See the babies at the Dallas Zoo!

Now that the weather is getting cooler, it is a great time to explore the Dallas Zoo again.
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If you have never been, it is a great zoo to visit with small kids. Not so overwhelming as the Fort Worth Zoo but it still has a good variety of animals and close encounters! I find that there aren’t quite as many areas where you have to pick small kids up to see over bushes either. Make sure that you check out the bug house and reptile house, both are favorites with my kids. The children’s area also has a very cool circular fish tank that is sure to mesmerize the younger set, as well as a playground and water feature if it is still warm enough for wading when you go. Arrive by DART for an added treat for the kiddos too.

You might consider a family membership if you enjoy the zoo. We are family passport members, so we get free parking as well as free carousel and monorail rides every time we go, and we go quite a few times a year! We can also bring a guest, which is handy when grandma is visiting or to bring a friend for my oldest to pal around with. The first year we joined, we figured out that our family of five pretty much paid for the basic family membership in one visit! You can check out the different levels of memberships here.

Another good reason to check out the Dallas Zoo this fall is to get a peek at all the babies that arrived over the summer! We saw baby flamingos, baby warthogs, a baby giraffe and even some baby snakes! I love how awesome the workers at the Dallas Zoo are with my kids too: on Labor Day weekend, one of the elephant keepers talked to us for 10 minutes about the sensor that one elephant was wearing to track their movements and told us how to identify each elephant by name. (Did you know that Jenny and Gypsy still hang out together? We do now!)

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