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Dallas Zoo – A List of Upcoming Fall Events

Submitted by on September 23, 2011 – 5:03 pmOne Comment

The Dallas Zoo is a great place to be as fall days get cooler! Here’s what they have coming up.

For more information on any of these programs, visit the Dallas Zoo online:

WFAA Family First Day featuring Elephant Appreciation Day

Saturday, September 24
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pay tribute to elephants while receiving half-price admission for WFAA’s Family First Day and the chance to meet your favorite personalities from WFAA-TV at their tent. We’ll have a day full of activities for Elephant Appreciation Day, with special keeper talks and interesting demonstrations. Learn about their ancestors at the mammoth booth, complete the “Wild About Elephants” activity book, and more. Support elephant research and conservation with the purchase of EEHV bracelets or buy one of our pachyderms’ paintings. Behind-the-scenes tours of the elephant barn will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $5 per person.
Cost: Half-price admission all day: $4.50 ages 3-11 and 65+; $6 ages 12-64; free for ages 2 and younger and DZS members. Most Elephant Appreciation Day activities are free with paid Zoo admission.

ExxonMobil Science Day

October 1
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Discover how much fun science can be by attending ExxonMobil Science Day at the Dallas Zoo. Guests will encounter booths that demonstrate scientific principles in entertaining ways, while teachers and homeschool parents participate in educational workshops and earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours. All Zoo visitors are invited to try the fun activities at booths in the Wilds of Africa.
Cost: Free with paid Zoo admission.

Running for Rhinos

October 22
8 to 11 a.m.
Charge through the Zoo on a 5K race or amble along on a 1K family fun run and raise money for rhino conservation. The 5K race starts at the Zoo entrance and concludes at Cat Green in ZooNorth. The family fun run begins at 8:15 a.m. and the course remains inside the Zoo. Family, friends, and spectators will celebrate at the end of the race with a party and awards ceremony. Race participants can enjoy the Zoo at a slower pace the rest of the day. When registration begins until the end of the race, the Dallas Zoo’s Green Team and Luke’s Locker will take your donations of used tennis shoes to donate to the needy or send for recycling. Running for Rhinos sponsorships are still available. Visit to register or for more information.
Cost: 5K Race- $30 pp; 1K Family Fun Run- $20 pp

 Radio Disney’s Healthy You at the Zoo

October 22
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
We’re making fitness fun. Join Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas and Radio Disney for a high-energy day filled with exciting activities centered on healthy lifestyles. Take your picture with BCBS Blue Bear and check out the Care Van with information about childhood immunizations.
Cost: Free with paid Zoo admission.

Halloween Nights at the Dallas Zoo

October 27, 28, 29
5 to 8 p.m.
The gates of the Dallas Zoo creep open for a special evening celebration that will get the ghouls and boys “howling” with laughter. The Zoo closes at 4 p.m. and reopens at 5 p.m. Dress the kids in costumes for this not-so-scary event. Meet Zoohilda and her wacky sisters; travel to the neighborhood of storybook characters; catch the stage show on Cat Green; find serpents, newts, and toads in the reptile building; and trick-or-treat around ZooNorth and the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo. End the night with a backward spin on the Haunted Carousel.
Cost: $10 per person age 3 and older (includes six candy coupons per person, additional coupons available for purchase; discount of $2 per person for DZS members.

Educational First Steps’ Literacy Day

Presented by ACS
November 13
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Educational First Steps (EFS) and the Dallas Zoo are teaming up for Literacy Day. Each year this event is held to offer families a chance to experience a day of fun that centers on literacy-based activities. Celebrate the joy of reading with author talks, animal programs, and more. Cost: Free with paid Zoo admission.

Dollar Day

Presented by MetroPCS
November 22
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Get everyone out of the house before Turkey Day when the Dallas Zoo offers $1 admission all day. Look for dollar deals on food at select locations.
Cost: $1 per person for ages 3 and older; free for ages 2 and younger and DZS members; $7 parking


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