• LECTURE SET FOR OCT. 27

    Learn about Sartore’s adventures as a conservationist, author, National Geographic fellow and contributor at a special presentation and book signing at the Angelika Theater in Dallas. Learn more!
  • CATCH 'EM ALL AFTER HOURS

    Join us on August 27th for an evening dedicated to catching Pokémon while exploring the largest Zoo in Texas. Visit more than 30 PokéStops and battle for three gyms safely with your friends at our 106-acre park. Click here for more details.
  • EARLY ACCESS, SPECIAL ACTIVITIES!

    The Zoo opens an hour early just for members every Saturday this August! Join us at 8 a.m. to snag a great parking spot, explore ZooNorth as it wakes up and enjoy activities exclusively for members. Click here for more info.
  • GAMIFY YOUR ZOO EXPERIENCE

    The Kwest smartphone app launches users into an interactive adventure through ZooNorth. Solve location-based riddles, puzzles and mini-games with a sweet reward at the end. Click here to learn more.
  • SHOW OFF YOUR BEST SHOTS & WIN!

    Capture the spirit and beauty of animals and win prizes in our Feathers, Fur & Scales photo contest. We’re accepting entries until Sept. 30. Click here for details.
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Quick-thinking mechanic saves koi pond

If fish could talk, the 40 koi that call the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo home would be singing the praises of water features mechanic Ruben Pacheco. His quick thinking kept them alive after a recent water filter break.


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Rare Egyptian vulture proves he’s special for many reasons

Meet Einstein – he’s a 28-year-old Egyptian vulture. And although he’s one of only 5 Egyptian vultures in U.S. AZA-accredited zoos, it’s his suave personality that makes him shine. He’s also one of the few bird species that are tool users.


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Operation saving horned lizards: A successful tagging season in West Texas

Every year, we travel to a 4,700-acre preserve in West Texas in search of Texas horned lizards. Our reptile team is studying the life history of this icon, collecting data to shed light on what horned lizards need to make a comeback.


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Conservation concerns brought to life with interactive art displays from 9th graders

The students from the Cedar Hill charter school were challenged this past spring to think deeply about endangered animals for a semester-long project integrating many different school subjects with an end goal of a prototype interactive sculpture.


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Zoo vocabulary lesson: Stationing (or ‘how to ask an otter to sit still’)

Our 5 otters, and their patient zookeepers are proudly showing off their mastered “stationing” behavior. Keeper Audra Cooke explains why this trained behavior is so important.


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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
$5.00 per rider
LOCATION INFO
Dallas Zoo
650 South R L Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX
469.554.7500



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