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February 2017

CLOSURE NOTIFICATION: Giants of the Savanna

February 22
Dallas Zoo, 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75203 United States
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The three Giants of the Savanna habitats (North, South and the Tembo Yard) will be closed for annual maintenance on the pools, waterfalls and other water features Feb. 21-23. Guests will be unable to see elephants, giraffes, zebras, lechwes, guinea fowl and ostriches during this time. Lions and cheetahs will be on exhibit, and the rest of the Wilds of Africa will be open, along with ZooNorth. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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CLOSURE NOTIFICATION: Giants of the Savanna

February 23
Dallas Zoo, 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75203 United States
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The three Giants of the Savanna habitats (North, South and the Tembo Yard) will be closed for annual maintenance on the pools, waterfalls and other water features Feb. 21-23. Guests will be unable to see elephants, giraffes, zebras, lechwes, guinea fowl and ostriches during this time. Lions and cheetahs will be on exhibit, and the rest of the Wilds of Africa will be open, along with ZooNorth. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Hippo enrichment fundraiser at The Local Oak

February 23 - February 26
The Local Oak, 409 N. Zang Blvd
Dallas, TX 75208 United States
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The Dallas Zoo's Behavior and Enrichment Committee has partnered with The Local Oak in the Bishop Arts District for a fundraiser that will benefit the soon-to-arrive Nile hippopotamuses. A portion of sales Feb. 23-26 will be donated to the committee to help buy enrichment items for the new hippos. Enrichment is anything that enhances animal behaviors or their natural environments. Visit The Local Oak, have a tasty meal and help support the Dallas Zoo!  [Learn more about animal enrichment at…

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$42 - $45

Educator Workshop – Project Learning Tree

February 25
Dallas Zoo, 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75203 United States
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Grades: K – 12 Cost: $45/Non-member; $42/Zoo member Connect students to the world of forests and plant the seeds for them to gain the knowledge and skills to make informed decisions and take responsible actions to sustain forests, habitats, and use of natural resources. You will receive the PLT curriculum and guidebook upon completion of this workshop.

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March 2017

Talk by National Geographic’s Bryan Christy

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bishop Dunne Catholic School, 3900 Rugged Dr.
Dallas, TX 75224 United States
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Bryan Christy is chief correspondent and founder of the Special Investigations Unit at the National Geographic Society, a National Geographic Society Fellow, and in 2014 was named the National Geographic Society’s Explorer of the Year. For its 125th year anniversary, National Geographic listed his writing as one of ten ways National Geographic has changed the world. Christy’s 2012 National Geographic cover story “Blood Ivory” revolutionized global ivory trade policy discussions and was made into the award-winning National Geographic-PBS documentary feature…

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$15 - $20

Wild About Art

March 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dallas Zoo, 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75203 United States
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Calling all creative animal lovers! Your blossoming artist, ages 5-8 years, will explore their creative side using a variety of materials and art techniques while being led in an animal-inspired project by a Dallas Zoo instructor. Participants will also experience a different Zoo tour and enjoy an up-close animal encounter with each session. Sign up for one class or sign up for all to experience a truly WILD time! Online registration is required. Registration closes 72 hours prior to the…

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$20

Family Safari Night Hike

March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ZooNorth at the Dallas Zoo, 650 S RL Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75203 United States
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Designed just for families! Join us for a Dallas Zoo Family Safari Night Hike and experience the fascinating world of animals after-dark! Enjoy an unforgettable evening with a special Zoo tour, fun-filled activities, and an opportunity to see some of our Education animals up-close. Cost: $20 per person We cannot accommodate special events/requests such as birthday parties, reunions, etc. Maximum 40 participants per night. Zoo membership does not apply.

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$45 - $50

Spring Camp: Forest

March 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dallas Zoo, 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75203 United States
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This spring break, campers will be shipwrecked around the world and explore the unique habitats and animals at each location. Every single-day camp features a Zoo tour, games, crafts, and animal encounters unique to each exciting theme. Spring Break Camps are open to all kids in PreK-Grade 5. Register for one day or come for them all! Register for more than one day and receive a 5% multiple camp discount on the total camp cost.* Camps last from 9 a.m.…

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$27 - $30

Educator Workshop – Animals and Art

March 14
Dallas Zoo, 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75203 United States
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Grades: K-12 Cost: $30/Non-member; $27/Zoo member Engage your students in art, science and wonder! In this interdisciplinary workshop, you’ll discover ways that animals create their own art and explore how artists across the ages have used animals as inspiration. Take home your own project and a ton of inventive ideas that blend science and art, including how to make animal enrichment items in your classroom.

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$45 - $50

Spring Camp: Coast

March 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dallas Zoo, 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75203 United States
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This spring break, campers will be shipwrecked around the world and explore the unique habitats and animals at each location. Every single-day camp features a Zoo tour, games, crafts, and animal encounters unique to each exciting theme. Spring Break Camps are open to all kids in PreK-Grade 5. Register for one day or come for them all! Register for more than one day and receive a 5% multiple camp discount on the total camp cost.* Camps last from 9 a.m.…

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