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Giraffes-_1.jpgDallas Fort Worth Zoos, Aquariums, Wildlife and Petting Zoos

Dallas Zoo, Fort Worth Zoo, Dallas Aquariums, Wildlife and Petting Zoos in the Dallas - Fort Worth TX area are listed in our online directory below for zoos. See the animals in their natural habitat, experience wildlife up close or take a train ride tour.

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Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch

Phone: 940-686-4600
Address: 11670 Massey Road, Pilot Point, TX
Google Map: click here
Hours: Open to the public Saturdays March-November
Cost: $12/Adults; $10/Children (ages 3-12) & Seniors; Children 2 & under - Free;

At Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch our mission is to provide the North Texas community with the opportunity to experience exotic wildlife in a unique and personal setting.
Through our tours and various programs, we offer children and adults alike the chance to learn and interact with some of the Earth’s most exotic creatures!
Other than our "open to the public" Safari Days, Sharkarosa is open 7 days a week for private, guided tours by reservation only.
Great for Field Trips, home school groups, Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, Youth Organizations & more!
See the AroundTownKids daily event calendar for our next Public Safari Day.
Save Money with a Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch - use all 4 sites Coupon on our Coupon Page

Grisham Farms

Phone: 214-544-7255
Address: 10 minutes from Highways 75 and 380, McKinney, TX
Hours: Open for small groups by appointment only

 McKinney’s only petting zoo and home to over 20 different types of farm and exotic animals, Grisham Farms is available for group outings, birthday parties and other special events.

Grisham Farms Petting Zoo is  a great educational, fun and interactive outing for your group . A  shaded park and picnic area are available.  

Frank Buck Zoo

Phone: 940-727-9097
Address: 1000 W. California St., Gainesville, TX
Google Map: click here
Hours: 9 am - 5 pm daily
Cost: $4/Children ages 1-12yrs; $5/Senior Citizen & Military; $6/Ages 13 yrs +

"Bringing Families Closer to Nature"

Come visit the most exciting new exhibit to the Zoo, the African Savannah. The F/rank Buck Zoo is now the home to over 130 animals from 4 continents of the world! We are dedicated to delivering an educational, quality, family-oriented recreation and cultural facility that is a safe, enjoyable and exciting place for all to be entertained.

Save Money with a Frank Buck Zoo - use all 4 sites Coupon on our Coupon Page

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

Phone: 254-897-2960
Address: 2155 CR 2008, Glen Rose, TX
Google Map: click here
Hours: See website - hours vary per season
Ages: All Ages
Cost: See website - prices vary by day

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is one of the most progressive conservation and education centers in the United States. Drive-thru Safari Park, petting zoo & more.

Fritz Park Petting Farm

Address: 312 W. Vilbig St., Irving, TX, 75060
Google Map: click here
Location: Fritz Park
Hours: Only open in June and July; Tues - Sat @ 10am - 6pm; Sun @ 2 - 6pm
Ages: All Ages
Cost: Free

The petting farm provides a peaceful setting where visitors can enjoy the animals in a clean, well-shaded environment. A variety of animals, such as cows, horses, goats, sheep, chickens, deer, turkeys, rabbits, and even peacocks, reside at the farm. Visitors will observe eggs hatching in the incubator and chicks in various stages of development. Come watch the ducks and geese play as they swim and dive in their pond. The petting farm isn't just fun - it's educational as well! 

In-Sync Exotics

Phone: 972-442-6888
Address: 3430 Skyview Dr – Wylie, TX 75098
Google Map: click here
Hours: Saturday & Sundays @ 11am - 6pm
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $10/Adults; $7/Kids ages 4-12; under 4 - Free

Wildlife Rescue & Education Center - In-Sync Exotics is dedicated to the rescue of neglected, abused and unwanted exotic felines.

Join us on the weekends for a self-guided tour of our facility. We also accept Group Tours & Night Tours.

International Exotic Animal Sanctuary

Phone: 940-433-5091
Address: Boyd, TX


IEAS educates the public through school programs, tour lectures,support for conservation programs, and public appearances. The purpose and goals of IEAS are to provide a permanent sanctuary for exotic animals that have been abused, abandoned, neglected, confiscated, or previously owned by people unwilling or unable to provide for these magnificent beings

The Children's Aquarium @ Fair Park

Phone: 469-554-7340
Address: 1462 First Avenue, Dallas, TX
Google Map: click here
Location: Fair Park, Dallas
Hours: 9am - 4:30pm 7 days/week; Closed on Thanksgiving & Christmas
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $8/Adults; $6/Children (3-11) & seniors (65+); Ages 2 & under – Free!

From stingrays and jellyfish to white alligators and snapping turtles, come for an exciting multi-sensory experience – come for oceans of adventure! The Children’s Aquarium has been designed with kids in mind. With eye-level, interactive zones and exhibits, everyone can enjoy and learn something new about our aquatic friends from around the world.

The Dallas World Aquarium

Phone: 214-720-2224
Address: 1801 N. Griffin Street, Dallas, TX
Hours: 10am - 5pm daily; Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas
Cost: $20.95/Adults; $12.95/Children 3-12 years; $16.95/Seniors 60 & older; Children 2 & under - Free


The Dallas Zoo

Phone: 214-670-6826
Address: 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas, TX
Google Map: click here
Hours: 9am - 5pm Daily
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $15/adults; $12/Kids (ages 3-11 yrs) & Seniors; 2 & under are Free

The Dallas Zoo, the Largest Zoological Experience in Texas, is widely recognized for our outstanding Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo, Wilds of Africa exhibit, and award-winning Jake L. Hamon Gorilla Conservation Research Center!


The Fort Worth Zoo

Phone: 817-759-7555
Address: 1989 Colonial Parkway, Fort Worth
Google Map: click here
Hours: Oct - Feb @ 10am - 4pm Daily; Feb - Sept @ 10am - 5pm M- F; 10am - 6pm Sat & Sun
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $12/Adults; $9/Children 3-12 yrs & Seniors; Free - 2 & Under

The Fort Worth Zoo has been named one of the most popular attractions in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. 

12 permanent exhibit areas — Penguins, World of Primates, Asian Falls, Raptor Canyon, Cheetahs, Flamingo Bay, Meerkat Mounds, Australian Outback, African Savannah, Parrot Paradise, Texas Wild! and the Museum of Living Art (MOLA).