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August 2018

August “Early Bird” Hours

August 18 - September 8

Show up early to beat the heat and watch the Zoo come to life! Starting Monday, August 6 through the end of August, the Zoo will open its gates an hour early at 8 a.m. so guests can experience some “early bird” activities in its popular Wilds of Africa area. You’ll get a chance to experience rarely-seen moments at the Zoo, like how our staff and animals get ready for a fun day at the Zoo! Take advantage of that…

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“Back in the Swing of Things” School Supply Drive

August 18 - August 19
Dallas Zoo, 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75203 United States

Summer is almost over, and everyone is busy trying to get back in the swing of things in preparation for the coming school year. It makes us want to swing into action – so we found a way to give back to our community, and give a little back to you!   Help us give back On Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19, we’ll be collecting backpacks (and other school supplies) at the Zoo to donate to two schools…

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Dallas Zoo – Brew at the Zoo

August 31 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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September 2018

Preschool Safari fall session begins

September 7 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dallas Zoo, 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75203 United States
$390 – $490

For children ages 3 - 5 Preschool Safari Each 13-week session is offered on Fridays from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Preschool Safari offers children truly wild experiences during our full-day program held from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Fridays. Our student-centered learning features opportunities to explore a Zoo with over 2,000 animals to discover. Weekly topics and themes will change to explore animals from all over the globe and child interests. Preschool Safari participants will experience: Nature Play and…

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Twilight Safari Night Hike

September 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dallas Zoo, 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75203 United States
$20

What goes on after the lights go out at the Zoo? Come see for yourself with a Dallas Zoo Twilight Safari Night Hike! Join us as we show you the fascinating world of animals through a Zoo tour, activities, special talks, and an opportunity to see some of our Education animals up-close. Group Twilight Safaris begin at 7 p.m. and end at 10 p.m. Dallas Zoo Night Programs FAQ Twilight Safaris are offered seasonally to organizational groups (i.e. scouts, schools) on…

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Family Zoo Adventures: Sleuthy Investigators

September 8 @ 9:15 am - 11:15 am
Dallas Zoo, 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75203 United States
$12 – $15

Families can explore the wonderful world of wildlife together during the Family Zoo Adventure Programs! Each monthly session will focus on a different theme and include activity stations, animal encounters, and special zoo tours that will make learning fun for young and old alike. Activities are developed for families with youth between 4 and 12.  Family Zoo Adventures begin at 9:15 a.m. and end at 11:15 a.m.! Saturday, Sept. 8th - Sleuthy Investigators Calling all zoo gumshoes! Help us solve the zoo…

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Family Safari Night Hike

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dallas Zoo, 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75203 United States
$20

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 a special Zoo tour, fun-filled activities, and an opportunity to see some of our Education animals up-close. Family Safaris begin at 7 p.m. and end at 10 p.m. Minimum age is 5 years old. Cost: $20 per youth $20 per adult (no free chaperones) We cannot accommodate special events/requests such as birthday parties, reunions,…

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Homeschool Family Zoo Adventures: Sleuthy Investigators

September 10 @ 9:15 am - 11:15 am
Dallas Zoo, 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75203 United States
$12 – $15

Families can explore the wonderful world of wildlife together during the Family Zoo Adventure Programs! Each monthly session will focus on a different theme and include activity stations, animal encounters, and special zoo tours that will make learning fun for young and old alike. Activities are developed for families with youth between 4 and 12.  Family Zoo Adventures begin at 9:15 a.m. and end at 11:15 a.m.! Monday, Sept. 10th - Sleuthy Investigators Calling all zoo gumshoes! Help us solve the zoo…

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Twilight Safari Night Hike

September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dallas Zoo, 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75203 United States
$20

AGES 6 AND UP What goes on after the lights go out at the Zoo? Come see for yourself with a Dallas Zoo Twilight Safari Night Hike! Join us as we show you the fascinating world of animals through a Zoo tour, activities, special talks, and an opportunity to see some of our Education animals up-close. Group Twilight Safaris begin at 7 p.m. and end at 10 p.m. Dallas Zoo Night Programs FAQ Twilight Safaris are offered seasonally to organizational groups…

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Zoo Corps application deadline

September 15
Dallas Zoo, 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75203 United States

Zoo Corps consists of diverse high school students who select an environmental or animal issue and create a real-world solution. This year-long program is designed for teens, run by teens, and makes a direct impact in our community and world. Zoo Corps applications open on August 15. *Note: hands-on contact and direct work with animals IS NOT a key feature of the Zoo Corps program. Program Fee: $75 APPLY NOW 

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