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Past Events

Many events have been hosted previously at the Dallas Zoo. HistoryGuide currently has 106 past event listings in its database, shown below.

DateEvent Information
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Dallas Roars! Festival. Dallas Roars! Festival will be filled with special children activities and entertainment as well as the grand opening of excitin… (Kids - Children's Activities)
Halloween Nights 2015. Bring your little ones in costume to hit trick-or-treat stations throughout ZooNorth. Visit with costumed characters; catch a sp… (Festivals - Holiday Event / Party) 469-554-7500.
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Every Sat
Backstage Safari. A 90-minute guided tour with behind-the-scenes access. Feed apples to an African elephant; meet an endangered penguin; & experie… (Educational - Science & Nature)
Every Fri Preschool Safari. Student-centered learning features opportunities to experience learning in a Zoo with over 2,000 animals to discover. Weekly top… (Kids - Children's Activities)
Every Tue Stroller Buddies presented by Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Each nature themed 6-week session provides a fully immersive environment complete with a nature inspired play time experience, u… (Kids - Children's Activities)
Every Wed Stroller Buddies presented by Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Each nature themed 6-week session provides a fully immersive environment complete with a nature inspired play time experience, u… (Kids - Children's Activities)
Every Thu Stroller Buddies presented by Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Each nature themed 6-week session provides a fully immersive environment complete with a nature inspired play time experience, u… (Kids - Children's Activities)
Every Tue Stroller Buddies presented by Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Each nature themed 6-week session provides a fully immersive environment complete with a nature inspired play time experience, u… (Kids - Children's Activities)
Every Wed Stroller Buddies presented by Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Each nature themed 6-week session provides a fully immersive environment complete with a nature inspired play time experience, u… (Kids - Children's Activities)
Every Thu Stroller Buddies presented by Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Each nature themed 6-week session provides a fully immersive environment complete with a nature inspired play time experience, u… (Kids - Children's Activities)
Every Tue Stroller Buddies presented by Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Each nature themed 6-week session provides a fully immersive environment complete with a nature inspired play time experience, u… (Kids - Children's Activities)
Every Wed Stroller Buddies presented by Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Each nature themed 6-week session provides a fully immersive environment complete with a nature inspired play time experience, u… (Kids - Children's Activities)
Every Thu Stroller Buddies presented by Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Each nature themed 6-week session provides a fully immersive environment complete with a nature inspired play time experience, u… (Kids - Children's Activities)
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Cheetah Encounter. Popular cheetah Winspear & his Labrador retriever best friend, Amani, are the stars of the Cheetah Encounter. During the show, o… (Educational - Science & Nature)
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Wonders of the Wild presented by Kimberly-Clark. Presented in the Wonders of the Wild Amphitheater, this show features some of natures most amazing animals, including African cr… (Educational - Science & Nature)
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National Geographic Photo Ark Exhibition. Come face-to-face with the animals of the National Geographic Photo Ark at the Dallas Zoo, featuring large-format images taken b… (Arts - Photography Exhibit)
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Dallas Zoo Lights presented by Reliant. Featuring one million twinkling lights, elaborate holiday-themed displays, dazzling 3-D lighted sculptures, larger-than-life ani… (Festivals - Holiday Event / Party)
Every Sat Safari Nights Presented by Reliant. Start with special keeper chats & Wonders of the Wild, a 20-minute, interactive animal show before the band takes the Sprint Sta… (Nightlife - Live Music)
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Penguin Days. Come experience the Zoo while you're beating the crowds in the chilly weather at a discounted price of $7. (Community)
Every Sat Backstage Safari. Experience the Zoo like never before! The zoologists will take you on a 90-minute guided tour and give you the inside scoop on h… (Educational - Science & Nature)
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Summer Camps at Dallas Zoo. Weeklong summer camps feature educational tours, games, creative projects, close-up animal encounters, and more. Campers will be… (Kids - Children's Activities)
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Summer Camps at Dallas Zoo - Dino Camp (K-6th). Weeklong summer camps feature educational tours, games, creative projects, close-up animal encounters, and more. Campers will be… (Kids - Children's Activities)
07/24/04 Meet the Keeper Day. Special keeper talks on warthogs, tigers, rhinos, lemurs, lions and more will be scheduled throughout the zoo during the event. (Kids - Children's Activities)
11/06/04 Memory Walk 2004. Alzheimer's Association invites you to help support the research and service efforts of the Dallas Chapter in combating Alzheime… (Community - Fundraiser / Benefit) 214-540-2404.
03/12/05 Radio Disney Day. This special event will be hosted by Radio Disney 620 AM and will feature family entertainment, children's crafts and games plus… (Kids - Children's Activities) 214-670-5656.
04/02/05 Bug U! Grand Opening. The event celebrates the opening of a new exhibit that will feature Texas native species such as leaf cutter ants, honey bees, t… (Kids - Children's Activities)
06/04/05
06/05/05
Summer Fun Weekend. The grand opening of Tamarin Treehouse, a new exhibit featuring either golden lion tamarins or cotton-topped tamarins, will high… (Kids - Children's Activities) 214-670-5656.
07/12/05 Dollar Day. The Dallas Zoo says "Thanks" to the public for its support throughout the year with a special admission price of $1 all day. The… (Kids - Children's Activities) 214-670-5656.
09/03/05 Otter Outpost Grand Opening. The grand opening of the Betty Moroney Norsworthy Asian Small-clawed Otter Outpost will feature live entertainment, bounce house… (Kids - Children's Activities)
10/29/05
10/30/05
Boo at the Dallas Zoo. The zoo's popular Halloween event is designed especially for children 3-12 and their families. It's a great alternative to tradi… (Kids - Children's Activities) 214-670-5656.
09/10/11 Brew at the Zoo. Have a wild time sampling over 30 types of beer from around the globe, while listening to live music form The Rebirth Brass Band… (Festivals - Beer) 214-757-8452.
10/28/10
10/29/10
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Halloween Nights. Fun for the family. Catch the stage show on Cat Green; find serpents, newts, and toads in the reptile building; and trick-or-tre… (Festivals - Holiday Event / Party)
11/18/12 NBOI Annual Trailblazer Event: Oliver's Run. Honor the life of Oliver Simiyu and raise support to feed, house, educate and provide medical care for orphans like him in Kenya… (Health - Fundraiser Walk / Run / Bike)
03/23/13 2013 Stroll for Epilepsy. Please join the Epilepsy Foundation of Texas at the 2013 Stroll for Epilepsy. (Health - Fundraiser Walk / Run / Bike)
10/23/14
10/24/14
10/25/14
Halloween Nights 2014. Trick or treat around ZooNorth, where you'll meet the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, zany Zoohilda, and the wacky crew at the Mon… (Festivals - Holiday Event / Party)
08/22/15 Disney TRYathlon Road Tour. Disney TRYathlon Road Tour features competitive challenges designed to encourage families to try new foods, fun moves and simple… (Community)
10/22/15
10/23/15
10/24/15
Halloween Nights 2015. Bring your little ones in costume to hit trick-or-treat stations throughout ZooNorth. Visit with costumed characters; catch a sp… (Festivals - Holiday Event / Party) 469-554-7500.
06/11/16 Safari Nights: Hard Night's Day. Guests can embrace a blend of nature and live music on shady Cat Green. Bring blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the show, or rese… (Nightlife - Live Music)
06/18/16 Safari Nights: Satisfaction. Guests can embrace a blend of nature and live music on shady Cat Green. Bring blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the show, or rese… (Nightlife - Live Music)
06/25/16 Safari Nights: Escape. Guests can embrace a blend of nature and live music on shady Cat Green. Bring blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the show, or rese… (Nightlife - Live Music)
07/02/16 Safari Nights: Rebirth Brass Band. Guests can embrace a blend of nature and live music on shady Cat Green. Bring blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the show, or rese… (Nightlife - Live Music)
07/09/16 Safari Nights: The Landsharks. Guests can embrace a blend of nature and live music on shady Cat Green. Bring blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the show, or rese… (Nightlife - Live Music)
07/16/16 Safari Nights: Limelight. Guests can embrace a blend of nature and live music on shady Cat Green. Bring blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the show, or rese… (Nightlife - Live Music)
07/23/16 Safari Nights: Petty Theft & The Bird Dogs. Guests can embrace a blend of nature and live music on shady Cat Green. Bring blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the show, or rese… (Nightlife - Live Music)
07/30/16 Safari Nights: The O's. Guests can embrace a blend of nature and live music on shady Cat Green. Bring blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the show, or rese… (Nightlife - Live Music)
08/06/16 Member Mornings. The Zoo will open to members at 8 a.m. every Saturday morning in August for early access and exclusive activities. Today's activ… (Educational - Science & Nature)
08/12/16 Family Safari Night Hike. Experience the fascinating world of animals after-dark! Enjoy an unforgettable evening with a special Zoo tour, fun-filled activ… (Educational - Science & Nature) 469-554-7500.
08/13/16 Member Mornings. The Zoo will open to members at 8 a.m. every Saturday morning in August for early access and exclusive activities. Today's activ… (Educational - Science & Nature)
08/20/16 Member Mornings. The Zoo will open to members at 8 a.m. every Saturday morning in August for early access and exclusive activities. Today's activ… (Educational - Science & Nature)
08/27/16 Member Mornings. The Zoo will open to members at 8 a.m. every Saturday morning in August for early access and exclusive activities. Today's activ… (Educational - Science & Nature)
09/10/16 Half-day Group Photo Safari. Capture amazing shots of wild and exotic animals in their naturalistic habitats with Dallas Zoo staff photographer Cathy Burkey.… (Educational - Science & Nature)
10/08/16
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Zoo Yoga. Stretch like a giraffe or crouch like a tiger! Children ages 3-7 years old and a parent/guardian will engage in animal-inspired… (Kids - Children's Activities)
10/27/16
10/28/16
10/29/16
Halloween Nights 2016. Dress your children in Halloween costumes, trick-or-treat at themed treat stations and catch special events and activities throu… (Festivals - Holiday Event / Party)
07/21/16
11/23/16
Dollar Day. Featuring $1 admission and dollar deals. Dollar Day is the Zoo's way of showing its appreciation to the community for support th… (Educational - Science & Nature)
12/03/16 Family Zoo Adventures: Holiday Enrichment Extravaganza. Celebrate the holiday season at the zoo and make enrichment treats for the animals. Come experience activity stations, animal en… (Kids - Children's Activities)
12/09/16 Family Safari Night Hike. A Dallas Zoo Family Safari Night Hike and experience the fascinating world of animals after-dark! Enjoy an unforgettable evening… (Kids - Children's Activities)
12/10/16
12/11/16
PokeWild Weekend: Catch Pokemon & Save Wildlife. Roam the Zoo in search of Pokemon and visit 10 conservation stations focused on actions you can take to help create a better wor…
12/17/16 Wild Earth Action Day: Christmas Bird Count. The oldest citizen science initiative in the world with tens of thousands of people participating in over 2,000 counts across th… (Educational - Science & Nature)
12/20/16
12/21/16
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Snowfari Winter Camp. Travel the globe without leaving Dallas! Campers will explore festivals celebrating animals from around the world through hands-… (Kids - Children's Activities)
01/07/17 Family Zoo Adventures: Insect Investigation. Each monthly session will focus on a different theme and include activity stations, animal encounters, and special zoo tours tha… (Kids - Children's Activities)
01/28/17 Educator Workshop - Operation Zoo: Problem-Based Learning. Initiate problem-based projects & become immersed in real Zoo issues like exhibit design, behavioral research, & animal enrichme… (Educational - Workshop)
02/04/17 Family Zoo Adventures: Totally Texas. Each monthly session will focus on a different theme and include activity stations, animal encounters, and special zoo tours tha… (Kids - Children's Activities)
02/18/17 Educator Workshop - Project Learning Tree: Early Childhood. Connect students to the forests and the great outdoors through observations, movement, music, and science. Help students discove… (Educational - Workshop)
02/25/17 Educator Workshop - Project Learning Tree. Connect students to the world of forests and plant the seeds for them to gain the knowledge and skills to make informed decision… (Educational - Workshop)
03/11/17 Family Safari Night Hike. Designed just for families! Experience the fascinating world of animals after-dark! Enjoy an unforgettable evening with a specia… (Kids - Children's Activities)
03/14/17 Educator Workshop - Animals and Art. Engage your students in art, science and wonder! In this interdisciplinary workshop, you'll discover ways that animals create th… (Educational - Workshop)
04/01/17 Educator Workshop - Creating Wild Spaces. Discover best practices for connecting students with nature and creating an indoor or outdoor green space that can be a multidis… (Educational - Workshop)
04/08/17 Educator Workshop - Lone Star Safari. Bring Texas alive in your classroom and at the Zoo with a variety of hands-on activities as you explore wildlife in the eco-regi… (Educational - Workshop)
04/23/17 Teen Science Cafe. Teen Science Cafe out-of-school programs are a free, fun way for teens to explore the big advances in science and technology aff… (Kids - Children's Activities)
04/29/17 Educator Workshop - Wilds of Africa. Investigate the science of African wildlife through hands on, inquiry based activities. Learn about wildlife conservation and up… (Educational - Workshop)
05/06/17 Educator Workshop - Preschool in the Zoo. Enhance vocabulary & motor skill development in early childhood. Engage students with stories, crafts, & interactive learning as… (Educational - Workshop)
05/06/17 Safari Nights Powered by Breeze Energy: Los Texmaniacs. Grammy-winning TexMex out of San Antonio performing live in concert. Food will be available for purchase, along with soft drinks… (Nightlife - Live Music)
05/07/17 Wild About Art. Your blossoming artist, ages 5-8 years, will explore their creative side using a variety of materials and art techniques while b… (Kids - Children's Activities)
05/13/17 Educator Workshop - Bilingual Preschool in the Zoo. Enhance Spanish-English bilingual vocabulary and motor skill development in early childhood. Engage students with stories, craft… (Educational - Workshop)
05/13/17 Safari Nights Powered by Breeze Energy: Petty Theft. Sportsradio The Ticket's Mike Rhyner in the Tom Petty tribute band performing live in concert. Food will be available for purcha… (Nightlife - Live Music)
05/20/17 Safari Nights Powered by Breeze Energy: Memphis Soul. Eight-piece group delivering Motown and classic dance hits performing live in concert. Food will be available for purchase, alon… (Nightlife - Live Music)
05/27/17
06/10/17
Half-day Group Photo Safari. Capture amazing shots of wild and exotic animals in their naturalistic habitats with Dallas Zoo staff photographer Cathy Burkey.…
05/27/17 Safari Nights Powered by Breeze Energy: A Hard Night's Day. The Beatles' best music performing live in concert. Food will be available for purchase, along with soft drinks, cold beer and w… (Nightlife - Live Music)
06/03/17 Educator Workshop - Project WILD. Become a WILD One to assist learners of all ages and experiences to learn how to make informed decisions, responsible behavior,… (Educational - Workshop)
06/03/17 Safari Nights Powered by Breeze Energy: Trout Fishing. Family-friendly eclectic folk performing live in concert. Food will be available for purchase, along with soft drinks, cold beer… (Nightlife - Live Music)
06/10/17 Kids Club at the Dallas Zoo. Learn how the Dallas Zoo is keeping endangered animals S.A.F.E. (Saving Animals From Extinction). Then spend the day exploring a… (Kids - Children's Activities)
06/10/17 Safari Nights Powered by Breeze Energy: The O's. Acoustic instrumental catchy pop songs performing live in concert. Food will be available for purchase, along with soft drinks,… (Nightlife - Live Music)
06/17/17 Safari Nights Powered by Breeze Energy: Ice House. Dynamic and high-energy party hits performed live in concert. Food will be available for purchase, along with soft drinks, cold… (Nightlife - Live Music)
06/24/17 Safari Nights Powered by Breeze Energy: Rebirth Brass Band. New Orleans brass and jazz performing live in concert. Food will be available for purchase, along with soft drinks, cold beer an… (Nightlife - Live Music)
07/01/17 Safari Nights Powered by Breeze Energy: Four Way Street. Musical tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young performing live in concert. Food will be available for purchase, along with so… (Nightlife - Live Music)
07/08/17 Safari Nights Powered by Breeze Energy: Escape. Journey's greatest sing-a-long hits performed live in concert. Food will be available for purchase, along with soft drinks, cold… (Nightlife - Live Music)
07/15/17 Safari Nights Powered by Breeze Energy: Prophets and Outlaws. Red dirt Texas country jams performed live in concert. Food will be available for purchase, along with soft drinks, cold beer an… (Nightlife - Live Music)
09/29/17 Twilight Safari Night Hike. What goes on after the lights go out at the Zoo? Come see for yourself. Join in to see the fascinating world of animals through… (Educational - Science & Nature)
10/08/17
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Lion Guard Club. Inspired by the popular cartoon, the Dallas Zoo's Lion Guard Club is a eight-month-long dive into studying animal behaviors and… (Kids - Children's Activities)
10/08/17
10/09/17
Fall Weekend Keeper Camp. Go behind the scenes and meet zookeepers as they teach the dynamics of animal husbandry and enrichment. This two-day camp over t… (Educational - Science & Nature)
10/14/17 Family Zoo Adventures: Zoo Medicine. Learn about a day in the life of the zoo vet team with hands-on activities, a zoo tour (animal exhibit), and a special animal en… (Educational - Science & Nature)
10/16/17 Homeschool Family Zoo Adventures: Zoo Medicine. Learn about a day in the life of the zoo vet team with hands-on activities, a zoo tour (animal exhibit), and a special animal en… (Educational - Science & Nature)
12/10/17 Wild About Art: Picasso and Cubism. Your blossoming artist, ages 5-8 years, will explore their creative side using a variety of materials & art techniques while bei… (Kids - Children's Activities)
09/28/19 Trivia and Trails Adult Safari. Instructors will lead you on a tour of the Zoo as our dusk-loving animals get cozy for the evening. Interactive activities and h… (Educational - Science & Nature)
10/05/19
10/05/19
10/07/19
Family Zoo Adventures: The Science of Tigers. No lab coat required to explore what makes a tiger unique. Explore their mobility and how you and science play a role in their c… (Educational - Science & Nature)
10/27/18
10/28/18
10/26/19
Halloweekend, Presented by Texas Instruments. Throw on your favorite costume, and join us for two days of activities for the whole family, including trick-or-treating, a pump… (Festivals - Holiday Event / Party)
10/26/19 Sensory-Friendly Family Night. Designed for individuals on the autism spectrum or those who have sensory sensitivities to enjoy a fun evening at the Zoo with t… (Kids - Children's Activities)
11/15/19
11/16/19
11/17/19 More...
Dallas Zoo Lights presented by Reliant. Featuring one million twinkling lights, elaborate holiday-themed displays, dazzling 3-D lighted sculptures, larger-than-life ani… (Festivals - Holiday Event / Party)
04/09/22 Single Day Spring Weekend Camps - Saving Elephants. Weekend camps encourage exploration, education, and empathy for wildlife and nature. All camps include guided tours of the Zoo,… (Kids - Children's Activities)
04/10/22 Single Day Spring Weekend Camps - Saving Gorillas. Weekend camps encourage exploration, education, and empathy for wildlife and nature. All camps include guided tours of the Zoo,… (Kids - Children's Activities)
04/23/22 Single Day Spring Weekend Camps - Saving Tigers. Weekend camps encourage exploration, education, and empathy for wildlife and nature. All camps include guided tours of the Zoo,… (Kids - Children's Activities)
04/24/22 Single Day Spring Weekend Camps - Saving Texas Wildlife. Weekend camps encourage exploration, education, and empathy for wildlife and nature. All camps include guided tours of the Zoo,… (Kids - Children's Activities)
05/14/22 Single Day Spring Weekend Camps - Saving Penguins. Weekend camps encourage exploration, education, and empathy for wildlife and nature. All camps include guided tours of the Zoo,… (Kids - Children's Activities)
05/15/22 Single Day Spring Weekend Camps - Saving Cheetahs. Weekend camps encourage exploration, education, and empathy for wildlife and nature. All camps include guided tours of the Zoo,… (Kids - Children's Activities)
05/21/22 Single Day Spring Weekend Camps - Saving Giraffes. Weekend camps encourage exploration, education, and empathy for wildlife and nature. All camps include guided tours of the Zoo,… (Kids - Children's Activities)
05/22/22 Single Day Spring Weekend Camps - Saving Okapis. Weekend camps encourage exploration, education, and empathy for wildlife and nature. All camps include guided tours of the Zoo,… (Kids - Children's Activities)

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