Conservation Education and Science


Located on 95 acres of beautiful, mature parkland, the Dallas Zoo is home to more than 400 different animal species from all over the world. With so many exhibits to see and exciting interactive events to attend, you may need to plan a second trip to see it all!

  • Experience the 7 major habitats of Africa on the Monorail Safari Tour (open seasonally)
  • Explore the Lacerte Family Children's Zoo and meet the animals UP CLOSE!
  • Take a spin around the world on the Endangered Species Carousel
  • Meet the keepers who take care of our wild and wonderful animals at "keeper talks" scheduled throughout the zoo
  • At the Gorilla Conservation Station, chat with one of our gorilla experts
  • Make the most of your visit by scheduling an intriguing On-site Education Program or one of our self-guided Backpack Tours
  • Visit the many creepy, crawly residents of BUG U! , our newest exhibit featuring Texas Bugs
  • Relax and enjoy lunch while watching the flamingos from the Prime Meridian Food Court


Do you have a collection of natural objects at home? It could be rocks, sand, shells...just about anything from nature. If not, maybe you'd like to start one. The Dallas Zoo Nature Exchange is an interactive exhibit where kids and adults can earn points to "buy" natural objects or trade objects they bring to the zoo...with plenty of fun learning along the way.

Learn About the Nature Exchange