Plan Your Adventure :: Getting Around the Zoo

Getting Around the Zoo

Want to map out your Dallas Zoo safari?  With over 100 acres to explore, these color map downloads will help you become the best Dallas Zoo safari scout ever!

Download full color versions of our
ZooNorth Map
Wilds of Africa Map

Need some help getting around the Zoo?

Strollers and wheelchairs are available for rent at the Zoofari Market. Please note that availability may be limited, especially on busy days.

Have fun exploring the many exhibits and features of the Dallas Zoo during your visit. You won’t want to miss these highlights!


  • Entry Plaza
    • Zoofari Market
    • Endangered Species Carousel
  • ZooNorth Center
    • Flamingo Pond with a variety of striking waterfowl
    • Zoofari Food Court
    • ExxonMobil Endangered Tiger Habitat
    • Otter Outpost
  • South Entry Plaza
    • Picnic Area
  • Koala Walkabout
    • Meet Kobi and Tekin, the only koalas in Texas!
    • Outback featuring kangaroos, wallabies, emus, and kookaburras
    • Lorikeet Landing featuring bird feeding
  • Picnic Ridge
    • Safari Express Train
  • Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo
    • Travis & Zach’s Birds Landing featuring bird feedings
    • The Stream, where all the kids love to wade
    • The Hillcrest Foundation Nature Exchange, a nature-based swap shop
    • Texas Instruments Party Place, home to the Zoo’s popular birthday program
    • JCPenney Discovery House and A.H. Belo Discover Yard, where kids can discover the types of wildlife that share their urban environment
    • The Kresge Foundation Farm, home to ponies, sheep, donkeys, goats, pot-bellied pigs, rabbits, and guinea pigs
    • Simmons Family Pony Trek, offering young buckaroos the opportunity to experience a real-life pony ride
    • The Underzone, where kids can discover what lives underground, from naked mole-rats to mongooses to snakes and insects
  • Primate Place
    • Tamarin Treetops, featuring golden-lion and cotton top tamarins
    • Home to spider, titi, saki, mona, swamp, and colobus monkeys as well as white-checked gibbons
  • Wings of Wonder
    • Home to eagles, owls, condors, vultures, and other impressive birds
    • Galápagos tortoises
  • Cat Row
    • Texas Cats
    • Ocelots, bobcat, and mountain lions
  • Herpetarium
    • Ghosts from the Bayou featuring a large albino alligator and other swamp creatures
    • Snakes, lizards, turtles, and amphibians
  • Bug U!
    • Texas invertebrates
  • Wildlife Amphitheater
    • Home to SOAR, A Festival of Flight bird show

Wilds of Africa

  • Gateway
    • Don Glendenning Penguin Cove, home to African penguins
    • Mandrills
  • Gorilla Trail
    • Jake L. Hamon Gorilla Conservation Research Center
    • Aldabra tortoises
    • Crocodile Isle
    • A.D. Martin Sr. Forest Aviary
    • Kimberly-Clark Chimpanzee Forest
    • Kopje featuring an aviary, klipspringer, hyrax, and Meerkat
    • Okapis
    • Saddle-billed storks
  • Ndebele Plaza
    • Wild Encounters Stage
    • Lesser flamingos
    • Monorail Safari Station
    • Wilds of Africa Grill
  • Monorail Safari
    • On this 20-minute narrated tour, guests may see: okapi, ibex, zebra, caracal, waterfowl, bongo antelope, waterbuck, addra gazelle, addax, gemsbok, gerenuk, kudu, hornbill, chimpanzee, crocodile, and multiple species of vulture.
  • Giants of the Savanna
    • Elephants
    • Diane and Hal Brierley Giraffe Ridge and Giraffe Feeding
    • Lions and cheetahs
    • Warthogs and red river hogs
    • Impalas, zebras, ostriches, and guineafowl
    • Serengeti Grill
    • Simmons Family Base Camp