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Dallas Zoo Programs

The Zoo offers a wide range of educational and entertaining programs for all visitors. These programs are designed to promote conservation awareness, teach about wildlife, and provide memorable experiences that support our mission of Creating a Better World for Animals.

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all ages

Animal Adventures Outreach

Animal Adventures is designed for ages five and up and for most audience sizes. This 45-minute program features animals from around the world, and each program features 6-7 ambassador animals, including birds, mammals, and reptiles.

Browse Program

Many Dallas Zoo animals eat hundreds of pounds of browse (tender shoots, twigs, and green leaves of trees and shrubs) every single day. Help our animals get their favorite meals by donating fresh, healthy, recently trimmed or felled landscaping.

all ages

Backstage Safari

Take a 90-minute guided tour and get the inside scoop on how we care for our Zoo animals daily. This one-of-a-kind experience includes animal feedings, behind-the-scene experiences, private Wild Encounters shows, and more.

all ages

Education & Family

Families can find adventures that fit their needs and schedules in our popular education programs. Every program offers guided experiences of the Zoo, animal encounters, and themed activities that create an inclusive and educational environment for all families. 

all ages

Field Trips

The Dallas Zoo welcomes groups and organizations throughout the year for WILD field trips. Visitors of all ages can spark and maintain their interest in animals, the environment, science, and more! 

K-6th grade

Wild Adventures Camp

Campers in Grade K-6th discover something new at the Dallas Zoo during each of our camp experiences. Our seasonal camps include guided tours, animal encounters, and animal-themed adventures in a small group setting led by a Zoo educator.

3-5 years

Wild Earth Preschool

Wild Earth Preschool is the only full-day nature-based preschool in Southern Dallas. Children engage in nature play, visits to the Zoo, mindfulness exercises, and an emergent curriculum that supports whole-child development and school readiness. Explore open spots now!

13-17 years

Zoo Crew

Zoo Crew is designed to give teens the opportunity to learn and volunteer throughout the Zoo. Teens gain experience by serving in areas that include guest engagement, animal care, education programs, and special events.