Safari Splash is closed for the season and will reopen in Spring 2019.
Cool off and chill out at Safari Splash. 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 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!
| Adults (13+)
|| $5 with Zoo admission
| Children (3 to 12)
|| $5 with Zoo admission
| Toddlers (2 & under)
| Zoo members
*Admission is required for all persons age 3 and older.
Safari Splash is open seasonally; hours of operation are the same as the Zoo’s normal operating hours.
Concessions and Merchandise
Splash Snacks offers a variety of light bites, including sandwiches, side salads and fruit, along with chips and drinks for guests to enjoy. (All food and drinks must be kept outside of the blue area.) Tropical Treasures carries splash park necessities like sunscreen, towels, swim diapers and other swimwear, as well as souvenirs and Safari Splash-approved water toys.
Celebrate your birthday at Safari Splash!
Check back in Spring 2019 to book your Safari Splash Birthday Party.
Click here for more information on birthday parties at the Fort Worth Zoo.
The three small cabanas, accommodating 10 guests each, are available to rent for $40 for two hours, and $15 for each additional hour. Click the button below to book a cabana in advance (must be at least 48 hours in advance of your desired visit date/time. A $10 sales tax and convenience fee will be charged for advanced bookings.) or see a Safari Splash attendant upon arrival to book a cabana.
Cabanas are available on a first come, first served basis. A limited number of chairs and chaise lounges are available for guests to enjoy free of charge.
The Safari Splash Party Cabana, which accommodates 20 guests, when not in use is available to rent for $75 for two hours and $30 for each additional hour. Please see a Safari Splash attendant on the day of your visit to book the Safari Splash Party Cabana.
Check back in Spring 2019 to book a cabana.
Safari Splash rules
We recommend you read through this list of rules
before visiting Safari Splash to ensure a pleasant splash park experience.
Safari Splash FAQs
What is the price of Safari Splash admission?
Safari Splash is $5 (with Zoo admission) for children, adults and seniors or $4 with membership. Children ages 2 and under are free. Fort Worth Zoo ticket pricing can be found here
, and information on Zoo Membership can be found here
. Parking is $5.
What are Safari Splash’s hours of operation?
Safari Splash is open seasonally and the hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, the same as the Zoo’s hours of operation.
Does Safari Splash offer rain checks?
Safari Splash does not offer rain checks and reserves the right to close at any time for an unknown duration due to weather, maintenance or other operational conditions beyond the Zoo’s control.
Is there a lifeguard on duty?
Safari Splash is a zero-depth water play area, and therefore does not have a lifeguard on duty. Children 12 and under must be supervised by an adult at all times. First aid is available in both the splash park and throughout the Zoo – please speak to a Safari Splash attendant.
May I bring a cooler inside Safari Splash?
The Zoo permits the use of small coolers and ice chests. Please leave glass containers, disposable straws/lids and alcohol at home. Please help keep our Zoo and splash park beautiful by placing trash and recyclables in designated receptacles.
Are floats allowed in Safari Splash?
Safari Splash is a zero-depth water play area; flotation devices are not needed.
Are lockers onsite?
Yes. Safari Splash has a limited number of lockers available to rent for $5.
Is smoking allowed in Safari Splash?
Smoking is prohibited in Safari Splash.
Is there a dress code?
Family appropriate attire is required and is subject to Safari Splash attendant approval. Thongs, speedos, etc. are not permitted. Children who are not yet toilet trained must wear a swim diaper.
Is there a separate entrance to Safari Splash?
Safari Splash guests will enter through the Zoo’s main entrance. All Safari Splash guests must be fully clothed (swimwear must be covered) when entering/exiting the park.
Does Safari Splash have height restrictions?
No, but there are age restrictions for particular features in the toddler play area. Please note these restrictions marked on the sides of the play structure.
Does Safari Splash have any concession stands or gift shops?
Yes. Splash Snacks offers a variety of light bites, including sandwiches, side salads and fruit, along with chips and drinks for guests to enjoy. (All food and drinks must be kept outside of the blue area.) Tropical Treasures carries splash park necessities like sunscreen, towels, swim diapers and other swimwear, as well as souvenirs and Safari Splash-approved water toys.
Are outside water toys permitted?
Soft-sided water squirt toys are permitted inside the splash area. Safari Splash-approved water toys are available for purchase inside Tropical Treasures.
Are cabanas available for rent?
Yes; the Safari Splash Party Cabana, which accommodates 20 guests, when not in use is available to rent for $75 for two hours and $30 for each additional hour. Smaller cabanas, accommodating 10 guests each, are also available to rent for $40 for two hours, and $15 for each additional hour. Please see a Safari Splash attendant upon arrival to book a cabana. A limited number of chairs and chaise lounges are available for guests to enjoy free of charge.
Can I host an event or birthday party at Safari Splash?
Yes. Get more information about Safari Splash birthday parties here
. You can also contact our Education department
for date availability and birthday party package information. For date availability and more information about hosting an after-hours event at Safari Splash, contact our Event Sales department
Are Safari Splash memberships available for purchase?
Like the Yellow Rose Express, Country Carousel and other Zoo attractions, Safari Splash admission fees are required for all members and guests. However, Fort Worth Zoo members save 20 percent on Safari Splash admission and 10 percent on food, drinks and merchandise. To learn more about Fort Worth Zoo membership, click here
Where can I buy Safari Splash tickets?
Safari Splash admission tickets are available only at the entrance to the splash park. To access Safari Splash, take a hard left after passing through the turnstiles and walking over the main bridge.
How does the Fort Worth Zoo contribute to water conservation efforts?
The Zoo recycles, purifies and reuses water each day in Safari Splash.