Spring Break
Mother and baby gorilla at the Fort Worth Zoo

Spring Break

Spring Break at the Zoo!

Spend your spring break outside at the Zoo and explore more than 7,000 animals across 64 acres in the heart of Fort Worth.

Zoo Admission and hours of operation.Parrots at the Fort Worth Zoo

Skip the line and purchase tickets ahead of time.


Directions to the Zoo

To reach the Fort Worth Zoo (1989 Colonial Parkway, Fort Worth, Texas 76110) from westbound Interstate 30, take the Chisolm Trail Parkway and your first exit is University Drive – exit there (yes, this is a toll road, but University exit is a free exit). Go south on University for approximately one mile to Colonial Parkway and turn left. Once you are on Colonial Parkway, follow the signs to the Zoo.

Traveling eastbound on Interstate 30, take the University Drive exit and stay right. At the stoplight, take a slight right onto University Drive and go south for approximately one mile to Colonial Parkway and turn left. Once you are on Colonial Parkway, follow the signs to the Zoo.

If you are on Interstate 35, exit Berry Street and head west about 2.5 miles to University. Turn right, heading north, on University for approximately one mile to Colonial Parkway and turn right. Once you are on Colonial Parkway, follow the signs to the Zoo.


Beat the traffic and take the Safari Xpress

Trinity Metro (formerly the Fort Worth Transportation Authority) is once again offering Zoo visitors an alternative way to travel to and from the Zoo from March 7 through 15.

Get shuttle information, including times and fares here.


What to know before you go

Spring break is a popular time to visit the Zoo and we’re ready for you! A couple insider tips:

  • Allow extra time for traffic and parking. 
  • Designated Fort Worth police officers will be onsite directing traffic and coordinating with Zoo staff to keep visitors moving into one of our multiple parking lots. The Zoo is maximizing its resources to keeping traffic moving efficiently. Follow the car in front of you (and the police officer, and the Zoo employee) and we’ll get you in as quickly as possible.
  • Did you know that small coolers and outside food and drink are permitted inside the park? It’s true! We just ask that you do not bring in glass, alcohol, or disposable lids and straws. 

Spring break is a great time to visit – come explore!


Animal Outreach presentations and stage show

Get an up-close look at the mammals, birds and reptiles in the Zoo’s animal outreach collection at the Outdoor Learning Theater.

 March 9 - 17:  11 a.m., 1, 2 and 3 p.m.
 March 18 - 24:   noon,  2 and 3 p.m. 

Dining and Snack locations

Whether you prefer to take a break and have a bite or grab a snack and stroll, the Zoo has multiple restaurants and snack locations located throughout the park. Take a look at the offerings here.


Fort Worth Zoo membership

A membership to the Fort Worth Zoo helps support the care and feeding of the Zoo's 7,000 animals. In addition to unlimited admission, your membership grants you perks like discounts on attractions, dining and merchandise; discounts on Zoo camps and programs; invitations to exclusive members-only events and so much more!

During spring break, you can purchase a membership at a special discount and apply your admission tickets toward the cost of a membership. For most families, three to four visits to the Zoo pay for the membership. Learn more about Fort Worth Zoo membership.