The Dallas Zoo has officially reopened, and we can show you ways to get Dallas Zoo coupons, discount tickets, and more.
One of the largest and oldest wildlife conservations in the DFW area is the Dallas Zoo. The Zoo is home to over 2,000 animals, which represent over 400 species.
If you or anyone you love is an animal lover, read on to learn about the zoo as well as the best ways to save big on admission.
New Rules You Should Know
Before we talk about ways to save on your trip to the Dallas Zoo, there are some new rules in place since the zoo reopened during the coronavirus pandemic.
First, tickets must be reserved online, even if you’re a member. You’ll be asked to select a time for your visit.
When you’re at the Dallas Zoo, you’ll be asked to practice safe social distancing, and you’ll be required to follow one-way paths throughout the zoo to minimize crowding.
Face coverings are required for all visitors age 2 and older who wish to use the restrooms or other indoor areas. While face coverings aren’t required for outdoor areas, they are encouraged.
The zoo also asks that you limit your group size to 10 people or fewer. Their website notes “Visiting in smaller groups or splitting up a larger group as you walk around will help everyone enjoy the Zoo while still being able to follow social distancing guidelines.“
ABOUT THE DALLAS ZOO
The Dallas Zoo started in 1888 with just two deer and two mountain lions in City Park. Then, it moved to Fair Park, and finally to Marsalis Park in 1912, where it is still located today.
This is the oldest and largest preserve in Texas, serving more than a century as a refuge for animals. The zoo has gone through many upgrades to better serve as a sanctuary for its wildlife.
The Dallas Zoo hosts a ton of exhibits and seasonal experiences to cater to all types of visitors. The exhibits include Cheetah Encounter, Lemur Lookout, Wilds of Africa Adventure Safari, Elephants of Savannah and many more.
Their seasonal experiences include the Dinos at the Dallas Zoo, Safari Nights Concert Series, Brew at the Zoo and more. The zoo aims to be a one-stop-shop for guests as they have three restaurants and numerous food stands scattered around the park. They also have a gift shop where you can find a special animal themed treasures and souvenirs to commemorate your trip!
DALLAS ZOO DISCOUNT TICKETS
The best way to get Dallas Zoo coupons and discount tickets is through CityPass. CityPass lets you save up to 40% on admission by offering packages for up to four Dallas attractions, including the Dallas Zoo. For more information, check out their page.
If CityPass doesn’t work for your trip, the Dallas Zoo also offers special discount tickets year-round.
The admission prices change for certain months. The general pricing is for March to December while the Penguin Days is from January to February.
The general admission for Adults is $17.00, Youths $14.00 and Seniors get it at only $5.00 with Valid ID.
Children ages 2 and under as well as Dallas Zoo Members are free of admission. Zoo members also get free parking and you can often get a 10% discount when purchasing a Family level package.
If you’re looking for even more to do in the Dallas-Fort Worth area this weekend, please check out one of our free weekend guides!
The Dallas Zoo is open all year long at the following hours:
09:00 AM – 05:00 PM (Daily)
09:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Daily)
The zoo has also added an extra hour every morning from 8-9 a.m. (except Tuesdays), exclusively for member early arrival.
HOW DO YOU GET THERE?
The Dallas Zoo is located only three miles from downtown Dallas! If you want to Google map it, the address is 650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203, USA.
For more information, visit their website: https://www.dallaszoo.com/