• ROAR INTO SPRING

    You’ll love our special themed weekends, with a DJ spinning music and leading games; conservation stations; and special activities in the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo. Premium event activities available for $5 each.
  • SAFARI NIGHTS SIZZLE THIS SUMMER

    Original artists and tribute bands fill the Zoo with sound during our Safari Nights evening concert series, every Saturday beginning Memorial Day weekend!
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    As a member of this exclusive new society, you’ll help put the finishing touches on our remarkable Simmons Hippo Outpost habitat. Click here for details.
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Dallas Zoo vet’s commitment, thoroughness earn him top AZA honors

As our lead veterinarian, Senior Director of Animal Health Dr. Chris Bonar travels the country inspecting zoos and aquariums up for reaccreditation through the AZA – and his thoroughness has paid off.


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A Keeper’s Tale: Extra care for a tiny newborn

When baby Dasher wasn’t receiving the care he needed from his mother, animal care staff stepped in to hand-rear the tiny dik-dik.


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Children’s Aquarium was catalyst for renowned oceanographer, UTA professor

As a child, young Ashanti Johnson fell in love with marine science. Yet as a high school senior in landlocked North Texas,
the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park gave her the first taste of what would become a remarkable and inspiring career.


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Saving Penguins: A nesting nightmare in South Africa

Over the past 100 years, the population of African penguins has declined from more than two million breeding pairs to slightly more than 20,000 breeding pairs left.


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Dallas Zoo totally owns green living

Being green is a way of life. As a conservation organization, we strive to practice what we preach, not just on Earth Day, but every day. We work tirelessly to combine our daily operations with our conservation mission, and we rally our community to do it with us.


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HOURS
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily *Closed Christmas Day
GENERAL ADMISSION
$15.00 Adults (ages 12-64)
$12.00 Children (ages 3-11)
$12.00 Seniors(age 65 and up)
FREE Children (age 2 and under)
FREE Dallas Zoo Members
PARKING
$8 per vehicle
FREE Dallas Zoo Members
*All prices subject to change
WILDS OF AFRICA ADVENTURE SAFARI
$5 per person
LOCATION INFO
Dallas Zoo
650 South R L Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX
469.554.7500



Highland Capital Management City of Dallas Association of Zoos & Aquariums