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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, Aug. 11 and Monday, Aug. 13 – Amazing Apes: Take a walk on the wild side and explore the different family troops of primates. Talk like a gorilla, swing like a gibbon, and make a unique spider monkey souvenir on this family fun adventure!
  • Saturday, Sept. 8th and Monday, Sept. 10 (Homeschool only) – Sleuthy Investigators Calling all zoo gumshoes! Help us solve the zoo mystery of “Who did it?” by sniffing out the clues to find the missing treasure. Test out your animal adaptation skills to help solve the mystery!
  • Monday, Oct. 1st (Homeschool only) and Saturday, Oct. 6 – Zoo Medicine: Explore the life of a zoo veterinarian by peeping through a microscope, practicing your surgical skills, navigating the digestive system, and building a model heart! Meet one of our staff members from the veterinary team and hear about how they help protect animals big and small.

Cost Per Session:

Zoo Member: $12/child; $12/adult
Non Member: $15/child; $15/adult


Aug. 11
Aug. 13
Sept. 8
Sept. 10
Oct. 1
Oct. 6


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


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