Plan a Visit

Plan a Visit

What to Know Before You Go

Admission

 Adults (13+)  $14 
 Children (3 to 12)  $10 
 Toddlers (2 & younger)    FREE 
 Seniors (65+)  $10 
 Parking (per vehicle)  $5 

The Zoo is open 365 days a year and Wednesdays are half-price admission.
The Zoo accepts cash and credit cards.

PURCHASE TICKETS


Hours

 March 3 to July 1, 2018  10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday
 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday
 July 2 to Oct. 28, 2018  10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Dates, hours and prices are subject to change. Please call 817-759-7555 for the most recent information.

We want your visit to the Fort Worth Zoo to be enjoyable! Please note that during the school year, many children take part in our education programs. Most schools visit in the morning, so the Zoo tends to be less crowded in the afternoon.


Rental Items

 Single stroller  $9 + tax per day
 Double stroller  $11 + tax per day
 Motorized scooters  $30 all-day rental
 Wheelchairs  A limited number of complimentary wheelchairs are available.  


All rental items are located just inside the Zoo’s front gate. Quantity is limited and can not be reserved. A valid ID is required for rental. Credit cards are accepted. Children are not permitted to ride ECVs with adults.


Holiday Schedule

 Thanksgiving Day*  Noon to 4 p.m.
 Christmas Day*  Noon to 4 p.m.
 New Year's Day  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 *Dining, retail and attraction locations are closed. 

Dining

The Zoo offers multiple dining options, including Dickey's Barbeque, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Dippin' Dots, an ice cream parlor and more. Outside food and beverage are permitted, with the exception of straws, lids, glass containers and alcohol. If you choose to have a picnic lunch inside the Zoo, you may take your cooler back to your car and re-enter the Zoo as long as you have your hand stamped before exiting.

More information


Daily Events

During April through October, Wild Encounters take place at various exhibits throughout the Zoo (weather permitting). Join Fort Worth Zoo interpretive specialists and zookeepers as they share amazing facts and stats about your favorite Zoo animals.

Get an up-close look at the mammals, birds and reptiles in the Zoo’s Animal Outreach collection during daily animal presentations. Click here to view the Zoo's event calendar.


Fort Worth

To learn more about our great city, visit www.FortWorth.com.


Fort Worth Zoo Admission Policies

Pet Policy
The Fort Worth Zoo only permits registered Service Animals to accompany guests with disabilities in all areas of the Zoo where the public is allowed to go. Emotional Support Animals are not covered under the ADA and thus not allowed in the Zoo.
Firearms
NO FIREARMS: Pursuant to Section 30.06, Penal Code (trespass by holder of a license to carry a concealed handgun) and Section 30.07, Penal code (handgun licensing law), a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code (handgun licensing law), may not enter this property with a concealed handgun or with a handgun that is carried openly.
Coolers/Ice Chests
For the safety of park guests, the Zoo discourages large coolers and ice chests. Outside food and beverage are permitted, with the exception of straws, lids, glass containers and alcohol. If you choose to have a picnic lunch inside the Zoo, you may take your cooler back to your car and re-enter the Zoo as long as you have your hand stamped before exiting.
Smoking
Smoking is allowed in one location inside the Zoo (near Zoo Creek Cafe) and one location outside of the Zoo (near the main entrance). Smoking is prohibited in all other locations.
Photography & Videography

Visitor agrees not to commercially use any photography or reproduction in any form taken during any visits to the Fort Worth Zoo, and visitor grants permission to the Fort Worth Zoo and its agent to utilize Visitor’s image, likeness and/or sound recordings for the purpose whatsoever in perpetuity. For detailed information regarding the Zoo’s photography policy, please click here.