Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

One of America’s most important sites for animal conservation is just a short drive from DFW. The Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose, Texas is home to over 1,000 animals from 50 different species from around the world, 16 of which are endangered.

If you or anyone you know is an animal lover, the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is one attraction in the greater DFW area you don’t want to miss.


About Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

The Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is located just about an hour outside of Fort Worth and about 80 minutes outside of Dallas. The center allows visitors to get up close and personal with the animals through both self-guided and guided tours. For nearly 50 years, the site has been home to endangered species from every corner of the planet including ostriches, cheetahs, zebras, rhinoceroses, and even plenty of native Texas species like Attwater’s prairie chicken.


Fossil Rim Wildlife Center Coupons & Discount Tickets

Admission to the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center depends largely upon which type of tour or package you select. Standard admission for the Gosdin Scenic Drive in which you drive your vehicle through the park starts at $21.95 for adults. There are also plenty of other packages offering camps, special educational programs, and other lodging. See the center’s official site or call (254) 897-2960 for a comprehensive listing of all of their package offerings and prices.

There are plenty of ways to save on admission to the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center:

1. Children Receive Free or Discounted Admission

Kids aged 3-11 can get admission to the park for just $15.95 each, while kids aged 2 and under are always free.

2. Discounts for Seniors, Military, Police, and First Responders

Seniors aged 62 years and up can receive a discount of 15% off per senior. Meanwhile, any military, police, or first responder personnel can get 25% off admission with presentation of valid ID.

3. More Ways to Save

The Fossil Rim Wildlife Center offers a variety of other ways to save on admission:

  • AAA members can get 10% off admission to the Gosdin Scenic Drive
  • Caldwell Zoo Members save 50%
  • Channel 13 Members can get adult admission buy one/get one free
  • Dallas Zoo Members can get 50% off
  • Texas Conservation Passport holders can get 25% off admission
  • Guests of members save 15%


Fossil Rim Wildlife Center Hours

The Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is open each day from 8:30 am to 4:29 pm. The last car will be admitted each day at 4:29 and then all visitors must exit when the park closes at 6:30.

The Children’s Animal Center is open weekdays 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and weekends from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.


Fossil Rim Wildlife Center Location and Parking

The park is located at 2299 County Road 2008, Glen Rose, Texas 76043. Call (254) 897-2960 or visit for more information.