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Health Updates

Health Updates

Updated: March 20, 2020

Temporary Closure

Due to updated guidelines issued by local and federal officials to help slow the rapid spread of COVID-19, the Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park will remain closed indefinitely. Our top priority is the health and safety of our staff, guests, volunteers, program participants, and the animals in our care.

We are also extending the cancellation of programs and events at the Zoo through at least the end of April. We will continue to evaluate the situation and will open our gates as soon as we feel it’s safe to do so.

In the meantime, we have teams here at the Zoo and the Aquarium that are making sure our animals are cared for, that they’re receiving enrichment and stimulation, and ensuring we’re ready to welcome you back soon!


We still need your support

Our doors may be closed, but our dedicated staff are still working tirelessly to provide exemplary care for our 2,000+ animals. As a 501(c)3 non-profit, your Dallas Zoo relies on ticket sales, member support, and donations to operate, so closing our doors will have a big impact. It’s not going to be easy – we need your support now more than ever!

Please consider supporting Dallas Zoo operations through this difficult time. Here are a few ways you can help:
Make a One-Time Gift Join or Renew Your Membership Buy a Gift Certificate

Bringing the Zoo to You

We may not be able to welcome you to the Zoo and Aquarium right now, but we are using our social media channels to #BringTheZooToYou. From virtual visits and chats with staff, to showing what the animals are up to and posting activity ideas from our education and conservation teams… we want to use this time to continue to engage, educate, inspire – and ultimately, bring a smile to your face.

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Be sure to follow us on social media!

Animal Care

Our animals are healthy and doing well, and we continue to provide them with dedicated, professional care every day. It’s important to note that the CDC has not received any reports of wildlife or animals in human care becoming sick with COVID-19. We remain in constant touch with our state, national and international veterinary networks to monitor updates.

Dallas Zoo plans ahead for the animals in our care. We currently have a surplus of essential food and medical supplies for our animals and will prepare contingencies and proactively monitor our supply chain to assure essentials remain on hand.


  • If you have questions about our education initiatives and scheduling, please email us at or call us at 469.554.7300.
  • If you are a Dallas Zoo member and have questions about your new or existing membership, please email us at  or call us at 469.554.7400.
  • If you have pre-purchased tickets or have registered for one of our upcoming programs, we’ll be in touch with you separately or you can reach out to us at