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Plan a visit to the Fort Worth Zoo

Admission

Adults (13+) $18
Children (3 to 12) $14
Toddlers (2 & Younger) Free
Seniors (65+) $14
Parking (per vehicle) $5
Elephant Spring pool
Watering hole

Rentals

Single Stroller $10 + tax per day
Double Stroller $12 + tax per day
Motorized Scooters $35 all-day rental
A limited number of complimentary wheelchairs are available.

All other rental items are located just inside the Zoo's front grate at Safari Supplies. 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.

Admission Policies

Pet Policy

Fort Worth Zoo does not allow pets but welcomes any well-behaving service dog in the company of a guest with disabilities.

If you plan to visit the Zoo with a service animal, please first read this policy and check in at the Guest Relations office upon arrival.

Your service animal is permitted throughout the park with the exception of the following:

  • Toyota Children’s Ranch and Petting Corral
  • Hudson Foundation Kiddie Corral
  • Brush Country Aviary
  • Flamingos of the Americas 
  • Flamingos of Africa (coming soon)
Weapons

The Fort Worth Zoo is licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services as a daycare facility. This designation applies to all buildings and grounds within the Zoo’s boundaries. As such, no weapons, including (but not limited to) knives, clubs, or guns, may be brought into Zoo buildings or onto Zoo grounds.

Pursuant of section 30.05 Penal Code (Criminal Trespass), a person may not enter this property with a firearm, 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 single-use straws and 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

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, and as such, the Fort Worth Zoo is a smoke-free environment. 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 & Video

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.

No rollerblades, bicycles, children's scooters, wheelies or skateboards are allowed inside the park.

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

Security

The Fort Worth Zoo is licensed by the Texas Department of Public Safety Private Security Bureau (#C0571).  All safety and security needs are coordinated through our Security Department.