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Lions and African painted dogs are off-habitat for the time being due to maintenance happening in those areas.

Safari Nights has wrapped up for 2022. Check back in early 2023 for new dates!

the zoo is open

9 a.m.–9 p.m.

Every saturday

May 28–july 2

Admission to the Zoo lets you walk around the Zoo to see your favorite animals AND stay for Safari Nights.

Take a journey back in time on our all-new Dino Safari Presented by Reliant guided tour.

Enjoy special evening keeper chats and encounters throughout the Zoo.

Dance the night away to a new cover band every Saturday night starting at 7 p.m.

Most of our animals will start to head behind the scenes for the night around 8 p.m.


Concerts start at 7 p.m. at the grove

May 28

Hard Nights Day

Beatles tribute

June 4

Forever Mac

Fleetwood Mac Tribute

June 11

Midnight Soul

Party music from ‘60s to today

June 18

The Elton Johns

Elton John Tribute

June 25

The Coppertones

Rock & Soul Review

July 2


Journey tribute

You can bring:

Blankets, lawn chairs, coolers with drinks and snacks
No alcohol, glass bottles, or disposable straws

Available for purchase:

Food truck fare, snacks and sweet treats, soft drinks, cold craft beer, and wine

upgrade your night

Add these during your online ticket purchase

+ Adirondack chair rental $5

+ Private cabana $200

Member Price $175

Cabana includes:
Six Adirondack chairs, an oscillating fan, small table, and ice bin with waters

Optional with cabana rental:

Add Tenders & Fries or Burger & Fries package, with choice of soft drinks, craft beer, or wine for six people

Remember, you can buy tickets to enjoy the Zoo during the day, and stay for Safari Nights!

Our Dino Safari experience is open late – be sure to add this during your online ticket purchase, too!


Safari nights is free with zoo admission

Become a Dallas Zoo member today to enjoy FREE admission, parking, and tons other great perks!