Giraffe Experience

Stand eye-to-eye with our giraffe herd! Located in the African Savanna, this giraffe feeding experience is one of the best ways to get up close to the animals. Lettuce* is available for purchase under the rondavel at the feeding platform for $6 ($5 for Zoo members). Giraffe feeding is open during normal Zoo operating hours. 

*For the safety of our animals, you must purchase approved food from Fort Worth Zoo. Attempting to feed giraffes outside food is prohibited and could result in removal from the park.


Stingray Cove

Tucked just off the main path, beyond the Museum of Living Art (MOLA) and over the bridge, Stingray Cove is an all-new, interactive exhibit where guests can get up close to and touch a variety stingrays and small sharks as they swim through the shallow saltwater pool. Stingray Cove is open daily during normal Zoo operating hours and admission is $4 ($3 for Zoo members). You can purchase admission just outside the exhibit. Your admission covers all-day entry, so stop by, say hi and stay for a while on your next visit to the Fort Worth Zoo! Click here for more information.


Safari Splash

Safari Splash will be open from Friday, April 15 to Sunday, April 17 and daily starting Saturday, April 23. 

Cool off and chill out at Safari Splash. Snag a shaded lounge chair and enjoy a cold soft drink or lemonade and let the kids soak up the fun in the 14,000 square-foot splash area. Safari Splash is a water play area equipped with four slides, a water dump tower, a fill wall for your water toys, animal-shaped water cannons and a designated toddler play area. For an additional $5 with Zoo admission, enjoy Safari Splash before or after a trip through the Zoo! Click here for more information! 


Outdoor learning theater at Fort Worth ZooOutdoor Learning Theater

The Outdoor Learning Theater gives Zoo guests entertaining and educational encounters with the Zoo’s diverse animal collection. The 13,000-square-foot facility stands on the site of the old Herpetarium (next to the Penguins habitat), and is complete with shaded seating and a stage with behind-the-scenes areas. The Outdoor Learning Theater offers the Zoo another opportunity to share invaluable conservation information through live animal shows by Animal Outreach staff featuring native Texas animals such as a great horned owl and alligators. The theater opened in summer 2011 and also serves as a venue for meetings and presentations.

train at Fort Worth ZooYellow Rose Express Train

Hop aboard the Yellow Rose Express, which travels between the Safari Depot and Texas Wild!. One-way tickets are $4 per person and are available at the Train Depot in both locations. 

Junior Train Conductor Experience

Become a junior train conductor and ride the rails on the Yellow Rose Express Train at the Fort Worth Zoo. Participants will work alongside the Yellow Rose Express staff collecting tickets and greeting guests, clearing the train to leave the depot and ringing the bell at crossings. Participants will also receive an official certificate, train hat and safety vest and enjoy reserved seating. Click here for more information! 

carousel at Fort Worth ZooCountry Carousel

Take a ride on an appaloosa or a paint horse aboard our carousel, a western-style ride located in Texas Wild!. Tickets are $4 per person and are available at the Train Depots.


Wild West shooting gallery at Fort Worth ZooWild West Shooting Gallery 

Enjoy an interactive laser target game in the heart of Texas Wild!‘s Texas Town. Be prepared to think fast and shoot straight for $1 per play.


playbarn at Fort Worth ZooPlaybarn 

Experience life on the farm in this interactive play area near the entrance of Texas Wild!. Our colorful “jungle-barn” allows for lots of crawling, climbing and sliding for our young guests. Tots and parents can also learn about our farm babies!

Texas Nature Traders at Fort Worth ZooTexas Nature Traders

Located in Texas Wild! near the wishing well, Texas Nature Traders is the home base for many Texas-based education programs. This formalized program encourages kids (age 3 and older) to explore the outdoors and bring in 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. While exploration is encouraged in many areas, the Zoo’s program will concentrate on native Texas nature items. Click here for more information.

Tasmanian Tower at Fort Worth ZooTasmanian Tower

Race your friends to the top of our 25-foot rock climbing wall located next to Australian Outback. Parental release forms are required. Tickets are $4 per person.




Hurricane and tornado simulators at Fort Worth ZooHurricane and Tornado Simulators

A hurricane simulator (in African Savanna) and a tornado simulator (in Texas Wild!) allow guests to experience the power of high-force winds for $2.