Calendar of Events

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.

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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 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.

Buy Tickets

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 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)

 

Register Online

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

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

September 27, 2014

ExxonMobil Science Day

ScienceDayCome enjoy a fun and innovative way to connect with the  Zoo and Aquarium and community partners while discovering the world of science! 

Participate in all new, hands-on activity stations for Pre-K through 8th grade.

downloadgopass USE DART GoPass and SAVE! DART DISCOUNT, NO LION!: Here’s a great deal. Take DART’s Red Line to our door for Science Day this Saturday (Sept. 27), and get the ride AND Zoo admission for just $13 adults ($10.50 for kids 5-14/seniors; $8 for ages 3-4). We promise to prove that science is FUN! Community partners like the Perot Museum and Dallas Arboretum will join us for science-related games, activities, crafts, and more. You can only buy this one-day combo through the free DART GoPass app, so download it now and look for “Special Events.” Check out the DART Red Line schedules and start making your plans today!

2014 Community Partners

Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park City of Dallas Environmental Education Initiative Dallas Arboretum Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) North Texas Master Naturalists Perot Museum Sci-Tech Discovery Center Schneider Electric SPCA Texas Discovery Gardens Trinity River Audubon Center University of North Texas

 

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

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 13, 2014

Full-day Photo Safari Workshop

Wildlife photography with Earl Nottingham
of Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine

Spend the entire day shooting and perfecting your photographic skills. These workshops include a continental breakfast and a morning Photo Safari led by staff photographer Cathy Burkey, followed by a box lunch and an afternoon classroom session led by an industry professional. Each workshop concentrates on various aspects of nature and animal photography. Sessions are limited to 15 participants to ensure individual attention.

Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost per person: $125 for members; $150 for non-members

2014 dates: June 14; Sept. 13

For more information or to make a reservation: Contact Cathy Burkey at 469.554.7423 or Cathy.Burkey@DallasZoo.com.

Start: September 13, 2014 8:00 am
End: September 13, 2014 4:00 pm
Cost: $125 for members; $150 for non-members

August 23, 2014

Full-day Photo Safari Workshop

SPECIAL:  Cell Phone photography with Lorraine Kuehnel

Spend the entire day shooting and perfecting your photographic skills. These workshops include a continental breakfast and a morning Photo Safari led by staff photographer Cathy Burkey, followed by a box lunch and an afternoon classroom session led by an industry professional. Each workshop concentrates on various aspects of nature and animal photography. Sessions are limited to 15 participants to ensure individual attention.

Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost per person: $125 for members; $150 for non-members

2014 dates: August 23

For more information or to make a reservation: Contact Cathy Burkey at 469.554.7423 or Cathy.Burkey@DallasZoo.com.

Start: August 23, 2014 8:00 am
End: August 23, 2014 4:00 pm
Cost: $125 for members; $150 for non-members

August 19, 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: August 19, 2014 9:00 am
End: August 19, 2014 5:00 pm

August 12, 2014

$5 Admission with your Elphie on World Elephant Day

The Dallas Zoo is hosting an elephant-sized special day Tuesday, August 12, in honor of World Elephant Day, with $5 admission for guests who bring in a printed and decorated “elphie” coloring sheet. The Zoo also will offer an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the elephant barn for $5, with the proceeds going to elephant conservation.

Start: August 12, 2014 9:00 am
End: August 12, 2014 5:00 pm

July 26, 2014

Safari Nights featuring The O’s

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.

 

TONIGHT’S CONCERT FEATURES THE O’S

“Since forming in 2008, Taylor Young & John Pedigo, aka The O’s, have done just about everything an up-and-coming act can do. They’ve toured throughout the United States, they took off for Europe, played every festival that would have them and had their music pop up on various TV shows. Odds are that if you saw any large indie-Americana act in the last few years, you saw The O’s stealing the show as openers” – Dallas Observer, 2013

The O’s combine Americana and indie pop with alternative country sounds to create a large indie-Americana act – making good music for good people. Similar artists/sounds like: Gram Parsons, The Avett Brothers, The Ramones, The Who.

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: July 26, 2014 5:00 pm
End: July 26, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Dallas Zoo's Cat Green
Phone: 469.554.7500
Address:
650 S RL Thornton Freeway, Dallas, TX, 75230, United States
Cost: FREE with regular Zoo admission
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