Did you know the Fort Worth Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the nation? Founded in 1909, the Zoo is now home to more than 500 native and exotic animals. What started as the first zoo in Texas has become a top zoo in the nation by Family Life magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and USA Today.  Just like you would expect from a Texas zoo, the Fort Worth Zoo is big. Tucked between Forest Park and University Drive, down the road from TCU, the zoo totals 64 acres in its entirety, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes if you plan to see it all.

The Fort Worth Zoo provides many activities for children like the Yellow Rose Express Train and daily interactive animal presentations. Kids can race each other to the top of the Tasmanian Tower, a 25-foot walk climbing wall for just $3/pp. You can also find a western-themed ride on the Country Carousel as well as a Petting Corral with a variety of animals to pet-ranging from guinea hogs and a Texas longhorn calf to Texas tortoises and corn snakes. The Playbarn is an educational and interactive play area that allows for lots of crawling, climbing, sliding, and dressing up as animals for the younger guests whenever they get restless.  Another great activity not only for the tots, but also for the kid inside of each of us, is the Wild West Shooting Gallery. This laser target game will having you thinking fast and aiming straight for only $1/pp. Ready for summer fun? Head to the Zoo today!

-Suzanne Harriman 

Fort Worth Zoo Family Fun