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Education :: Night Programs

Night Programs

Bring Your Group!

Lights Out Overnight

Spend the night at the Dallas Zoo!  Ever wonder what goes on after the lights go out at the Zoo? Now you can find out!  Join us as we show you the fascinating world of animals through activities, special talks, and tours of the Dallas Zoo at night.    Minimum age is 6 years old.

Senses Safari Night Hike

Experience the Dallas Zoo in a totally different way.  Register your group for a 3-hour Night Hike through the Zoo!  Senses Safaris are offered seasonally to organizational groups (i.e. scouts, schools) on select Friday and Saturday nights.  Minimum age is 6 years old.

Bring Your Family!

All New! Family Campout:

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Check out this Zoo adventure designed just for families! Join us as we show you the fascinating world of animals through guided tours, behind-the-scenes activities, s’mores around the campfire, continental breakfast and up-close animal encounters.  Minimum age is 5 years old.

Family Safari Night Hike:

Designed just for families! Join us for a Dallas Zoo Family Safari Night Hike and experience the fascinating world of animals after-dark! Enjoy an unforgettable evening with fun-filled activities, and an opportunity to see some of our Education animals up-close. Minimum age is 5 years old.

Sensory Friendly Family Night:

We are thrilled to introduce an all-new sensory-friendly experience at the Dallas Zoo! Sensory Friendly Family Night is specially designed for individuals on the autism spectrum or those who have sensory sensitivities to enjoy a fun evening at the Zoo with their families and caregivers.

We will have sounds modifications and a sensory haven available as you tour ZooNorth on an evening adventure. Activities will be stationed along the path to help you navigate your way as our zoo animals prepare for the night. Make a firefly pattern, get a closer look at birds, identify frog calls, and take a silent walk with primates as you become a zoo night explorer.

The Education Office is open Monday-Friday during regular Zoo hours.  Contact us at or 469.554.7300.