Safari Splash — Open on Saturdays and Sundays only through May 1. The park will be open daily beginning Monday, May 2.

Cool off and chill out at Safari Splash this summer. Snag a shaded lounge chair and enjoy a cold soft drink or lemonade and let the kids soak up the fun in the 14,000 square-foot splash area. Safari Splash is a zero-depth water play area equipped with four slides, a water dump tower, a fill wall for your water toys, animal-shaped water cannons and a designated toddler play area. For an additional $5 with Zoo admission, enjoy Safari Splash before or after a trip through the Zoo! Learn more.

Tasmanian Tower

Race your friends to the top of our 25-foot rock climbing wall located next to Australian Outback. Parental release forms are required. Tickets are $3 per person.

Outdoor Learning Theater

The Outdoor Learning Theater gives Zoo guests an entertaining and educational encounters with the Zoo’s diverse animal collection. The 13,000-square-foot facility stands on the site of the old Herpetarium (next to the Penguins exhibit), and is complete with shaded seating and a stage with behind-the-scenes areas. The Outdoor Learning Theater offers the Zoo another opportunity to share invaluable conservation information through live animal shows by Animal Outreach staff featuring native Texas animals such as a great horned owl and alligators. The theater opened in summer 2011 and also serves as a venue for meetings and presentations.

Yellow Rose Express Train

Hop aboard the Yellow Rose Express, which travels between the Safari Depot and Texas Wild!. One-way tickets are $2 per person and are available at the Train Depot in both locations.

YRE_Train-Conductor-Experience_logoCheck out the Junior Train Conductor Experience and ride the rails on the Yellow Rose Express train. Click here for details.

Country Carousel

Take a ride on an appaloosa or a paint horse aboard our carousel, a western-style ride located in Texas Wild!. Tickets are $2 per person and are available at the Train Depots.

Texas Wild! Petting Corral

The Texas Wild! Petting Corral has domestic goats, a Texas longhorn calf, a guinea hog, domestic chickens, an opossum, Texas tortoises and corn snakes available for petting. We don’t allow feeding of the animals but we encourage the visitors to groom a goat and the calf is within reach for a gentle touch.


Experience life on the farm in this interactive play area. Our colorful “jungle-barn”  allows for lots of crawling, climbing and sliding for our young guests. Tots and parents can also learn about our farm babies!

Wild West Shooting Gallery

Enjoy an interactive laser target game in the heart of Texas Wild!‘s Texas Town. Be prepared to think fast and shoot straight for $1 per play.

Swinging Swamp Bridge

This 60-foot suspension bridge spans the swamp in Texas Wild! from the boardwalk into the Pineywoods and Swamps area of the 8-acre exhibit. Adorned with netting and wood planks, this bridge will add a new element of adventure during your next visit to Texas Wild!.

Texas Nature Traders

Located in Texas Wild! near the wishing well, the Zoo’s newest building is the home base for many Texas-based education programs, primarily the Zoo’s latest offering, Texas Nature Traders. This formalized program encourages kids (age 3 and older) to explore the outdoors and bring to the building fossils, rocks, bones, plants and other artifacts in exchange for points. Traders can redeem points (or save them for future use) for items in the Nature Trader inventory. While exploration is encouraged in many areas, the Zoo’s program will concentrate on native Texas nature items. Click here for more information.

Weather Theater

If you don’t like the weather in Texas, wait a minute—it’ll change! Experience the outdoors inside this fun, educational theater. Located in Texas Wild! in the Hall of Wonders.

Lone Star Mining Company Movie House

As a final stop in Texas Wild!, guests get a wrap-up presentation of what it means to live “wild” in Texas.

Hurricane and Tornado Simulators

Don’t miss the Zoo’s newest attractions: A hurricane simulator (in African Savannah) and a tornado simulator (in Texas Wild!) allow guests to experience the power of high-force winds for $2.

Info: Some attractions require an additional fee.

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