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Attractions at the Zoo

Take a ride on the wild side with these animal-themed people movers!

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

Mini train on the track

T-Rex Express Mini-Train

Rest your feet and let us do the driving on the T-Rex Express 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 T-Rex Express at the train station located across from the Herpetarium in ZooNorth. Seating is spacious enough for parents to accompany children on the ride.

$3 per rider.

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 per rider.

Gorilla Trek VR Theater

Don’t miss our new Gorilla Trek virtual reality (VR) experience in the Wilds of Africa Plaza!

Follow world-renowned primatologist, Dr. Tara Stoinski, as she takes you on a journey 8,000 miles away through the mountains of Rwanda. Witness mountain gorillas in their natural habitat in this 360-degree virtual reality film, combined with motion platform seating.