The Dallas Zoo is part Zoo, part party! Education is seamlessly blended with fun – and you can tell by the smiles on passerby’s faces! I’m not sure how I have lived in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area for as long as I have – and never been to this Zoo before. Full of beautiful shady spots to rest, the Dallas Zoo is the perfect day trip.
A trip to the Dallas Zoo can be leisurely, or full of activities. On our most recent trip there, we did a combination of both! The highlight of our trip was feeding the Zoo’s Galapagos Turtles and Giraffes! There are tons of Keeper Encounters & Demonstrations to attend – and we loved getting the inside scoop on the animals we were seeing.
But we also took our time meandering down all the picturesque little pathways.
I love how the Dallas Zoo feels like stepping into a “Choose your own Adventure” book! See a path, and choose to go right or left! There are bound to be beautiful animals and experiences no matter which way you walk. I also love that the Zoo allows outside food and drink, and plenty of spots for a picnic.
We ate on premises and enjoyed a booth with a charming view – close by Golden Tiger Monkeys for entertainment! The Dallas Zoo has welcomed more than a million visitors in the last year! And yet – you can still find so many intimate spaces to commune with nature!
Wondering what the details are? The Dallas Zoo:
HOURS OF OPERATION
(Mar – Nov)
| PENGUIN DAYS|
|9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily||Adults (age 12-64)||$15.00||$5.00|
|*Closed Christmas Day||Children (age 3-11)||$12.00||$5.00|
|PARKING||Seniors (age 65 up)||$12.00||$5.00|
|$8.00 per car||Children (age 2 and under)||FREE||FREE|
|FREE for Dallas Zoo Members||Dallas Zoo Members||FREE||FREE|
$8 per vehicle
*FREE Dallas Zoo Members
Buy Tickets Here: https://tickets.dallaszoo.com
Download the Zoo App Now: http://www.dallaszoo.com/plan-your-adventure
To Learn more about The Zoo’s Conservation Efforts: http://www.dallaszoo.com/wildlife-conservation/
We loved every minute of our visit to the Dallas Zoo! If you are visiting Dallas, this Zoo needs to be on your “must do”list! And if you live in the DFW area, you may want to seriously consider becoming a Dallas Zoo Member, for lots of perks, discounts, and the ability to visit whenever you like! It’s a great value! And as a non-profit zoological park, the Dallas Zoo is committed to protecting and caring for animals both here and in the wild. So you are supporting great work.
Also, if you are looking for a fun Fall Activity – The Dallas Zoo is presenting “Halloween Nights” this October. Dress your children in Halloween costumes, and trick-or-treat in the wildest setting in Dallas! You can catch special events and activities throughout the Zoo!
No matter when you visit, Dallas Zoo is sure to please everyone in your group!