Spring Break at the Fort Worth Zoo

Zoo Hours

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Directions to the Zoo

To reach the Fort Worth Zoo from Interstate 30, exit University Drive. Go south on University for approximately one mile to Colonial Parkway and turn left. Once you are on Colonial Parkway, follow police directions to parking areas for the Zoo.

This is the most frequently used route and there is some construction in the area. Consider alternate routes to and from the Zoo, including approaching from and departing to the south, via W. Berry Street.

For updated traffic information, please visit the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) website.

Safari Shuttle

The T and the Fort Worth Zoo are offering Zoo visitors inexpensive relief to typical spring break traffic and parking. Starting Saturday, March 7 through Sunday, March 15, 2015, take a ride on the Safari Shuttle, provided by The T. Please check The T’s website for schedule updates.

The Safari Shuttle bus will run from Bus Bay A, adjacent to the Trinity Railway Express platform at The T’s downtown Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC), to and from the Fort Worth Zoo’s main parking lot entrance during spring break.

The T’s round-trip Day Pass to ride the Safari Shuttle is $3.50 for adults, $1.75 for seniors 65 and older or with transit agency reduced ID card, children 18 and under, and free for children under age 5. The Safari Shuttle will run every 30 minutes from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 7 through Sunday, March 15. The first shuttle leaves the ITC at 9:30 a.m. and the last shuttle leaves the Zoo at 6 p.m.

For additional information, please visit The T’s website.

Admission & Parking

Adults (13+) $12
Children (3-12) $9
Toddlers (2 & under) Free
Seniors (65+) $9
Parking (per vehicle) $5

Wednesdays are half-price admission days!

Go straight to the gate! Purchase your Fort Worth Zoo admission tickets online.

Please note: For the safety of park guests, the Zoo discourages large coolers and ice chests.

Pet Policy

For the health and safety of our animals and yours, the Fort Worth Zoo does not allow pets on the grounds; however, certified service animals are permitted. Owners of certified service animals are asked to check in at the Zoo’s guest relations office.

Please do not leave your pet(s) in your car during your visit to the Zoo. If we find an animal has been locked in a car, Fort Worth Zoo security will notify proper authorities.

Rental Items*

*All rental items are located at Safari Supplies, which can be found just after the bridge and to your right.

Single stroller $7 + tax per day
Double stroller $9 + tax per day
Motorized scooters $25 for three hours, $10 an hour for each additional hour. A valid ID is required for rental. Limited number available. Children are not permitted to ride ECVs with adults.

A limited number of complimentary wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sorry, no reservations. To use these items, you must present a valid driver’s license.

Dining & Retail

Hungry? Looking for a souvenir? Zoo guests will find convenient restaurants and concession stands located throughout the park, in addition to gift shops full of unique gift items and more.

Dining Locations

Fort Worth Zoo eateries include Pizza Hut, Dickey’s Barbeque, Ranch Grill, Zoo Creek Cafe, Burger King, Jungle Grill and two ice cream parlors with Bluebell ice cream. Enjoy juicy burgers, chicken sandwiches, corn dogs, hot pizza, hot dogs, nachos and more. Wash lunch down with an icy soft drink or top it off with hand-dipped ice cream. Click here for more information.

Retail Locations

Check out the Wild Moments Photography (next to Zoo Creek Cafe), featuring green screen technology that superimposes Zoo guests in animal exhibits for a one-of-a-kind photo. Gift shops and retail carts can be found throughout the Zoo, and don’t miss a visit to Toadally Texas Treats, featuring homemade fudge.

New at the Zoo

The Fort Worth Zoo has had an exciting year celebrating births and arrivals of animals of all shapes, patterns and sizes, adding to the Zoo’s more than 7,000-member animal collection. There is an exciting must-see for everyone this spring break at the Fort Worth Zoo. Click on the images below to learn more about the Zoo’s newest residents.



There is plenty to see and do at the Fort Worth Zoo in between animal exhibits with several attractions spread throughout the park. You can climb the Tasmanian Tower rock wall, go for a spin on the country carousel, take a ride on the Yellow Rose Express, visit the play barn and much more! Just look for the purple numbers located on the Zoo map for all of the fun and engaging Zoo attractions.

Click here to learn more about the Zoo’s exciting attractions. Please note that some attractions require an additional fee.

Zoo Bingo

Print out your downloadable Zoo Bingo cards and bring them along as you walk through and explore the Zoo’s 64-acre park. With four different board variations, play against family and friends to see who will be the first to spot a zookeeper, swinging gibbon or bathing rhino. Zoo Bingo has more than 20 unique experiences to find and identify while you’re here at the Zoo. Who will complete them all and be the first to shout, “Bingo!”

Download and print your Bingo boards
Board 1
Board 2
Board 3
Board 4

Share your pics with us!

We want to see your spring break Zoo adventures! Share your photos with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by including ‪#‎fortworthzoo. Looking for ideas? Some fun photo opportunities are listed below. ‬

Snap a selfie
A visit to the Zoo won’t be complete until you snap a selfie with one of the Zoo’s animals. Stand next to Salty, the saltwater croc, or near Elmo, Gracie or any of the other gorillas. With more than 7,000 animals housed at the Fort Worth Zoo, opportunities are endless. Bonus points if your selfie includes a zookeeper!

Play with perception
Use your imagination to capture some wild optical illusions – perhaps you lean up against an elephant or hold a giraffe in your hand. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Animal Statues
There are several animal statues situated throughout the park. How many will you find? Be on the lookout as you journey through the Zoo and if you see one, don’t forget to stop, pose and share.

Group shot
This is one you can’t forget. Don’t leave the Zoo without a photo of your entire group (friends or family) in front of your favorite animal exhibit.

Parrot Paradise
Purchase a seed stick, step inside Parrot Paradise and wait for the birds to flock. Photo opportunities are endless in this colorful enclosure.

Whatever you come up with, don’t forget to include #fortworthzoo so we can follow along with your adventure. We can’t wait to see your favorite shots!

Questions? Contact us:

Fort Worth Zoo
1989 Colonial Parkway
Fort Worth, Texas 76110

Phone: 817-759-7555
Fax: 817-759-7501

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