We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Dallas Zoo

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203-3013
Phone Number: +1 469-554-7500
Website
Today
09:00 - 17:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

The largest zoological experience in Texas, the 106-acre Dallas Zoo offers...

The largest zoological experience in Texas, the 106-acre Dallas Zoo offers fun, educational and entertaining experiences for the whole family. The Zoo's mission is to inspire a passion for nature and conserve wildlife, and guests can see a number of endangered species and learn about a variety of conservation projects the Dallas Zoo supports. Opened in 2010, our award-winning Giants of the Savanna habitat is internationally known. The savanna features elephants, ostrich, zebras, impalas, giraffes, and guineafowl, often mingling together. The Dallas Zoo is home to a herd of five female elephants and 11 giraffes, which guests can feed by hand. Guests will see the fastest land mammal on Earth, the cheetah, as well as African lions who often spend their days sleeping just inches away from the viewing wall inside the Serengeti Grill restaurant. The Wilds of Africa area features rare animals such as gorillas, chimpanzees and okapi. Guests will enjoy getting eye-to-eye with African penguins as they swim effortlessly underwater. Highlights of the ZooNorth section include the Lacerte Family Children's Zoo, a top-rated reptile and amphibian complex featuring albino alligators, and the Koala Walkabout, featuring the only koalas in Texas, red kangaroo, wallabies, and a lorikeet feeding area for up-close adventures. For alternative transportation to the Dallas Zoo, consider the DART Red Line, which delivers guests to the Zoo's front entrance.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$46.00*
and up
Dallas CityPASS
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,226 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 552
    Excellent
  • 390
    Very good
  • 166
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Great zoo

My husband and 2 kids, 14 and 10 along with my mom and sister visited the zoo on a Sunday afternoon. It was an overcast day and a little chilly so I knew that we would get to see... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Lydia A
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

1,226 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,154: English reviews
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and 2 kids, 14 and 10 along with my mom and sister visited the zoo on a Sunday afternoon. It was an overcast day and a little chilly so I knew that we would get to see most of the animals. I think out of all the exhibits we only missed 3-4 animals. We were so excited to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lydia A
Level Contributor
25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Tons to do and see at this zoo! Feeding the Giraffes is something we do every visit. The Monorail is also great and my kids love it. The food is pricey, but it's that way at all zoos. The refillable collectors cups are a great deal. They have a wonderful little kids area and my kids love the elephants. I... More 

Helpful?
Thank Danyalle S
Utica, New York
Level Contributor
123 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice walking lots of walking zoo map printed on both sides! Dallas city pass is the best deal, 4 attraction s out of 6 to choose! Animals seem happy here!

Helpful?
Thank Kathleen C
Racine, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family took in the zoo for the last day we were vacationing in Texas. It was a very nice zoo with a lot of great attractions. Would recommend feeding the giraffes lettuce.

Helpful?
Thank 768Dave
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a "day-cation" to Dallas and the zoo was the first place that we visited. Got here around 1pm and spent about 3hrs... would recommend spending around 3hrs if you want to see the whole zoo. Our boys (4 & 2) had a lot of fun visiting the animal and bird exhibits. Some paths are built giving the feeling of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Anup A
Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend took us here to see it and it was awesome! Make sure you have at least 3-4 hours to go see everything! We loved feeding the giraffes!

Helpful?
Thank Mizemotion
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all I have to let y'all know I'm a member of the Houston Zoo, with that being said I received half of my admission price at the Dallas Zoo. Yes, I paid for the parking fee and there was plenty of it and was hassle free. We went in with zero expectation, gave the map to my 3yr... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dalia S
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They really turned this zoo around. It is so much fun now and full of great animals and activites for all ages. My kids love feeding the giraffes and watching the elephants. The animals are spectacular and there is so much to learn, see and do. Take your kids when it's nice cool weather!

Helpful?
Thank HOTTOMALE
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have an annual membership, and love going there with the family. It is an older zoo, but there have been plenty of additions and renovations. I love the Giants of the Savannah area. The bird show is also cool.

Helpful?
Thank LarissaV2007
Daytona Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My fiancé, his brother and I took my 4 year old son here for a day and we loved our experience. The zookeepers clearly love the animals, as the few we talked to knew so much about the individual animals and not just the species as a whole. During the demonstrations, they teach you about their efforts to save the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Holly B

Been to Dallas Zoo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Dallas Zoo and other visitors
15 questions
Ask a question
over a year ago
Altoona, Pennsylvania
over a year ago

See all questions (15)

Questions? Get answers from Dallas Zoo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?