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Explore the Zoo after hours

Explore the Zoo after hours

Sept. 26, 2024

6-9 p.m.

Experience some of nature’s masterpieces at this Dallas Zoo After Dark event! Adults ages 21 and up take over the Zoo for this art-themed evening, where guests will interact with local artists  while they create artwork inspired by our animals. This vibrant and unique event also will feature:

SILENT disco

Specialty food

360 photo booth

animal encounters

and more!

New Tickets on sale this fall

(Rescheduled from May 16, 2024)

If you had tickets to our May 16 Dallas Zoo After Dark event, your tickets will be good for this event! We will be in touch in September to provide you updated ticket(s).

All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.

map of the event


Silent Disco in the Tunnel

Dance like an animal all night long to tunes by DJ Corona. This vibrant and electrifying auditory journey, paired with the stunning lights of Dallas Zoo’s iconic tunnel is a shared sense of camaraderie.

Paint In The Lines Sponsored by Sweet Tooth Hotel

Become an artist for the evening by adding your own artistic flare to our community mural.

Artist Stations with The Cedars Union

Visit with artists Cat Ridgon, Dora Reynosa, and Mikayla Magee to learn about their techniques as they translate the wonders of wildlife onto canvas before your eyes.

Snap Spin Spectacular Sponsored by DJ Corona

Create your own snapshot with our 360 photo booth! 

Artsy Animals

Enjoy our array of Keeper Chats: 

  • 6:30 & 7:15 p.m.Meet our Ambassador Animals at the Wild Encounters Stage Presented by Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • 6:45 p.m. – Predator Demonstration 
  • 7:15 p.m. – Elephant Food Scatter 
  • 7:45 p.m. – Hippo Chat

Party Animals

Animals staying out late in these locations:

  • The Gregg Hudson Giants of the Savanna
  • Simmons Hippo Outpost
  • Diane and Hal Brierley Giraffe Ridge  

Rides and Extras

  • Carousel 
  • Gift Shop 
  • Giraffe feeding open until 7:15 p.m. 

Not all of our animals are on the same schedule. For this After Dark event, ZooNorth and the Gorilla Trail will be closed. 

Event Sponsored By:

Methodist Dallas Medical Center Logo

Community Partner: