With 106 acres to explore, thousands of animals to visit, and a huge variety of family activities, the Dallas Zoo is enormously entertaining! Our goal is to make your visit an exciting adventure with opportunities to learn about interesting wildlife, engage in interactive fun, and support worldwide conservation and research to protect and preserve endangered species. Our mission is to support the Dallas Zoo as an outstanding center of education, entertainment and wildlife conservation.
We exist to broaden support for worldwide conservation efforts by creating an environment which allows our community and visitors to experience dramatic, engaging and diverse presentations for the living plant and animal world through excellent animal management, solid conservation science (research) and dynamic educational programs.
*The Dallas Zoo was founded in 1888, making it the first zoological park in the Southwest.
*Our park covers 106 developed acres! In terms of landmass, it’s the largest zoological park in Texas.
*The giant giraffe sculpture marking the Zoo’s entrance is 67½ feet tall!
*We provide care for a wide variety of animals and are involved in conservation and breeding programs for numerous endangered species.
*The Dallas Zoo is widely recognized for the new Giants of the Savanna exhibit, the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo, the Wilds of Africa with the Monorail Safari, and the Jake L. Hamon Gorilla Conservation Research Center.