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With our busy spring season upon us, follow these expert tips to find parking, beat the crowds, and make the most of your Zoo visit.


Attractions at the Zoo

Enjoy the wild side with animal-themed attractions and entertainment!

PLEASE NOTE: The Adventure Safari Monorail permanently closed in March 2020.

Virtual Reality

Wild Explorer

Step into worlds like never before with this virtual reality experience – now with five new films! This outdoor theater featuring motion platform seating and 360-degree VR headsets will take you on a wild adventure.

$7 public / $5 member
Get your tickets online in advance and save $1 per ticket!

Mini train on the track

Conservation Railway Mini-Train

Rest your feet and let us do the driving on the Conservation Railway Mini-Train! The kid-sized, all-electric trackless train is decorated with animal graphics and equipped with a smoke machine and sound effects as it winds its way around Picnic Ridge. Passengers buy tickets and board the Mini-Train at the train station located across from the Herpetarium in ZooNorth. Seating is spacious enough for parents to accompany children on the ride.

$3 public / $2 member (free for Passport and above)

Little girl riding carousel

Endangered Species Carousel

Take a ride on the wild side! The Dallas Zoo’s Endangered Species Carousel is a custom-made merry-go-round featuring hand-crafted exotic animals plus a spinning bird’s nest.

$4 public / $2 member (free for Passport and above)