Calendar ~ Events


Wild Encounters — Daily

Learn wild facts about your favorite wild animals during daily Wild Encounters keeper chats. Click here to view the schedule.


Texas Nature Traders — Daily

This formalized program encourages kids (age 3 and older) to explore the outdoors and bring to the building fossils, rocks, bones, plants and other artifacts in exchange for points. Traders can redeem points (or save them for future use) for items in the Nature Trader inventory. Texas Nature Traders operates seven days a week, opening at 11 a.m. and closing one hour before the Zoo closes. Click here for more details.


Zoo Preschool — September 2014 to May 2015

Preschoolers will have fun learning about habitats and animal homes. Your 3-, 4- or 5-year-old will meet once per week, Monday through Thursday, from September to May. Click here for more information.


Home School Day — Oct. 2

Home-schooled children and their families are invited for a fun-filled educational day in the wilds of the Zoo. Click here for more information.


Photo Safari – Oct. 4, Nov. 1, or Dec. 2

Interested in wildlife photography? Take your best shot at the Fort Worth Zoo! Professional and amateur photographers alike can register for a Fort Worth Zoo Photo Safari session. Click here to register.


Boo at the Zoo — Oct. 24, 25 & 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Zoo’s family friendly Halloween celebration will continue as a daytime, Zoo-wide event. Boo at the Zoo will feature Halloween-themed entertainment for all guests to enjoy, including animal presentations, Wild Encounters keeper chats, trick-or-treating, carnival games and more. Boo at the Zoo is included with Zoo membership/admission. Click here for all the kooky, spooky details.


Spooky Sleepover – Oct. 31 to Nov. 1

Celebrate Halloween as you explore the Zoo after dark on a guided tour and learn about the Zoo’s creatures that go “bump” in the night. Registration opens September 15. Click here for overnight details.


Pumpkins and Pancakes – Nov. 15

The Zoo’s fourth annual fall-themed member event features an early opening just for Zoo members and their guests, a hot breakfast, animal enrichment activities and more. Tickets go on sale mid-October. Not a Zoo member? Click here to join.


Winter Zoo Camp — Dec. 22, 23 and 29, 30

Children in grades one through six will enjoy games, crafts and learning activities as they explore wildlife inside the Zoo and in the classroom during their winter break from school.
Click here for more details.


Winter Zoo Careers Camp — Dec. 28 to 30

In this overnight camp, students in grades 9 through 12 will learn what it takes to work at the Zoo. Click here for more details.


Vet Camp — Jan. 2 to Jan. 4

In this overnight camp, students in grades nine through 12 who have an interest in the field of veterinary medicine are encouraged to enroll. Space is limited. Click here for camp details.


Zoo Year’s Eve — Dec. 31 to Jan. 1

Send your children ages 6 to 11 for a kid-friendly Zoo Year’s Eve celebration, which includes dinner, snacks, a moonlight safari, games and more. Click here for overnight details.

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