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Fort Worth Zoo
1989 Colonial Parkway
Fort Worth
TX
76110
Tel: 817 759 7555

Directions

To reach the Fort Worth Zoo from Interstate 30, exit University Drive. Go south on University for approximately one mile to Colonial Parkway and turn left. Once you are on Colonial Parkway, follow the signs to the Zoo.

Where are we going today?

There is SO much to see at Fort Worth Zoo! Just ask all of the families who have had a great time there since it opened in 1909 with under 10 animals. In fact, Fort Worth Zoo is the OLDEST zoo in Texas, so that's a lot of family fun!

Fort Worth Zoo has 16 permanent exhibit areas, each filled with animals of a specific species, or from a particular continent. It's here you can visit the world, without leaving the state!

There are playful penguins to meet, and meek meerkats at Meerkat Mounds. Kids can get up close to those amazing primates, and see how fast cheetahs really can run!

Have you ever wanted to know what can be found underneath the water? Head to the Great Barrief Reef exhibit where you can see all the beautifully colored fishes and corals. 

Did you know that Fort Worth Zoo is much more than just animals? Kids can have a great time on the Country Carousel, a western-style ride, and they can even have those interactive experiences at the Petting Corral where armadillos, snakes and tortoises are waiting to actually be petted!

Those active kids will love life on the farm in the interactive play area of the Playbarn, and you can try and hit your mark at the Wild West Shooting Gallery.

With hurricane simulators, a movie house, and even a 60ft swamp suspension bridge, there is so much to see and do!

We haven't even started to tell you about Safari Splash - their amazing water park where you can cool off on those summer days!

Animals, movies, rock climbing, carousels, and water park fun....no woner Fort Worth Zoo is so popular!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$12, plus $5 for waterpark
  • Children$9 (Ages 3 to 12), plus $5 for waterpark
  • Free Under: 2 years
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

10am open. 4pm - 6pm close.

365 days a year!

Teachers corner

They offer field trips, workshops, and even information you can take back to the classroom. Give them a call to reserve your spot - it's an amazing way for kids to learn about the world and the creatures in it!.

I'm Hungry!

From Pizza Hut, to BBQ joints, a cafe, Burger King, a grill and ice cream parlor, you can enjoy burgers, hot dogs, pizza, machos, and so much more!.

Healthy Eating!

There are healthy options at the outlets, like the salads, fruit and wraps at the Crocodile Cafe.

Any Top Tips?

Check out the tours you can purchase, such as Penguin Tours and Behind The Scenes. They are a great way to really get up close to the animals!.

Doing our bit

The zoo are part of a recycle program, as well as supporting projects about the world, including education, conservation and animal care. They love animals as much as you do!.

Need a little extra help?

A limited number of complimentary wheelchairs are available. To use these items, you must present a valid drivers license..

Can I get one of those?

There are a number of places that you can pick up supplies like sunscreen and cameras, and souvenirs and gifts! There is a great selection of merchandise too at Safari Shop!.

More information

Parking is $5 per vehicle, and the water park is an extra $5 on top of admission..

What people are saying?

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    My all time favorite!
    I love animals, zoos, safari parks and this is the best. I have even been to the San Diego Zoo, and I prefer this one :-). I have held season passes for years and I'm never disappointed. My kids (boy 6, girl 15) would probably go daily!

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    We liked it. Really hot and humid. Next time I will go in the fall or winter in order to enjoy it. But over all it was good.

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    Although this zoo is very fancy and flashy, the quality of care, enrichment, and psychological stimulation for the animals seems really poor.

    There were many animals experiencing cage madness (walking the same path over and over or other repeated motions). i.e., the elephants, which luckily one or two were transferred to the Denver Zoo where they have enrichment programs for the animals.

    One gorilla was sitting in a glass area by itself with nothing for entertainment besides a giant log and a pile of hay.

    Some of the animals are in incredibly...Read More

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    The fort worth zoo is one of my best places to go. I like seeing all there animals plus its bigger and better . Thank you zookeepers for everything that u do their yall did an awesome job thanks Christina

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    Lots of walking and Beautiful plants, good selection of animals. Needs a little bit of an update but still a good zoo.

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Although this zoo is very fancy and flashy, the quality of care, enrichment, and psychological stimulation for the animals seems really poor.

There were many animals experiencing cage madness (walking the same path over and over or other repeated motions). i.e., the elephants, which luckily one or two were transferred to the Denver Zoo where they have enrichment programs for the animals.

One gorilla was sitting in a glass area by itself with nothing for entertainment besides a giant log and a pile of hay.

Some of the animals are in incredibly small enclosures (i.e. big cats in areas they can't even stretch, the eagle in an area where it couldn't stretch its wings unless on the ground.)

I was incredibly disappointed by this place and there was no response to me when I contacted them about the concerns regarding animal welfare.

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