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Getting to the Zoo

Dallas Zoo entry

Getting to the Zoo


650 South R.L. Thornton Freeway (I-35E)
Dallas, TX 75203

Traffic Alert!

Spring Break for students in Dallas and surrounding areas is March 7 through March 22.
Expect increased crowds during this popular time to visit the Zoo.
Here are some ways you can plan ahead:

  • Check traffic apps for alternate routes to avoid construction and lane closures.
  • Consider taking DART Red Line or ride shares to avoid parking.
  • Follow us on social media (@DallasZoo), and check this page for updated traffic alerts.



The Zoo is located three miles south of downtown Dallas, on I-35E at the Marsalis Ave. exit.


By Car:
Exit Marsalis Avenue from I-35E.
Go 1/8 mile on the north bound service road.
Turn right at the giant giraffe statue marking the entrance to the Dallas Zoo’s Parking Lot.

Take the DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) RED LINE to the Dallas Zoo Station.

Traffic Alerts:
TxDOT is working on I-35E as part of a major construction project that is now underway and may affect your trip to the Zoo. Check this page for the latest traffic alerts!