a close up of a frog


Stay involved with the Zoo during the COVID-19 closure.

We’ve received many inquiries regarding how people can help the Fort Worth Zoo during these uncertain times. We’re humbled and grateful. The Zoo is a nonprofit organization, and we rely on our admissions revenue for operating dollars. Rest assured the animals are being well cared for, as is our dedicated staff, but any support you want to offer would be most welcome. Here’s what you can do:

Purchase or renew your membership Memberships will automatically be extended by a month or more depending on the length of closure.


Temporary Closure

Based on the best information from health experts and government officials, and in accordance with their guidelines, the Fort Worth Zoo will close to the public through April 30, at which time we will re-evaluate. This cancellation includes Zoo preschool and all other education programs, corporate and private events and any other gathering at the Zoo.

We will continue to closely monitor the ever-changing conditions and will follow the guidance from local, state and federal officials. We want to support Gov. Abbott and Mayor Price’s directive and do our part to stem the tide of the coronavirus’ spread.

Many Zoo employees will continue to report to work in order to care for our animals. Others will use this time to disinfect surfaces and clean high-traffic areas. All of these dedicated individuals are what make our Zoo one of the best in the nation, and we’re grateful for their commitment.

Like so many other organizations, we struggled to make this decision, but nothing is more important than the health and safety of our guests and staff.

We invite you to stay connected to what our animals and staff are doing by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.