Zoos & Wildlife

Fort Worth Zoo

Fort Worth, TX

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Address: 1989 Colonial Pkwy, Fort Worth, TX 76110, USA Number: (817) 759-7555 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

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?






$14 (Ages 3 to 12)



Seniors $14. Wednesdays is half price admission!


Free Under

2 years


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Additional Information

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

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!

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

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Where is it at?


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.

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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!

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!

Need a little extra help?


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

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When can we go?

Summer hours: 9am - 4pm weekdays, 9am - 5pm weekends / rest of year typically 10am open. 4pm - 6pm close.

Open 365 days a year!

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