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As of May 1, the Dallas Zoo will move from “masks required” to “masks strongly recommended” in most of our outdoor areas. Masks are still required indoors and during animal experiences. Learn more about our health and safety protocols for COVID-19 here.

Wild Encounters

Wild Encounters


Mon-Thu every hour, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Fri-Sun every 30 minutes, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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 daily! Schedule:

Mon-Thu: Every hour 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Fri-Sun: Every 30 min 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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