It’s easy to spend an entire day to exploring this 95-acre adventure, the largest zoo in Texas. In addition to its exciting animal habitats, the Dallas Zoo is recognized for its commitment to endangered animal research. Special exhibits, such as the ExxonMobile Endangered Tiger Habitat, allow experts to study animal behaviors while educating the public on the importance of protecting rare wildlife. The zoo also features a children’s area with a petting farm, playground, and pony rides for young kids.
Open daily from 9am-4pm
Adults (12-64), $15.00; Seniors (65+), $12.00; Children (3-11), $12.00; Children (2 and under), free;
Simmons Family Pony Trek, Monorail Safari, Giraffe feedings, Camel rides, SOAR, a Festival of Flight, Photo Safaris
- Monorail Safari Tour
- Twilight Safari Night Hikes
- Feed a giraffe or birds
- Koala Walkabout
- Camel rides
Experience six African wildlife habitats on the one-mile train adventure that takes riders through desert, bush, mountain, woodland, river, and forest environments. You’ll glimpse African animals that can only be seen from the monorail.
Visitors can participate in feeding giraffes at the Giants of the Savanna exhibit or help feed the two-dozen species of exotic birds at Travis & Zach’s Birds Landing.
Q1: What restaurants and food are available?
A1: Grab a snack or light meal at the Zoofari Food Court that overlooks the Flamingo Pond, dine at the Serengeti Grill while enjoying views of the Zoo’s lions, or take a break at the Wilds of Africa Grill (open seasonally). Group picnics can also be scheduled. Outside food is not permitted.
Q2: Are private tours or other activities available?
A2: For those interested in honing their nature and wildlife photography skills, the zoo offers private photo safaris led by the Zoo’s staff photographer. Full-day photography workshops are also available. You can also take part in educational programs for children, families, and school groups including the popular Lights Out Overnights, Twilight Safari Night Hikes, and Snowfari Winter Camp.