Fort Worth Zoo

Fort Worth Zoo was started with a few animals in 1909. Since then the zoo’s animal population has grown to more than 7,000. As the oldest zoo in Texas, it features 12 main exhibits. These include Texas Wild!; Meerkat Mounds; Parrot Paradise; Museum of Living Art (MOLA); Cheetahs; Penguins; Raptor Canyon; Flamingo Bay; Asian Falls; Australian Outback/Great Barrier Reef; World of Primates; and African Savannah.

Besides the exhibits, visitors can enjoy attractions such as the Lone Star Mining Company Movie House; Yellow Rose Express Train; Playbarn; Wild West Shooting Gallery; and Country Carousel.


Fort Worth Zoo Coupons

Enjoy major savings with coupons and discounts. There is a Fort Worth Coupon for companies with less than 300 employees. Companies will receive $1 off discount coupons to distribute among their employees.

Membership: Fort Worth Zoo membership provides you with a wide array of benefits. You’ll receive unlimited admission to the zoo during regular operating hours; discounts on special events; half price discounts on selected attractions; and many more.

Groups: If you have a group of 15 or more persons, you’ll receive a discount on admission. To receive this discount, you must make a reservation one week before visiting the zoo. Group tickets for adults cost $11, while those for children (3-12) and seniors (65+) cost $8. Children two and under are admitted free of charge.

There are also gift certificates available for Zoo bucks, admission tickets, and parking passes.


Hotels Near Fort Worth Zoo:

Choose from an array of hotels near Fort Worth Zoo. The Courtyard Downtown Fort Worth Hotel; Springhill Suites Fort Worth Hotel; Residence Inn Fort Worth Hotel; Fairfield Inn & Suites Fort Worth Hotel; and Residence Inn Fort Worth Hotel are just a few places you can stay that are located less than one mile away from the zoo.

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The zoo offers safari overnight stays for groups of 15. Children must be six years or older. Each group of 15 children must be accompanied by two adults 18 years or older. Overnight stays are available Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Zoo Hours

Fort Worth Zoo Hours:

The zoo is open 365 days per year. From October 29, 2012 to February 15, 2013 the zoo’s opening hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. From February 16, 2013 to March 22, 2013 the zoo’s opening hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. From March 23, 2013 to September 22, 2013 the zoo’s opening hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Zoo Info

Fort Worth Zoo Prices:

  • Adults (13+): $12
  • Children (3-12): $9
  • Children (2 and under): Free
  • Seniors (65+): $9

Parking: $5

Groups: Tickets for adults cost $11, while tickets for children (3-12) and seniors (65+) cost $8. Children (2 and under) are free.


Phone number: 817-759-7555

Directions: If you’re travelling along Interstate 30, take exit University Drive. Travel south on University Drive for about one mile until you arrive at Colonial Parkway. Make a left onto Colonial Parkway and follow the signs leading up to the zoo.


Fort Worth Zoo Jobs:

There are many full-time and part-time Fort Worth Zoo jobs available. For a current listing of job openings, visit the careers page of the Fort Worth Zoo website.

If you’re looking for activities that won’t break your pocket, you can visit the Fort Worth Cultural District, Fort Worth Gardens, or Amon Carter Museum of American Art.