Dallas Zoo

Dallas Zoo

650 S R L Thornton Fwy (at S. Marsalis Ave.), Dallas, TX 75203, United States
Closed until 9:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
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The Dallas Zoo, an accredited member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, is the largest zoological experience in Texas featuring a 106-acre park, thousands of animals, and an education department that offers programs for all ages.


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    Katy W.
    "Feeding and petting the giraffes is a really neat experience!"(13 Tips)
    Chris V.
    "Best place to watch the lions... and have a snack."(7 Tips)
    Harrison N.
    "Monorail is awesome and well worth it."(5 Tips)
    Ed L.
    "your free scoop of blue bell ice cream"(2 Tips)

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Check-in at the Dallas Zoo to get one FREE scoop of Blue Bell Ice Cream in a cup!


$1 off a cup of hot chocolate in Zoofari Food Court.

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  • Jacob J.

    Good to visit even in summer since there is good amount of shade on most walkways..remember to carry lots of water since a small water bottle costs $3. Faucets let u refill but water is warm..

    Jacob Jose · 1 week ago
  • Sebastian W.


    Sebastian White · 1 week ago
  • Armando M.

    The view on the creation of my God almighty,Jesus Christ. Amen.

    Armando Mandujano · 1 week ago
  • Brenda S.

    All of it???

    Brenda StoneTennison · 2 weeks ago
  • Alida B.

    Fun shows and beautiful animals.

    Alida Brown · 2 weeks ago
  • Visionary G.

    Have fun learning about the animals.

  • Daniel G.

    I fed a giraffe😄

    Daniel Goss · June 26
  • Shaun S.

    Children's zoo in the morning then rest of the zoo after lunch. Pony rides end at noon.

    Shaun Satter · June 22
  • samip s.

    Great place. We were there for 3 hours. Only 15 dollars. Completely worth it

    samip shah · June 6
  • Katy W.

    Feeding and petting the giraffes is a really neat experience! Be careful of the staff, though. They love their rules.

    Katy Watts · May 12
  • Syaiful A.

    animal lover must visit dallas zoo Read more

    Syaiful Anam · April 22
  • Syaiful A.

    Wanna visit this place dallas zoo Read more

    Syaiful Anam · April 22
  • Syaiful A.

    Nice pic of lion at dallas zoo Read more

    Syaiful Anam · April 22
  • luhfar r.


    luhfar rahman · April 16
  • Susan C.

    Watching dinosaur zoo live. ..

    Susan Carlson · April 11
  • Adam T.

    Just left. Great zoo. I love how almost all the animals are endangered. Let's you get a chance to see them before they're all gone. Cobras are awesome, must see the reptile place!

    Adam Thesquirrel · January 24
  • Sivim L.

    Only $5 in January but the animals are all in there dens.

    Sivim Ly · January 1
  • Daniel V.

    Amazing Zoo!!

    Daniel Vizcarra Torres · December 27, 2014
  • André S.

    Take time to feed the giraffes!

    André Scultori · December 16, 2014
  • Harrison N.

    Monorail is awesome and well worth it. The habitats here are amazing, you can tell they are committed to the role of zoos in supporting animal rehabilitation and awareness of ecological issues.

    Harrison Napper · November 29, 2014
  • Nathan M.

    The giraffes are great

    Nathan M. · October 27, 2014
  • Nathan M.

    Giant anteater!

    Nathan M. · October 27, 2014
  • Arianna R.

    First timer and was not disappointed! I think it's better than Ft. Worth. Loved the different animals they had, came in just in time for the snake feeding (gross!) and LOVED feeding the giraffes!

    Arianna Rojo · July 15, 2014
  • Dallas Zoo

    $1 off a cup of hot chocolate in Zoofari Food Court.

    Dallas Zoo · December 6, 2012
  • Dallas Zoo

    Check-in at the Dallas Zoo to get one FREE scoop of Blue Bell Ice Cream in a cup!

    Dallas Zoo · December 14, 2012
  • Unity R.

    What a beautiful place. It is well worth the trip. We had a great time and can't wait to visit again.

    Unity Rains · June 15, 2014
  • Marcelo F.

    Cheers for the ice cream cup 👏

    Marcelo FM 🖖 · June 11, 2014
  • Mario C.

    One of the best zoos I have ever be to.

    Mario Chavez · April 22, 2014
  • Matthew K.

    Had fun at the zoo

    Matthew Kurka · April 17, 2014
  • Gerardo G.

    Free ice cream!!

    Gerardo Gean · February 23, 2014
  • Mike W.

    Ride the monorail at the Dallas Zoo.

    Mike Walters · February 14, 2014
  • Eni T.

    The giants of the savanna is mesmerizing!

    Eni T · January 19, 2014
  • Rebecca A.

    They don't accept their check in special...

    Rebecca Austin · January 12, 2014
  • Social News Network

    The new addition to this zoo has been a shop stopper. If you've ever wanted to feed giraffes, this is the zoo to do it at! The atmosphere is exotic and breath-taking. Go and visit the animals.

    Social News Network · November 18, 2013
  • Texas C.

    every time I go here someone throws a net over me and they try to make me stay

    Texas Cow Pie Girl · October 26, 2013
  • Branda G.

    No free ice cream on my second check in.

    Branda Garrett · September 26, 2013
  • Billy Joe C.

    Apparently the ice cream people don't ever know when Foursquare has a deal on the free ice cream. They didn't even check mine, even though ibdid in fact have one.

    Billy Joe Cain · August 1, 2013
  • Kristine T.

    Make sure to check in on four square for a free scoop of ice cream in the cafeteria. This zoo is huge! Gotta check out the giraffes, the grill for an up close look at lions, and the bird show.

    Kristine Tague · July 30, 2013
  • Naima

    Best time and days to come to the zoo is on a holiday morning. No one is ever here. Cooler in the morning and animals more active.

    Naima · July 4, 2013
  • Lauren G.

    Whoever made the navigation signs at this zoo needs to be punched in the throat. Like the nighttime summer hours though.

    Lauren Goodell · June 9, 2013
  • Natasha R.

    Giraffes!!! Been going every year at least since the "giants of the savanna" thing opened up!

    Natasha Richardson · May 29, 2013
  • Matt B.

    Go to the Serengeti Grill in the hot part of the day. The lions like to lay right next to the window.

    Matt Barbour · April 29, 2013
  • Naima

    Best time to come is 9am on a Monday. Animals active and less people.

    Naima · April 19, 2013
  • Leslie D.

    Gosh this is like the worst zoo ever. Good luck riding the zoo train!

    Leslie Dunavan · March 30, 2013
  • JJ L.

    No surprise the food options are overpriced processed junk food. The bird show is amazing and well worth checking out.

    JJ Lassberg · March 11, 2013
  • Ed L.

    Don't forget your free scoop of blue bell ice cream w check in! #legit

    Ed Liberatori · February 23, 2013
  • Sonia T.

    A great day at the zoo again.

    Sonia Thompson · February 18, 2013
  • Tara B.

    There is a secret potty in the koala walkabout!

    Tara Bailey · November 21, 2012
  • Cindy

    The giraffe anyways.

    Cindy · November 20, 2012
  • Karen

    Dallas Zoo is the LARGEST zoo in the state and the ONLY zoo in Texas where you can see koalas! Visit them at 1:30 every day for a special Keeper Encounter and to see them awake and moving around.

    Karen · November 5, 2012

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