Texas Lakes Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Dallas: Dallas Zoo

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The largest zoological experience in Texas keeps growing! Explore creatures from Down Under at the Koala Walkabout, home to the only koalas in Texas! The expansive, 11-acre Giants of the Savanna habitat is home to elephants, giraffes, lions, cheetahs, and much more. View 400+ species of wildlife throughout the Zoo, including African penguins, Asian otters, Western lowland gorillas, and a host of other exotic creatures. Feed the giraffes and the birds and don’t miss the Monorail Safari, Endangered Species Carousel, camel rides, and the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo, which features interactive play activities and a splash stream for kids of all ages.


  • 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway
  • Dallas, Texas
  • 75203


Hours & Fees

  • Standard Hours:

    9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Monday – Sunday
    *Closed December 25

    Fall / Winter Hours

    October 28 – February 29

    9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily


    Adults (age 12-64) $17.00
    Youth (age 3-11) $14.00
    Seniors (age 65 up) $14.00
    Children (age 2 and under) FREE
    Dallas Zoo Members FREE

Map & Directions

By Car: Exit Marsalis Avenue from I-35E. Go 1/8 mile on the north bound service road. Turn right at the giant giraffe statue marking the entrance to the Dallas Zoo’s Parking Lot.

By Dallas Area Rapid Transit:
Take the DART  RED LINE to the Dallas Zoo Station.