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Dallas Zoo

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The Dallas Zoo covers 106 landscaped acres and is open every day, except Christmas Day. The Zoo is located three miles south of downtown Dallas at I-35E and Marsalis.

Admission prices

Hours of Operation:

  • Summer hours: 9am - 5pm
  • Winter hours: 9am - 4pm

The zoo is open rain or shine.


The Zoo is located 3 miles south of downtown Dallas at 650 South R. L. Thornton Freeway (I-35E). From downtown, take I-35E South, exit Marsalis, turn left (onto Marsalis) then turn left onto the I-35E access road. You can also come to the Dallas Zoo by DART Light Rail whose station is less than 100 yards from the Zoo's entrance. This station is called the "Dallas Zoo Station".

The Zoo Information Number is (469) 554-7500.
The Dallas Zoological Society automated number is (469) 554-7400.
Please do not bring pets, radios, music boxes, or roller skates to the Dallas Zoo; they upset the animals. Cameras and video cameras are welcome. Strollers and wheelchairs are available for rental on a first come, first serve basis at the Gift Shop.




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