events for all ages
Dallas Zoo Lights Presented by Reliant
Light up your holidays at Dallas Zoo Lights Presented by Reliant. Walk through more than a million sparkling lights across the Zoo, experience larger-than-life animals lanterns, and enjoy holiday-themed activities that are perfect for the entire family.
Twice a year
The Dallas Zoo hosts Dollar Days each year as a way to give back, make the Zoo accessible for all, and to say “thank you” for the year-round support from our Dallas/Fort Worth community. Admission is only $1 on Dollar Day!
In January and February at the Dallas Zoo, admission prices drop along with the temperature. Guests can bundle up and enjoy a discounted day at the Zoo.
It’s the wildest concert series in town! The Dallas Zoo’s annual Safari Nights concerts on summer Saturdays are perfect for the whole family. Enjoy cover bands, extended hours at the Zoo, food trucks, and special animal encounters – all included with your Zoo admission.
Oct. 20, 2023
Toss the Tusk
We invite guests to visit the Zoo for this “Toss the Tusk” event to surrender illegal products and learn more about this effort. Guest who wish to participate may bring their items to the Zoo’s main entrance. Admission is not necessary to engage in the “Toss the Tusk” event.
Attendees must be 21+ to participate.
three times a year
dallas zoo after dark
Looking for a way to experience the Dallas Zoo without the little ones? Adults 21+ get to take over the Zoo after hours and enjoy Keeper Chats, food trucks, adult beverages, music, fun activities, and more.
first saturday in november
Zoo to Do
This one-of-a-kind fundraiser gives guests a chance to explore the magic of the Dallas Zoo! Stroll through the Wilds of Africa while enjoying live entertainment, cocktails and the best dishes in Dallas served by some of the city’s most popular chefs who share your love of the Dallas Zoo.
All Dallas Zoo members are invited to join us the first full weekend of every month as we highlight different species throughout the year! Members can participate in Keeper Chats, special activities, and exclusive member-only hours at the Zoo.
twice a year
Dallas Zoo members at the Passport level and above can enjoy some of our largest member-only events of the year. Member Festivals include Keeper Chats, face painting, ambassador animal presentations, kid-friendly activities, and seasonal fun.
TWICE A YEAR
Member Happy Hours
Cheers to being a Dallas Zoo member! All members ages 21+ can enjoy a kids-free event at the Zoo, complete with cocktails and activities geared toward adults.
four times a year
Dallas Zoo members at the Sponsor level and above can get special access to our animal habitats and operations. These exclusive events include complimentary food and drinks and small-group experiences.
three times a year
president's circle parties
All President’s Circle members are invited to exclusive parties to enjoy special animal experiences, Keeper Chats, and family-friendly activities. Valet parking and complimentary food and drinks are included.
four times a year
Fellow level and above President’s Circle members are invited to participate in exclusive experiences that keep you in the know about happenings at the Zoo. These include first looks at new exhibits, behind-the-scenes access, and new arrival celebrations. Complimentary food, drinks, and activities round out these events.
once a year
Ambassador level and above President’s Circle members are invited to attend an exclusive lunch with our senior level curators and zoologists to learn more about the Zoo in an intimate setting. The luncheon provides an opportunity to ask questions, gain knowledge, and get to know our Zoo staff.