New at the Zoo

Spring Break: What to Know Before You Go

  Skip the line and purchase tickets ahead of time.             You can purchase tickets here. Beat the traffic and take the Safari Xpress (March 7 – 15) Get shuttle information, including times and fares here. Allow extra time for traffic and parking Designated Fort Worth police officers will be onsite directing traffic and coordinating with Zoo staff to keep visitors moving into one of our multiple... Read More
Posted by Hannah Ford at Sunday, March 8, 2020

The Fort Worth Zoo is seeing pink!

  The Fort Worth Zoo proudly announces the successful hatching of its 300th lesser flamingo chick ( Phoenicopterus minor) . This is the 20th chick to hatch just this year. Lesser flamingos are extremely difficult to breed in managed populations and reproduce less than any other flamingo species found in U.S. zoos. The Fort Worth Zoo boasts the most successful lesser flamingo breeding program in the world, a program that began in 2002. Fort Worth Zoo staff has worked diligently over... Read More
Posted by Hannah Ford at Thursday, March 5, 2020

Sensory Day

To the families who came out for our first-ever Sensory Day, we hope you had an enjoyable experience connecting with wildlife and making memories with friends and family. A huge thank you to Therapy and Beyond and to students from the University of North Texas and Parker University for their help and participation in the event. Sensory-Friendly Day was specially designed for individuals on the autism spectrum as well as others who have sensory sensitivities. Some sensory-sensitive... Read More
Posted by Hannah Ford at Friday, February 14, 2020

Australian Wildlife Rescue Efforts

A group of animal care volunteers from several North American zoos, including Susan Kleven, the director of the Frank Buck Zoo in Gainesville, have landed in Australia along with Fort Worth Zoo-donated supplies to support their efforts. The mission is currently underway at a temporary field hospital in the burn zone under the lead of Jodie Blackney, founder of Bushfire Wildlife Rescue and Support. Each member of the team has experience hand-rearing marsupials and they expect to put that... Read More
Posted by Hannah Ford at Friday, February 14, 2020

Animal Toy Drive

Planning a Zoo visit during winter break? Consider bringing a new toy for the animals. You can now donate enrichment toys and items to your favorite Zoo animals - since they all made the Nice List! All donations can be dropped in the donation boxes by the Zoo ticket booths, outside the turnstiles from Dec. 20 to Jan. 5. Examples of donations (all items are $25 or less and can be easily purchased at pet stores or craft stores) : Parrot toys Kong... Read More
Posted by Hannah Ford at Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Fort Worth Zoo Gift Guide

Still searching for holiday gifts? Take a look at the Zoo's holiday gift guide and find a little something for everyone on your list! Through membership, behind-the-scenes tours or Zoo camps, introduce someone to the wonderment of wildlife and the animal kingdom. Holiday Gift Guide Read More

It's Toddler Time at the Fort Worth Zoo!

Bring your little ones for a fun time at the Zoo during Toddler Time! Throughout the fall, enjoy Zoo admission, story time, and an art activity featuring a Zoo animal favorite. More information can be found on our website under Education . Read More

New homeschool programs unveiled

Homeschool Day is Oct. 3 Calling all homeschoolers! Our annual fall Home School Day is on the calendar for October 3, where our homeschooled visitors will experience a fun-filled educational day with animal favorites and zookeeper fun facts. Go to our website under Education to buy your tickets today (and yes, there’s a discount if you’re a Zoo member!) Homeschool Art Classes Hey, homeschoolers! This fall, homeschooled 9-12 year old’s are invited to... Read More

Get wild for college student memberships

Calling all college students ... wanting to get wild? Check out our new discounted college student Zoo memberships, valid with a current university ID. In addition to exclusive member events throughout the year, membership also gets you discounts on admission prices and gift shop goodies. Check out all of the perks of becoming a Zoo member under Membership on our website.  Read More

Behind-the-scenes giraffe experience now available

Exciting news! Our behind-the-scenes Giraffe Experience is now available, where guests will have the opportunity to meet our herd in the giraffe barn and learn about diets, enrichment, training and more. This exclusive experience is literally head and shoulders above the rest. More information and registration now available on our website under Behind the Scenes . Read More