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Dallas Zoo’s admission drops to $8 during Penguin Days Presented by Highland Capital Management
Dec 28, 2018


DALLAS (Dec. 28, 2018) – As the temperature drops in the New Year, so does the price of admission at the Dallas Zoo. From Jan. 2 to Feb. 28, guests can visit Texas’s oldest and largest zoo for just $8 per person during Penguin Days Presented by Highland Capital Management. (Children age 2 and younger and Dallas Zoo members are always free.)

“While Highland supports the zoo in a number of ways, what drew us to Penguin Days, in particular, was the opportunity to help make the zoo more accessible with discounted admission,” said Highland Capital Management co-founder and president James Dondero. “The program expands the zoo’s reach in the North Texas community and enables families who might not otherwise visit the zoo to do so in an affordable way.”

Bundle up and come see many of the zoo’s animals (weather permitting, of course), and take advantage of indoor learning areas like the Herpetarium, Bug U!, the Jake L. Hamon Gorilla Conservation Research Station, the Highland Hippo Hut and the Simmons Safari Base Camp.

New this year from Jan. 2–Jan. 31:

  • Get to know the zoo’s African penguins with daily keeper chats and feedings at 10:30 a.m. at the Don Glendenning Penguin Cove.
  • Plus, guests can learn how to protect these endangered birds at the Penguin Conservation Station daily from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., also at Penguin Cove.

For four consecutive years, the Dallas Zoo has reached more than one million guests each year, the special Penguin Days pricing is the zoo’s way of thanking the community for its support throughout the year.

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About the Dallas Zoo: The Dallas Zoo is dedicated to creating a better world for animals. Named one of the nation’s Top 10 Zoos by USA Today, it is the largest zoological experience in Texas. The zoo has been accredited continuously by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums for 33 years, and features a 106-acre park, thousands of animals, and an education department that offers programs for all ages. The zoo is located at 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway (I-35 at Marsalis) and is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit or call 469.554.7500.