Fort Worth ZooCurrently Closed
- Address: 1989 Colonial Pkwy, Fort Worth, TX 76109, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8177597555
- Ticket Price: 12 USD
- Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Wildlife Park, Zoo, Walking Area, Family And Kids, Nature
Fort Worth Zoo - Review
The zoo was established in 1909 with a handful of animals, the number of which at present counts to more than 5000. It has been rated as one of the top zoos in the US. At present you have a lot to see over here-
- Penguins- This area has a colony of African black- footed penguins and there is also an underwater viewing zone out here.
- World of Primates- This was opened in 1992 and includes both indoor and outdoor exhibits. The atrium here is a tropical rainforest where you will see chimpanzees, colobus monkeys as well as a gorilla group. After this as you proceed there is a broad way with orangutans, gibbons, etc.
- Asian Falls- This also opened in 1992 and has the elephant complex and also the boardwalk here provides a perfect view of the rhinos of the zoo. You will also be able to get a lovely view of the white and Malayan tigers and hyenas from here.
- Cheetahs- This place was added in 1994 and has an enclosure of cheetahs along with that of warthogs and bongos.
- Flamingo Bay- This place is home to a number of flamingoes from all around the world. It is a sight to behold when they fly in patterns.
- Great Barrier Reef- Inspired from Australia, this place features a replica of the Great Barrier Reef and was home to Wallabies and red kangaroos. At present, it also features clownfish, black tip sharks, angel reef, brain corals, moray eels, sea apples, etc.
- African Savannah- Keeping the authenticity, this is home to rhinos, giraffes and ostriches.
- Parrot Paradise- This is a free flight aviary featuring parakeets and cockatiels.
- Texas Wild!- This place was an addition of 2001 and features native animals that make Texas proud. These include swift foxes, ferrets, burrowing owls, etc.
- Museum of Living Art- This is a beautiful and newly renovated herpetarium with many rare species of animals such as a Burmese python, Fly River Turtles, golden lion tamarins, Chinese Giant Salamander, dragons, etc.
- The zoo also has an unusual Texas size sculpture as well.
Fort Worth Zoo Information
- There is a dining place as well as a gift shop inside the zoo.
- Do not throw food at the animals here.
- Wear comfortable shoes in here.
Fort Worth Zoo Ticket Prices
- $9 (3-12 years); $9 (65+); Free (toddlers 2 years and under).
- $5 for each vehicle parking.
- Half prices on Wednesday.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Fort Worth Zoo
90.26% of people who visit Fort Worth include Fort Worth Zoo in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
90.08% of people start their Fort Worth Zoo visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 5 Hrs to see Fort Worth Zoo
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fort Worth Zoo
Fort Worth Zoo Trips
Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth Reviews
I love the Fort Worth Zoo. It is well organized and has a great flow. I love that it utilizes native bamboo to create barriers for the animals. I went this past Sunday. It was overcast and not crowded at all. The perfect day to go! The only reason I gave 4 stars is that it is NOT fun to go when it's packed. You have to park so far away. I hope they consider building a back parking lot with a shuttle service. Otherwise, it's a great experience.
We recently moved to Texas and we love zoo outings as a family. I prefer this zoo over the Dallas one (although we like that one as well)because of the safari like feeling. This zoo is endless my only problem is the prices. I spent $39 dollars before I got to see the animals. I feel there should be more discount days free days.
Had a great time at the zoo with family visiting from New York. Started off with questionable weather but it cleared shortly after arriving to become a beautiful day. And with all of the shaded areas and the water misters the heat was never really a problem. The exhibits were well looked after with very few exceptions and the variety of animals was just great. Unfortunately because of the heat some of the animals were escaping to the shade and were a little bit difficult to see but for the most part it was really good. I have been told that this is better than the Dallas Zoo. I don't know, but will likely find out next summer. For now, this is a great place
Great fun for grandparents and kids. My daughter and I visited with her grandparents and we had a wonderful time. It was absolutely handicapped friendly; grandma used her motorized scooter and she didn’t have any difficulty getting around. It is well laid out and if you take the specified paths, you can hit every exhibit/area.
Above average zoo for walking around. Good views of animals. Lots of places to walk above them or see them at different angles. The north side and center of the park has air conditioned exhibits. Some creatures they have a just massive and huge. So it gets exciting.