ZOO CLOSURE NOTICE: Due to our annual Zoo To Do fundraiser event, the Wilds of Africa (including Giants of the Savanna) will be closed on Saturday, Nov. 4. Zoo North will be open to guests. Because of the closure, Zoo admission on Saturday, Nov. 4 will be just $5. We're so sorry for an inconvenience!
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Family Programs

Family Zoo Adventures

Families can explore the wonderful world of wildlife together during the Family Zoo Adventure Saturday Programs! Each monthly session will focus on a different theme and include activity stations, animal encounters, and special zoo tours that will make learning fun for young and old alike. Activities are developed for families with youth between 4 and 12.  Family Zoo Adventures begin at 9:15 a.m. and end at 11:15 a.m.!

  • Saturday, July 8th – America the Beautiful 
    • As we celebrate the birthday of the United States this month, meet some of our local, amazing animals!
  • Saturday, August 5th – Animals and Weather 
    • Explore how animals have special adaptations to live in different weather conditions. Along this adventure, you will learn how to observe and record weather while getting an up close encounter with animals.
  • Saturday, Sept. 9th – Amazing Apes 
    • Join us in the jungle as we explore the world of our closest relatives in the animal kingdom.

Special Dates for Homeschooling Families!

Experience the fun of Family Zoo Adventures during the week. Programs begin at 9:15 a.m. and end at 11:15 a.m.

  • Homeschool Dates start back up in September! 

Cost Per Session:Register Online

Zoo Member: $15/child; $15/adult
Non Member: $20/child; $20/adult



General Scheduling Information

All sessions registration closes fives days prior to the first day of the session.

What should I bring/not bring?

  • A refillable water bottle (please no glass bottles)
  • Please be sure to wear comfortable closed-toe shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.
  • Please do not bring pets or other animals with you on your program – we have plenty for you to see!

Cancellation Policy

This is a non-refundable final sale.  Credit will not be issued within 14 days of the program/event start date.  The Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park reserves the right to cancel or change any program for reasons we deems appropriate.  Programs will take place rain or shine.  Programs that have not met the minimum number of participants within one week of the scheduled program date may be cancelled.  In the event that we cancel your program, a full refund will be issued and individuals will be contacted directly.  If you cancel a program with the Dallas Zoo or Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park, a program credit may be issued based on circumstance.  No credits or refunds will be issued for changes/cancellations made within two weeks of your scheduled program, for any amount under $20, or for no-show groupsCredit may be used for any education program or camp at the Dallas Zoo or Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park.  All changes or cancellations must be submitted in writing to Education@DallasZoo.com.


The Education Office is open Monday-Friday during regular Zoo hours.  Contact us at Education@DallasZoo.com or 469.554.7300.