Gentle Zoo

Forney, TX

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Address: 12600 FM2932, Forney, TX 75126, USA Number: 469 834-2857 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

It's ALL about animal fun and then some at Forney's Gentle Zoo! ROAR! 

Why don't we start at the petting zoo - after all, we know you love animals (so do we!). While some zoos feature exotic animals from ALL the continents of the world, Gentle Zoo focus on those we know and love more closely - the domestic ones with the odd special species for good luck!

Did you know that many of the animals at Gentle Zoo have been rescued and adopted from sanctuaries and private homes? What's beautiful about Gentle Zoo is that the animals arrive with sad stories, but then soon relax into their new home, and couldn't be happier! If some of the animals are injured, the Gentle Zoo rehabilitate them and make them all better.

So not only do kids get to understand and learn all about the animals themselves, they learn the invaluable lessons as to why we need to care for the creatures of the planet!

Kids can come face to face with adorable llamas, tortoise, emu, goats, kangaroos, caprybara, pigs, and even reptiles!

In addition to the petting zoo they have a fun kids playground, picnic area, indoor party room to celebrate those birthdays, classroom, an exciting train ride, challenging giant maze and SO much more!

If THAT wasn't enough, Gentle Zoo also offer seasonal events like the Pumpkin Patch activities and Holiday Magic.

If you want something a little more personal, you can arrange a personal encounter with one of their animal ambassadors when you book an enrichment tour! Here, you can learn more about the species and their conservation efforts.

Choose between a capybara or a coatimundi and spend 30 minutes with the animal ambassador and their trained staff member while giving this special exotic their daily enrichment! How adorable!

These tours are offered only twice per day for each animal and booking in advance is recommended. 

So kids, are you excited to have a super fun day out at Gentle Zoo? We certainly are, so let's get wild!

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Any top tips?


Check out Family Nite Out Fridays 6pm - 10pm, and Kidz Nite Out on Saturdays 7pm - 10:30pm!

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They have picnic areas if you want to bring your own food! Don't forget bottled water

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Where is it at?

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Give them a call if you want to take the students - what an adorable and unforgettable day out!

Need a little extra help?


They now offer a sensory tour tailored for those on the autism spectrum!

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When can we go?


9:30am - 2pm weekdays. 9:30am - 5pm Sat / 11am - 5pm Sun.

Year round

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