Calendar of Events

March 9, 2014

SPRING BREAK 2014

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.

Other highlights:

  • 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).
Start: March 9, 2014 9:00 am
End: March 9, 2014 5:00 pm

March 8, 2014

SPRING BREAK 2014

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.

            Other highlights:

  • 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).
Start: March 8, 2014 9:00 am
End: March 8, 2014 5:00 pm

February 26, 2014

REGISTER TODAY! Stroller Buddies presented by Kimberly-Clark

Stroller Buddies
presented by Kimberly-Clark
Ages 0 to 3-year olds

Offered on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, 9:00-10:30 AM

Session 1:  “Animals on the Big Screen” – February 26 – April 9
(*no class March 12-14)

Session 2:  “Animals Around the World” – April 30 – June 6, 2014

Preregistration required

Join us for a class specifically designed for you and your stroller-aged child.  Zoo tours and fun animal themed activities and songs will keep your child engaged while also sneaking in some knowledge for the adults!  Structured play time will allow children to interact with one another in an animal themed play area while you get the opportunity to mingle with other adults.  Healthy snacks will be provided for everyone! 

Enroll in the 6-week series or single classes. The cost includes one child with one parent. An additional child and/or adult may be preregistered, however, each class size is limited to 24 total participants.  Registration forms and any requests for changes in enrollment must be received a minimum of 48 hours prior to the start of class.  Walk-up registrations will not be accepted.

Member Cost: 

$96/series (1 adult + 1 child); 1 extra child = $48/series; 1 extra adult = $48/series

$18/class (1 adult + 1 child); 1 extra child = $9/class;  1 extra adult = $9/class

 

Non-member Cost:

$108/series (1 adult + 1 child); 1 extra child = $54/series; 1 extra adult = $54/series

$20/class (1 adult + 1 child); 1 extra child = $10/class; 1 extra adult = $10/class

 

Session 1:  “Animals on the Big Screen” 

  • Friday Sessions Sold Out
Week Date Topic  
Week 1: Feb 26, 27, 28 Move it to Madagascar  
Week 2: Mar 5, 6, 7 Dance to Happy Feet  
Week 3: Mar 19, 20, 21 Find a Real Nemo (at Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park)  
Week 4: Mar 26, 27, 28 Spin in Charlotte’s Web  
Week 5: Apr 2, 3, 4 Swing thru the Jungle Book  
Week 6: Apr 9, 10, 11 Plant a Seed with the Lorax  

 

Session 2:  “Animals Around the World”

Week Date Topic  
Week 1: Apr 20, May 1, 2 Cruising the Caribbean  
Week 2: May 7, 8, 9 Australia Walkabout  
Week 3: May 14, 15, 16 Discover the Far East  
Week 4: May 21, 22, 23 Stalking on the Savanna  
Week 5: May 28, 29, 30 Wilds of Africa  
Week 6: Jun 4, 5, 6 Explore my Texas

 

Start: February 26, 2014 9:00 am
End: February 26, 2014 10:30 am

February 17, 2014

Animal Connections: Our Journey Together

“Animal Connections: Our Journey Together” is a free mobile exhibit that introduces visitors of all ages to the complex bond between humans and animals. Presented by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service to mark the 150th anniversary of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the project is made possible through the generous support of Zoetis.

For more information, please visit www.animalconnections.com.

Start: February 17, 2014 10:00 am
End: February 17, 2014 4:00 pm
Cost: FREE with zoo admission

February 16, 2014

Animal Connections: Our Journey Together

“Animal Connections: Our Journey Together” is a free mobile exhibit that introduces visitors of all ages to the complex bond between humans and animals. Presented by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service to mark the 150th anniversary of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the project is made possible through the generous support of Zoetis.

For more information, please visit www.animalconnections.com.

Start: February 16, 2014 10:00 am
End: February 16, 2014 4:00 pm
Cost: FREE with zoo admission

February 15, 2014

Animal Connections: Our Journey Together

“Animal Connections: Our Journey Together” is a free mobile exhibit that introduces visitors of all ages to the complex bond between humans and animals. Presented by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service to mark the 150th anniversary of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the project is made possible through the generous support of Zoetis.

For more information, please visit www.animalconnections.com.

Start: February 15, 2014 10:00 am
End: February 15, 2014 4:00 pm
Cost: FREE with zoo admission

February 14, 2014

REGISTER TODAY! A to Zoo Safari

A to Zoo Safari
Ages 4 to young 5-year olds

Offered on Friday, 12:30-3:30 PM

February 14 – May 16, 2014 (*no class March 14 – Spring Break Week)

Preregistration required

Travel through the animal alphabet during a weekly early childhood program for 4 and young 5-year olds.  Instructors lead an interactive class that includes live educational animals, Zoo tours, animal stories, games, animal songs, art projects, math and literacy activities, and group discussions. .

Enroll in the 13-week series or single classes. Class size is 18 students with 2 teachers.  Registration forms and any requests for changes in enrollment must be received a minimum of 48 hours prior to the start of class.  Walk-up registrations will not be accepted.

Member: $273/series or $23/class

Non-Member: $299/series or $25/class

 

Week Date Topic  
Week 1: Feb 14 N – Noisy Lemurs  
Week 2: Feb 21 O – Okapi  
Week 3: Feb 28 P – Plunge into the Aquarium (at Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park)  
Week 4: Mar 7 Q – Quick like a Cat  
Week 5: Mar 21 R – Ranch Hands  
Week 6: Mar 28 S – Scales  
Week 7: Apr 4 T – Texas  
Week 8: Apr 11 U – Underground World  
Week 9: Apr 18 V – Voracious Vultures  
Week 10: Apr 25 W – Wallabies and Friends  
Week 11: May 2 X – X-Out Extinction  
Week 12: May 9 Y – Young and Playful  
Week 13: May 16 Z – Zookeepers!

Start: February 14, 2014 12:30 pm
End: February 14, 2014 3:30 pm

January 3, 2014

Snowfari Camp – Creature Costumes

Grade Levels: PreK, K – 2nd, 3rd – 5th

Cultures around the world create animal inspired costumes and masks for dances, festivals, and ceremonies.  Discover the symbolism behind these costumes and learn about traditions and storytelling as we explore wildlife.

 

Don’t forget about our 5% multiple camp discount!

Single Day Camp 9 am – 3 pm

  • $40/day (Zoo Members)
  • $45/day (Non-members)

Beforecamp available 8 am – 9 am

  • $5/day (Zoo Members)
  • $6/day (Non-members)

Aftercamp* available 3 pm – 6 pm (*Aftercamp is not available on December 31)

  • $10/day (Zoo Members)
  • $12/day (Non-members)

Start: January 3, 2014 9:00 am
End: January 3, 2014 3:00 pm

January 2, 2014

Snowfari Camp – Naming Nature

Grade Levels: PreK, K – 2nd, 3rd – 5th

What’s in a name?  Many animal names originate from the local languages of their range. Campers spend a fun day learning how animals got their names and putting their new language skills to the test practicing Native American and Spanish names of animals at the Zoo. 

 

Don’t forget about our 5% multiple camp discount!

Single Day Camp 9 am – 3 pm

  • $40/day (Zoo Members)
  • $45/day (Non-members)

Beforecamp available 8 am – 9 am

  • $5/day (Zoo Members)
  • $6/day (Non-members)

Aftercamp* available 3 pm – 6 pm (*Aftercamp is not available on December 31)

  • $10/day (Zoo Members)
  • $12/day (Non-members)

Start: January 2, 2014 9:00 am
End: January 2, 2014 3:00 pm

January 1, 2014

PENGUIN DAYS

 

Join us for the months of January and February as we celebrate Penguin Days!

Admission is just $5 per person and parking is $8 per vehicle.

Start: January 1, 2014 9:00 am
End: February 28, 2014 4:00 pm
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