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Plan Your Adventure :: Backstage Safari

Backstage Safari

An all-new way to see your Dallas Zoo!

Come take a 90-minute guided tour of the Dallas Zoo with behind-the-scenes access, and hear zookeepers share special stories and information about the animals they care for each day. You get to:

  • Feed apples to an African elephant, the worlds largest land mammal.
  • Snap a picture of your group with an endangered African penguin.
  • Experience a special Wild Encounters show with introductions to remarkable animals like a cheetah, tamandua, eagle owl, and more.


Saturdays | 10:00-11:30 a.m.
March 2 – Nov. 16




Adult (age 16+) $100 Adult (age 16+) $125
Youth (age 6-15) $85 Youth (age 6-15) $110
Guests must arrive by 9:45 a.m.
Guests must be age 6 or older, with a limit of 2 children per adult
Tours limited to 10 people


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Also a part of your Backstage Safari package:

  • Free digital photos of your adventure
  • Experience more of the Dallas Zoo after your Backstage Safari with a ride on the Wilds of Africa Adventure Safari monorail and Giraffe Feeding in the Giants of the Savanna (a total value of $10.)
  • A souvenir cup and $1 refills at the Zoo all day following your Backstage Safari

For more information or if you have questions, call us at 469-554-7500.

The Dallas Zoo’s Backstage Safari is a very popular program with limited availability. It is an outdoor, all-weather event, and the Dallas Zoo reserves the right to cancel or modify the program for any reason, including inclement weather, animal health, and/or safety concerns. In the event of a weather cancellation, the Dallas Zoo will notify participants as early as possible, but no later than 2 hours prior to their scheduled program. Every effort will be made to reschedule your Backstage Safari for a later date.

Weather / Cancellation Policies
 • Participants canceling more than 7 days from their scheduled program will be refunded their full payment, minus a $25 cancellation fee per person.
• Due to the high demand and limited availability, there will be no refunds issued for participants canceling within seven days of their scheduled program.
• For more information about our weather/cancellation policies, please call 469.554.7501 or email