time: 5 p.m. through 9 a.m. the following day Cost per person: $200 for members; $250 for non-members (per person) 2014 dates: April 18-19; June 28-29 For more information or to make a reservation: Contact Cathy Burkey at 469.554.7423 or

Start: June 28, 2014 5:00 pm
End: June 29, 2014 9:00 am
Cost: $200 for members; $250 for non-members (per person)

Safari Nights featuring Sara Hickman

Buy tickets online for Safari Nights presented by Texas Instruments

Stay at the Zoo past sundown on Saturdays this summer!

Saturday nights will sizzle this summer at the Dallas Zoo, when the Safari Nights evening concert series returns featuring great music, extended hours and a chance to mingle with some of the stars of the Zoo.



Sara Hickman has garnered recognition as a captivating singer/songwriter, vocalist and musician, with artists such as Shawn Colvin, the Flatlanders, Robert Earl Keen, Willie Nelson and many others covering her songs. On her Kirtland Records debut release Shine, Hickman delivers another memorable collection of 10 songs that will take the listener on an intense journey destined to evoke a broad spectrum of emotions.

Since she started performing at the age of seven, Hickman has been embraced by both followers and critics. The Associated Press proclaims, “Seek out her albums and club shows for her melodic sense, excellent guitar playing, rich voice and mix of sunny optimism with heartache.” Hickman’s home state of Texas loves her too, naming her the 2010-2011 “Official State Musician of Texas,” joining luminaries such as Willie Nelson and Lyle Lovett.

The concerts are FREE with the price of Zoo admission and begin at 7 p.m. Food will be available for purchase, along with soft drinks, cold beer and wine.

Start: June 28, 2014 5:00 pm
End: June 28, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Dallas Zoo's Cat Green
Phone: 469.554.7500
650 S RL Thornton Freeway, Dallas, TX, 75230, United States
Cost: FREE with regular Zoo admission
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