Plan a Visit

Plan a Visit

What to Know Before You Go


 Adults (13+)  $16
 Children (3 to 12)  $12
 Toddlers (2 & younger)    FREE 
 Seniors (65+)  $12
 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.



 Oct. 29, 2018 to March 1, 2019  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
 March 2 to March 8, 2019  10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
 March 9 to June 30, 2019  10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
 July 1 to October 27, 2019  10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Dates, hours and prices are subject to change. Holiday hours are listed below. 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

A limited number of strollers, wheelchairs and motorized scooters are available for rent at the left of the entry bridge near the Safari Splash entrance.

 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.


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

Nursing Room

A nursing room is located between Wild Moments and Zoo Creek Café. The room is accessible from inside the hallway between the two establishments. The nursing room includes two rocking chairs, a small table and an outlet for your pump. There is also an interior lock for use once inside the room. Mothers are encouraged to change diapers at the changing station located inside the restrooms, which are right next to the nursing room.

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 on your next visit. Click here to view the Zoo's keeper chat and stage show schedules. 

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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. 

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.


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.


In accordance with the City of Fort Worth’s amendment to Ordinance 29.5, a smoking ban has been extended to all parks and other outdoor recreational areas, the Fort Worth Zoo will be smoke-free environment effective August 13, 2018. The smoking ban applies to all areas in and around the park, sidewalks, benches, parking lots, plazas and previously designated smoking areas and includes e-cigarettes.

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.

Dress Code

For guest health and safety, shirts and shoes must be worn at all times. Swimwear must be sufficiently covered when in the Zoo. Offensive or provocative items on clothing is not allowed. Costumes or disguises that conceal identity are prohibited. The Fort Worth Zoo reserves the right to refuse or revoke admission for anyone who refuses to comply with the dress code summarized above. Please stop by the guest relations office at the front of the Zoo with any questions.

Code of Conduct

Disrespectful behavior, such as vulgarity, intoxication, theft, loitering and all other actions that negatively impact other guests will not be tolerated and will result in ejection from the Zoo without a refund. The Fort Worth Zoo reserves the right to deny admission, cancel any membership or escort any person from Zoo grounds if the guest violates park safety and security rules. Anyone who behaves in any way deemed harmful to animals or the Zoo will be escorted from the Zoo without a refund.

The solicitation of Zoo guests, employees, campers or students or the selling of items is prohibited in the Zoo, at the entrance, in the parking lots and on surrounding sidewalks.