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Summer Activities At The Dallas Zoo

Do your kids love animals? I know mine do, especially when they’re not your everyday-see-all-the-time sort of animals.
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That’s why the zoo experience is such a fun one for kids (and adults for that matter). It’s the one place where you can view animals from multiple continents and even feed them! With summer coming fast, you’ll want to put the Dallas Zoo on your summer fun calendar. They’ve got some great activities you won’t want to miss.

Father’s Day Overnight

How cool would it be to spend the night in the zoo? June 16 to 17, 7:30 pm to 10:30 am, you can take Dad camping at the Dallas Zoo! This event is for children aged 7-10. You’ll get a special, after-hours tour of ZooNorth, a live animal encounter, a craft, and a Monorail Safari tour. The overnight includes an evening snack and a continental breakfast in the morning. Reservations required. For more information, contact or call 469.554.7300. Cost is $45 per participant.

Animal Birthday Party

Join the zoo June 23rd 8am to 4 pm in celebrating the babies born this Spring and those with significant birthdays! Cost is free with zoo admission.

Photo Day At The Zoo

June 23 from 11 am to 3 pm is the Dallas Zoo’s first ever photo day! Arlington Camera and Canon are sponsoring this fun event. Visit designated photo spots and take photos of the zoo’s most photogenic animals. Capture a great shot? Use your discount coupon from Arlington Camera to print it and enter it into the Dallas Zoo’s 10th annual Feathers, Fur & Scales Photo Contest which runs thru 9/30. Bring your own camera and memory cards. Cost is free with paid zoo admission.

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Dollar Day At The Dallas Zoo

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To show their appreciation, the Dallas Zoo is offering dollar day on July 19th from 9 am to 5 pm! You’ll find $1 admission all day including dollar food deals at select locations. Two years and younger are free. Parking is $7 or you can ride the DART Red Line straight to the zoo.

Summer Camps

The Dallas Zoo offers summer camps for children entering Pre-K through 8. Day camps and week long camps are available. Families who enroll in multiple camps or multiple campers will receive 5% off of their total camp cost for Dallas Zoo summer camps! Registrations must be submitted together. Visit their website to see all the camps offered and the dates as well as to register.

Twilight Safaris

Want to see what goes on at the zoo after hours? Then join the Twilight Safari for an after hours peek into the night life. For ages 7 and up in organized groups of 4-40. Check their website for dates and registration forms. Group Twilight Safaris begin at 7 p.m. and end at 10:00 p.m. The zoo requires one adult chaperone per ten participants. Group Twilight Safaris cost $20 per person and chaperones are free at a 1:10 ratio.

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Even if you find yourself at the zoo on a regular day, you’ll find there’s lots to do. Between feeding giraffe, goats, a splash in the water at the Children’s Zoo, and much more, the kids will have fun at every turn. Be sure to visit the new “Outback” featuring the only koalas in Texas!

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