Upcoming Events

August 1, 2015

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.



“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.

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Start: August 1, 2015 5:00 pm
End: August 1, 2015 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

August 8, 2015

Full-day Photo Safari Workshop

Register TodaySpend 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

Start: August 8, 2015 8:00 am
End: August 8, 2015 4:00 pm

September 12, 2015

Half-day Group Photo Safari

Register TodayCapture 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

Start: September 12, 2015 8:00 am
End: September 12, 2015 12:00 pm

November 20, 2015

Photo Safari Overnight

Register TodayAre 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)


Start: November 20, 2015 5:00 pm
End: November 21, 2015 9:00 am
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