Dallas Zoo

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  • Get ready to explore 106 acres – the Dallas Zoo is the largest zoological park in Texas.
  • Go on Safari at the Giants of the Savanna exhibit and enjoy an interactive experience built around the different species of animals that call the savanna home: elephants, giraffes, kudus, zebras, ostriches, lions, warthogs, guinea fowl, and cheetahs. This is the only exhibit in North America where you’ll see giraffes and elephants together!
  • Splash in a stream, ride a pony and feed birds at the award-winning Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo, featuring educational and interactive exhibits that connect families with nature.
  • Take a tour through the Wilds of Africa on Adventure Safari monorail. The 20-minute, one-mile ride takes guests through the 6 habitats of the exhibit – the first zoo exhibit in the world to include every major habitat of an entire continent.


650 South R L Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75203-3013
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Open daily
Summer: 9am-5pm
Winter: 9am-4pm
Closed Christmas Day.
Check website for current hours.

(469) 554-7500


Adventure Safari Monorail: $5 (ages 3 and up).

Seasonal Events: The Safari Nights Concert Series during the spring and summer and Dallas Zoo Lights during the holiday season are both included with CityPASS admission. Dates and times vary; please check the zoo website for details.

10% off Your Purchase: Get 10% off your purchase at the Zoofari Market Gift Shop.

Pony Rides: $2 per rider (riders must weigh less than 80 pounds).

Endangered Species Carousel: $2 per rider.

Giraffe Feedings: $5 per food bunch.

Bird Feedings: $1 per seed stick.

T-rex Express Mini Train: $2 per rider.

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Advice for Visitors


  • Guests can enjoy daily keeper talks and wildlife shows throughout the Zoo. Check the Zoo map for the daily schedule.
  • The Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo features a wading stream, so pack towels and/or a bathing suit for your children. (Swim diapers are required for toddlers.)
  • The Nature Exchange in the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo is a nature trading "store" where kids of all ages can trade natural items they’ve found for a multitude of minerals, fossils, bones, and other natural treasures. The value of the trade item is determined by its rarity and by the amount of information the trader has about it. (Please note: no bird eggs, nests, or feathers are accepted.)
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.


  • Dining: Prime Meridian Café, Serengeti Grill, Bantu BBQ, multiple outdoor snack stops open seasonally.
  • Gift Shops: Zoofari Market
  • Strollers: Available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis; see details.

Best time to visit: During hot weather, many of the animals are inactive during the afternoon, preferring to hide in shady areas to avoid the sun. Plan on arriving first thing in the morning to enjoy the most animal activity.

Parking/Transportation: Onsite parking available; click here for pricing. Click here for information on transportation and directions.

Groups: Groups of 15 or more: Call (469) 554-7477 or email in advance of arrival.