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You may notice some empty bird and pig/hog habitats, as well as altered programming, as we take precautions for the time being to protect our animals against cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) that has been reported within 50 miles. We hope you understand, and we apologize for any disruption in your visit.


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

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 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 Grove!

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.