Skip to content

You may notice some empty bird and pig/hog habitats, as well as altered programming, as we take precautions for the time being to protect our animals against cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) that has been reported within 50 miles. We hope you understand, and we apologize for any disruption in your visit.

Education Programs

Education Programs


Childeren & family

Fall Sessions


Spring Sessions


Fall session registrations have closed. Spring session dates coming soon!

Families can find adventures that fit their needs and schedules in our popular programs. Every experience offers guided experiences of the Zoo, animal encounters, and themed activities that create an inclusive and educational environment for all families to enjoy. Browse below to check out our upcoming and year-round programs!

Dallas Zoo Wild Adventures Camp

3 to 8 years

WildLife Heroes Club

Children (3 to 8 years) and their parents will meet once a week to forge a connection with nature and each other. Zoo habitat observations, close-up animal interactions, hands-on illustrative activities, and conservation-related take-home journals provide opportunities for young children and their adults to build environmental consciousness while collaborating with others who share their interests.

10 months to 35 months

Stroller Buddies

Toddlers (10 months to 35 months) and their caregivers will love this 6-week program designed to strengthen their attachment to one another while taking their first steps to connect and learn about nature. Options are Wednesdays or Saturdays for your adventure.


3 to 5 years

Friday Safari

Preschoolers (3 to 5 years) are welcome to this drop-off program. Each Friday for 13 weeks, preschoolers can explore the Zoo with our instructors and learn about the world around them through stories, observations, animal interactions, and play.

5 to 8 years

Thursday Safari

School-aged learners (5 to 8 years) are welcome each Thursday to this drop-off program.  Animal visits, observations, and stories will inspire exploration of concepts through art, STEM activities, active games, and conservation activities.

Children & Families

Homeschool Day

Take a STEMwalk with us at the Dallas Zoo and discover math all around us. Together we’ll explore patterns in nature, numbers behind scientific topics, and practice thinking like a scientist.


Children & Families

Sensory Friendly Night

Join us for a night where families and adults with sensory sensitivities can enjoy the holiday lights events without the stimulation of a typical Dallas Zoo Lights night.


Education program participants in drop-off programs must be completely toilet trained (meaning not wearing pull-ups, able to manage his/her own clothing, and not requiring assistance in the bathroom). 

Cancellation & Refund Policy
All education program sales are final. No refunds will be given for cancelled reservations or withdrawals. An education program credit may be issued based on circumstance. Credit will not be issued for cancellations made within 48 hours of start date or for no-shows. All programs will take place rain or shine. The Dallas Zoo reserves the right to cancel or change any program for reasons we deem appropriate. In the event that we cancel your program, a credit will be issued and individuals will be contacted directly.

Still have questions? Contact our education department at or 469.554.7300.