Fort Worth Zoo to host fourth annual Heroes Weekend
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Fort Worth Zoo to host fourth annual Heroes Weekend

The Fort Worth Zoo is proud to announce the fourth annual Heroes Weekend, presented by Wells Fargo, an event honoring veterans, reserve- and active-duty personnel of the United States military as well as our first responders on Friday, Nov. 8 through Sunday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 – that’s when World War I ended. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson declared Nov. 11 the first-ever Armistice Day, what we now celebrate as Veterans Day. At the Fort Worth Zoo, we will be celebrating Veterans Day all weekend long, honoring all veterans and their service to our country.

Veterans, reserve- and active-duty personnel of the United States military as well as all first responders will receive free admission for themselves and one guest. Up to four additional tickets can be purchased with a discount of $2 off the regular price. This offer is only valid for Heroes Weekend, Nov. 8 through Nov. 10, and tickets must be purchased at the front gate. (This offer is not available online.)

While Heroes Weekend is an event honoring veterans, reserve- and active-duty personnel of the United States military and our first responders, all guests are welcome to enjoy the Zoo and celebrate those who serve or have served our country. Patriotic-themed animal enrichment activities will take place throughout the weekend. Zoo guests will pay regular price for admission. More details can be found at www.fortworthzoo.org/heroes-weekend.

The nationally acclaimed Fort Worth Zoo has been ranked the No. 5 zoo in North America by USA Today, the Best Zoo in Texas by Yahoo Travel, the No. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide, the No. 1 family attraction in the DFW Metroplex by Zagat survey and a Top 10 Zoo or Aquarium by FamilyFun magazine. Home to more than 7,000 animals, the Zoo is in the second of a four-phase, $100-million master plan. The first phase, African Savanna, opened in April 2018. The second, Elephant Springs, will open in 2020. The institution’s focus on education and conservation is second to none, enhancing the lives of more than one million visitors a year.

 

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