Donuts with Dad
Join us down in Texas Town Saturday, June 15, for the first-ever Donuts with Dad, another exclusive event to express our appreciation to Zoo members. Enjoy an early Zoo opening, themed animal enrichment and free train and carousel rides! Tickets for an optional donut bar and toppings station are available for purchase.
Tickets for Donuts with Dad go on sale Monday, June 3.
What is Donuts with Dad?
It is a Zoo member-only event with an early opening just for Zoo members and their guests, featuring animal enrichment, FREE train and carousel rides all day, special keeper chats and an optional, paid breakfast. Menu and schedule of events coming soon.
When is the event?
Saturday, June 15, from 8 to 10 a.m.
Who can come to the event?
Donuts with Dad is an exclusive event for Zoo members and their guests. While member guests are allowed, they will be required to purchase a Zoo admission ticket. Guest tickets can be purchased at any ticket booth or at Member Services at the member discount of $3 off per ticket the day of the event.
How much is the event?
- Donuts with Dad is free to Zoo members.
- Meal tickets are not included with Zoo membership or member guest tickets and must be purchased.
- Member guest tickets are $11 for adults and $7 for children (ages 3 through 12) and seniors (age 65 and older).
- Toddlers 2 and younger are free for members and guests.
- Guest tickets may be purchased at the ticket booth or Member Services the day of the event.
How do I get meal tickets?
Meal tickets can be purchased online beginning at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 3, and will be available for purchase online until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, or until sold out.
Tickets will be emailed within 30 minutes of purchase. If you do not receive an email with tickets attached, please check your junk or spam folder.
How many meal tickets may I purchase?
You may purchase one meal ticket per valid Zoo membership. You may also purchase up to six guest meal tickets per member household.
What time will donuts be served?
Donuts will be served from 8 to 10 a.m.
How much are meal tickets?
- Meal tickets are $5 for member adults and children.
- Guest adult and child meal tickets are $10.
- All children age 2 and younger are free but must be accompanied by a meal ticket-holding adult.
- You do not have to purchase meal tickets in order to attend the event. However, meal tickets must be purchased by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11 (or until sold out) if you want to partake in the donut breakfast.
I bought meal tickets but now I/they can’t come. Can I get my money back?
We’re sorry you won’t be able to join us, but Donuts with Dad meal tickets are nonrefundable.
Will Texas Nature Traders be open for trades?
No. Texas Nature Traders will open at 11 a.m.
Will Safari Splash be open?
No. Safari Splash will open at 10 a.m.
What happens in the event of inclement weather?
Donuts with Dad will take place rain or shine, however, some animal-related events may not occur due to weather. In the case of sever weather (heavy rains, lightning, etc.) the event will be cancelled.
Why didn’t I get anything in the mail about this event?
We did not mail an invitation to this event. Donuts with Dad information will be emailed and will be sent to all members for whom we have an email address.
If you need to give us your email, click here. We will never, ever sell or share your information. Ever.
Will I have to pay for parking?
Parking is always free for Zoo members. If you have guests attending, they will pay the $5 parking fee, provided they are coming in their own car.
Questions? Contact Member Services at 817-759-7333.
June 3, 10, 17, 24
The Zoo opens one hour early, at 9 a.m., every Monday in June – just for Zoo members and their guests. It's one way to say thank you for being a Zoo member.
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