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Starting Sept. 18, the southbound I-35 Ewing Ave. / Marsalis Ave. exit ramp that typically brings you to the Dallas Zoo will be RELOCATED, which may affect your route to the Zoo. Click here for more information.

Wild Encounters

Wild Encounters


Every half hour from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 7 days a week

Looking for a WILD adventure during your Zoo trip?

Head to the Wild Encounters Stage to get up close with a variety of animals, like fascinating reptiles, free-flighted birds, porcupines, and much more.

Specialists present a variety of animals on the half hour starting at 9:30 a.m. and running through 3:30 p.m., seven days a week.

Wild Encounters are subject to scheduling changes depending on animal comfort level and the weather.  Check the daily schedule for the most accurate information.