It’s Spring Break, Baby!
March 05, 2014
Fort Worth Zoo ready to welcome spring break guests March 8 to 16
FORT WORTH, Texas – Baby mountain lions and swans and elephants, oh my! The Fort Worth Zoo has had an exciting year celebrating the arrivals of babies of all shapes, patterns and sizes, adding to the Zoo’s more than 7,000-member animal collection. From small bundles of joy to not-so-little ones, there is an exciting must-see for everyone this spring break at the Fort Worth Zoo.
The Zoo’s newest additions include mountain lion cubs Leonard and Sheldon, baby elephants Belle and Bowie, jaguar cub Sasha, greater one-horned rhino Asha, swan cygnets and baby golden-headed lion tamarins. These baby animals are growing and discovering new things in their exhibits every day.
As school districts across the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex take time off for spring break, the top-ranked Fort Worth Zoo is set to welcome visitors from across North Texas during the nine-day period from March 8 to 16.
“Every year, the Fort Worth Zoo is a popular spring break destination for thousands of families, and we are excited and ready to host them,” said Alexis Wilson, communications director. “Historically, the first weekend and early part of the week have lighter attendance. While we can never guarantee attendance numbers, we suggest visiting the Zoo those days.”
For more spring break tips, the Fort Worth Zoo has dedicated a page on its website to all things spring break, including answers to frequently asked questions, dining locations and baby animal facts, to help guests as they plan their visit to the Zoo.
The Fort Worth Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $12 for adults, $9 for seniors and children (ages 3 to 12), and toddlers 2 and under are FREE. Admission is half-price every Wednesday. Zoo guests can go straight to the gate by purchasing admission tickets on the Zoo’s website.
Due to construction throughout the area, Zoo-goers are encouraged to check the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) website for updated traffic information.
The T and the Fort Worth Zoo are once again offering Zoo visitors inexpensive relief to typical spring break traffic and parking. Starting Saturday, March 8 through Sunday, March 16, take a ride on the Safari Shuttle, provided by The T. The Safari Shuttle bus will run from Bus Bay A, adjacent to the Trinity Railway Express platform at The T’s downtown Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC), to and from the Fort Worth Zoo’s main parking lot entrance during spring break.
The T’s round-trip Day Pass to ride the Safari Shuttle is $3.50 for adults, $1.75 for seniors 65 and older or with transit agency reduced ID card, children 18 and under, and free for children under age 5. Zoo visitors arriving by the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) train may ride the Safari Shuttle from the ITC free of charge by using their TRE day pass ticket or with a valid weekly, monthly or annual regional pass.
The Safari Shuttle’s route is from the ITC at 1001 Jones Street in downtown Fort Worth to Colonial Parkway, just a short walk from the Zoo’s main entrance. The Safari Shuttle will run every 30 minutes from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 8 through Sunday, March 16. The first shuttle leaves the ITC at 9:30 a.m. and the last shuttle leaves the Zoo at 6 p.m. For specific time schedules and to get more information, please call The T’s Customer Service Staff at 817-215-8600 or visit The T’s website.
The nationally acclaimed Fort Worth Zoo has been ranked the No. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide and the No. 1 attraction in the DFW Metroplex by Zagat survey. The Zoo is home to more than 500 animal species and a world-famous reptile collection, housed in the brand new Museum of Living Art (MOLA). The institution’s focus on education and conservation is second to none, enhancing the lives of more than 1 million visitors a year.
For further information, contact:
Alexis Wilson, Communications Director