When one of the best 5 zoos in the country as recognized by USA Today is perfectly situated in the middle of Fort Worth, you're always looking for another reason to enjoy the fun. The Fort Worth Zoo makes it easy with unique was to experience the animals and the environment with events for everyone throughout the year.
Get out your calendars and go wild with your marker to save the date for these annual zoo events!
In early spring we do what most parents do…try to find the best summer camps around for our children to attend! The Fort Worth Zoo offers 10 weeks of Zoo Camps throughout the summer with fun themes and areas of study to focus on: Zoo Busters, Animal Outreach, Birds, Barnyard Buddies and more. Participants can sign up for any number of weeks to attend. Morning sessions are offered for children ages 3 to 4 and all-day sessions for those entering kindergarten through fifth grade. Middle school and high school camps are also available for the older kiddos. If you miss it in the summer (or just want to do it again), be on the lookout for Winter Camps signups. Get the details.
Mother’s Day Brunch
Take mom to enjoy a lovely brunch at the Reserve in African Savanna at the Zoo. During the brunch you meet some of the Zoo's outreach animals, enjoy a giraffe feeding experience, as well as have the opportunity to adopt an ostrich. Attendees will receive one zoo ticket per person to leisurely stroll through the zoo at their leisure. (This event continues occurs at 10 a.m. on May 12, 2019.) Get the details.
Boo at the Zoo
Carve out some time the last weekend of October to explore the Fort Worth Zoo. Boo at the Zoo is a trick-or-treater's haven as treat stations, carnival games and more are set up throughout the complex. Costumes are welcomed and Halloween activities are included with general admission. Get the details. (This event continues occurs October 25 - 27, 2019.)
Pumpkins & Pancakes
Being a member of the Zoo has its perks. Think free entrance, free parking, discounted guest admission and a multitude of additional discounts around the Zoo. Members also receive free or discounted admission to the many special events held throughout the year. Pumpkins & Pancakes Member Appreciation Breakfast happens every November and is a pumpkin-spiced everything celebration offering members early entrance, pumpkin and fall-themed animal enrichment activities, and free train and carousel rides. Not a member? Now’s the perfect time to join and enjoy the zoo all year long! Get the details.
Fort Worth Zoo Run
Starting in January sign-ups begin for this wonderful Fort Worth tradition that has been ongoing for 20+ years now! Registration closes the day of the race, which is usually early April. There will be a timed 5K Race and a 1K Fun Run that's perfect to enjoy together as a family. After the race, runners are invited to watch an Animal Outreach presentation as well as peruse the complex. Get the details.
Other annual events include: Breakfast with Beasts, Beastro and Parents Nite Out. Make any day a special event by celebrating a birthday at the zoo! Go to Zoo Event Calendar.