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Dino Snore & Rawr at the Fort Worth Zoo

1 Jun

Bring your family and friends to spend the night at the Fort Worth Zoo!  Your Dino Snore & Rawr adventure explores the Zoo on a guided evening dinosaur exhibit scavenger hunt, morning tour before the Zoo opens and all-day Zoo admission the day after your Overnight.  Enjoy sleeping in the comfort of our climate-controlled Education Center.  You will participate in a craft activity and live animal presentation.  A pizza dinner, evening snack and continental breakfast are also included.

Date/Time: Friday, June 3 at 6:30 p.m. to Saturday, June 4 at 10 a.m.

Cost: $40 per participant

To register, click here.

Dallas Roars! Festival of Flight at the Dallas Zoo

20 Apr

Take off for the Zoo and celebrate spring these three weekends with live entertainment, activities for the kids, bounce houses, and more. You won’t want to miss the opening of the new bird show, SOAR, A Festival of Flight, as well as the opening of the seasonal Butterflies exhibit, coming May 7.

Festival of Flight dates in April are:

April 23, 12-5 pm

April 24, 1-5 pm

April 30, 12-5 pm

For more information, visit www.dallaszoo.com.

Radio Disney Day at the Dallas Zoo

11 Mar

March 12
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The gang from Radio Disney returns to the Zoo for this annual kick-off to the Spring Break season! Enjoy music, celebrity guests, games, and prizes while exploring all the changes at the Zoo.

For more information, visit www.dallaszoo.com.

Green Meadows Petting Farm

25 Oct

One of my family’s favorite places to go in the fall is Green Meadows Petting Farm.  Located in Grand Prairie, Green Meadows is a huge petting farm where you and your kids can get up close and personal with chickens, cows, sheep, horses, horses, goats, llamas, and pigs.  You can hold the chickens, pet and feed the sheep, and the best part – you can milk a cow!

They also have hilarious pig races and a fun hayride.  And there always seems to be a ton of baby chicks and ducklings, which the kids love.

Monday – Friday, gates open at 9:30 am; Saturday & Sunday, gates open at 10 am.  Every day, they let the last person in at 2 pm (but you can stay as long as you like after that).

Green Meadows is only open in the month of October, through the 27th.  Admission is $12 per person, for everyone ages 2 and up.  Kids 1 and under get in free.  Everyone gets to take home a pumpkin free with paid admission.

If you get a group of 10 or more people together and pay in advance, each ticket is only $9.  Check out their website for details:


Halloween Nights at the Dallas Zoo

12 Oct

Thursday-Sunday October 28 – 31, 2010

On October 28-31, the Dallas Zoo will close at 4 pm, and the the gates will creep back open at 6 pm for a not-so-scary Halloween celebration.

Dance the Monster Mash, work off that sugar rush with Witch-ercize, visit the colorful, themed candy stations to trick-or-treat, ride the Haunted Carousel – in reverse, see nursery-rhyme characters in the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo, and visit the Giants of the Savanna.  See the Heckler Puppet Show and a new animal show, too.

Don’t forget your costume!

Adults: $12.00
Children (3-11): $9.00
Seniors (65+): $9.00
Children ages 2 and under: Free
DZS Members: $2.00 discount on regular admission

For more information, click here.

Trek or Treat 5K Run and Walk

6 Oct

Come join the fun for the first annual Trek or Treat 5K Run & Walk at Watters Creek in Allen on Saturday, October 30, benefiting the Allen Parks Foundation.  Halloween-related activities following the race include hayrides, a magic show, a petting zoo, and trick-or-treating.

Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm is located at U.S. 75 and Bethany Drive in Allen, Texas.  Packet pick-up and race registration begins at 7 am, and the day-long festivities conclude with an outdoor movie at 6:30 pm.

For registration information and schedule of events, click the link below:


Boo at the Zoo

4 Oct

The Fort Worth Zoo once again presents Boo at the Zoo!  This year, the event will take place from noon to 5 pm, October 22-24 and 29-31.  H0pefully the new daytime hours will make it easier for those of us with small children!

Despite the time change, Boo at the Zoo will still feature many of the same great events as in previous years.

Some of the scheduled activities include:

  • Carnival games
  • Treat stations
  • Tot Spot for the “little ghouls”
  • And animals galore!

Activities will take place at the Zoo’s special events site (Chesapeake Pavilions), but the entire park will be decorated for Halloween.  Don’t forget your costumes!

Admission prices

$3 per person (includes all ages) to enter Boo at the Zoo, after paying Zoo admission

Zoo admission:

  • $12 for adults (ages 13+)
  • $9 for children (ages 3-12)
  • $9 for seniors (ages 65+)
  • Free for toddlers (ages 2 and under)
  • Free for Zoo members (but you still have to pay to enter Boo at the Zoo)
  • Parking is $5 and Free for Zoo members
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