Top 15 Zoos and Aquariums Surrounding Dallas - Kid 101

Top 15 Zoos and Aquariums Surrounding Dallas

#1 – Dallas Zoo

The Dallas Zoo is approximately 106 acres large and located only 3 miles from downtown Dallas, Texas. This zoo was established in 1888, and has been a hit ever since; in fact, it is one of the oldest zoos in the United States. The cost for an adult ticket is $15.00, children and seniors’ tickets cost $12.00, and children under the age of two get in free. Parking is an extra $10.00; although, keep in mind that Dallas Zoo members get free parking and free admission. You’ll have a good time exploring each of the different exhibits whether you’re a full-grown adult, or a child. All ages are welcomed and encouraged to participate in activities.

Location: 650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203-3013

Contact: (469) 554-7500

Hours: 9 AM – 5 PM

#2 – Dallas World Aquarium

The Dallas World Aquarium features a variety of animals and species in their Aquarium, all suitable for children and adults. An adult ticket for admission will cost you $20.95 + tax, a senior citizens’ ticket costs $16.95 + tax, and a children’s ticket costs $14.95 + tax. Children under two years of age get in for free. On their website,, they’re featured aquatic animals include a flashlight fish, cuttlefish, leafy sea dragon, and a white-capped clownfish. For more information you can visit their website as well.

Location: 1801 North Griffin Street, Dallas, TX 75202-1503

Contact: (214) 720-2224

Hours: 9 AM – 5 PM

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