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Plan Your Adventure :: Getting Around the Zoo

Getting Around the Zoo

Want to map out your Dallas Zoo safari?  With over 100 acres to explore, these color map downloads will help you become the best Dallas Zoo safari scout ever!


Need some help getting around the Zoo? Strollers and wheelchairs are available for rent at the Zoofari Market. Please note that availability may be limited, especially on busy days. Have fun exploring the many exhibits and features of the Dallas Zoo during your visit. You won’t want to miss these highlights! ZooNorth

  • Entry Plaza
    • Zoofari Market
    • Endangered Species Carousel
  • ZooNorth Center
    • Flamingo Pond with a variety of striking waterfowl
    • Zoofari Food Court
    • Endangered Tiger Habitat
    • Betty Moroney Norsworthy Otter Outpost
  • South Entry Plaza
    • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Ridge
    • T-Rex Express Train
  • Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo
    • Travis & Zach’s Birds Landing featuring bird feedings
    • The Stream, where all the kids love to wade
    • The Hillcrest Foundation Nature Exchange, a nature-based swap shop
    • Texas Instruments Party Place, home to the Zoo’s popular birthday program
    • JCPenney Discovery House and A.H. Belo Discover Yard, where kids can discover the types of wildlife that share their urban environment
    • The Kresge Foundation Farm, home to sheep, goats, pot-bellied pigs, rabbits, and more
    • The Underzone, where kids can discover what lives underground, from naked mole-rats to mongooses, snakes and insects
    • The Nature Play Space
  • Primate Place
    • Home to spider, titi, saki, and colobus monkeys, as well as white-cheeked gibbons and emperor tamarins
  • Wings of Wonder
    • Home to eagles, owls, condors, vultures, and other impressive birds
    • Galápagos tortoises
  • Herpetarium
    • Ghosts from the Bayou featuring a large albino alligator and other swamp creatures
    • Snakes, lizards, turtles, and amphibians
  • Bug U!
    • Texas invertebrates
  • Wildlife Amphitheater
    • Home to Wonders of the Wild presented by
      Kimberly-Clark, a dynamic, interactive 20-minute wildlife show featuring birds and mammals from all over the world.

Wilds of Africa

  • Gateway
    • Don Glendenning Penguin Cove, home to African penguins
    • Mandrills
  • Gorilla Trail
    • Jake L. Hamon Gorilla Conservation Research Center
    • Crocodile Isle
    • A.D. Martin Sr. Forest Aviary
    • Kimberly-Clark Chimpanzee Forest
    • Kopje featuring an aviary, klipspringer, hyrax, and meerkat
    • Saddle-billed storks
    • Simmons Hippo Outpost
  • Ndebele Plaza
    • Wild Encounters Stage
    • Lesser flamingos
    • Wilds of Africa Adventure Safari Station
    • Bantu BBQ
  • Wilds of Africa Adventure Safari
    • Climb aboard the Wilds of Africa Adventure Safari for a birds-eye view of six habitats not accessible by foot: mountain, woodlands, river, arid, semi-arid and bush. The trains ease along at 3-4 mph on a one-mile loop around the back side of our 106-acre zoo, while interpretive specialists serve as your guide, describing the animals, habitats and conservation messages.
  • Giants of the Savanna
    • Elephants
    • Diane and Hal Brierley Giraffe Ridge and Giraffe Feeding
    • Lions and cheetahs
    • Warthogs
    • Zebras, ostriches, and guineafowl
    • Serengeti Grill
    • Simmons Family Base Camp