Heroes Weekend
tigers at the Fort Worth Zoo

Heroes Weekend

Saluting and celebrating those who serve and have served.Fort Worth Zoo Heroes Weekend logo

Friday, Nov. 8 through Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join us Friday, Nov. 8 through Sunday, Nov. 10 for Heroes Weekend, presented by Wells Fargo, 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. 8 through Nov. 10, and tickets must be purchased at the front gate. (This offer is not available online.)


Animals

Get up close and personal at Wild Encounters keeper chats with our zookeepers as they deliver amazing facts and stats about your favorite wild things!

 10:30 a.m.  Bonobo  World of Primates
 Pink-backed pelican  African Savanna
 11 a.m.  Turtle and tortoise   Museum of Living Art (MOLA)
 Giraffe  African Savanna
 11:30 a.m.  Lesser flamingo  Museum of Living Art (MOLA)
 Orangutan  World of Primates
 12:30 p.m.  Ring-tailed lemur  Museum of Living Art (MOLA)
 1 p.m.  American alligator  Pineywoods & Swamps, Texas Wild!
 Ostrich  African Savanna
 1:30 p.m.  Raptor mews  Brush Country, Texas Wild!
 African lion  Upper Path
 2 p.m.  Black bear  Pineywoods & Swamps, Texas Wild!
 Saltwater crocodile or gharial  Museum of Living Art (MOLA)
 2:30 p.m.  Hippo  African Savanna
 Mountain lion, jaguar and coyote  Brush Country, Texas Wild!
 3 p.m.  Great Barrier Reef  Australian Outback
 Penguin  Penguins
 3:30 p.m.  African lion  Upper path
 Red wolf  Pineywoods & Swamps, Texas Wild!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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
  • 911 dispatchers

When is the event?
Friday, Nov. 8 through Sunday, Nov. 10, during regular Zoo hours (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