New at the Zoo

There’s always something new and exciting happening at the Fort Worth Zoo! Take a look at what’s going on at the Zoo right now.

Click here to meet the Zoo’s baby gorilla, Gus.


Creature Features begin March 21. Click here for more details.

Photo Gallery — Babies

Click here to meet the Zoo’s baby Asian elephants.


Junior Train Conductor Experience

Become a junior train conductor and ride the rails on the Yellow Rose Express Train at the Fort Worth Zoo. Participants will work alongside the Yellow Rose Express staff collecting tickets and greeting guests, clearing the train to leave the depot and ringing the bell at crossings. Participants will also receive an official certificate, train hat and safety vest and enjoy reserved seating.

  • $60 includes two one-way train rides that begin at the Safari depot for the junior conductor and up to three additional riders. (Zoo admission tickets are not included.)
  • Payment is required when reservation is made at Guest Relations and is nonrefundable. Subject to availability.
  • The junior train conductor must be 5 to 12 years old and accompanied by an adult. No unescorted youth will be allowed.
  • The junior train conductor experience is offered daily at 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., excluding the month of January and the week of Spring Break. Book your Junior Conductor Experience through the Guest Relations office. Call 817-759-7337 for more details.
  • In the event of inclement weather or a mechanical issue that prevents the train from operating, your Junior Conductor Experience will be rescheduled.

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