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Be a Member :: Member Events

Member Events

Members get MORE at the Dallas Zoo, including exclusive opportunities throughout the year to enjoy special adventures and experiences. We hope you join us often and stay tuned for upcoming events to be announced throughout the year.


Important note: Many member events are announced via email. If you are not receiving emails from us, let us know! Give us a call at 469-554-7400 or email



Special Member Moments


Behind the Scenes in the Okapi Barn
August 12, Monday, 6-8 p.m.
This event is limited to Sponsor, Contributor, Curator or President’s Circle level members.

The Dallas Zoo is proud to lead the herd in okapi care and research. Meet our elusive “African unicorns,” and talk to zoologists who literally wrote the book on these majestic animals. Hors d’oeuvres, complimentary drinks, and family activities will be provided.

Advance registration is required. Event participation open to members aged 10+. Trams will provide transportation to and from the okapi habitat.

Invitations to behind-the-scenes events are delivered via email. Please call 469.554.7400 or email for more information.



Member Happy Hours


Get wild after work! Enjoy a special animal experience with a zoologist or conservationist, participate in educational activities, and create a craft. Member Happy Hours are open to adult members (21+) only. Please show your ID at the entrance. Space is limited, and reservations are required.

September 24, 6-8 p.m.
Unwind after work by comparing your coworker with our troop of gregarious gorillas! Gab with our gorilla zoologists, and grab a specialty cocktail (or beer or wine) from our cash bar. More details to come!
This event is limited to adult members (21+) only. Event tickets available soon!



Member Mornings


Members at all levels are invited to join us for Member Mornings throughout the year. Enjoy a special animal experience with a zoologist or conservationist, participate in educational activities, and create a craft.

September 7&8, 8-9 a.m.
Go crazy over gorillas as we walk, talk, and balk at the incredible resemblance between great apes and humans. Coffee will be available for purchase.

October 5&6, 8-9 a.m.
Spend your morning venturing through the “jungles of Asia”, conveniently located in your Dallas Zoo! We’ll be exploring how smart choices save tigers, and why this endangered cat is so vital to the environment. Coffee will be available for purchase.

November 2&3, 8-9 a.m.

December 7&8, 8-9 a.m.


Dallas Zoo members at the Passport or higher levels are invited to Kids Club events at participating Dallas institutions. Join us at the host institution for a morning of crafts and activities, followed by an afternoon of exploration!

2019 Kids Club Events:

Each Kids Club event is held on a Saturday morning from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, September 28, 2019
Crow Museum of Asian Art
Nasher Sculpture Center

Saturday, November 16, 2019
Dallas Museum of Art