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We need you now more than ever

Updated: April 7, 2020

There has never been a time when your philanthropic support has been more critical.

Our top priority is the health and safety of our staff, guests, volunteers, program participants, and the animals in our care, so we will remain closed until the COVID-19 health crisis has subsided. We are also extending the cancellation of programs and events at the Zoo and Aquarium through at least the end of April. We will continue to evaluate the situation and will open our gates as soon as we feel it’s safe to do so! 

Our doors may be closed, but our dedicated staff are still working tirelessly to provide exemplary care for our 2,000+ animals. As a 501(c)3 non-profit, your Dallas Zoo relies on ticket sales, member support, and donations to operate, so closing our doors will have a big impact. It’s not going to be easy – we need your support now more than ever! Please consider giving a gift to help with the care and feeding of our animals and other critical operations.

Here are a few ways you can help:

Make a One Time Gift

Join or Renew Your Membership

Adopt an Animal

AmazonSmile Donations

You can also make ongoing donations to the Dallas Zoo based on many of your Amazon orders by using AmazonSmile. Select “Dallas Zoological Society” as your organization of choice to start shopping!

Visit AmazonSmile

Your gift today enables us to continue providing the best possible care for our animals, maintain the facilities at the Zoo, and connect with our community until we can open our gates once more.

Bringing the Zoo to You

We may not be able to welcome you to the Zoo and Aquarium right now, but we are using our social media channels to #BringTheZooToYou. From virtual visits and chats with staff, to showing what the animals are up to and posting activity ideas from our education and conservation teams… we want to use this time to continue to engage, educate, inspire – and ultimately, bring a smile to your face.

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“Now more than ever, I am grateful for the incredible support we have always received from the Dallas community. With that continued support, we will make it through this challenging time together. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Zoo when we reopen.”

– Gregg Hudson, President & CEO

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  • If you have questions about our education initiatives and scheduling, please email us at or call us at 469.554.7300.
  • If you are a Dallas Zoo member and have questions about your new or existing membership, please email us at  or call us at 469.554.7400.
  • If you have pre-purchased tickets or have registered for one of our upcoming programs, we’ll be in touch with you separately or you can reach out to us at