Heroes Weekend

Heroes Weekend

Saluting and celebrating those who serve and have served.

Friday, Nov. 10 through Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join us Friday, Nov. 10 through Sunday, Nov. 12 for Heroes Weekend, an event honoring veterans, reserve and active duty personnel of the United States military as well as all first responders. Heroes Weekend will include free admission for the "Hero" and one guest, and a $2 discount on up to four additional tickets. Please join us as we salute and celebrate our Heroes.

Rules & Guidelines

Heroes must present an official ID confirming proof of service. Heroes Weekend includes free admission for the Hero 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. 10 through Nov. 12, and tickets must be purchased at the front gate. (This offer is not available online.)

Click here for the Heroes Weekend schedule.

Event FAQs

What is Heroes Weekend?
Heroes Weekend is a Fort Worth Zoo event honoring veterans, reserve and active duty personnel of the United States military and first responders. This includes:

  • Veterans, reserve and active duty personnel of the U.S. Air Force
  • Veterans, reserve and active duty personnel of the U.S. Army
  • Veterans, reserve and active duty personnel of the U.S. Coast Guard
  • Veterans, reserve and active duty personnel of the U.S. Marines
  • Veterans, reserve and active duty personnel of the U.S. Navy
  • Personnel of the National Guard and the Texas State Guard
  • Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs)
  • Firefighters
  • Law enforcement officers

When is the event?
Friday, Nov. 10 through Sunday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Who can come to the event?
While Heroes Weekend is an event honoring veterans, reserve and active duty personnel of the United States military and first responders, all guests are welcome to enjoy the Zoo and join us as we celebrate those who serve or have served our country. Zoo guests will pay regular price for admission, found here.
How much is the event?
Heroes Weekend includes free admission for the Hero and one guest. Up to four additional tickets can be purchased with a discount of $2 off the regular price. This offer is valid for Heroes Weekend only and tickets must be purchased at the front gate. Regular Zoo admission applies for all other Zoo guests. Those prices can be found here.
Can I purchase tickets online?
Tickets must be purchased at the Zoo’s front gate in order to receive the Heroes Weekend discount. Tickets can be purchased online for regular Zoo admission prices.
What happens in the event of inclement weather?
Heroes Weekend will take place rain or shine, however, some animal-related events may not occur due to weather.
Will I have to pay for parking?
Parking is $5 per vehicle. Parking is always free for Zoo members.

Questions? Contact Special Events at specialevents@fortworthzoo.org