COOL TEMPS, HOT DEALWinter is coming, and so are Penguin Days! Enjoy our $7 admission special from December through February. Think of it as our holiday gift to you! LEARN MORE!
WISH JENNY A HAPPY 40thOur fabulous elephant Jenny is turning 40 and we’re throwing her a party on Dec. 17 worth trumpeting about! LEARN MORE!
WINTER CAMP REGISTRATION NOW OPENExplore a different animals in single-day camps for PreK-5th grade youth at the Dallas Zoo with tours, games, crafts, and animal encounters. Sign up for one day or come for them all!
LECTURE SET FOR JAN. 11Learn about the work being done to help gorillas in Rwanda and Congo from Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund CEO Tara Stoinski. BUY YOUR TICKET NOW!
BUY A BRICK, HELP THE HIPPOSWe're hard at work on our new $13.5 million Simmons Hippo Outpost. Leave your mark on the new habitat with a customized commemorative brick! LEARN MORE!
There’s a special volunteer we want you to meet – his name is Bob Butsch and he’s volunteered almost every Saturday for nearly 30 years at the Zoo. Working in our Herpetarium, Bob’s our longest serving Keeper’s Aide volunteer, clocking 5,900+ hours!
Did you know naked mole rats can run as fast backwards as they can forwards? Tucked away in a quiet corner of the Dallas Zoo’s Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo is the Underzone, which hosts two colonies of naked mole rats.
All summer, you’ve seen our four “Golden Girls” getting to know our five rescued Swaziland elephants (plus baby Ajabu after his arrival in May!). But you probably don’t realize the care and hard work our elephant team spent ensuring a positive introduction. It’s very intricate, requiring great skill and dedication.
Zoo staff are taking blood pressure readings on Lakai’s tail using an inflating cuff, similar to one used on humans. The readings will help monitor his well-being and track data in a medical area without a lot history.
Visitors will now receive a taste of Africa before stepping on Zoo grounds with Two Elephants Greeting, a new steel sculpture unveiled at the corner of Marsalis Ave.
and the I-35E frontage road.
HOURS9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily *Closed Christmas Day
PENGUIN DAYS ADMISSION$7.00 Adults (ages 12-64)
$7.00 Children (ages 3-11)
$7.00 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