Zoos & Wildlife

Frank Buck Zoo

Gainesville, TX

4 (5 reviews)

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Address: 1000 W. California St, Gainesville, TX 76240 Number: (940) 668-4539 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

It's animals a plenty at Frank Buck Zoo, where the family can have those animal encounters and experiences Texas style!

Frank Buck Zoo is a great place for the family, with new exhibits, programs and events all year round - there is a reason the zoo attracts 65,000 visitors a year. Now that is a lot of family fun!

The animals that you get to experience are all in comfortable, and natural habitat enclosures, and there are plenty of species to allow the kids to really learn about the creatures, and how diverse our planet really is!

One of the most popular experiences at the Frank Buck Zoo is the giraffe feeding. Held at 10:30am daily (weather permitting), it's such a fun way for the kids to see these impressive animals up close.

The events across the year are always great fun, so make sure you keep an eye out for those! Zoo Snooze is always popular, where you can experience the zoo at night. There are tents, crafts, animal encounteres, activities, and even a fun guided tour through the zoo - at night of course! What fun to spend the night with the animals all around you!

Frank Buck Zoo have Halloween events too - the Zoo Boo - which is always a great way to celebrate that SPOOKY time of the year, and around Easter they have the Eggstravaganzas, perfect to find those eggs!

So you see - Frank Buck Zoo is SO much more than a zoo! It's a place where the family can have fun, learn, and importantly - have new experiences together!

Like we said - animal encounters Texas style!

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How much does it cost?






$5.50 (Ages 1 to 12)



Seniors and active miliary


Free Under

12 months


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Additional Information

The last ticket is sold 30 minutes before the closing time

Any top tips?


Don't miss the 10:30am giraffe feeding! It's on daily - weather permitting. Make sure you take your camera, and hats / sunscreen if it's hot!

I'm Hungry!


The Frank Buck Trading Post has a variety of packaged snacks, bottled drinks and ice cream!

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Where is it at?

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They have discounted admission for students. There are Animal Encounters Programs where you can look closer at certain animals, with hands-on experiences and interactive presentations. Make sure you schedule one week in advance, with 50 people maximum

Can I get one of those?


They of course have a gift shop where you can take home some fun souvenirs, merchandise and educational items

Need a little extra help?


If you have special needs, give them a call to see how they can assist you, and what accessibility there is

Click here for lots more great things to do near you in Texas

When can we go?

9am - 5pm or 10am - 4pm depending on the season so check online before you go

Year round. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Days

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